Tag Archive | speculative

Lorehaven

Lorehaven

On this blog, we often talk about the power of story and the high calling we as creatives have to express Truth in a new way, to show the glory of God in dark places, and to reflect God’s creative image by creating fantastic things. We also lament the fact that we’re in a strange […]

Publisher: Anaiah Press

Publisher: Anaiah Press

We have a new addition to the Publishers page. Anaiah Press is a Christian publisher handling a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres. The Anaiah Presence imprint includes adult genre fiction, focusing on speculative fiction, thriller and suspense, science fiction, supernatural, and dystopian. The editors in this imprint are looking for books that are “light […]

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 […]

What Genre?

What Genre?

I took a quiz on Facebook the other day entitled “Which genre of fiction should you write?” And of course, these quizzes are totally accurate and infallible, right? Seriously, though, I enjoy taking them and a lot of times I think the results are pretty accurate. Sometimes I think they’re just really generic and say […]

When is Christian Fiction Not?

When is Christian Fiction Not?

I’m a Christian. I write fiction. I’m pretty sure I don’t write Christian fiction. My first novel/series, Dying for Dragons, could probably fit in, especially as Speculative fiction has started to get a foothold. The main character is a Christian, and there’s a pretty consistent thread, even though there’s no gospel message or overt preaching. […]

Prep Talk

Prep Talk

Memorize pitch. Check One Sheets. Check. Research Agents and Editors. Check. And the list goes on as I make final preparations for my trip to this years ACFW Conference in Dallas. Last year was my first time attending the Conference as well as my first ever writer’s conference. Some people say I jumped into the deep end, and […]

Magical Moments

Magical Moments

As I passed my submission around the table full of critiquers, I trembled with anticipation. Would such a diverse group like my far-out fantasy story? I purred with satisfaction as they laughed at all the right moments. A subtle hum filled the room at my description of a bakery. It was an author’s dream come true. They […]

Massive Books Ahead!

I find it interesting as I talk with various writers of fiction – published and unpublished – that opinions vary as to just how many words should go into a novel of any kind. And I’ve found that a lot of it seems to depend on opinions based on whether or not you’re a first […]