Tag Archive: fantasy

Writing Prompt: Unusual Were-Animals

I love werewolves and the other very common variations. But I also think there is a lot of other under explored were-animals. My Smokejumpers series explores a few of these, peregrine falcons (my favorite), jaguars (pretty common), mountain lions (also on the not unusual list), stags and much more. What is the most unusual shifter you’ve read? Written? What would you like to read? I’ve been listening to the Varmints podcast and I’ve been thinking about which of these would…
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2.16 Basilisk on a Yellow Field

Basilisk on a Yellow Field by Jon Cronshaw Jon Cronshaw is a UK-based science fiction and fantasy author. He has published three short story collections, Host, The Gibson Continuum, and Her Name Was Red. His debut novel Wizard of the Wasteland is out now. He has a PhD in the history of art and has seen his writing published in regional and national newspapers across the UK, including the Metro and Guardian. He’s an ex-gamer, a guide dog owner, a voracious reader, and a certified…
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S2.14 Siren of the Void

Siren of the Void by M L Moos M L Moos writes YA fantasy and is currently working on a magical trilogy featuring three young heroines and an undersea treasure hunt adventure. To learn more, go to her Facebook page. She lives in Washington with her husband, two boys and one country cat with a cougar alter ego. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s either baking, volunteering at her church or watching Jane Austen movies to make up for…
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S2.11 Berserk

Berserk by Kate Rauner Berserk was published in Jupiter Diving and Other Short Reads in Science Fiction and Fantasy by Kate Rauner Kate writes science fiction novels and science-inspired poetry. She’s also a retired engineer and Cold War Warrior (honestly, that’s what Congress called them) because she worked in America’s nuclear weapons complex. Much to her surprise, she has a second, unpaid career as a volunteer firefighter. She left the beautiful but crowded Front Range of Colorado to live on…
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S2.10 Space Opera

Space Opera by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt First appeared in Splickety. Donald Jacob Uitvlugt lives on neither coast of the United States, but mostly in a haunted memory palace of his own design. His short fiction has appeared in numerous print and online venues, including Cirsova magazine and the Flametree Publishing anthology Science Fiction Stories. He is also releasing a series of self-published stories for Kindle. Donald strives to write what he calls “haiku fiction,” stories that are small in scope but…
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S1.49 A Chance Encounter

A Chance Encounter

  A Chance Encounter by Jennifer Deese Jennifer Deese first officially joined the writing world and became a published author in 2013 with her inaugural novella, The Orchid Keeper. Miss Deese is fond of writing shorter stories versus full sized novels. Her first book will eventually be the prequel novella to a series of short books called The Osipian Chronicles. From childhood her mother has foster her imagination and love of reading…which Deese sees as the roots of her love…
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My Approach to NaNoWriMo

I’m going to talk a bit about my approach to Nanowrimo this year… It may be TMI? Maybe? I’m trying to share. I was talking with someone recently about how much I love Mur Lafferty’s I Should Be Writing podcast. She’s so open and honest. (Or appears she is at least.) I like the ones where she just tells you how she’s feeling and what’s happening even more than the interviews. Like oh, she can do it, not every day…
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Plan your novel!

Now! Dammit! Or else! Plan your novel. (This is dear me, love me, you can do whatever you want.) I need to do some more planning as the end of the month looms large. Project? Easy: Jenna’s first novel, a full rewrite. (That part is hard, knowing was it is is the easy part, also reading that sentence, hard.) Pre-November steps: Make a Pinterest board (or rather add to the one I already have) Pull out and enhance physical descriptions…
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