Tag: Urban Fantasy

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Vampires Suck!?!? #Writing #Author #Advice

First there was high fantasy… elves, dwarves, orcs, goblins, and the race of man… people saw it and were pleased. (1970s) Then came the aliens craze, starting with horror, and moving into action and urban fantasy. People saw it and were pleased… (Late 70s-1980s) Then came angels. They were sensitive, romantic, and powerful. Drama lovers saw it and were pleased. (1990s) Now… well… So … Read More Vampires Suck!?!? #Writing #Author #Advice

Elves #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

As you can imagine by my written work so far… I love elves. They’re are some of my favorite mythological characters… but over the years, there have been different incarnations of them. So which one is the right one? Well technically speaking, there is no right or wrong in Fantasy… and I can say that with a straight face after watching Jeremy Irons in … Read More Elves #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

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Too Soon Tragedy

Hi Jim, I wanted to ask you about writing about tragic events. Example, let’s say you’re writing a story that’s taking place in the modern day and then something happens, does that alter your writing? Let me give you an example… Part of one of my stories is set in Berkeley California. There was a major riot out here and part of the area … Read More Too Soon Tragedy

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Writing Reality

I have wondered this myself, as my novel is set in real places in Colorado‚Ķ I do have a question along the same lines: How important in fiction-dystopian writing is geographical accuracy and specificity? People living here would know the difference and could be distracted by inaccuracies. People that are not familiar with the area may get lost in the details. And maybe the … Read More Writing Reality

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Magnifica: Dark Redemption (Chapter 4)

THIS POST HAS SPOILERS, IF YOU PLAN ON READING MAGNIFICA, PLEASE SKIP!!! Apparently I have some speed readers on my hand, because as of late, I’ve been getting emails regarding a certain plot point that comes at the end of Tears of the Fallen: So if you don’t already know… last chance for spoilers… yes, […]

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Magnifica: Dark Redemption (Chapter 3)

THIS POST HAS SPOILERS, IF YOU PLAN ON READING MAGNIFICA, PLEASE SKIP!!! Apparently I have some speed readers on my hand, because as of late, I’ve been getting emails regarding a certain plot point that comes at the end of Tears of the Fallen: So if you don’t already know… last chance for spoilers… yes, […]

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Magnifica: Dark Redemption (Chapter 2)

THIS POST HAS SPOILERS, IF YOU PLAN ON READING MAGNIFICA, PLEASE SKIP!!! Apparently I have some speed readers on my hand, because as of late, I’ve been getting emails regarding a certain plot point that comes at the end of Tears of the Fallen: So if you don’t already know… last chance for spoilers… yes, […]

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Magnifica: Dark Redemption (Chapter 1)

THIS POST HAS SPOILERS, IF YOU PLAN ON READING MAGNIFICA, PLEASE SKIP!!! Apparently I have some speed readers on my hand, because as of late, I’ve been getting emails regarding a certain plot point that comes at the end of Tears of the Fallen: So if you don’t already know… last chance for spoilers… yes, […]

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Taryn: The Lost Magnifica Sequel (Chapter 7)

THIS POST HAS SPOILERS, IF YOU PLAN ON READING MAGNIFICA, PLEASE SKIP!!! Apparently I have some speed readers on my hand, because as of late, I’ve been getting emails regarding a certain plot point that comes at the end of Tears of the Fallen: So if you don’t already know… last chance for spoilers… yes, […]

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Taryn: The Lost Magnifica Sequel (Chapter 6)

THIS POST HAS SPOILERS, IF YOU PLAN ON READING MAGNIFICA, PLEASE SKIP!!! Apparently I have some speed readers on my hand, because as of late, I’ve been getting emails regarding a certain plot point that comes at the end of Tears of the Fallen: So if you don’t already know… last chance for spoilers… yes, […]

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Taryn: The Lost Magnifica Sequel (Chapter 5)

THIS POST HAS SPOILERS, IF YOU PLAN ON READING MAGNIFICA, PLEASE SKIP!!! Apparently I have some speed readers on my hand, because as of late, I’ve been getting emails regarding a certain plot point that comes at the end of Tears of the Fallen: So if you don’t already know… last chance for spoilers… yes, […]

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Taryn: The Lost Magnifica Sequel (Chapter 4)

THIS POST HAS SPOILERS, IF YOU PLAN ON READING MAGNIFICA, PLEASE SKIP!!! Apparently I have some speed readers on my hand, because as of late, I’ve been getting emails regarding a certain plot point that comes at the end of Tears of the Fallen: So if you don’t already know… last chance for spoilers… yes, […]