Writing fantasy gives the opportunity to draw inspiration from folklore and history around the world. While European lore has taken over the fantasy genre, thanks to the popularity of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, there is still a lot it has to offer - and personally I have found inspiration from the Irish Púca.
Cinema is not what it used to be. The problem with modern filmmaking.
Choosing a genre as a writer, to me, has always felt a little pointless. My somewhat ambiguous process is to get an idea, develop it, and see what genre fits the story - not the other way round.
Writing is hard. But it's also one of the best things ever.
When querying a book, it's often vital for two or more comparison titles to be included in the pitch. Comparison or comp titles are books that are similar to the one being queried. They're a way to help an agent or publisher picture the concept, tone, and market, transforming that coddled manuscript into a commercial product.
The bane of every writer’s existence is writers block. Here's a simple remedy to try.
A little while ago I submitted my super villain story My Masked Lady for publication in a small online e-zine. As you can guess from the title of this post, it wasn't accepted. This marks my first publication rejection.
A supervillain story: In a world full of masked heroes and villains, two enemies meet to negotiate the fate of a stolen child.
As a reader, I love a book I can't put down - and yet I've lost count of the books I've put down mid-way, or worse just pages in.
It's May 4th, which means it's Star Wars Day. It's also been a couple of weeks since the Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary. Why not celebrate both? Enjoy this list of similarities between the epic space fantasy and the magical Disney crossover.