Writing and Fantasy

  • Better Queries Through Olivia Atwater’s Better Blurbs

    December 6, 2021 by

    December isn’t the time to query a novel, so I am finding an outlet for my impatience by tweaking my query. By coincidence, yesterday I came across Olivia Atwater’s Better Blurb Writing for Authors, and immediately downloaded it. I’m glad I did, because it vastly improved my query letter. Atwater’s book is a short read.… Read more

  • Making Character Lists More Interesting

    October 28, 2021 by

    Fantasy novels tend to have a lot of characters. The Bone Ransom, the novel I am currently querying, has thirty-two, if you count off-stage and historical figures with names, although that number plunges to twenty if I only include those who actually appear. That’s far from the largest cast I’ve come across, but big enough… Read more

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