Josh R Smith

What I learned from Realm Makers – part 1

What I learned from Realm Makers – part 1

I’ve posted before about my love for the Realm Makers conference. How it was my first foray into the writing world, and how much stepping onto the campus in St Louis in 2015 changed my perspective. Next week will be my fourth time attending Realm Makers, and I wanted to share some of the things […]

Time to Launch

Time to Launch

Weeks before my first time at a writer’s conference, I was connected to a guy named Jason Joyner. It was both of our first time at Realm Makers – and we both LOVE Star Wars. Jason was my introduction to several speculative authors, and I was floored by his connection to people, the industry, and […]

Flash Fiction – The nightmare

Flash Fiction – The nightmare

When it comes to flash fiction, I tend to treat it as a single glimpse into a story world. I love trying to fit as much depth into a quick read. I try to introduce a couple characters, establish a world-building rule or two, and then round off the story, but leave you wanting more. […]

The Story of Comics

The Story of Comics

Last week here on the New Authors Fellowship, I posted about several up and coming books that I was excited about. In that post I talked about a couple video games that had amazing stories, but before video games, and before books, I was reading about some marvelous heroes and their penchant for saving the […]

Motivation

Motivation

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty…” Teddy Roosevelt Let’s drop a little nugget of truth to start off today: It’s a lot easier to hit “play next episode” than it is to sit down and spit out a thousand words of imaginative prose. There are […]

New Books!!

New Books!!

I have this problem. I love buying books. I love buying books almost as much as I enjoy reading them. The problem is that I never seem to catch up on my “to be read” pile. I know I’m not the only one in this boat (looks at every other book fan) The good news […]

Story Time – The end of Waiting

Story Time – The end of Waiting

  The End of Waiting – by Josh R Smith The neon lights of Ferros pushed back the grim atmosphere of the dank undercity alley. Or was it the dank atmosphere that squelched the neon lights. Dak Prescott wasn’t sure which it was, nor did he really care. All he wanted was for this job […]