Tag Archives: YA fantasy

Southern Festival of Books: What to Do

currently playing on my laptop: Bang Bang by Green Day This weekend my hometown hosts the Southern Festival of Books, a wonderfully jam-packed flurry of things readers, writers, and fans MUST attend! Here is what you’ll probably enjoy the most: … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding: Create a Historical Background

currently playing on my laptop: Cruel World by Phantogram Recently, Tehlor Kinney (@tehlorkay) tweeted about the importance of worldbuilding with careful consideration to the background on such cultural topics as food, clothing, and so forth. It was a great thread … Continue reading

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Why You Should Pay Attention to Fan Art

currently playing on my laptop: Handclap by Fitz and the Tantrums I LOVE fan art inspired by my favorite reads. But in addition to simply enjoying the beauty of the sketches, paintings, photographs, and more, I value what the pieces … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: What to Do with Your Idea

currently playing on my laptop: Positron by Palace Winter Time for another Saturday WRITING TIPS video! In this one, I give you some ways to go with your story idea. This is such a fun part of the writing process. … Continue reading

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Stranger: The Finale of A Fantasy in Miniature

currently playing on my laptop: Now We Are Free by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard My fingers dug at the twined fibers that blocked air and blood. One finger, two, under the garrote. The Rope and Knife laughed and worked their … Continue reading

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Stranger: Part Two of a Fantasy in Miniature

now playing on my laptop: No Light, No Light by Florence and the Machine The black earth heaped over my shovel’s blade and I paused to wipe my forehead. I was only digging a spot for a new lilac tree, … Continue reading

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Stranger: A Fantasy in Miniature

currently playing on my laptop: This Place in Time by Colleen The silken tip of her kaftan’s sleeve dragged across the water’s surface as she stepped to the next rock. Ripples followed her like disciples. The breeze caught her hair … Continue reading

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