Category Archives: Guest post

How to Invent a Fantasy/Sci-Fi Race: with guest author Randy Ellefson

Today I’d like to welcome Randy Ellefson, author world-building reference guide Creating Life, to speak to us on the art of creating new species for our Fantasy or Sci-Fi works. Take it away, Randy! Creating a fantasy or SF species/race is … Continue reading

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5 lessons to improve your world-building: with guest Susan K. Hamilton

Continuing our series of guest posts, Susan K. Hamilton, the author of Shadow King, brings us some important tips to make your world-building great. Fantasy and fiction author Susan K. Hamilton published her first fantasy novel—DARKSTAR RISING—through Xlibris in 2003. The … Continue reading

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World-building hidden meanings and messages into fantasy, with guest Laura E. Thompson

I am pleased to welcome Laura E. Thompson to the blog to contribute another great article on fantasy world-building. Laura has recently published her first book, the Burden of Destiny, which you can discover in more detail below. Laura E. Thompson … Continue reading

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Steps to becoming a great fantasy world-builder: guest Viel Nast

For those who saw my recent call for guest posts on fantasy topics, today I’m excited to share the first article on world-building, from author Viel Nast. Viel celebrates the recent release of his book, Savage Swords: The Great Old Ones … Continue reading

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10 Rules for Writing Historical Fiction

Greetings epic fantasy writers and readers! Today we have historical fiction author Michael Bolan here to blog about the 10 rues for writing historical fiction — and there are some great tidbits in here for epic fantasy writers, too! Be sure to … Continue reading

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Horror Writing Tools for Authors of Epic Fantasy — with guest Rayne Hall

To wrap up our great discussion on crossing genres with fantasy this month, and prepare the way for next month’s topic, I’m pleased to welcome special guest, Rayne Hall, an author of dark epic fantasy with strong roots in horror. … Continue reading

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Walking Four Paths — Guest Author Grant Smuts

Today I welcome a new guest! Grant Smuts is an aspiring South African author with a love of all things fantasy. Growing older and grumpier in the local publishing environment, which was more than a little hostile to debut fantasy … Continue reading

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