August 2019

Phoenix Events for Summer 2019 Part 1: Books, Writing and Local Fun

2019-08-21T04:54:28-07:00

Summer in Phoenix is nobody’s favorite time of year, especially with record-high temps, monsoons and well-known dust storms. Thankfully, businesses and local Phoenicians alike make a concerted effort to offer a variety of events to give residents a [...]

Phoenix Events for Summer 2019 Part 1: Books, Writing and Local Fun2019-08-21T04:54:28-07:00

Genre Awards and Accolades Writers Should Submit To

2019-08-07T08:22:34-07:00

Earlier this year in a blog, we discussed several of the awards available for authors of science fiction and fantasy. However, if you don’t write in either of those genres, don’t fear! There are nominations available in several [...]

Genre Awards and Accolades Writers Should Submit To2019-08-07T08:22:34-07:00

July 2019

“The Seven Sins of Writing” Part Seven: Subverting Expectations

2019-07-31T08:13:21-07:00

**Warning: spoilers about the television show Game of Thrones ahead.** The final post in our “Seven Sins of Writing” focuses on the most impactful “sin” made in the eighth season of Game of Thrones. Making plot decisions for [...]

“The Seven Sins of Writing” Part Seven: Subverting Expectations2019-07-31T08:13:21-07:00

“The Seven Sins of Writing” Part Six: Plot Armor and Protecting Your Characters

2019-07-25T08:28:00-07:00

**Warning: spoilers about the television show Game of Thrones ahead.** In the major battles of the final seasons of Game of Thrones, there is no doubt that the show’s creators utilized plot armor and that it hindered the [...]

“The Seven Sins of Writing” Part Six: Plot Armor and Protecting Your Characters2019-07-25T08:28:00-07:00

“The Seven Sins of Writing” Part Five: Lackluster Dialogue

2019-07-29T06:51:02-07:00

**Warning: spoilers about the television show Game of Thrones ahead.** Last week we discussed the sin of “anticlimactic endings” in storytelling, using two of the largest Game of Thrones’ plot points as examples. This week the topic is [...]

“The Seven Sins of Writing” Part Five: Lackluster Dialogue2019-07-29T06:51:02-07:00