Many people are craving stories right now with gentle plots and hopeful themes to contrast the recent dystopic trends in publishing, media, and real-life dramas. So, what makes for positive science fiction and fantasy and what are some favorite examples of the brighter side of speculative fiction.
Reaching Past Riordan
Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series has led to an explosion of YA speculative fiction that explores mythology and folktales through the adventures of modern-day characters. What made this subgenre so popular? And who are some authors to pick up after Percy Jackson? And how has the genre expanded to feature non-Western mythologies?
A Love Story: Tips on Writing Romance
The panel was an interesting discussion that left me with several takeaways.
– Things that inspire romance writers.
– The main components of the romance novel
– Writing techniques
– A reference link
Writing For Young Adults
What makes a novel YA?
Why is all the best literature YA and what makes it so great?
How gritty can you go?
Plus, 8 writing mistakes to be wary of.
Science Fiction Has Always Been Political
Here’s Part 6 of my Virtual Balticon panel notes. Throughout the history of science fiction and fantasy, creators have used the … More
Adding Love Stories To Genre Fiction
Integrating romance into genre fiction can be a tricky endeavor.
Why would you want to? And how should you do it?