Friday, August 18, 2017

Fantasy Links 8/18/17

A list of fantasy books to read from the 90s:  http://www.unboundworlds.com/2017/08/want-read-90s-heres-start/


An article about reading the right book at the right time:  http://www.tor.com/2017/08/18/the-right-book-at-the-right-time/



A list of books to get started in urban fantasy:  https://theportalist.com/urban-fantasy-101-books-to-get-you-started

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Fantasy Links 8/5/17

A day late but here you go.

An article about fantasy books inspired by British Isles stories:  http://www.tor.com/2017/08/04/13-fantasies-inspired-by-legends-from-the-british-isles/

A writing article on getting inspiration from history:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-tips-for-taking-inspiration-from-history/





Friday, July 28, 2017

Fantasy Links 7/28/17


An article on the Belgariad by David Eddings at 30:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2017/the-belgariad-by-david-eddings-over-thirty


An article from an author about how Star Wars helped him with his epic fantasy trilogy:  http://www.tor.com/2017/07/28/what-star-wars-taught-me-about-my-epic-fantasy-trilogy/


An article about types of authors we don’t need:  https://yesclash.com/2017/07/26/ten-types-of-authors-who-can-go-fuck-themselves/


World Fantasy Award nominations for this year:  http://www.locusmag.com/News/2017/07/world-fantasy-award-nominees/

Friday, July 07, 2017

Fantasy Links 7/7/17

Welcome to a new post. With "Game of Thrones" premiering soon. Here are some interesting links from around the web.

A list of new and notable books for July:  http://www.locusmag.com/Magazine/2017/07/new-notable-books-july-2017/

An article on getting ideas for writing:  http://www.locusmag.com/Magazine/2017/07/new-notable-books-july-2017/

Information on a new “Game of Thrones” touring exhibit:  http://www.syfy.com/2017-7-7/game-of-thrones-the-touring-exhibit-hbo

Some “Game of Thrones” quotes:  https://theportalist.com/the-best-game-of-thrones-quotes

An article about other dualities to use other than good and evil:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-more-dualities-that-can-replace-good-and-evil/

Another “Game of Thrones” article on is magic Westeros’s problem” :  http://www.tor.com/2017/07/07/is-magic-the-cause-of-westeros-problems/

Friday, June 16, 2017

Fantasy Links 6/16/17

Here's a short post for today.

A list of fantasy and science fiction books coming out in the next few months:  http://www.locusmag.com/Resources/ForthcomingBooks.html

An article about ghost writing for a living:  https://www.blackgate.com/2017/06/14/more-thoughts-on-ghostwriting-for-a-living/

An article about the fantasy drinking places we’d like to visit:  https://theportalist.com/fantasy-bars-we-want-to-patronize

An article about collaboration and dreaming:  https://mythicscribes.com/writing-life/collaborative-dreaming/

An article about the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy tale:  http://www.tor.com/2017/06/15/enchantment-death-and-footwear-the-twelve-dancing-princesses/
Magical Words has several links to interesting articles on writing and such:  http://magicalwords.net

Thursday, June 01, 2017

June Explanation

This is my apology and explanation about what happened to the blog during May. First, please don’t give up on the blog. Keeping a blog needs to be done in a timely and consistent manner, Which I haven’t done especially during May. My only excuse is life events. I’m the sole caretaker for my elderly parents who are in their 90s. Early in May, my father caught the flu. He ended up in the hospital for 3 days and was sent home using a catheter for a few days. Recovery takes a long time for an older person at this age. I spent all of May staying home taking care of things, but had no time for personal or fun stuff. :( My father is much better now. I hope to do a better job with the blog in June barring any more life interruptions. Thank you for hearing me out.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Fantasy Links 4/28/17

A writing article about depicting internal conflicts from Mythcreants:  http://mythcreants.com/blog/depicting-internal-conflicts/#more-18260

An article on worldbuilding about siege and siegecraft:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2017/sieges-and-siegecraft-part-two-defenders

An article about the new “American Gods” tv show and the importance of reading the novel first:  http://io9.gizmodo.com/why-you-should-read-the-american-gods-novel-before-watc-1794638929

For those readers and watchers that love anime, here’s an article about anime coming out in the spring:  http://www.tor.com/2017/04/28/spring-2017-anime-preview-can-we-stop-adding-re-to-anime-titles-now/

Lastly, for fun this week an article about to name your nerdy cats:  https://theportalist.com/cat-names-for-your-nerdy-feline