Brandon Sanderson Updates World on his Ongoing Projects & Provides Mistborn Release Dates
 

Sanderson's 2015/2016 releases

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The Vagrant by Peter Newman – Cover Reveal & Competition
 

The Vagrant by Peter Newman

Cover Reveal, Synopsis & competition

 
Diary of a NaNoWriMo Virgin
 

Diary of a NaNoWriMo Virgin

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Diary of a NaNoWriMo Virgin

Diary of a NaNoWriMo Virgin 

NaNoWriMo, ah yes. To some, it is just a baffling not-quite-word that clogs up the Twitter trends every November. To others, it is a golden chalice; to partake from its wine is to enter a nirvana of creative solitude. For a month, the belly of the whale is home to you, your laptop, and your […]

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Winner of the August 2014 Writing Contest: Seven Deadly Sins

Winner of the August 2014 Writing Contest: Seven Deadly Sins 

We’ve been getting such good feedback for the short stories our members have submitted in our Monthly Short Story Competition that we have decided to post them on the main site at a rate of one a week. Today we will be looking at the winner from our August 2014 contest. The Seven Deadly Sins […]

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Five Reasons You Didn’t Fail NaNoWriMo

Five Reasons You Didn’t Fail NaNoWriMo 

So no doubt your social media streams have been filled over the last few weeks by people celebrating their NaNoWriMo success. Undoubtedly, there’s a lot of high-fiving and statuses being liked. There’s probably even someone who already has their (unedited) masterpiece up for sale on Amazon. And whilst this can all be very exciting if […]

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Winner of the July 2014 Writing Contest: Apprenticeship

Winner of the July 2014 Writing Contest: Apprenticeship 

We’ve been getting such good feedback for the short stories our members have submitted in our Monthly Short Story Competition that we have decided to post them on the main site at a rate of one a week. Today we will be looking at the winner from our July 2014 contest. In July we were […]

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Fantasy Worldbuilding – Ideas for Designing a Civilization

Fantasy Worldbuilding – Ideas for Designing a Civilization 

The period in history between the fifth and fifteenth centuries, the period we call the Middle Ages, seem to go hand in hand with epic fantasy. Of course, there are many great fantasy stories that are based on different eras, from biblical times to modern urban fantasy, but the medieval era seems to be the […]

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Winner of the June 2014 Writing Contest: Taboos

Winner of the June 2014 Writing Contest: Taboos 

We’ve been getting such good feedback for the short stories our members have submitted in our Monthly Short Story Competition that we have decided to post them on the main site at a rate of one a week. Today we will be looking at the winner from our June 2014 contest. According to Wikipedia, taboos […]

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A Question Of Technology

A Question Of Technology 

When people think of the fantasy genre the concept of technology isn’t usually at the forefront of their minds. They’ll be thinking of the magic, the monsters, the castles and townships out of the past, so it’s understandable that thoughts of science and progress are pushed to the side. But so long as somebody in […]

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Winner of the May 2014 Writing Contest: Portal Fantasy

Winner of the May 2014 Writing Contest: Portal Fantasy 

We’ve been getting such good feedback for the short stories our members have submitted in our Monthly Short Story Competition that we have decided to post them on the main site at a rate of one a week. Today we will be looking at the winner from our May 2014 contest. In May we had […]

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Collecting Data On Your Writing

Collecting Data On Your Writing 

If you have any sort of science background, one of the most surprising things about trying to achieve success as a writer is the lack of metrics to gauge your progress. We live in a world of numbers, whether they be sales targets, exams scores, or measures of efficiency. Therefore, stepping into a world where […]

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Ten Tips For Short Story Writing

Ten Tips For Short Story Writing 

The release of the Fantasy Faction Anthology has got me thinking about short stories lately. Short stories can be great fun to write, but sometimes tough to get the knack of. For anyone who wants to try their luck at this form, I’ve come up with a list of useful tips to help you get […]

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Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer 

In August of last year, I wrote about a variety of resources that might be useful to fantasy writers. Recently, I came across another resource that I found so amusing, so educating, so irresistible, that I had to share it: Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. This Dictionary was inspired by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer’s habit […]

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Fantasy Worldbuilding – Build a Guild

Fantasy Worldbuilding – Build a Guild 

In worldbuilding, there are many pieces that are outlined and developed before being incorporated into the big picture. Maps are drawn, nations are sectioned out, and the culture and overall way of life is designed. A lot of consideration is given to religion, government, technological advancement, and militaries. But economies are usually glossed over in […]

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