Guest Post, Writing Tips

4 Ways to Create Wonder in Fantasy

What creates a sense of wonder in fantasy? Guest Post by Tabitha Driver “The true fairytale is, to my mind, very like the sonata….if two or three men sat down to write each what the sonata meant to him, what approximation to definite idea would be the result? Little enough…” George MacDonald writes in "The… Continue reading 4 Ways to Create Wonder in Fantasy

Writing Tips

On Eucatastrophe: Writing a Proper Fairy Tale Ending

If you are looking for a formula for writing the “and they lived happily ever after” ending of Disney’s Cinderella or Snow White, then you are going to be disappointed. I want to talk about real fairy tale endings such as Hans Christian Anderson’s “Little Mermaid” where the prince finds his one true love and… Continue reading On Eucatastrophe: Writing a Proper Fairy Tale Ending

What No One Tells You About Finding Time to Write
Writing Tips

What No One Tells You about Finding Time to Write

"Set a schedule; set reasonable goals!” "Give yourself deadlines." "Protect your mental energy." "Cut down on pleasure reading, TV, social media, and just write!" "Is writing a priority in your life? Make it one." So you can't find time to write, and you read a dozen blog posts or even books that give some variant… Continue reading What No One Tells You about Finding Time to Write