Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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Today's link is to an article about Watership Down by Richard Adams and its influence on writing:

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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Today's link is to an article about Lloyd Alexander's Prydain books and how he changed old tropes:

Monday, January 29, 2018

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Today's link is an update by author Tad Williams on his second book in the "Last King of Osten And" series:

Sunday, January 28, 2018

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Today's link is for an author's web site. Patricia Briggs has written several popular fantasy books including the "Mercy Thompson" series. Her website:

Saturday, January 27, 2018

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Today's link is an article analyzing how five books and movies turned creepy:

Friday, January 26, 2018

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Today's link is an article about fantasy author Janny Wurts and her epic fantasy books.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

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Today's link is to an article about fairy tales and the search for a positive tale about sisters with "Creating a Tale of Sisterhood Snow White and Rose Red"

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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Today's link is for the web site for Locus Magazine. This web site features news, book reviews and much more about authors, fantasy and science fiction.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Today's link is one of sadness. Fantasy and science fiction author Ursula K Le Guin has died.

Monday, January 22, 2018

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Today's link is to an article about women fantasy and science fiction authors from the 1970s beginning with A to F:

Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Today's link is an article on the history of barber-surgeons to help when writing fantasy:

Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Today's link is to an article analyzing Five Underpowered Antagonists is different genre media:

Friday, January 19, 2018

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Today's link is to a world building article and using author constructed languages in their writing:

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Today's link is to fantasy author Helen Lowe's blog, which makes for interesting reading:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Today's link is an article about JRR Tolkien's Silmarillion book called "Valinor Darkens and Ungoliant Sucks" :

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Today's link is to an article on creating a fantasy race:

Monday, January 15, 2018

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Today's is a link to a list of Portal Fantasy books. Enjoy reading.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

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Today's link is to a writing article on insider and outsider viewpoints:

Saturday, January 13, 2018

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Today's link is for the website The Portalist which contains articles and updates on fantasy and science fiction.

Friday, January 12, 2018

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Today's link is an article from the Portalist about Six Sword and Sorcery movies with a cult following:

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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Today's link is to an article about fairytales "Bookending Realism with Fairy Tale the Vanishing Princess" by Jenny Diski:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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Today's link is an article on upcoming Young Adult fantasy books:

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

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Today's link is the website Mythic Scribes. It's a site with articles for fantasy writers.

Monday, January 08, 2018

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Today's link is for the Blackgate website where you can find articles on books, movies, writing, etc.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

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Today's link is a podcast on fantasy TV shows:

Saturday, January 06, 2018

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Today's link is for an article about "Five Behaviors Fiction Needs to Stop Demonizing"

Friday, January 05, 2018

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Today's link is to an article on inspiration for writing "Seven Recipes for Heroes to Win Desperate Fights" Enjoy.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

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Today's link is for Faery Magazine, a digital and print fantasy magazine. They have a Tolkien issue coming up. The site is at:

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

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Today's link is a list of fantasy books coming out in January:

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

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Here's today's link though a little late. A list of books coming out this week:

Monday, January 01, 2018

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Today's link is to an article about the Norse mythology horse Sleipnir:

What I'm Reading Now 1/1/18

Welcome to the New Year 2018!

I love to read, but over the years my reading time has gone down. Other things and life suck up the time. Still, I try to read as much as I can. I’m reading several books at a time in a combination of fantasy and nonfiction with some science fiction thrown in. Starting this year I’m going to occasionally share what I’m currently reading.

First, I’m a member of a book club where I work. We take turns picking books. The choice for this month was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. The book is considered a classic in  the genre with a new movie coming out soon based on the book. I found the book entertaining, but wasn’t that impressed. Could be my age, since this book is usually read by a younger audience. Maybe time passing and thinking about it will help improve my opinion. Still, it’s a nice book for younger readers.

Another book I’m reading is Cold Days by Jim Butcher which is a part of the Harry Dresden series. I’m reading this one after finishing Ghost Story and wanting to find out what happens next to the main character. I enjoy the books because they are fast paced with plenty of action and a character that grows and changes in each book.

Finally, I’m reading a book on writing called Do It Yourself MFA by Gabriela  Pereira. The author explains the basics of what MFA programs teach without having going to college. The book is interesting and helpful. Writers would find it useful.

Until next time.