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Complementary Art – Writing, Illustration, and Color

By | 2017-02-16T17:45:50+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Blog|

A picture can add a lot to writing. Be it the cover of an epic novel or the interior illustrations of a kid’s book, visuals can engage the reader in a way that makes them want to read more. A drawing can capture a moment of time and help to show the audience what the [...]

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More Than Dragons – World-Building, Story-Telling, and Speculative Fiction

By | 2017-02-16T17:45:34+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Blog|

I've heard it said that speculative fiction is the same as regular fiction, only with dragons. To a certain extent, this is true. Speculative fiction and non-speculative fiction both need to have solid story structure, compelling characters, vivid description, good editing, and a snazzy book cover to lure in readers. This argument, that speculative fiction [...]

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