Tag: fiction


Spotlights

“Yowza! Priest by Sierra Simone is one taboo but highly addicting read.” –Diva Lauren Yep, I just quoted myself. I finished this book and literally said, “Yowza!” Priest by Sierra Simone is the hot book circulating in the indie world right now. Promotion was all over the place on my Facebook for a good week before it released. Since I’m a fan of the forbidden...

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Bad Writing Advice Articles / On Writing

At the end of January, I had the opportunity to attend the Salt Lake Comic Con FanX event and attend several wonderful author panels about various writing topics. One of those panels tackled the topic of “Bad Writing Advice” with authors Dan Wells, Natalie Whipple, Nathan Shumate, Dan Willis, Johnny Worthen, Jared Quan, and Larry Correia. The authors on the panel were wonderfully entertaining, but...

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Articles / On Genre

Christian fiction. Or is it inspirational fiction? Or is it religious fiction? Or maybe evangelical fiction? Or are the four of these different? Well, that is a bit of a difficult question to answer. Inspirational is a heading that can encompass all manner of religious fiction. Today we are talking about inspirational Christian fiction. But it can be referred to by any of the four...

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On Writing

Plot and Genre What’s the difference? A plot is a sequence of events that make up a story. It has a beginning, middle, and end. Sounds simple enough, right? Author E. M. Forester illustrated this with a simple comparison. Take a basic story, such as, “The king died and then the queen died.”  We don’t have much of a plot, certainly not one that would...

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Articles / On Genre

I love historical fiction, whether it be a dramatization of real events, a what-if scenario, or a time travel. I have yet to find a well-written historical novel I didn’t liked. Now let me make myself clear. I like historical fiction. I’m not the scholarly type who dives into real history and vets out every minute detail of the era, unless I’m writing a novel....

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