Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge: The Gods of the North aka The Frost Giant’s Daughter

Last week I blogged about accepting the Pre-Tolkien Challenge. You can read that post here. Other blogs taking part in the challenge can be read here and here. And you can find the originating post that started this challenge here. In short, I have to identify three short stories published before Lord of the Rings. That … Continue reading Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge: The Gods of the North aka The Frost Giant’s Daughter

Dwarves, Dragons, Wizards and Elves: Thinking About the Standard Fantasy Setting

I found this article useful. It makes you think about how we view recurring characters in fantasy, the giant impact Tolkien had on this genre, and how we should use more creative freedom in generating our stories. There are no limits on how high our imaginations can soar. There are no limits on worldbuilding, on … Continue reading Dwarves, Dragons, Wizards and Elves: Thinking About the Standard Fantasy Setting

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Official Main Trailer

While I'm busy preparing an updated plot description to go along with the cover reveal, here is the official trailer for The Desolation of Smaug. I was happy enough with An Unexpected Journey and I'm looking forward to the next installment. It's pure fantasy fun. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbOEknbi4gQ