Today, I'm interviewing the author of fantasy and fairy tale retellings with a twist, the creative genius Kyle Robert Shultz. Welcome to the blog, Kyle! Here’s a cup of coffee to warm your hands. Let’s start by diving into your author bio—specifically the part that says you began writing in your early teens after being … Continue reading Interview with fantasy author Kyle Robert Shultz
It began on a cool, October day… The floorboards creaked as I walked through the kitchen. Our house is old—the historic kind, built back in the 1800's. You might think this sounds cool, but in reality it’s drafty, with cracks along the walls and windows, and floors and doors that squeak at the slightest touch. … Continue reading My True Horror Story #scarytruestories
BlogBattle word: Cave!
Good day to you! If you’ve missed out on the announcement, the BlogBattle is back! Yes, yes it is. And now is the time to write your story for October so everyone can read and enjoy it throughout the month and in the future.
And here is this month’s word:
Of course, the best place to connect and get dialed in for the battles is at our BlogBattlers WordPress Blog: https://blogbattlers.wordpress.com/2018/10/02/cave/ where you’ll meet some of the other writers, have access to links to past stories and see the current word for each month.
I procrastinated last month (I’m going to blame it on the beginning of school for my kids and all the added chaos of afterschool activities. ;)) and didn’t get a story written, which is super sad! So, my advice is to spend this week writing your story! Next week on Tuesday we’ll start posting links…
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The winner of the Most Epic Hero Silmaril is now to be announced! Aragorn and his crew will do the presenting today. You can find links to all of the other awards being presented HERE. Enjoy! 🙂 “Are the columns and flowers all put in place, yet?” Aragorn asked as he paced about Minas Tirith’s … Continue reading The Winner of the Most Epic Hero #SilmarilAwards2018
The top 5 nominees for each of the Silmaril Awards have been gathered, and they now await your final decision. Here is the link to the voting form: https://silmarillion.typeform.com/to/RDDCKi Cast your vote in the form above to decide who are the winners in each category for 2019! The top 5 for Most Epic Hero silmaril (held … Continue reading It’s Time to Vote for the Winners! Silmaril Awards 2019
It’s a new BlogBattle month, and the prompt word is Blaze!
September 2018 Blog Battle
Our word this month is:
Any photos included with the prompt are only for your benefit as a pinch of inspiration. They don’t need to dictate your theme or story genre. Only the Word of the Month counts! Photos are thanks to various photographers from Unsplash.com
You can start writing at any time, but make sure you post your story by the 30th of the month to come into the running for featured writer by your friendly,
incorrigible encouraging Blog Battle admins!
Once you’ve posted your story to your blog, put a link to it in the comments section, and we’ll add your story to the Battle Stories Line-up post.
Make sure to check back and read some of the stories of your fellow battlers. Leave comments to encourage these writers, and share each other’s stories!
The battler who is chosen in a given month…
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Yes, it's beginning a tad later in the summer than usual, but hey, we're going to have fun with this! For those who are new to the annual online ceremony, it is the time when awards are presented to fantasy characters nominated and voted by YOU the attendees. These awards will be presented by characters from … Continue reading Silmaril Awards 2018 nominations, Most Epic Hero. The time has come!
I am thrilled because one of my favorite fantasy artists, Adele Lorienne, has created an adult coloring book, and it's the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen, so unique compared to other coloring books out there. Have a look at her sample pages HERE. But here's the thing! The coloring book is on Kickstarter and … Continue reading Guys, you don’t want to miss this!
Blog Battle is beginning anew TOMORROW!
Share your work. Read that of other writers.
Blog Battle is coming back AUGUST 7th, 2018! Mark your calendar, my friend!
What is Blog Battle, you might ask? It’s a monthly writing prompt to inspire writers and entertain readers.
This is it! Blog Battle’s Glorious Return
We’ve all heard how writing is a lonely business. Well, I think we’ve all heard it. And if not, now we have. But in the world of the internet, writing doesn’t have to be nearly so isolated a pursuit!
Blog Battle isn’t your typical writing prompt. At our core, we want to create relationships, build life-long writer friendships, and encourage each other to become better writers than we were yesterday.
Admittedly, this means a little extra work. BUT! It is worth it. People are worth it. The value we gain from connecting with other writers who are on the same journey we are cannot be measured by analytics…
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And yes, this includes WordPress.com users! In fact, the whole point is that they can be used on WordPress.com sites (like mine) and look unique, instead of the plain ones you find out there now. But first, here's the story of how they came about: When I started revising the draft of my novel Strayborn, … Continue reading New Progress Bars Available for Wordpress!