Three Reasons Your Story Feels Flat

When we generate story ideas, we see them in our minds as perfect gems of literature. When we translate that image into words in a manuscript, even the best fall short of our imagination. Here are three reasons stories can fall flat to readers. Characters act and speak in a vacuum Sometimes we're so energized … Continue reading Three Reasons Your Story Feels Flat

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The Difference Between Copyeditors, Proofreaders, and Editors: A Short Refresher

I hear the question each time I tell someone what I do. “What’s a copyeditor? Is that the same as a proofreader?” Sometimes the person asks me to review the structure of their novel. Here’s the difference between editors, copyeditors, and proofreaders: Editor - In this context, the editor is the one who helps with … Continue reading The Difference Between Copyeditors, Proofreaders, and Editors: A Short Refresher

Author Resources: 8/29/2019

News and information for the working fantasy and speculative fiction author. Genre: The Jargon and Slang of the Fantastic - SFWA BlogFantasy Fiction and the Danger of Swords - Tor Inspiration: Anniversary Gifts: From Medieval Wreaths to Modern Getaways - Ancient Origins General: "Show Don't Tell" What Do They Mean? - ProWritingAid Blog

Author Resources: 8/23/2019

This week's collection of resources for writers of fantasy and speculative literature: Genre: Choosing Naval Tactics for Your Pre-Gunpowder World - at MythcreantsGood Science Makes for Good Science Fiction - BookBabyCopyright Filing Alert from the SFWA General: Getting--and Interpreting--A Reader's "Thought Map" of your Book - BookBaby