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Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee

Jade City by Fonda Lee My summary: On an island nation where jade (the stone) gives magical powers to those sensitive to it, clans fight for territory, honor, and jade. Lan inherits the position of Pillar (Leader-man of his clan) from an ailing grandfather who has dementia and doesn’t want to let go. He’s supported …

World Fantasy Con 2017

So a week ago I went to San Antonio for World Fantasy Con. It’s my first year going, and I basically decided to go because I heard it mentioned on Writing Excuses and I wanted to get some experience with specifically fantasy focused conventions. I was rather apprehensive because, while I’ve been rockin’ the convention …

What’s Your Favorite Type of Story?

Another prompt from the DIYMFA.com. To find out more, you can check out the DIYMFA.com’s instigator, Gabriela Pereira’s new book DIY MFA. QOTW 15: What’s Your Favorite Type of Story? My favorite type of story is one that has a theme of camaraderie, either a pairing or a team of some kind. This does not …

Mistborn (Part One) Story Structure

In our most recent DIYMFA call, we were challenged to take a short story or children’s book and see if we could identify the parts of story structure within the book. This fell right into a question that had been pushing around recently in wondering if, when a book is broken into parts (common in …