It was a dark and stormy night… Trite words yet they bring a sense of expectation – of a horror to come, with wild deeds afoot. Climate is so variable that it can almost be another character in a book.
Water is the universal solvent, enabling life on Earth, and dissolving the hardest rock to soil over time. It can be the lightest mist, a cloud scudding across a sky so blue it hurts your heart. A mighty torrent of
Often the favourite part of a fantasy book is the map. A land of the imagination, full of cities with strange names, mountain passes guarded by trolls or otherworldly creatures, deserts of unending pain, oceans teeming with mermaids and sea
Designing a new world with its own creatures and plants is a lot of fun. There are so many resources available online that research can be a bottomless pit. However, this depth of knowledge will shine through in your writing.
Writing is quite a personal thing, with authors each having their own idiosyncrasies and quirks to help them imagine and get the words on the page. Books may start in a dream, but like anything worth doing, take days that
I have a new book coming out on Feb 9th, 5 Minute Vacations. It is a series of tranquil descriptive scenes, each written to draw you into the scene, and give you a few moments away from daily stress, or
Today I introduce Claire Buss, a UK writer and author of the recently released book “The Rose Thief”. What is your current project? My current project is the sequel to my first novel The Gaia Effect. Previously my characters over
A book is a wonderful and amazing thing. You hold in your hands the key to another world, a world that previously only lived in the mind of another person. Inside the imagination of the author live the characters, fighting
Today I introduce Ramcy Diek, a Dutch author writing in English, her debut time travel romance novel “Storm at the Keizer Manor” released in November 2017. What is your current project? First a little snippet about myself: Thirty years ago,
I am indebted to the practical genius of Eric Michael Craig of the SciFi Roundtable for being able to sell Druid’s Portal: The First Journey across the other side of the world! Yes, at the Albuquerque Comic Con Jan 12-14th, at the