Accents in Fiction
How do accents influence our subconscious expectations for fictional characters? Join me today as I discuss how different types of accents signal certain stereotypes to readers and viewers, and how this trend might keep us from exploring broader possibilities. Scroll down to read the blog, or watch the video!
There tend to be two main types of villains: the type of villain that is Just Plain Bad, like the rats in Redwall or the orcs in Lord of the Rings. Then there's the complex, potentially redeemable villains, like Darth Vader in Star Wars or Loki in the Marvel Universe. Watch the video below or scroll down to read the blog post for my discussion!
The Power of Food in Fiction
Did you know that fictional foods have inspired real-life recipes and cookbooks? Join me as I talk about why food is such an important part of world-building and share about some of my favorite fiction-inspired foods.
Why Book Reviews Matter
Do book reviews really matter? Yes! Both to readers and to writers, book reviews help spread the word and share the love of reading. In this episode, I share my experiences (and rules) as a book reviewer and share about the video that gained me over 100,000 views in just a few years!
I'm a Creator on Patreon!
For the last year, I’ve wanted to find a way to connect more deeply with fellow Fiction Like Fire fans and be able to offer more opportunities for you all to interact with my creative process. In the past, when I wrote episodic adventures with choices that the readers guided along each step of the way, I learned that you all have FANTASTIC ideas! And I want more of them!
When a friend suggested Patreon to me, it all clicked.
Patreon is a way that invested readers get more from the creator. And, as the creator, it’s easier to give back to my readers with exclusive content when I know they’re as excited and committed as I am. For as little as $1 a month, Fiction Like Fire fans can access exclusive snippets of my works-in-progress, plus patron-only messages, polls, and other content.
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I write YA/adult fantasy & sci-fi that explores fantastic and interconnected worlds, with stories that burn through the darkest realities with hope and redemption.
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