House Spirits to Keep You Company
 

House Spirits to Keep You Company

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The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
 

The Great Hunt

Classic SFF Review

 
A Wizard’s Sacrifice by A. M. Justice – Cover Reveal and Excerpt
 

A Wizard’s Sacrifice

Cover Reveal & Excerpt

 

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On Character Agency

On Character Agency 

What will a character do next? What can they do next? These are the questions that drive the narrative of a story forward and determine what direction it will follow. While they may follow a greater plot arc, the best characters have agency of their own that directs their narrative. Character agency is usually defined […]

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Angry Robot Purchases Dan Hanks Debut

Angry Robot Purchases Dan Hanks Debut 

Today we are thrilled to announce that our own Dan Hanks is to be published by Angry Robot Books! Dan has been with our team since 2012 and we can’t wait to read his debut novel, Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire! In post-war 1952, the good guys are supposed to have won. […]

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Paternus: Rise of Gods – Hardbacks Kickstarter – Ends Today!

Paternus: Rise of Gods – Hardbacks Kickstarter – Ends Today! 

What can you say about Dyrk Ashton that others haven’t already said? I am frankly at a loss, however I will say that his first book, Paternus, has place on my shelf of books that must be read. It takes so many myths and legends, weaves them into each other so smoothly you come to […]

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NaNoWriMo 2019: My Personal Experience – Part One

NaNoWriMo 2019: My Personal Experience – Part One 

As I am writing this, I am feeling completely burned out. My hair is a mess (is that another silver strand sprouting up?!), my eyes are puffy and twitchy, dark circles nestle beneath and I am desperately trying to hold back a yawn…aaaaand the yawn wins out. I managed to force out 400 words this […]

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Help Us Pick 2019’s Best Fantasy Books

Help Us Pick 2019’s Best Fantasy Books 

Hello Factioners! It’s time to start making our Best Fantasy Books of 2019 list! You can nominate as many books as you like. They must be full length novels, and they have to be new for 2019. Trad, small press, self-pub all qualify. The list won’t be published until New Year’s so if something is […]

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On the Importance of Critique Groups

On the Importance of Critique Groups 

Writing can be—and often is—a solitary journey. The stereotypical and sometimes romantic notion of a writer alone in a room penning the next great novel does stem from truth. Most of the time, writers do their work alone, whether that be in a coffee shop surrounded by people or in their one-bedroom apartment surrounded by […]

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Fierce Fantasy Night – Writing Panel Recap

Fierce Fantasy Night – Writing Panel Recap 

Living in a mostly rural area, I get few opportunities to attend book signings. For the big names, you can guarantee you’ve got to travel to London, but when my local Waterstones made me aware of a Fierce Fantasy night they were hosting back in June, with a panel of female authors, I knew it […]

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Fantasy-Faction is Looking for Contributors!

Fantasy-Faction is Looking for Contributors! 

Hello Factioners! I hope you are all enjoying your beginning of autumn/spring (depending on your locale. In my area of the world we are gearing up for a chilly Halloween full of fake spiders and candy corn! In Fantasy-Faction world however, we have run into something even spookier! We are low on contributors! So, if […]

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Legacy of Ghosts by Alicia Wanstall-Burke – Cover Reveal

Legacy of Ghosts by Alicia Wanstall-Burke – Cover Reveal 

Writing Legacy of Ghosts may have been the hardest thing I’ve ever done in a creative capacity, but choosing a cover artist didn’t take a second thought. Pen Astridge created the cover for Blood of Heirs, book one of The Coraidic Sagas, so it made complete sense to ask (beg) her to create something for […]

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Monsters, the Monstrous, and Reclaiming the Other

Monsters, the Monstrous, and Reclaiming the Other 

Monsters—or, in the very least, the monstrous—show up fairly frequently in most speculative fiction. Whether under the guise of dragons and creatures from the deep (ocean or space) or by way of vampires and the fickle, often cruel fae, monsters and the absolute other of evil is a mainstay of much of our fiction. Casting the net […]

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Writing Fantasy Saved My Mental State

Writing Fantasy Saved My Mental State 

Fantasy is sometimes referred to as “escapism” and it comes in many forms—whether that be reading a novel, getting immersed in a movie, or even playing a video game. That escapist state also comes while a writer is penning new stories—crafting new worlds, interesting magic, fun creatures, and adventurous plotlines. This is especially true when […]

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As I Learn: How Your Story-Beast Moves

As I Learn: How Your Story-Beast Moves 

In the wild, lions live and hunt in prides. An adult male can weigh as much as 200 kg (mostly muscle), and an adult female can reach top speeds of 80 km/h—fitting since they do a lot of the hunting in the pride. These are creatures built for power and speed. Yet, these “Kings and […]

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