White Crown Press, Small Press Fantasy Publisher
White Crown Press is a brand new, independent publisher that specialises in fantasy literature. Through this blog we hope to discover talented young or unnoticed writers and get them the exposure they deserve. As well as publishing writers, we hope to use this blog to…
Basic checklist for your story
This checklist can be used during both planning and editing stages.
- Does your protagonist have a personality beyond being heroic and nice?
- Does your protagonist have agency?
- Does your protagonist’s personality change?
- Did your protagonist have a life and relationships…
What You Need to Know Most About Character Voice
I’m kind of embarrassed to admit I didn’t have much of an understanding of character voice two years ago. I’m an English graduate, and none of my professors in college really talked about it. I think I remember learning the definition in high school and reading it…
We’re losing all our Strong Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome
Many modern action movies, including How To Train Your Dragon 2, are visibly trying to make their female characters more than trophies and …
Hugely important read.
Tor.com Accepting Sci-Fi/Fantasy Manuscripts for New Imprint
Popular sci-fi site Tor.com (est. 2008) is launching a new book imprint called Tor.com: The Imprint and has posted new submission guidelines to help unagented authors propose their book manuscripts to the editors.
Now until August 31, 2014, the…
Using Inaction to Raise the Stakes
Recently someone asked me how to raise the stakes of their novel without big action scenes and I thought this question deserved further attention. It’s important to remember that you don’t need to use action to create tension—there are other simple ways to do it.
On Writing Survival: Supplies
Everyone needs supplies. Surviving with nothing but the skin on your back can be done…for a couple of days. You want to live past that, you’re going to need at least something.
What your character has access to is going to depend on what character you’re writing and…