Tag Archive | Short Stories

The Third Son

The Third Son

The Amulet Saga, Volume Two: The Traveler Others in the series: Escape Bandit Trader The Third Son Tristyn winced at the sound of a shriek echoing down the hallway. A moment later, a herd of his little brothers thundered around the corner, racing toward the courtyard. Tristyn pressed against the wall and waited for them […]

Trader

Trader

The Amulet Saga, Volume Two: The Defector Others in the series: Escape Bandit Trader “Those are Legerdemain amethysts,” Jyn said, holding one of the gems up to the light. The trader ran a greasy hand through thin, stringy, black hair. “That they are, Madam. The finest in the world. They say that when the last […]

Writing Shorts

Writing Shorts

As you know if you’ve been following me for awhile, I’m pretty into short fiction. My short story collection, The Heir, is coming out soon (stay tuned!), I’ve done quite a number of short stories on this blog, and of course I’ve done plenty of them via Splickety/Havok. I really like writing it. I like […]

Hybrid Authors

Hybrid Authors

When you’re a writer, at some point you have to face the decision about whether to self-publish or pursue traditional publishing. There are pros and cons to both routes, so it really depends on both the author and the book itself what the best option is. For some, that may be an easy decision. For […]

On the Feast of Stephen

On the Feast of Stephen

Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the Feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even Most of us in the Protestant tradition have long ignored Saint Stephen’s feast day. It’s today, December 26. We do remember Stephen himself, of course. He’s first mentioned in Acts 6:5, when he is […]

How to write short stories

How to write short stories

Guest Blogger: Wyatt Dalton Short stories are a great way to build publishing credits. But for those of us used to writing long, complex works, it can be a real challenge. So here are some dos and don’ts for epic fantasy writers breaking into the short story market. Don’t: open with a prologue or other […]

Challenge Success

Challenge Success

Throughout the last half of the month of August, I participated in an informal challenge given by my good buddy and boss at Splickety Publishing Group, Ben Wolf, to write one flash fiction story per day for the rest of the month. I didn’t do exactly that. For one thing, I didn’t finish all of […]

Fun With Short Stories

Fun With Short Stories

One of my difficulties is getting back into the groove after a long writing layoff. Especially when that layoff occurs in the middle of the story. It’s difficult to leap back into the jumble of emotions which found their way onto the page when you’ve been separated from those specific emotions for a while. So, […]