Tag Archives: fantasy

Delving into the mists of time – in fantasy, and in reality

Some of you may have noticed my absence from the blogging world over the past two months. Of course you did. You’ve just forgotten. Over the autumn months, I was quite prolific. I have five short stories that I really … Continue reading

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Classic Fantasy Book Review: The Queen of the Black Coast, by Robert E. Howard

This short story/novella falls about in the middle of the series of Conan adventures published by Robert E. Howard from 1932 – 1934. Based on my extensive research (meaning after a couple of Wikipedia searches), I learned that Howard was … Continue reading

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Guest Post Today: One Against Many, Featured on Writer’s Block

I have the privilege today of having a blog post featured on Writer’s Block, the writing blog of the talented Kasia James. Kasia, the author of the recently released The Artemis Effect, is running a series on the passions of … Continue reading

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Fantasy Warfare Part 2: The Lay of the Land

“On the Southern spur, in its lower slopes and in the rock at its feet, the Elves were set; on the Eastern spur were men and dwarves. But Bard and some of the nimblest of men and elves climbed to … Continue reading

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A Taste of Combat for SampleSunday: Excerpt from The Dirge of Laveris, chapter seven of The Prince of Graves

Since my last blog post discussed an aspect of fantasy combat, I thought I’d share an excerpt of such combat from my novella, The Prince of Graves. I hope you enjoy it! As always, comments are welcome. Begin excerpt: “Loose … Continue reading

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Fantasy Warfare Part 1: Capturing realism when you’ve (hopefully) never personally stabbed someone with a sword

I had this series simmering in the back of my mind for a while, but after I watched this recent hilarious video from College Humor, I decided it would be the perfect lead-in. So take a few seconds and watch … Continue reading

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From Horror, back to Fantasy …Writing Updates

I’m happy to report that my recent work in progress, the horror short story In Vampire Ligno, has been completed, and has survived my first round of edits. I’ve now handed the roughly 15,500 word story over to my first … Continue reading

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Fantastic History: How important is History to a Fantasy World?

“For in the end it is Middle-earth and its dwellers that we love, not Tolkien’s considerable gifts in showing it to us. I said once that the world he charts was there long before him, and I still believe it.” … Continue reading

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For #SampleSunday … An excerpt from The Perishing Land

An excerpt from my apocalyptic horror short story The Perishing Land. You can download the entire story for free from Smashwords. Enjoy! The Perishing Land, by W.E. Linde   Jon watched as his father Yosi hurried to finish the boat … Continue reading

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When Pantheons Collide: Book Review of American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

Note: No spoilers. This was my first Neil Gaiman novel, and I was excited to jump in. Actually, that is not entirely true (the first part, not the excited part). Several years ago I read Good Omens, co-written by Neil … Continue reading

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