Reposted: Keeping Fantasy Fantastic

Check out this excellent post by Cheah Kit Sun, readers: Fantasy Without Fantasy Modernity has ruined fantasy. At one end of the scale, there is the slice-of-life tale, with ordinary people doing ordinary things, just with some counterfactual elements. At the other end, there is a setting that appears totally foreign to our reality–and yet … Continue reading Reposted: Keeping Fantasy Fantastic

The Blow of the Archangel

Click the link to learn more, readers: 7 Sanctuaries linked by a straight line: The legendary Sword of St. Michael Gelsomino Del Guercio According to legend, the line represents the blow with which St. Michael sent the devil to hell. A mysterious imaginary line links seven monasteries, from Ireland to Israel. Is it just a … Continue reading The Blow of the Archangel

Could Barbershop Quartets be Returning to Prominence?

One might say they have, after a fashion. Still others may say that they never left. Though they are no longer a feature of the traditional barbershop, the classic four member singing group has not gone out of style completely. Below are four videos from two different barbershop quartets, the Newfangled Four and Lunch Break. … Continue reading Could Barbershop Quartets be Returning to Prominence?

10 Exercises to Help Improve Your Writing Skills

Unless they are preternaturally gifted, most aspiring authors’ prose is less than stellar when they begin setting their stories down. This can be disheartening, and some writers throw in the towel after their first few attempts show no improvement. For those who persist, it can take time to identify which particular skills they need to … Continue reading 10 Exercises to Help Improve Your Writing Skills