Category Archives: The World of Fantasy

Guest Blog Post: Urban or Epic? By Gail Z. Martin

My friend, author Gail Z. Martin, offered to do a guest post on my blog for her Days of the Dead blog tour. She is an amazing writer and person, and I encourage everyone to check out her work. Urban … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: on Muses, Weapons & Continuity – 02/23/15

Amazing things have happened in last night’s writing session. First, the muse has finally decided to actually feed me ideas while I’m seated at my computer instead of throwing me random bits here in there when I can’t jot any … Continue reading

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Video: M. B. Weston Interviews J. L. Mulvihill – The Lost Daughter of Easa

I was able to sit down with author J. L. Mulvihill and discuss her young adult fantasy novel, The Lost Daughter of Easa, a story about a young girl who falls through a portal into another world and wakes up with no … Continue reading

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How to Distract a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writer in Ten Easy Steps

I posted this on my Facebook page Thursday night, and it got good reviews so I figured I would post it here as well. How to distract a science fiction/fantasy writer in 10 easy steps: I am really annoyed with … Continue reading

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Understanding the Suspension of Disbelief

Making Make-Believe Believable: Getting your reader to suspend his or her disbelief is key to writing make-believe. First you have to understand the reader’s expectations. One of my favorite scenes in Peter Pan is the scene where Tinkerbell almost dies … Continue reading

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The Magic of a Good Story

Making Make-Believe Believable: A story’s true magic has nothing to do with fantasy elements. Don’t neglect the essence of storytelling simply because you write speculative fiction. First and foremost, it’s important to understand why people read fiction. Readers want to … Continue reading

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New Writing Series: Making Make-Believe Believable

How to write fantasy, science-fiction, steampunk, comic book heroes, paranormal, and horror in such a way that even “muggles” will want to read it. I’m going to begin an extensive writing series called Making Make-Believe Believable. My goal is to … Continue reading

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