5 Reasons To Start Reading #UrbanFantasy #TuesdayBookBlog

If you’re a #reader considering urban fantasy, you’ll want to check out this blog! I’m also giddy to report Rosie was kind enough to include my book (Azimuth, Rahki Chronicles #1) on her list of recommended reads!

Rosie Amber

What do you know about urban fantasy?

This is a genre that I’m currently enjoying, but admit that until I started reading it, I wasn’t quite sure what it meant!

Like most categories, fantasy has its share of sub-genres, such as alternate history, dark, fairytale, historical, mythical, magical realism, sword and sorcery, romantic…. and urban.

So what is urban fantasy?  Here’s a definition:

Often set in the real world, with aspects of fantasy such as mythical or paranormal beings co-existing with humans – usually with a metropolitan setting.

Let’s expand on that…

  1. Normality is SO yesterday!

Fictional characters of this genre are often nonconformist.  In urban fantasy, the underdog theme is popular, especially if they can rise up against seemingly unbeatable odds. It’s not just the hero, either; fantasy allows the antagonist to be different too, but he or she usually has an arsenal of ‘magical’ weapons or abilities…

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Writing Advice: Kiss – Marry – Kill (Guest post by Rennie St. James)

This post was so much fun to write! I hope you’ll check it out (and of course, feel free to comment or contact me). Then you need to stick around Brianna’s website for more fun!

Happy reading and writing!

-RSJ


 

Brianna Merritt

Who’s up for a writer version of the game Kiss – Marry – Kill?

As soon as you Google ‘writing advice’ you’ll find a limitless supply of things to do and not do. First though, let’s start with the bottom line and then backtrack to discuss writing advice.

BOTTOM LINE: Your writing path is yours and yours alone. You should research and explore options. You should also try things, fail, and try again. It’s your path and you are the only one who can walk it. You are the only one who can write your story.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s chat about some of the writing advice you’ll stumble across along your path and see what you think about it. Then you’ll need to pick Kiss – Marry – Kill for each one.

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1. Write every day.
I greatly resented this the first times I read…

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