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August 5, 2018

I keep encountering the term ‘literary fiction’. I felt it was finally time to shout that the Emperor is not wearing any clothes, and that calling anything literary fiction is nonsensical. Before my opinion is dismissed as the sort of drivel to be expected by the unwas...

June 24, 2018

As worldbuilding and mythology are two of my great interests, I snagged a guest blog from K.S. Villoso that deals with both. This time, we venture outside our typical Indo-European haunt and all the way to the Philippines!

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December 7, 2017

I have the pleasure of being acquainted with the Bard (of Australia, not Avon). You no doubt remember him from his video explaining why Heroquest is the best game ever. The Bard is not only a master of the video format, however. He was approached the write the novelisa...

October 8, 2017

A brief intermission from the typical blog content to have the news stored in a more permanent location than my FB page - the first draft of my sequel, The Raven's Cry, is complete. A lengthy editing process lies ahead - last time, I spent about a year and a half on th...

September 19, 2017

Some weeks ago, I participated in a podcast discussion concerning fantasy and its European tropes. While fantasy thankfully has diversified enormously in terms of plot, setting, characters etc., the very name of the genre still often evokes connotations of knights, swo...

August 13, 2017

I have not one but two videos to share with you. One is a recording of a podcast I participated in, while the second is an audio short story based on chapter 9 of The Eagle's Flight.

The Fantasy Fiends discuss topics related to fantasy literature along with a guest auth...

July 29, 2017

I have occasionally seen readers, including my own, ask how to support their indie/self-published authors, which of course is a trend I would very much like to encourage. This is a list of everything I could come up with, which readers can do to support authors such as...

July 15, 2017

Following a precarious chronology in our catalogue, we go from mythology to legends, from gods to heroes. I call this chronology precarious as we cannot necessarily be certain that the stories of the gods analysed in the previous post are older than the stories that wi...

May 28, 2017

The mythologies discussed in previous articles are the earliest examples of both stories and of heroes in the cultures of our world. Before we move from the realm of mythology and gods to literature and men, it is time to delve into the analysis of heroic archetypes. T...

April 23, 2017

This will be the last of the introductory entries in this blog series. While I previous employed the aid of others well-versed in mythologies less known to me, we have reached the Norse subject matter. A major influence on much fantasy literature and one of my own area...

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