Tag: Fantasy

Flash Fiction: Remember

Flash Fiction: Remember

Every year, Rosalie Valentine hosts a Flash Fiction Dash, which is a couple of weeks in which authors across the blogosphere (and beyond) write flash fiction based on a prompt assigned by Rosalie, post them on their blogs if they have them, and then Rosalie gathers them all into one glorious wrap-up post at the end. I saw it last year, but thought I couldn’t write anything that short, but this year I decided it would be a good way to get back into short stories in a more gradual and fun way… and I was basically right. The only problem is… with any new short story comes new characters that I have NO IDEA WHAT TO DO WITH beyond the story, so now these characters are rattling around in my brain.

But enough of my yakking. Here’s the prompt I started with: Continue reading “Flash Fiction: Remember”

Book Review: The Hidden Queen by Janelle Garrett

Book Review: The Hidden Queen by Janelle Garrett

I really, really, really wanted to love this book. I had high hopes, going in, and the book just… didn’t deliver. (I do list positives at the end, I promise. :P)

First, the writing style was bland. There wasn’t enough description or action to balance out the dialogue, and the dialogue was bogged down by repetitive descriptions of itself. Like the spot where it’s mentioned that Gwen laughed because she was amused. Or where she said “Perhaps” and we’re told it was noncommittal. A lot of places just could have benefited from trimming things down in a lot of places and bulking them up in others. Continue reading “Book Review: The Hidden Queen by Janelle Garrett”

Character Interview: Halder Eckard

Character Interview: Halder Eckard

Halder is another character from The Masked Captain, another friend of Rynn’s, and I love him so much. XD He’s sweet, honorable, fun, loves both storytelling and music, and is just all-around an awesome character. (I promise I didn’t set out to create nearly my dream guy, it just happened.) I hope you enjoy reading about him as much as I enjoy writing him! Continue reading “Character Interview: Halder Eckard”

Discovering Your World: History and How it Affects the Present

Discovering Your World: History and How it Affects the Present

History is a foundation for the present. Without history, we wouldn’t be close to where we are today, and the same is true of your fictional world; all of the events in your world’s history have led up to where it is now, which is why it’s important to know that history and know how everything came to be the way it is. Let’s dive into a few things to think about when considering a world’s history. Continue reading “Discovering Your World: History and How it Affects the Present”

Character Interview: Ari Beckham

Character Interview: Ari Beckham

Ari is a friend of Rynn’s from The Masked Captain. He’s quiet and generally attempts to play by the rules, but also has strong beliefs and will do what he has to, to do the right thing. He’s incredibly loyal to his friends and family. Enjoy his interview! :) Continue reading “Character Interview: Ari Beckham”