7 Tips for Writing Fantasy

Reedsy recently published some great tips for fantasy authors–tips which can be easily applied to any fiction writing. Here is my summary of a selection of these tips. 1. Identify your Market If you think it’s enough to say, “oh, I write...

The Ultimate Guide To Dystopia (Infographic)

While researching keywords for Eaux Infinies, my recently published French edition of Infinite Waters, I came across an infographic on Human After HAL exploring the various dystopian subgenres, created by YA author Erin Bowman. Enjoy! Note: if the image appears too...

PDFelement: An Alternative to Adobe Acrobat DC

When I started writing my own books, I realized I also needed to format them. At first, I worked with a graphics artist who handled that for me and sent me a PDF file, ready for upload to CreateSpace. A few weeks after uploading the manuscript, realized I needed to...

Fantasy Sub-Genres

When I finished my first book in the Pearseus universe, I was faced with an unexpected problem: everyone kept saying that identifying your genre was important. But my book crossed many genres. It was, essentially, a fantasy tale taking place in the future, with...

30 Sites that Pay Writers

I came across this post from the Maltese Tiger via Don Massenzio’s blog. At first, I wanted to reblog the original post. However, there was no obvious way of doing so, and reblogging Don’s post would make you jump through hoops. After some head-scratching,...

11 Tips For Writing Fantasy

My entire Pearseus series (five books) is sci-fi/fantasy, as are some of my short stories. So I was pretty excited when I came across a post on Reedsy with some great tips on writing fantasy. I’m summarizing here (and adding a few tips of my own), but be sure to...

Google Ngram: An Unlikely Grammar Tool

If you are anything like me, you are probably doing a lot of self-editing as part of your writing process. If so, you may have often wondered how many people would use one expression instead of another during a certain historical period; which version of a word was in...