Neil Mach

Author – Fantasy Realism

Apeiron

He came across a way of attributing breadth & height to the things we least understand but most admire. Using Apeiron, we can attribute broadness & stature to the “thoughts behind” the things we can’t see…

Rha Arayal

Rha discusses poetry and how it can be a therapeutic exercise, she also offers expert guidance on how to write about “intangible concepts” and talks about compulsive writing…

Charles Sterling

Charles Sterling talks about lazy fantasies and writing a chapter a day to complete a book in a month…

Nina Munteanu

NINA MUNTEANU talks about narrative responsibility and writing in the Anthropocene era…

Sophy Layzell

Learn more about Sophy and her journey into writing + how she balances so many skills & undertakings while at the same time finding (precious) time to write…

Pleasure in Reading

As a fantasy author you’ll want to deliver your readers lots of amusement & satisfaction. But what makes a book a pleasure to read? What makes a story pleasurable? Add a few of these ingredients and you are sure to delight your audience: “Get the reader to make emotional connections with your characters…” Encourage reader …

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Book Covers

Unless you’re a seasoned graphic designer and not only that but also an expert in book-cover design, I recommend, right away, that you don’t even consider designing your own cover. Yes, I know it will be faster & cheaper to do it yourself, but you will pay dearly in the long run. Dearly! The cover …

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Death of Prince Consort

Death dealing is our #1 form of light entertainment We’re not being entertained by the thought of confronting death. Nor are we entertained by the idea of coping with death. Or handling death. Or overcoming death. Not even about caring for those who suffered the consequences of death… no, as a species we care little …

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Senses

Here’s how to “think up” new exotic senses for your fantasy characters…

Ghost In The Mirror

Mirrors are portals to other dimensions … let’s start with that thought before studying liminality, pareidolia, and the art of scrying —