We’re at that time of year many of us find hectic and demanding. Then we flow right into the new year and feel pressure (external or internal) to make resolutions and changes. All of this can harm you, for real. It can also beat your creative energies into submission so deep you won’t see them … Continue reading Creative Recharge
Many of us have spent the month pouring out words to make our 1,667 word daily goal for our NaNoWriMo novels. How many days did you hit the goal? How often did you write more, or less? It doesn't matter. It also doesn't matter if you wrote 50,000 words of something resembling a novel or … Continue reading Word-count Doesn’t Matter
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine ISBN13: 9781250186430 Recommended Fiction is a new feature on the Epos blog. The idea is to share great speculative and fantasy books that can teach a writer something and is a great read. Arkady Martine's space opera, A Memory Called Empire is an intimate look at empire seen from … Continue reading Recommended Fiction: A Memory Called Empire
Choosing the right form of magic for your novel The debate is not new, and I'm not looking to reignite it, or even consider it a debate. Both are legitimate approaches to writing magic. But selecting how magic works in your story should be a deliberate choice not a subconscious default. Magic in fantasy often … Continue reading Magic System or Just Magic?
Living as a Writer Series One thing among many NaNoWriMo is good for, is starting that book you’ve always meant to write. You get the pep-talks, a community of encouragement, and guided writing sprints. Whether you succeed in writing 50,000 words, a full month dedicated to the effort of writing can be enough to kick-start … Continue reading Never Too Old to Write