On My Mind: Why I like ‘Small Town’ Stories

‘Small Towns’ are the perfect setting for a story and many writers create their own town for their mysteries, romances and adventures. This week Tessa explains why she likes stories set in small towns so much, no matter what the genre is. Read More

Visiting Mystical Japan: The Shadow of Black Wings by James Calbraith

The Shadow of Black Wings is the first book in the series ‘The Year of the Dragon’, written by James Calbraith. It’s a young adult fantasy book, complete with dragon rides, magic, and demons. This series is an alternate history story set in Prydain, an alternate version of Brittain, Qin, an alternate China, and Yamato, Read More

Making Sense: Narrative Consistency & Sticking to the Rules

One of the things that bothers me the most when it comes to stories – in whatever medium they come- is when things don’t make sense, when the rules of the story’s universe aren’t consistent. Today I spend a little bit of time talking about that. Read More