The Power of Imagination

This is a guest post by author Jenelle Leanne Schmidt. When I was asked to write a post about something that inspires my writing, my mind went instantly blank. I struggled with jotting down one idea, then another, but none of it felt right. You see, I’m not entirely certain I can point to a [...]

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Catching the Butterfly of Inspiration

This is a guest post by author Brent King. “This is how I want to spend my life: corroborating with the forces of inspiration that I can neither see, nor prove, nor command, nor understand.” - Elizabeth Gilbert Inspiration can be a flitting, fleeting thing. My Vain Effort I have often attempted to follow the [...]

When Winter Won’t Go Away

I'm not sure what you're experiencing in your part of the world, but here in Missouri, winter keeps coming back. Fortunately, I love winter and snow. Unfortunately, snow makes it harder to get out and DO things. But more hibernating days means more writing days! And I've been taking full advantage of those. My new [...]

Are Fairy Tales a Waste of Time?

This is a guest post by Brent King. As a Christian urban fantasy author I have been confronted, as have many of my writing partners, by those who doubt that fantasy, or fairy stories, have any anchor in the real world. Worse yet, some have argued that they take their reader far out of this [...]

Book Blurb Blues

I've been in the process of writing and polishing the back cover description for my upcoming novella. And I'll tell you the truth - it's not fun at all. I keep wanting to shout, "But I'm a book writer, not a blurb writer! I'm good at unraveling my story over the long haul, not condensing [...]

The King’s Scrolls Character Spotlight: Prince Daniel

I'm pleased to host Jaye L. Knight on my blog today, the author of the newly released fantasy, The King's Scrolls! It's the second book in the Ilyon Chronicles, and I've heard nothing but wonderful things about both books! The character being spotlighted today is Prince Daniel. He sounds quite intriguing to me! First, here's [...]