Category Archives: Craft & Technique

5 Tips for Writing Vivid Descriptions

5 Tips for Writing Vivid Descriptions

This article is by George Clark. In this modern age of the internet and self-publishing, the literary world is being flooded with new entries, in every genre, every day. Distinguishing yourself from the fantasy writing crowd can be a difficult feat to accomplish. Today, I am going to be discussing a particular aspect of fantasy… Continue Reading

Let’s Talk About Theme

Let’s Talk About Theme

Listen up fantasy writers: We need to talk more about literary themes. I know that themes are hard. In English class my teachers and probably yours talked about themes in a way that felt overthought, random, and forced. Some literary writers describe themes as a regimented dictum that defines every page of our novels like… Continue Reading

The Scientific Method of Writing

The Scientific Method of Writing

Browse any writing forum and you’ll notice a pervasive question manifested in a myriad of forms. How do I keep the reader engaged? What is the correct ratio of adverbs to words? What plot structure works best? When should I use passive writing? What should be the make up of my cast? The kernel of… Continue Reading