Don’t Show, Don’t Tell – Guest Blog by K. C. Alexander
 

Don’t Show, Don’t Tell

Guest Blog by K. C. Alexander

 
Big Fish & Begonia – Movie Review
 

Big Fish & Begonia

Movie Review

 
Monthly Short Story Winner: Regret and Redemption
 

Monthly Short Story Winner

“Keeper of the Clockwork Queen”

 

Don’t Show, Don’t Tell – Guest Blog by K. C. Alexander

Don’t Show, Don’t Tell – Guest Blog by K. C. Alexander 

We’ve heard it, right: “show, don’t tell.” A four-word reminder to make sure your work is rich with description, follow-through, actions rather than (in a non-literal sense) words. But what about “don’t show, don’t tell?” (Not to be mistaken for outdated military doctrine.) Stick with me, kid, it gets way more interesting. And it starts […]

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Big Fish & Begonia – Movie Review

Big Fish & Begonia – Movie Review 

So apparently China is making big animated movies now? Good on them. No seriously, that wasn’t sarcasm. Good on them. The more different animations out there the better. Especially if they’re as gorgeous and engaging as this movie. Seriously though, as anyone who knows me might be aware, I’m a fairly big fan of animated […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Regret and Redemption

Monthly Short Story Winner: Regret and Redemption 

Your main character (MC) did something, planned or by accident, and it went terribly wrong. Life is now constant regret. Do they want to correct it? Is it even possible? Everybody should have the chance to redeem themselves, but this is not a fairy tale – or is it? Rules: 1. The story’s theme must […]

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Brett A. Brooks Interview

Brett A. Brooks Interview 

Brett A. Brooks has long been involved in both the comic and gaming world. He has written comics for both Dark Horse and Tekno Comics, as well as working on White Wolf’s World of Darkness RPG. For twenty years, he was a staff writer for Comic Shop News and the managing editor of Game Shop […]

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Red Season Rising by Dominick Murray – Cover Reveal

Red Season Rising by Dominick Murray – Cover Reveal 

I’m so excited to finally reveal the new cover for Red Season Rising. I’ve been sitting on this cover image for a few weeks, and I’m telling you, it has been so difficult for me not to just press ‘go’ on the reveal until now! I first published Red Season Rising in September 2016, and […]

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10 Science Fiction Books and Series’ that Made Me: Guest Blog by Cameron Johnston

10 Science Fiction Books and Series’ that Made Me: Guest Blog by Cameron Johnston 

Angry Robot is proud to announce another new addition to their ever-growing robot army: our own Fantasy-Faction forum-ite Cameron Johnston! His debut publication will arrive in June 2018 and we have the privilege of hosting him today! Here he is to talk about some of the science fiction stories that shaped him and his novel, The […]

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A War in Crimson Embers by Alex Marshall

A War in Crimson Embers by Alex Marshall 

A War in Crimson Embers is the third and final book in Marshall’s Crimson Empire trilogy that began with A Crown for Cold Silver. What started as a revenge tale grew into a world war and now finishes with an existential fight against a Lovecraftian army of devils. Concluding a trilogy is always a risky […]

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SPFBO3: The Fifth Five Fall…

SPFBO3: The Fifth Five Fall… 

The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off officially began on July 1st! In case you missed it, here’s what Fantasy-Faction has posted so far: Our announcement Introducing round one Cover contest winners First five fall Second five fall Third five fall Fourth five fall And of course you can keep track of everything relating to round one on the SPFBO […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Story Generator

Monthly Short Story Winner: Story Generator 

This month’s stories were all crafted using the Official Bea and Xia Story Generator™. Rules: 1. Entrants must go to Roll Dice Online. Choose number of sides 5; number of dice to roll 7; number of rolls: as many needed to find the perfect theme. 2. Prose must be 500-1500 words long. 3. Poetry must […]

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Tough Travels: Snarky Sidekicks

Tough Travels: Snarky Sidekicks 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Starting next month (on January 1, 2018), Tough Travels will no longer be hosted here on Fantasy-Faction. Instead, it’ll be moving over to The Fantasy Hive. Since April, at the start of every month Fantasy-Faction has led you (yes, YOU!) on a tour of the fantasy genre. From high to low, from classics […]

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The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts – Spoiler Free Series Review

The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts – Spoiler Free Series Review 

The Empire Trilogy is a collaborative political fantasy series by the American writers Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts. It is also a part of the larger Riftwar series by Feist, although you don’t have to read it to read this trilogy. The trilogy begins with Daughter of the Empire; the main character is Mara […]

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Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski 

Although The Witcher series had been on my to-read list for years, I didn’t actually get around to it until I spent a bit too much time on YouTube one slow afternoon. I learned two things that day. First, if you play the Lord of the Rings soundtrack enough, YouTube will eventually begin suggesting other […]

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