Monthly Short Story Winner: Fanfic
 

Monthly Short Story Winner

“A Song of Rings and Thrones”

 
The Kaladin Book Soundtrack based on The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – Call To Action
 

Kaladin Book Soundtrack - Story & Kickstarter

Music Inspired by The Way of Kings

 
Small Press, Big Stories: Mrs. Claus Anthology – Cover Reveal
 

Small Press, Big Stories

Mrs. Claus Anthology - Cover Reveal

 

Browsing all articles by Marsha A. Moore.

You’ve Got Your Romance in My Fantasy! – You’ve Got Your Fantasy in My Romance!

You’ve Got Your Romance in My Fantasy! – You’ve Got Your Fantasy in My Romance! 

Continuing my series exploring subgenres of fantasy, in this post I’ll compare and contrast—the best I can since this one confuses me—romantic fantasy and fantasy romance. Regardless of how we use those terms, romance works well with fantasy. Novels must have conflict to engage a reader. Love is filled to the brim with conflict. Maybe […]

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Survey of Fantasy Subgenres – Part One: High and Low Fantasy

Survey of Fantasy Subgenres – Part One: High and Low Fantasy 

A big hello to Fantasy-Faction readers! I’m happy to be a new member of the Fantasy-Faction staff and would say thanks for the great opportunity. As my first series of articles, I’d like to present and discuss subgenres of fantasy. The definitions and boundaries are subject to opinion. I’ll present what seems correct to me, […]

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Low Fantasy Subgenres

Low Fantasy Subgenres 

In my last article, I compared and contrasted two very popular low fantasy subgenres, urban fantasy and paranormal romance. In this article, I’ll continue with an overview of other major subgenres of low fantasy. As a review, my working definition of low fantasy—the label given to two basic types of works is as follows: The […]

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Urban Fantasy versus Paranormal Romance

Urban Fantasy versus Paranormal Romance 

These two extremely popular sub genres are so often confused and debated, I thought a closer examination would be useful and interesting. Similarities Both are types of speculative fiction, involving fantasy elements (vampires, weres, shifters, demons, succubus, magi, etc.) in a real world setting. Both appeal to not only fantasy readers but also to romance […]

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Deconstructing “Once Upon A Time” the TV Series

Deconstructing “Once Upon A Time” the TV Series 

Editor’s Note: This is a review of season one of Once Upon A Time. It contains spoilers for the entire first season. Read with caution if you haven’t seen all the episodes. Certainly a runaway hit for ABC, Once Upon A Time ended its debut season with a mind-bending cliff-hanger, true to the form of the […]

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Quiz: First Lines of Fantasy Subgenres

Quiz: First Lines of Fantasy Subgenres 

After an exhaustive survey of fantasy subgenres in my past articles, I wanted to make one other comparison of the categories, arranged as a type of quiz. This fun activity was to satisfy my own curiosity. I wondered if fantasy subgenres were recognizable by their first lines. Below is a matching exercise. Here’s how it […]

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The Shadowy Realistic Types of Fantasy: Magical Realism, Mythic Fiction, and Mythpunk

The Shadowy Realistic Types of Fantasy: Magical Realism, Mythic Fiction, and Mythpunk 

In my survey of fantasy subgenres, I’ve saved a comparison of perhaps the most elusive until the end of my series. These three purposely walk the line between reality and fantasy, playing with readers’ minds as part of their appeal. Some term these categories literary rather than genre fiction. I consider them fantasy, and they […]

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New Year, New Trends: The Punk Genres of Fantasy

New Year, New Trends: The Punk Genres of Fantasy 

Starting a new year means new goals, new predictions, new trends… Today, I’ve decided to continue my series of articles on the fads of the fantasy genre… what’s the newest in new… THE PUNKS. Punk literature is a natural offshoot of the mid-70’s punk music culture, embracing the values of individuality, nonconformity, and rebellion. The […]

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