Monday, December 31, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/31/18

Happy New Year Everyone!

Today's link is to an article on the horse Sleipnir from norse mythology: https://www.tor.com/2018/12/31/a-horse-between-worlds-the-mystical-side-of-sleipnir/

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/30/18

Today's link is to a podcast on writing other genders: https://mythcreants.com/blog/203-writing-a-different-gender/#more-24886

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/29/18

Two links today to make up for missing yesterday. Both links are about world building in writing. The first is world building at the crossroads: https://mythicscribes.com/world-building/worldbuilding-crossroads/  and the other is things writers get wrong about language: https://mythcreants.com/blog/seven-things-writers-get-wrong-about-language/

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/27/18

Today's links are for genre TV coming out next year: https://www.tor.com/2018/12/27/all-the-genre-television-were-looking-forward-to-in-2019/ and a list of science fiction books coming out in January: https://www.tor.com/2018/12/27/new-science-fiction-january-2019/

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/26/18

Today there are two links for you. First, a link from the Fantasyliterature.net blog that has some interesting links for you: http://www.fantasyliterature.com/wwwednesday/wwwednesday-december-26-2018/

The other link is to a list of fantasy books coming out in January: https://www.tor.com/2018/12/26/new-fantasy-january-2019/

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas Everyone!

No link for today or tomorrow. I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/23/18

Today's  link is to the Mythcreants podcast about omniscient point of view: https://mythcreants.com/blog/202-omniscient-narration/

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/22/18

Today's link is to an article on world building and five terrains to fight over: https://mythcreants.com/blog/eight-terrain-features-for-fantasy-kingdoms-to-fight-over/

Friday, December 21, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/21/18

Today's link is to a writing article on essentials for an opening scene: https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-essentials-for-an-opening-scene/

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/19/18

Today's link is to an article about fantasy author Brandon Sanderson and his publishing plans for 2019: https://www.tor.com/2018/12/19/brandon-sanderson-stormlight-archive-four-update-2019/

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/18/18

Today's link is to an article by Mercedes Lackey about five urban fantasies with unusual settings: https://www.tor.com/2018/12/18/5-groundbreaking-urban-fantasies-with-unusual-settings/

Monday, December 17, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/17/18

Sorry for the lack of posts. A cold knocked me for a loop. Today's link is to an article on grim dark fantasy by Glen Cook: https://www.tor.com/2018/12/17/glen-cooks-the-black-company-is-grimdark-but-never-hopeless/

Friday, December 14, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/14/18 (Redux)

Today's link is for a writing article on adding a personal touch to you writing: https://mythicscribes.com/writing-techniques/personal-writing/

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/14/18

Sorry for missing the past couple of days. I've been sick with a cold. Today's link is to an article about William Shakespeare and his speculative fiction worlds: https://www.tor.com/2018/12/13/the-speculative-worlds-of-william-shakespeare/

Monday, December 10, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/10/18

Today's link is to a fantasy short story at Lightspeed magazine called "A Love Story Written on Water" by Ashok K. Banker: http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/a-love-story-written-on-water/

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/9/18

Today's links is for a podcast on horses in fantasy and fiction: https://mythcreants.com/blog/200-horses-in-fiction/#more-24663

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/8/18

Today's link is to a republished interview with fantasy author Elizabeth Haydon: http://fantasy-faction.com/2018/elizabeth-haydon-the-cauldron-interview

Friday, December 07, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/7/18

Today's link is for a list of ten stand alone fantasy books in case readers are tired of series: https://www.tor.com/2018/12/07/tired-of-series-try-these-10-standalone-fantasy-novels/

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/6/18

Sorry for missing the posts the last few days. I had to be on jury duty and had no time for posts.

Today's link is to a list of fantasy and science fiction romance books coming out in December: https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/14-sci-fi-and-fantasy-romance-recs-to-curl-up-with-in-december

Monday, December 03, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/3/18

Today's link is the latest article on fantasy and science fiction horses by Judith Tarr: https://www.tor.com/2018/12/03/once-again-with-more-feeling-the-black-stallion-returns/

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 12/1/18

Today's link is to a writing article on character development and ways to make your antagonist more prominent: https://mythicscribes.com/character-development/tips-antagonist/

Friday, November 30, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/30/18

Today's link is to an article on beginning world building: https://mythcreants.com/blog/getting-started-with-worldbuilding/

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/29/18

Today's link is to an article about fairy tale "The Six Swans": https://www.tor.com/2018/11/29/saving-the-day-with-sewing-and-flowers-the-six-swans/

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/28/18

Today's link is the the new young adult fantasy and science fiction books coming out in December: https://www.tor.com/2018/11/28/all-the-new-young-adult-sff-books-coming-out-in-december/

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/28/18

Sorry I missed yesterday. It happens. Today's link is from tor.com of all the new fantasy and science fiction books coming out in December: https://www.tor.com/2018/11/27/new-sff-releases-december-2018/

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/25/18

Today's link is to a podcast about symbols in literature and how they work: https://mythcreants.com/blog/198-symbols-how-do-they-work/

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/24/18

Today's link is to an article on how much it takes to get a hobbit drunk: https://www.tor.com/2018/11/23/how-much-alcohol-does-it-take-to-get-a-hobbit-drunk/

Friday, November 23, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/23/18

Today's link is to a writing article on five concepts to make you a better storyteller: https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-concepts-for-becoming-a-better-storyteller/

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all the blog readers! May find something to be thankful for.

Today's link is to a fantasy story at Lightspeed called "Meet Me in Iram" by Sofia Samatar : http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/meet-me-in-iram/

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/21/18

Today's link is to the fantasy, science fiction and horror adaptations coming up in 2019: https://www.tor.com/2018/11/21/sff-horror-comic-book-adaptation-in-the-works/

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/20/18

Today's link is to a review of the fiftieth anniversary copy of Peter Beagle's The Last Unicorn: http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/the-last-unicorn-the-lost-journey/

Monday, November 19, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/19/18

Today's link is to an interview of fantasy author Kevin Hearne: https://www.blackgate.com/2018/11/17/wordsmiths-an-interview-with-kevin-hearne-recorded-live-at-cancon-2018/

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/18/18

Today's link is to a blog post from The Mad Genius blog about the importance of continuing education for writers: https://madgeniusclub.com/2018/11/18/continuing-education/

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/17/18

Today's link is to a writing article on storytelling mistakes to avoid when writing about social justice: https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-common-storytelling-mistakes-in-the-pursuit-of-social-justice/

Friday, November 16, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/16/18

Today's link is to a list of seven dark fantasy books: https://theportalist.com/dark-fantasy

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/15/18

Sorry I missed yesterday. Today’s link is to an article on eight high fantasy books to read after Tolkien: https://theportalist.com/high-fantasy-books

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/13/18

Today's link is to a writing article on how to format a paperback for self publishing: https://mythicscribes.com/publishing/paperback-formatting/

Monday, November 12, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/12/18

Today's link is the sad news of Marvel comics creator Stan Lee's passing away. May he rest is peace. https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/comic-book-icon-stan-lee-dies

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/11/18

Today's link is to a Mythcreants podcast on dramatic irony: https://mythcreants.com/blog/196-dramatic-irony/#more-24338

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/10/18

Today's link is to an article analyzing seven over glorified characters from various media: https://mythcreants.com/blog/seven-more-characters-with-too-much-candy/

Friday, November 09, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/9/18

Today's link is to a writing article about the dual plot storytelling structure: https://mythcreants.com/blog/the-dual-plot-structure-that-makes-stories-a-success/

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/8/18

Today's link is to an article about fairy tales focusing on The Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen:  https://www.tor.com/2018/11/08/passivity-and-turbulence-hans-christian-andersens-the-steadfast-tin-soldier/

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/7/18

Sorry for missing a couple of days. Life events prevented the posts.

Today's link is to an article from an ongoing series about JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings:  https://www.tor.com/2018/11/07/the-dunedain-and-the-deep-blue-sea-on-numenorean-navigation/

Monday, November 05, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/5/18

Today's link is to an article on TV series on horses with the right amount of fantasy:  https://www.tor.com/2018/11/05/tv-dramas-with-the-right-amount-of-horse-fantasy-free-rein-and-heartland/

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/3/18

Today's link is to an analysis of five stories that turned creepy:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-more-good-stories-that-turned-creepy/

Friday, November 02, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/2/18

Today's link is to a list of fantasy and science fiction genre bending books for November:  https://www.tor.com/2018/11/02/all-the-new-genre-bending-books-coming-out-in-november-2/#more-402788

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 11/1/18

Today's link is to the young adult fantasy and science fiction books coming out in November:  https://www.tor.com/2018/11/01/new-young-adult-sff-november-2018/

Sharing Old Articles

There used to be a web site called Suite 101 that covered many different topics for people. I wrote biweekly articles on the fantasy genre for a few years before they company went out of business. From time to time I'm going to post some of those older articles on this blog. I am working on new blog posts too. Coming soon.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/31/18

Happy Halloween!

Today's link is to a list of science fiction books coming out in November:  https://www.tor.com/2018/10/31/new-science-fiction-books-november-2018/

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/30/18

Today's links is for the fantasy books that are coming out in November:  https://www.tor.com/2018/10/30/new-fantasy-releases-november-2018/

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/28/18

With Halloween fast approaching, today's link is to a podcast on slasher stories:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/194-slasher-stories/

Friday, October 26, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/26/18

Today's link is about storytelling and ways to bluff you're killing your hero:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-ways-to-bluff-that-your-hero-will-die/

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/25/18

Today's link is for Halloween lovers about scary movies and scary scenes:  http://www.fantasyliterature.com/giveaway/thoughtful-thursday-scary-movies-scary-scenes/

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/24/18

Today's link is to a writing article about writer conferences:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2018/going-to-a-writers-convention-what-you-need-to-know

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/23/18

Today's link is for Halloween and five spooky books that take place in real places:  https://www.tor.com/2018/10/23/five-spooky-books-set-in-real-places/

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/21/18

Happy Sunday!

Today I have two links for you. The first is for an article on world building with fables about the moon:  https://mythicscribes.com/world-building/the-making-of-a-fable/

The second is about the epic fantasy trope of the mentor:  http://helenlowe.info/blog/2018/10/22/having-fun-with-epic-fantasy-tropes-11-the-mentor/

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/20/18

Today's links is to an article on world building and some common problems using technology:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/seven-common-problems-with-spec-fic-technology/

Friday, October 19, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/19/18

Today I have two links for you. First is a link to a writing article on word craft questions writers fight over:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-wordcraft-questions-writers-fight-over/

The second is to a list of fantasy books with adult fairy tales:  https://theportalist.com/fairy-tales-for-adults

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/18/18

Today's link is to an article on romance in fantasy books:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2018/a-toast-to-fantasy-romance-guest-blog-by-anna-kashina

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/17/18

Today's link is to an article about Arthurian books that use history in them:  https://www.tor.com/2018/10/17/the-best-arthurian-novels-for-fans-of-actual-history/

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/16/18

Today's link is to an interview of fantasy author R.A. Salvatore:  https://theportalist.com/ra-salvatore-drizzt-interview

Monday, October 15, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/15/18

Today's link is to an article about Peter Dinklage and his saying goodbye to Tyrion his "Game of Thrones" character:  https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/peter-dinklage-describes-tyrions-arc-and-what-it-was-like-to-say-goodbye-to-game-of-thrones

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/14/18

Today's link is to a podcast on magical weapons in fantasy:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/192-magic-weapons/

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/13/18

Today's link is to an article analyzing six characters that should have had their own stories or not have been in their works:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-characters-siloed-into-a-separate-story/

Friday, October 12, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/12/18

Today's links is to an article on roleplaying games and unstated expectations:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-unstated-expectations-for-roleplaying/

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/11/18

Today's link is to an article about Peter Beagle's The Last Unicorn:  https://www.tor.com/2018/10/11/the-fantasy-book-that-that-taught-me-how-to-love/

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/9/18

Today's link is to an article about defending power fantasy books:  https://www.tor.com/2018/10/09/in-defense-of-power-fantasies/

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/7/18

Today's link is to the Mythcreants podcast on literary criticism:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/191-literary-criticism/#more-23969

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/6/18

Today's link is to a writing article analyzing the plot of the science fiction book The Collapsing Empire:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/lessons-from-the-fractured-plotting-of-the-collapsing-empire/

Friday, October 05, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/5/18

Today's link is for a writing article on world building and making the power of teleportation work:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/making-teleportation-work-in-your-story/

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Almost Daily Fantasy Link 10/4/18

Today's link is to a list of twelve fantasy and science fiction romance books coming out in October:  https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/12-sci-fi-and-fantasy-romance-recommendations-to-savor-in-october

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/2/18

Today's link is to news about the Wheel of Time tv series being done by Amazon studios:  https://www.tor.com/2018/10/02/wheel-of-time-picked-up-by-amazon-first-season-to-focus-on-moiraine/

Monday, October 01, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 10/1/18

Today's links is about the importance for fantasy readers to read the epigraphs and footnotes in fantasy novels:  https://www.tor.com/2018/10/01/always-read-the-epigraph-a-lesson-for-fantasy-readers/

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/29/18

Today's link is to a writing article on what a writer can learn from writing fan fiction:  https://mythicscribes.com/writing-techniques/surprising-fan-fiction/

Friday, September 28, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/28/18

Today's link is to a writing article about breaking storytelling rules:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/how-to-break-storytelling-rules/

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/27/18

Today's link is a list of fantasy and science fiction young adult books coming out in October:  https://www.tor.com/2018/09/27/all-the-new-young-adult-sff-books-coming-out-in-october/

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/26/18

Today's link is to a list of science fiction books coming out in October:  https://www.tor.com/2018/09/26/new-science-fiction-books-october-2018/

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/25/18

Today's link is for fantasy books coming out in October:  https://www.tor.com/2018/09/25/all-the-new-fantasy-books-coming-out-in-october/

Monday, September 24, 2018

Almost Daily Fantasy Link 9/24/18

Today's link is to writing fantasy horses right and focusing on Kristen Britain's Green Rider books:  https://www.tor.com/2018/09/24/writing-fantasy-horses-right-kristen-britains-green-rider/

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/22/18

Today's link is to an article about world building and sources of conflict a writer can use:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-sources-of-conflict-for-your-world/

Friday, September 21, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/21/18

Today's link is to a writing article on creating characters that don't follow the status quo: https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-tips-for-characters-that-go-against-the-flow/

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/20/18

Sorry for the late posting. Today's link is to a list of fantasy and science fiction books coming out this fall:  https://www.tor.com/2018/09/20/17-fall-books-we-cannot-wait-to-read/

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/18/18

Today I have two links to make up for yesterday. The first is to a writing article on character development:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2018/character-development-character-death-and-the-ultimate-sacrifice

The second is to a blog post on the tropes of epic fantasy:  http://helenlowe.info/blog/2018/09/17/having-fun-with-epic-fantasy-tropes-wrapping-up-entries-1-10/

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/16/18

Today's link is for a podcast from Mythcreants about the difference between message and theme in a story:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/188-messages-and-themes/#more-23734

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/15/18

Today's link is to a writing article on storytelling and six misunderstood pieces of advice:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-pieces-of-misunderstood-storytelling-advice/

Friday, September 14, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/14/18

Today's link is a list of fantasy and science fiction shows coming out on television for this fall:  https://www.tor.com/2018/09/14/fall-2018-tv-whats-new-whats-old-and-whats-best-forgotten/

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/13/18

Today's article is about "Game of Thrones" tv series and how it became such a juggernaut:  https://theportalist.com/the-history-of-game-of-thrones

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/12/18

Today's link is to an article talking about different narrative techniques in fantasy books:  https://www.tor.com/2018/09/12/outside-the-lines-unique-narrative-devices-in-fantasy/

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/11/18

Today's link is to an excerpt from The Phoenix Empress, the second book of a new series: https://www.tor.com/2018/09/11/read-an-excerpt-from-the-phoenix-empress-sequel-to-the-tigers-daughter/

Monday, September 10, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/10/18

Today's link is to an article on fantasy and science fiction horses by Judith Tarr:  https://www.tor.com/2018/09/10/all-the-fine-fantasy-horses-mary-herberts-dark-horse/

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/9/18

Today's link is about epic fantasy tropes and having fun with them. It's the tenth in a series of articles by author Helen Lowe:  http://helenlowe.info/blog/2018/09/10/having-fun-with-epic-fantasy-tropes-10-the-alchemy-of-numbers/

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/8/18

Today's link is for dragon lovers. A list of nine good dragon movies to watch:  https://theportalist.com/9-great-dragon-movies-for-fans-of-fire-breathers

Friday, September 07, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/7/18

Today's link is to a commentary article on wrongly portraying characters with disabilities in stories and how to avoid them:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-common-harmful-representations-of-disability/

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/5/18

Today's link is to a list of ten military fantasy books with magical warfare:  https://www.tor.com/2018/09/05/magical-warfare-10-military-fantasy-titles-we-love/

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/4/18

Today's link is to fourteen romance fantasy and science fiction books coming out in September:  https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/14-sci-fi-and-fantasy-romances-to-cozy-up-with-in-september

Monday, September 03, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/3/18

Today's link is an article about a character's inner journey arc that leads to change:  https://mythicscribes.com/character-development/change-arc/

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/2/18

Today's link is to a post about fantastic animal companions in fantasy books by Helen Lowe:  http://supernaturalunderground.blogspot.com/2018/09/fantastic-creatures-animal-companions.html

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 9/1/18

Today's link is to a writing article on world building using gods and afterlives:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-ways-gods-and-the-afterlife-change-a-fantasy-setting/

Friday, August 31, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/31/18

Today's link is to an article on storytelling and character identification:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/accounting-for-character-identification/#more-23553

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/30/18

Today's link is to an article on How to Map a Fantasy World:  https://www.tor.com/2018/08/30/how-to-map-a-fantasy-world/

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/28/18

Today's link is for a list of fantasy books coming out in September:  https://www.tor.com/2018/08/28/all-the-new-fantasy-books-coming-out-in-september/#more-386653

Monday, August 27, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/27/18

Today I have two links to share. Both about women writers and a list of feminist books.

The first is an article about forgotten women fantasy and science fiction authors of the 1980s:  https://www.tor.com/2018/08/27/fighting-erasure-women-sf-writers-of-the-1980s-part-ii/

Next is a list of feminist fantasy and science fiction books worth reading:  https://theportalist.com/feminism-through-the-ages-10-powerful-sci-fi-and-fantasy-books

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/26/18

Today's link is an article from the Mythic Scribes site about eight things they learned from writing a sequel:  https://mythicscribes.com/writing-process/writing-sequel/

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/25/18

Today's link is to a writing article on following rules in storytelling:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/everyone-must-now-follow-the-ideals-of-french-neoclassicism/

Friday, August 24, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/24/18

Today's link is to an article that comments on writing a persecution flip story:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-reasons-not-to-write-a-persecution-flip-story/

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/23/18

Today's link is for a writing article on fantasy world building from the bottom up:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2018/fantasy-worldbuilding-from-the-bottom-up-guest-blog-by-cameron-johnston

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/22/18

Today's link is about ten fantasy and science fiction books that take place on water worlds:  https://www.unboundworlds.com/2018/08/water-worlds-10-aquatic-science-fiction-and-fantasy-books/

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/21/18

Today's link if for an article about fairy tales and fantasy:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2018/once-upon-a-time-fairy-tales-and-fantasy

Monday, August 20, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/20/18

Today's link is for a list of 37 epic fantasy books coming out in the next year:  https://www.tor.com/2018/08/20/37-upcoming-epic-fantasy-books/

Also, the Hugo Award winners for this year:  http://locusmag.com/2018/08/2018-hugo-and-campbell-awards-winners/

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/18/18

Sorry for the lack of links that past few days. Some life events took precedence. Getting back to it with a few today.

First is to a writing article on weaving a narrative:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2018/weaving-a-narrative

Next is another writing article for lessons from a book:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/lessons-from-the-hyped-writing-of-dawn-of-wonder/

Next is a article of an analysis of five stories that don't understand power and privilege:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-stories-that-dont-understand-power-privilege/

Monday, August 13, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/13/18

Today's link is to an article on epic fantasy tropes exploring the artifacts of power and doom to be found in these books:  http://helenlowe.info/blog/2018/08/13/having-fun-with-epic-fantasy-tropes-9-artefacts-of-power-and-doom-and-where-to-find-them/

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/12/18

Today's post is on writing and three ways to do free marketing:  https://mythicscribes.com/marketing/market-book-free/

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/11/18

Sorry I missed yesterday's post. Today I give you two links:

An article about the hardworking horses of epic fantasy:  https://www.tor.com/2018/08/10/the-hard-working-horses-of-epic-fantasy/

A writing article about nonlinear narratives:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/four-challenges-of-nonlinear-narratives/

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/9/18

Today I have two links for everyone.

The first is about the books that made us genre lovers:  http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/the-books-that-made-us-genre-lovers

The second is about twelve fantasy tv shows with strong women characters:  https://theportalist.com/fantasy-tv-shows-strong-female-characters

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/8/18

Sorry for the lack of links the past few days. I was on vacation. Here’s a few to make up for the lack:

A writing article on eight absurdities writers force on female characters:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/eight-absurdities-we-force-on-female-characters/

A podcast on literary devices to help writers:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/182-literary-devices/

A helpful article on legal systems for world building:  https://mythicscribes.com/world-building/law-fantasy-writers/

An article on women science fiction and fantasy authors of the 1980s:  https://www.tor.com/2018/08/07/fighting-erasure-women-sf-writers-of-the-1980s-part-i/

A list of fantasy and science fiction books coming out this week:  http://locusmag.com/2018/08/new-books-7-august-2018/


Saturday, August 04, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/4/18

Today's link is to a writing article on eight absurdities forced on female characters :  https://m.mythcreants.com/blog/eight-absurdities-we-force-on-female-characters/#more-22980

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/2/18

Today's link is the final article about women fantasy and science fiction authors of the 1970s:  https://www.tor.com/2018/08/02/fighting-erasure-women-sf-writers-of-the-1970s-part-x/

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/31/18

Today's link is to a list of the new fantasy books coming out in August:  https://www.tor.com/2018/07/31/all-the-new-fantasy-books-coming-out-in-august-2018/

Monday, July 30, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/30/18

Sorry about yesterday. Didn't find any interesting links. Today's link is to an article in the ongoing  series of F and SF Equines by Judith Tarr:  https://www.tor.com/2018/07/30/a-very-irish-story-r-a-macavoys-the-grey-horse/

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/28/18

Today's link is to an article that analyzes the Lord of the Rings book and movie:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/ten-changes-made-in-the-lord-of-the-rings-novelization/#more-23134

Friday, July 27, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/27/19

Today I have two links of interest.

First is to a writing article on writing epistolary fiction:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/a-beginners-guide-to-writing-epistolary/

The second is a writing article on the Chronicles of Prydain and how it made old tropes new:  https://www.tor.com/2018/07/27/lloyd-alexanders-chronicles-of-prydain-tells-a-fresh-story-with-old-tropes/

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/26/18

Today's link is for an article about how time is used in fantasy and dealing with time conflicts:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2018/temporal-anomalies-timekeeping-in-fantasy

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/25/18

Today there are two links. First is the list for the 2018 World Fantasy Award nominees:  https://www.tor.com/2018/07/25/2018-world-fantasy-award-finalists/

The second is for Harry Potter fans and scenes that were changed in the movies from the book:  https://theportalist.com/harry-potter-movies

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/23/18

Today's link is to an article on author Helen Lowe's blog about having fun with epic fantasy tropes such as the maguffin:  http://helenlowe.info/blog/

Monday, July 23, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/23/18

Today there are two links to make up for yesterday's miss. The first is to an article on advice on writing fantasy graphic novels:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/do-you-have-advice-for-graphic-novels/#more-23037

The second is on an article about women in history and having roles too:  https://mythicscribes.com/history/ching-shih/

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/21/18

Today's link is to a writing article on fantasy world building and five mistakes to avoid:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-common-worldbuilding-mistakes-in-new-manuscripts/#more-22901

Friday, July 20, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/20/18

Today there are two links of interest. The first is a commentary article about the trigger warning in stories that have dark scenes:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/why-we-shouldnt-be-fighting-over-trigger-warnings/

The second is an article about five things fantasy writers can learn from Terry Pratchett: https://theportalist.com/fantasy-lessons-terry-pratchett

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/19/18

Today's link is to a fantasy short story from Lightspeed magazine by author Naomi Novik called "Castle Coeurlieu":  http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/castle-coeurlieu/

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/17/18

Today's link is about the movie and the book  The Beastmasterby Andre Norton and how they compare:  http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/book-vs-flick-the-beastmaster

Monday, July 16, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/16/18

Today's link is for an article on the horses and riders of CJ Cherryh's Gate of Ivrel books by Judith Tarr:  https://www.tor.com/2018/07/16/horses-and-horsemen-in-c-j-cherryhs-gate-of-ivrel/

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/15/18

Today's link is to a podcast about writing and keeping your manuscript smooth:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/179-keeping-your-manuscript-smooth/

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/14/18

Today's link is to books and movies that explore fairytales about selkies and other sea creatures:  https://www.tor.com/2018/07/13/11-selkie-stories/

Friday, July 13, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/13/18

Today's link is for a writing article on storytelling and character karma:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/understanding-character-karma/

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/12/18

Today I have two links for you. The first is to five books that deal with time travel:  https://www.tor.com/2018/07/12/five-novels-dealing-with-time-travel/  The second is an article about fairytales and the younger sons' trials:  https://www.tor.com/2018/07/12/the-golden-goose/

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/11/18

Sorry for the late post. Today's link is to some sizzling fantasy romance books coming out in July:  http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/10-sci-fi-and-fantasy-romance-recommendations-to-make-your-july-sizzle

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/10/18

Today's link is the latest article on women fantasy and science fiction authors from the 1970s fighting erasure. This covers the alphabet of R and S authors:  https://www.tor.com/2018/07/10/fighting-erasure-women-sf-writers-of-the-1970s-part-ix/

Monday, July 09, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/9/18

Today I have two links. The first is a list of books that TOR publishing is coming out with in the Fall:  https://www.tor.com/2018/07/09/tor-dot-com-publishing-fall-2018-lineup/

The second is to an article on why readers love gothic horror:  https://www.tor.com/2018/07/09/the-allure-of-gothic-horror/

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 8/8/18

Today's link is to a writing articles on rebooting the fantasy trope of the mentor:  https://mythicscribes.com/miscellaneous/mentor-trope-reboot/

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/7/18

Today's link is about story elements that worked in one story but not another:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-story-elements-that-worked-in-one-story-but-not-in-another/#more-22455

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/5/18

I'm sharing two links today for the long holiday weekend. The first is to a fantasy story from the Lightspeed online magazine:  http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/a-song-of-home-the-organ-grinds/

The second link is to an article on almost all fantasy, science fiction and comics adaptations in the works:  https://www.tor.com/2018/07/05/sff-adaptations/

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/4/18

Happy Fourth of July everyone!

Sorry for missing yesterday, life event got in the way. Today's link is to a list of books coming out this week for summer reading:  http://locusmag.com/2018/07/new-books-3-july-2018/

Monday, July 02, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/2/18

First, I just wanted to say I saw the movie "Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom" today. I loved it. Plenty of action and suspense for dinosaur lovers.

Today's link is the latest on science fiction and fantasy horses by Judith Tarr. This week, she is talking about the book Red Moon, Black Mountainby Joy Chant:  https://www.tor.com/2018/07/02/horse-of-bronze-pony-of-earth-joy-chants-red-moon-and-black-mountain/

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 7/1/18

Today I have two links to make up for yesterday.

The first is to a podcast about  creating character chemistry:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/177-creating-character-chemistry/

The second is to an article about Medieval merchant guilds to use for stories:  https://mythicscribes.com/history/merchant-guilds/

Friday, June 29, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/29/18

Today's link is to a writing article on what makes a story go viral:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/what-makes-stories-go-viral/#more-22467

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/28/18

Today's link is to a list of genre bending books with speculative elements coming out in July:  https://www.tor.com/2018/06/28/all-the-genre-bending-books-coming-out-in-july/

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/27/18

Today's link is to a list of fantasy books coming out in July:  https://www.tor.com/2018/06/27/all-the-new-fantasy-books-coming-out-in-july-2/

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/26/18

Today's link is to ten fantasy tv shows to watch when you really need to escape:  https://theportalist.com/fantasy-tv-shows

Monday, June 25, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/25/18

Today's link is about how to create a magic system for writers and game players:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2018/creating-a-magic-system

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/24/18

Today's link is to the Locus Award winners:  http://locusmag.com/2018/06/2018-locus-awards-winners/ Enjoy.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/23/18

Today's link is to a writing article on exercising your muse:  https://mythicscribes.com/writing-process/writers-notebook/

Friday, June 22, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/22/18

Today's link is to an article about fantasy books that are optimistic over the grimdark stuff:  https://www.tor.com/2018/06/22/13-optimistic-fantasies-to-chase-away-the-grimdark-blues/

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/21/18

Today's link for fantasy fans is to an article of ten important quotes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy:  https://theportalist.com/lord-of-the-ring-quotes

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/20/18

I have two links for you today since I missed yesterday.

The first link is to a writing article on story structure and story coming first:  http://www.unboundworlds.com/2018/06/story-comes-first-start-story-structure/

The second link is to a primer article on Tolkien's Silmarillion:  https://www.tor.com/2018/06/20/angband-strikes-back-or-the-battle-of-unnumbered-tears/

Monday, June 18, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/18/18

Today's link is to an article about the fantasy worlds created by author L.E. Modesitt, Jr. : https://www.tor.com/2018/06/18/visit-the-fantasy-worlds-of-le-modesitt-jr/

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/17/18

Happy Father's Day everyone!

Today's link is to a writing article about writing beyond the common narrative:  https://mythicscribes.com/miscellaneous/beyond-common-narrative/

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/16/18

Today's link is to an article for those who play roleplaying games on character creation:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-signs-of-good-character-creation/

Friday, June 15, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/15/18

Today's link is to a writing article on five underused character archetypes:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-underused-character-archetypes/#more-22345

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/14/18

Since I missed posting a link yesterday, I have two for you today to make up.

First, with Father's Day this Sunday, here's a link to eight father figures is fantasy and science fiction:  https://theportalist.com/father-figures-sci-fi-fantasy

Second is to an interview with author Jaqueline Carey and writing a stand alone epic fantasy novel:  https://www.tor.com/2018/06/14/interviews-jacqueline-carey-on-writing-standalone-epic-fantasy-starless/

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/12/18

Today's link is to an article about the Wheel of Time series being made into a television series:  https://www.tor.com/2018/06/12/the-wheel-of-time-tv-series-in-development-at-amazon-studios/

Monday, June 11, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/11/18

Today's link is about what to watch once after the "Game of Thrones" tv series is over. This article talks about the old epic Hollywood movies that have the spectacle that fantasy lovers love:  https://www.blackgate.com/2018/06/10/burton-in-a-skirt-or-what-are-you-going-to-do-with-your-life-when-game-of-thrones-is-over/#more-306693

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/10/18

Today's link is an article for writers that is a primer on organized crime for use in stories:  https://mythicscribes.com/world-building/organized-crime-writers/

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/9/18

Today's link is to an article analyzing the original "Star Wars" movies and seven questions that remain unanswered:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/seven-unanswered-questions-from-the-original-star-wars-films/

Friday, June 08, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/8/18

Today's link is to a writing article on giving your protagonist sympathetic problems for readers to identify with:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/giving-your-hero-sympathetic-problems/

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/7/18

Today's link is to five books that end in magical apocalypses:  https://www.tor.com/2018/06/07/five-books-about-magical-apocalypses/

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/6/18

Today I have two links for readers. The first is to five books that take place in forests with the peril and wonder of nature they provide:  https://www.tor.com/2018/06/06/into-the-woods-five-books-about-the-peril-and-wonder-of-nature/

The second is to a list of science fiction books coming out in June:  https://www.tor.com/2018/06/06/new-science-fiction-books-june-2018/

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/5/18

Today's link is to a list of all the fantasy books coming out in June:  https://www.tor.com/2018/06/05/new-fantasy-books-june-2018/

Monday, June 04, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/4/18

Today's link is to an article on writing and how to get good feedback on your writing by asking the right questions:  https://mythicscribes.com/writing-process/feedback-writing/

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/3/18

Today's link is a list of fantasy and science fiction romance books for June:  http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/13-sci-fi-and-fantasy-romance-recommendations-to-heat-up-your-june

Friday, June 01, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 6/1/18

Sorry for missing the link yesterday. Life events got in the way.

Today's link is for an article on storytelling and what writers can learn from the concept of flavor found in roleplaying:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/what-writers-can-learn-from-the-roleplaying-concept-of-flavor/

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/30/18

Today's link is to an article that lists books for readers who want to know where to start in any of the subgenres of fantasy:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2018/an-introductory-guide-to-reading-fantasy

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/29/18

Today's link is for the next installment article on women writers of fantasy and science fiction from the 1970s. This time covering authors with last names beginning with the letter M:  https://www.tor.com/2018/05/29/fighting-erasure-women-sf-writers-of-the-1970s-part-vii/

Monday, May 28, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/28/18

Today's link is for those readers who love werewolves. This link is to a list of eleven fantasy books with werewolves and romance:  https://theportalist.com/werewolf-romance-books Enjoy.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/27/18

Today's link is to an article about using history in your writing. This article covers bathhouse keepers:  https://mythicscribes.com/history/bathhouse-keepers/

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/26/18

Today's link is to a writing article on "Seven Ways to Motivate a Reluctant Protagonist":  https://mythcreants.com/blog/seven-ways-to-motivate-a-reluctant-protagonist/

Friday, May 25, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/25/18

Today's link is to an article on fantasy author Raymond Feist and creating a new fantasy world from scratch:  http://www.unboundworlds.com/2018/05/raymond-e-feist-building-world-scratch/

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/24/18

Today's link is to an article on fairytales about towers and false brides:  https://www.tor.com/2018/05/24/fairy-tale-towers-and-false-brides-maid-maleen/

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/23/18

Today's link is to an article on five fantasy and science fiction books with incredible prisons:  https://www.tor.com/2018/05/23/five-unforgettable-prisons-in-science-fiction-and-fantasy/

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/22/18

Today's link is for a list of fantasy and science fiction books being published this week:  http://locusmag.com/2018/05/new-books-22-may-2018/

Monday, May 21, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/21/18

Today's link is to a fun article by author Judith Tarr on her fantasy and science fiction column about horses. Her article covers a horse book written by Marguerite Henry:  https://www.tor.com/2018/05/21/king-of-the-horse-books-marguerite-henrys-king-of-the-wind/

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/20/18

Here are two links today to make up for missing days last week. The first is to a podcast on "Writing Your Passion" :  https://mythcreants.com/blog/171-writing-your-passion/ The second link is to a writing article about the talent myth:  https://mythicscribes.com/miscellaneous/talent-myth/

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/19/18

Today's link is to a commentary article about historical accuracy being no excuse to leave out diversity in books and other media:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/why-historical-accuracy-isnt-a-reason-to-exclude-diversity/

Friday, May 18, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/18/18

Today's link is for an article about fantasy and science fiction author Diane Duane:  https://www.tor.com/2018/05/18/the-perfect-chaotic-worlds-of-diane-duane/

Monday, May 14, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/14/18

Today's link is part six on women fantasy authors from the 1970s not being erased from the genre. This part focuses on the letter L:  https://www.tor.com/2018/05/14/fighting-erasure-women-sf-writers-of-the-1970s-part-vi/

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/13/18

For Mother's Day, today's link is to an article on eight fantasy and science fiction mothers we love:  https://theportalist.com/sci-fi-and-fantasy-moms-we-love

Friday, May 11, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/11/18

Today's link is to an article on disastrous storytelling reveals to avoid:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-types-of-disastrous-reveals/

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/8/18

Today's link is to an interview with author Sherrilyn Kenyon:  https://theportalist.com/sherrilyn-kenyon-interview

Monday, May 07, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/7/18

With summer fast approaching and many people going to the beach, today's link is to a list of ten fantasy books that feature mermaids:  http://www.unboundworlds.com/2018/05/10-mermaid-books-perfect-beach-reads/

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/6/18

Today's links is to a list of ten must read fantasy books by author Jane Yolen:  https://theportalist.com/jane-yolen-books

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/5/18

Today's link is for an article that analyzes six under developed love interests:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-underdeveloped-love-interests/

Friday, May 04, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/4/18

Today's link is to a commentary article on storytelling terminology problems:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/storytellings-terminology-problem/

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 5/3/18

Today's link is to a list of fantasy books coming out in May:  https://www.tor.com/2018/05/01/all-the-new-fantasy-books-coming-out-in-may/

Monday, April 30, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/30/18

Today's link is to a writing article about "Where Should I Start My Story":  https://mythcreants.com/blog/where-should-i-start-my-story/#more-21935

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/29/18

Sorry there have been no posts the last couple of days. I have been dealing with some difficult life events.

Today's link is to an article on using history in writing fantasy about pirates:  https://mythicscribes.com/history/pirates/

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/26/18

Today's link is to a list of books that are similar to the different nations of Westeros in the "Song of Ice and Fire" books:  https://theportalist.com/books-for-each-kingdom-of-westeros

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/25/18

Two links for today's post:

"Song of Ice and Fire" news on a new   : book coming out in the fall:  https://www.tor.com/2018/04/25/new-george-r-r-martin-book-fire-blood-arrives-november-20-2018/

An article about the Silmarillion, "Manifest Destiny of Men and Women on Middle Earth":  https://www.tor.com/2018/04/25/the-manifest-destiny-of-women-and-men-on-middle-earth/

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/24/18

Today's link is to an article on duo characters in fantasy books linked by fate and/or prophecy:  https://www.tor.com/2018/04/24/fantasy-duos-bound-by-fate-prophecy/

Monday, April 23, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/23/18

Today's links is to part five of an article on women fantasy and science fiction authors of the 1970s:  https://www.tor.com/2018/04/23/fighting-erasure-women-sf-writers-of-the-1970s-part-v/

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/22/18

Happy Earth Day everyone! Today's link is a link to books with an environmental theme in honor of Earth Day 2018:  https://theportalist.com/earth-day-books

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/21/18

Today's link is to an article that analyzes six novels that struggle with multiple point of view characters:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-novels-that-struggle-with-multiple-povs/

Friday, April 20, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/20/18

Two links for today. Wow!

The first link is to this year's Gemmell awards nominees:  http://locusmag.com/2018/04/2018-gemmell-awards-shortlist/

The second is for an article commentary on recognizing good and bad writing advice:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/recognizing-bad-and-good-storytelling-advice/#more-21660

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/19/18

Today's link is to an article on fairytales and is is ever justified in killing giants:  https://www.tor.com/2018/04/19/is-killing-giants-ever-justified-the-evolving-tale-of-jack-and-the-beanstalk/

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/18/18

Today's link is to a writing article on "How Ideas Become Stories":  http://fantasy-faction.com/2018/how-ideas-become-stories

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/17/18

Today's post is to an article about editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling and how they changed fantasy and science fiction:  https://www.tor.com/2018/04/17/ellen-datlow-and-terri-windling-an-appreciation/

Monday, April 16, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/16/18

Today's link is to a list of ten classic fantasy books fans should read:  https://theportalist.com/classic-fantasy-books

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/15/18

Today's link is to a podcast on The Importance of Character Likability:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/166-the-importance-of-character-likability/

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/14/18

Today's link is an article about biopharma and how it's portrayed in genre fiction:  https://madgeniusclub.com/2018/04/14/biopharma-in-fiction/

Friday, April 13, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/13/18

Today's link is a commentary article on storytelling advice and how it's a mess:   https://mythcreants.com/blog/why-storytelling-advice-is-such-a-mess/

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/12/18

Today's link is for an interview with fantasy author Ilana C. Myer :  https://www.blackgate.com/2018/04/12/fire-dance-an-interview-with-ilana-c-myer/

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/8/18

Today's link is for a writing article on using subtext techniques to drive your story:  https://mythicscribes.com/writing-techniques/how-to-use-subtext/

Friday, April 06, 2018

Today's Fantasy Link 4/6/18

Today's link is on world building in writing fantasy and science fiction settings. It's how to build mountain settings:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/creating-a-mountain-setting/

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/5/18

Today's link is to list of the 10 Best Books on Writing by fantasy and science fiction authors:  https://theportalist.com/best-books-on-writing

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/3/18

Today's link is a list of new fantasy books coming out in April:  https://www.tor.com/2018/04/03/all-the-new-fantasy-books-coming-out-in-april/

Monday, April 02, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/2/18

Today's link is for an article about finding mythology videos on Youtube that can help with research or creating fantasy characters and creatures:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2018/a-fantasy-geeks-guide-to-youtube-mythology

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 4/1/18

Today's link is for the Hugo nominations for this year:  https://www.blackgate.com/2018/03/31/announcing-the-2018-hugo-award-finalists/

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/31/18

Today's link is for an article on "Six Illogical Genre Aesthetics":   https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-illogical-genre-aesthetics/#more-21557

Friday, March 30, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/30/18

Today's link is a writing article about six types of turning points for  climaxes:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-types-of-turning-points-for-climaxes/

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/29/18

Sorry for no link yesterday. Had to deal with a family problem. Today's link is an article about "Facing Mortality with the Dragonlance Books:  https://www.tor.com/2018/03/29/facing-mortality-with-the-dragonlance-books/

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/27/18

Today's link is for the website of author Holly Lisle:  https://hollylisle.com

Monday, March 26, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/26/18

Today's link to an article in the ongoing series SFF Equines by Judith Tarr. The article is "Taming the Wild Horse":  https://www.tor.com/2018/03/26/taming-the-wild-horse/

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/25/18

Today's link is to an article about how writing poetry helped improved an author's prose:  https://mythicscribes.com/miscellaneous/writing-poetry/

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Today's Fantasy Link 3/24/18

Today's link is about six books that are inspired by myths that fantasy readers should read:  http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/6-recent-and-upcoming-myth-inspired-novels-you-need-to-pick-up

Friday, March 23, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/23/18

Today's link is something different. It's two an article about "Seven Black Women You'd Want on Your Side in a Horror Movie":  https://mythcreants.com/blog/seven-black-women-youd-want-on-your-side-in-a-horror-movie/

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/22/18

Today's link is for an article about a list of books and why they're out of print. Most of the  books are science fiction but worth a check:  https://www.tor.com/2018/03/22/why-the-hell-are-these-books-out-of-print/

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/21/18

Today's link is for the first of series of articles about  the origins of science and the fantastic:  https://www.tor.com/2018/03/21/on-the-origins-of-modern-biology-and-the-fantastic-part-1-verne-and-darwin/

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/20/18

Today's link is from the Portalist on what fantasy writers can learn from Le Guin's Earthsea books:  https://theportalist.com/earthsea-ursula-le-guin

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/18/18

Today's link is to a podcast about people's changing views of heroes:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/162-our-changing-view-of-heroes/

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/17/18

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!  Today's link is to an interview with author R.A. Salvatore:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2018/r-a-salvatore-interview-child-of-a-mad-god

Friday, March 16, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/16/18

Today's link is to a writing article on "When to Narrate a Villain's Point of View":   https://mythcreants.com/blog/when-to-narrate-a-villains-point-of-view/

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/15/18

Today's link is to news on Australian and New Zealand fantasy and science fiction authors and books:  https://www.tor.com/2018/03/15/aurora-australis-an-awards-bonanza-and-a-few-novels-too/

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/14/18

Today's link is to an article about women fantasy authors from the 1970s with last names ending in H:  https://www.tor.com/2018/03/14/fighting-erasure-women-sf-writers-of-the-1970s-part-iii/

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/13/18

Today's link is for an article about the "Game of Thrones" spin off series planned by HBO:  https://www.tor.com/2018/03/13/hbo-game-of-thrones-spinoffs-update/

Monday, March 12, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/12/18

Today's link is to an article on ancient horse in the ongoing series by Judith Tarr about horses in fantasy and science fiction:  https://www.tor.com/2018/03/12/the-ancient-equine-and-how-and-where-we-think-it-grew/

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/11/18

Today's link to a writing article on overcoming obstacles for writing in life:  https://mythicscribes.com/writing-life/obstacles-to-writing/

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/10/18

Today's link is to a commentary article about how the term "Mary Sue" should be retired:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/why-the-term-mary-sue-should-be-retired/

Friday, March 09, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/9/18

Today's link is for a writing article on how to create a fantasy creature:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/how-to-make-a-fantastical-creature/#more-21323

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/8/18

With spring on it's way soon, today's link is for a list of fantasy books with nature as their theme:  http://www.unboundworlds.com/2018/01/15-nature-based-fantasy-novels-to-get-you-through-winter/

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/7/18

Today's link is to an article about author Tamora Pierce reading and writing about female warriors:  https://theportalist.com/tamora-pierce-female-warriors

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/6/18

Today's link is for new fantasy books coming out in March:  https://www.tor.com/2018/03/06/all-the-new-fantasy-books-coming-out-in-march/

Monday, March 05, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/5/18

Today's link is to a story "Kelly and the Goblins" by Chris Winkle:  https://mythcreants.com/stories/kelly-and-the-goblins/

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Daily Fantasy Link 3/4/18

Today's link is to an article about how a writer published and promoted his first book:  https://mythicscribes.com/publishing/published-book/