Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Fantasy Link 12/31/19

Happy New Year to All!!!

Today's link is for a list of seventeen of the best fantasy movies:   https://theportalist.com/best-fantasy-movies

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Fantasy Link 12/28/19

Today's link is about storytelling in writing and having a story within a story: https://mythcreants.com/blog/how-to-tell-a-story-within-a-story/#more-29046

Friday, December 27, 2019

Fantasy Link 12/27/19

Today's link is to a writing article on controlling exposition: https://mythcreants.com/blog/taming-your-exposition/

Monday, December 23, 2019

Fantasy Link 12/23/19

Today's link is about the Wheel of Time television series and the new actors hired for the cast: https://www.imdb.com/news/ni62728318?pf_rd_m=A2FGELUUNOQJNL&pf_rd_p=b688335a-3266-4b15-ab7b-ab8edbc4b1c4&pf_rd_r=X8Y2Q0YV5BGJT1JQ0BVQ&pf_rd_s=center-6&pf_rd_t=15061&pf_rd_i=homepage&ref_=hm_nw_tp1

Friday, December 20, 2019

Fantasy LInk 12/20/19

Today's link is to a storytelling and writing article on character agency: https://mythcreants.com/blog/character-agency-its-what-that-sexy-lamp-is-missing/

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Fantasy Link 12/14/19

Today's link is to a commentary article on why some dark topics are more sensitive than others: https://mythcreants.com/blog/why-some-dark-topics-are-more-sensitive-than-others/

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Fantasy Links 12/7/19

Today I have two links to share. The first is for the fans of "Doctor Who" tv series. I spent most of the summer and fall catching up on the recent years of Doctor Who, so I'm waiting like other fans for the new episodes starting on January 1st. The link is to an article about the new year: https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/doctor-who-season-premiere-biggest-episode-ever

The other link is to an article on world building and what makes an antagonistic group problematic: https://mythcreants.com/blog/what-makes-an-antagonistic-group-problematic/

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Fantasy Link 11/30/19

Today's link is to an article on editing and what you need to know when you get developmental editing: https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-things-to-know-when-you-get-content-editing/

Friday, November 29, 2019

Fantasy Link 11/29/19

Today's link is to a writing article about five ways to tell your narration is sexist: https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-signs-your-narration-is-sexist/

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Fantasy Link 11/23/19

Today's link is for an article on world building and five science fiction stories that would have been better as fantasy: https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-scifi-stories-that-would-be-better-as-fantasy/

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Fantasy Link 11/17/19

Today's link is to a podcast on American folklore and use in writing: https://mythcreants.com/blog/249-american-folklore/#more-28735

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Fantasy Link 11/16/19

Today's link it to a writing article on how to let your passions strengthen your stories: https://mythcreants.com/blog/harnessing-your-passion-to-strengthen-your-stories/

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Fantasy Links 11/9/19

Today I have two links. One is for an article analyzing five characters with fake flaws: https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-characters-with-fake-spinach/  and the other is for a writing article about nine ways for the heroes in your stories to get the clues that they need: https://mythcreants.com/blog/nine-ways-for-your-hero-to-earn-the-clues-they-need/

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Fantasy Link 10/27/19

With Halloween coming up this week, the link today is to a podcast on favorite spooky stories: https://mythcreants.com/blog/246-our-favorite-spooky-stories/#more-28359

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Fantasy Link 10/26/19

Today's link is to a writing article on how to fix slow openings to stories: https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-reasons-stories-have-slow-openings-and-how-to-fix-them/

Friday, October 04, 2019

Fantasy Link 10/4/19

Today's link is to an article on avoiding the trope of rape is stories and reasons why: https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-rape-tropes-and-how-to-replace-them/

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Fantasy Link 9/29/19

Today's link is to a podcast about sidekicks in the genres: https://mythcreants.com/blog/242-sidekicks/#more-28135

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Fantasy Link 9/28/19

Today's link is to an article that's an analysis of the "Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" series: https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-problems-that-hold-age-of-resistance-back/

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Fantasy Link 9/21/19

Today's link is to an article on storytelling and writing about what to do with parents in your stories: https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-ways-to-handle-parents-without-killing-them/

Friday, September 20, 2019

Fantasy LInk 9/20/19

Today's link is to an article on storytelling and writing sequels, prequels, remakes and such: https://mythcreants.com/blog/choosing-a-follow-up-strategy-for-a-popular-story/

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Fantasy Link 9/15/19

Today's link is to a podcast on adding tension and the importance of it in stories: https://mythcreants.com/blog/240-fostering-tension/#more-27889

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Almost Daily Fantasy Link 9/14/19

Today's link is to an article analyzing five ridiculous organizations to be found in popular stories: https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-ridiculous-organizations-from-popular-stories/

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Daily Fantasy Link 9/8/19

Today's link is to a podcast about mysteries and how stories have final scenes that turn stories around: https://mythcreants.com/blog/239-mystery-stories/#more-27886

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Daily Fantasy Link 9/7/19

Today’s link is to a writing article on adding mystery to your stories:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/seven-tips-for-a-satisfying-mystery/

Friday, September 06, 2019

Almost Daily Fantasy Link 9/6/19

Today's link is to a writing article on six ways to add novelty to stories: https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-ways-to-add-novelty-to-your-story/

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Blog Resurrection 9/1/19


It’s been a long time since I posted to my blog. Since it’s the first of the month, I plan to get back to posting starting today. I haven’t posted because I’ve been working on writing and life stuff. It’s time to get back. I plan to try to keep my blog up to date unless life interferes. Today I start with a fantasy link aptly titled Resurrections. It’s a Mythcreants podcast about resurrecting characters:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/238-resurrections/  Enjoy.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Fantasy Link 4/19/19

Today's link is to a writing article on the stages of becoming a fiction writer: https://mythcreants.com/blog/the-five-stages-of-becoming-a-fiction-writer/

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fantasy Link 4/18/19

Sorry it's been a while since posting. Life events and writing claimed much of my time the past month or so. I'm trying to restart again.

Today's link is an article to the Game of Thrones and Sansa Stark: https://www.tor.com/2019/04/18/the-gothic-and-game-of-thrones-part-i-the-burial-of-sansa-stark/

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Fantasy Link 3/10/19

Today's link is to an article on forgotten fantasy and science fiction books from the 70s and 80s: https://www.blackgate.com/2019/03/09/elizabeth-bear-on-8-forgotten-sff-classics-of-the-70s-and-80s/

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Fantasy Link 3/9/19

Today's link is to a writing article on adding the uncanny to your writing: https://mythcreants.com/blog/how-to-use-the-uncanny-in-your-writing/

Friday, March 01, 2019

Fantasy LInk 3/1/19

There are many fantasy stories that are in the Grimdark vein. Sometimes readers want something lighter. Today's link is to an article on writing lighter stories: https://mythcreants.com/blog/planning-super-light-stories/

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Fantasy Link 2/24/19

Today's link is an article  on tips to write action scenes: https://mythicscribes.com/writing-techniques/writing-action/

Friday, February 22, 2019

Fantasy Link 2/22/19

Sorry for the lack of entries that past couple of weeks. Life events got in the way.

Today's link is to an article about books with dragon and human friendships:  https://www.tor.com/2019/02/22/5-fantasy-books-about-human-and-dragon-friendships/

Friday, February 08, 2019

Fantasy Link 2/8/19

Today's link is to a commentary on avoiding cheap depictions of bullying to play the sympathy card in books and media: https://mythcreants.com/blog/cheap-depictions-of-bullying-are-now-on-our-hit-list/

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Fantasy Link 2/3/19

Today's link is to an article called "The Mythic Guide to Heroes and Villains" part one: https://mythicscribes.com/character-development/why-we-have-heroes/

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Fantasy Link 2/2/19

Today's link is about world building and the problem with oppressed mages: https://mythcreants.com/blog/the-problem-with-oppressed-mages/

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Fantasy Link 1/30/19

Today's link is to a list of new young adult fantasy and science fiction books coming out in February: https://www.tor.com/2019/01/30/new-young-adult-sff-books-february-2019/

Monday, January 28, 2019

Fantasy Link 1/28/19

Today's link is to a list of the fantasy books coming out in February: https://www.tor.com/2019/01/28/new-fantasy-february-2019/

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Fantasy Link 1/27/19

Today's link is to an article on seven online resources to help create fantasy languages: https://mythicscribes.com/world-building/resources-fantasy-languages/

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Fantasy Link 1/26/19

Today's link is to a writing article on storytelling and common problems in new manuscripts: https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-common-storytelling-problems-in-new-manuscripts/

Friday, January 25, 2019

Fantasy Link 1/25/19

Today's link is an article on story telling and making the antagonist sympathetic and how the "Avengers Infinity War" got Thanos Wrong: https://mythcreants.com/blog/making-sympathetic-antagonists-and-why-thanos-wasnt-one/

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Fantasy Link 1/20/19

Today's link is to a writing article on five myths about characters: https://mythicscribes.com/character-development/5-myths-writing-characters/

Friday, January 18, 2019

Fantasy Link 1/18/19

Today's link is to for world building and not giving nonhuman characters traits of marginalized groups: https://mythcreants.com/blog/should-you-give-non-human-groups-marginalized-traits/#more-24894

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Fantasy Links 1/13/19

Today I give you two links. The first is to a podcast about oppressed mages: https://mythcreants.com/blog/205-oppressed-mages/#more-25186 and the second to a fantasy short story: http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/son-of-water-and-fire/ Enjoy.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Fantasy Link 1/12/19

Today's link is to a writing article on six woodcraft mistakes in manuscripts and how to fix them: https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-common-wordcraft-mistakes-in-manuscripts/

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Fantasy Link 1/9/19

Today's link is to an article on writing advice on playing to your weaknesses as an author: https://www.tor.com/2019/01/09/putting-your-worst-foot-forward-why-you-should-play-to-your-weaknesses-as-an-author/

Monday, January 07, 2019

Fantasy Link 1/7/19

Today's link is on writing and using a wiki to help with your world building: https://www.tor.com/2019/01/07/how-to-create-a-wiki-to-support-your-fantasy-worldbuilding/

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Fantasy Link 1/6/19

Today's link is to a podcast on poorly used word craft devices: https://mythcreants.com/blog/204-bad-wordcraft-devices/#more-25080

Friday, January 04, 2019

Daily Fantasy Link 1/4/19

Today's link is to an article on often used young adult cliches: https://mythcreants.com/blog/a-field-guide-to-six-infectious-ya-cliches/

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Daily Fantasy Link 1/3/19

Today is J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday so the link is to an article on ten important quotes from the Lord of the Rings: https://theportalist.com/lord-of-the-ring-quotes

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Daily Fantasy Link 1/3/19

Today's link is to an article on rereading Seanan McGuire's Every Heart a Doorwaynovella: https://www.tor.com/2019/01/02/looking-for-the-way-home-rereading-seanan-mcguires-every-heart-a-doorway/

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Daily Fantasy Link 1/1/19

For the first day of the new year, here's a link to an article about how fantasy author Tamora Pierce's books changes lives: https://www.tor.com/2019/01/01/tamora-pierces-fantasy-changes-lives/