Portrayals of Evil in Fantasy, by Daniel Stride

by Daniel Stride   Conflict is central to story, but the conflict between Good and Evil in particular remains a cornerstone of fantasy, to the point where Black Hat v. White Hat, complete with handsome heroes and ugly villains, may…

Subject Verb Object: How Creating An Anthology is Harder Than You Might Think

by Dane Cobain Hi, folks! My name’s Dane Cobain and I’m a UK-based author and poet, and today I’m swinging by with a quick guest post to talk to you about anthologies. An anthology is basically a collection of writing…

The Social Media Marathon, by Dan Alatorre

by Dan Alatorre Can you run 5 miles right now? Like stand up, go outside, and run five miles? No? Don’t feel bad, 99% of people you know can’t either. WHY would you want to run 5 miles? That’s hard.…

The Fandom Tipping-Point, by Benedict Patrick

by Benedict Patrick I vividly remember my first time. I was in my final year of primary school – eleven or twelve years of age. He was a substitute teacher, taking over our class for only a few weeks. Despite our…

Pantsers vs. Plotters, by David Michael Williams

by David Michael Williams Once upon a time, the stories poured from my fingertips. Back in the early days of my Quest for Publication, I was equipped with naught but a trusty Pilot pen, a five-subject Mead notebook, and a…

How and Why ‘Rarity from the Hollow’ Helps to Prevent Child Abuse – Guest Post

by Robert Eggleton I’ve worked in the field of child advocacy for over forty years. A few months ago, I retired from my job as a children’s psychotherapist for an intensive mental health, day treatment program. Many of the kids…

Review of Feast of Fates (Four Feasts Till Darkness #1)

I have the pleasure today to share my very positive review of Feast of Fates, the first volume in the series Four Feasts Till Darkness by Christian A. Brown, along with a guest post from the author. I hope you enjoy because…