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A Surprising Way to Make Your Writing Stronger

Using buzzwords can actually improve your content. Here are 3 ways to do it well.<p>Buzzwords come in many forms. We have all seen lists of buzzwords we should do away with immediatelyand those we should learn to embrace. They are by definition trendy, and it can become tedious to keep up with which …

Vocabulary

13 Haunting Books To Read This Fall, If You Dare

👻<p>‘Tis the season for re-re-watching “Stranger Things” and contemplating the punniest possible couple’s costume, plug and socket notwithstanding. ‘Tis also the season for picking up scary books ― books that disturb, books that alarm, books that go bump in the night.<p>We’ve selected a few of our …

5 Harry Potter Fan fictions Better Than 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child'

The Harry Potter play has been called "bad fan fiction." Well, here's some actual fan fictions with better stories.<p>We won’t spoil the plot if you …

17 Ways To Write A Terrifyingly Good Horror Story

I've reached a point in my WIP where I have to kill off one of my antagonist's minions in a grizzly way and was curious what tips other writers had …

The Art of Writing Fantasy

Is your story the one you cannot bear not to write? Does thinking about it consume your idle moments? Do you lie awake at night worrying about bits …

Creative Writing

Top 10 Fantasy Writing Tips From 'Game Of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin

Last night, <i>A Game Of Thrones</i> author George R.R. Martin took to the stage at the Sydney Opera House to discuss his popular fantasy series, the …

19 science fiction and fantasy books to pick up this October

It’s October, which means that it’s time to take a look at the next crop of books that are slated to hit your favorite local bookstore in the days ahead.<p>Here’s 19 books to pick up this month:<p>October 4th<p><i>Rise of Io</i><b>, Wesley Chu</b><p>Wesley Chu is returning to the world where he started his career: Tao. <i>Rise</i> …

7 Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding is an essential part of any work of fiction. But especially for science fiction or fantasy, it's the lifeblood of storytelling. But …

MORE DC Comics REBIRTH September Variant & New Standard Covers

Here's the latest look at new variant (and some new standard) covers for DC Comics "Rebirth" titles in September, including variants for <b>Action Comics</b> …