Book Review: Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

This book came out when I was twelve and I remember seeing it in bookstores as well as the library for years after. Since then, it has been on my TBR. However, due to the fact that I have avoided like wildfire most teen books since I hit college, I did not read it. Until … Continue reading Book Review: Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

Book Review: The Tangled Lands (you sit on a throne of lies…)

This book was on my Books I’m Excited for February, 2018. Like I said in my original post about it, the main reason I wanted to read this book was because its cover is one of the most beautiful book covers I have ever seen. I love photography that employs techniques like double exposure…but I’m … Continue reading Book Review: The Tangled Lands (you sit on a throne of lies…)

Compressed Guide to Writing Fantasy Creatures

Any fantasy author will tell you that the world is one of the most important parts to this genre. Although characters must be relatable and the plot interesting, it is often in exploring unique worlds that both readers and characters alike can be fascinated and impressed. Recently I talked about Realistic Fantasy Governments. Now, I … Continue reading Compressed Guide to Writing Fantasy Creatures

Creating Realistic Political Systems in Fantasy Worlds

Since yesterday was the 2017 presidential inauguration (as of when I am posting this article on 1/21/17), I think this is the perfect time to talk about creating a realistic, political system in a fantasy world. I want to address different complexities of creating a political system that many writers either ignore or do not … Continue reading Creating Realistic Political Systems in Fantasy Worlds