Tag Archives: fiction

  1. Villainy Part 2: Evil in the Name of Good

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    February 5, 2014 by Kira Lyn Blue

    So, I had this really fantastic, thought-provoking piece written up about Evil being done in the name of Good using …
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  2. Writers as Magicians Part 2: Writing is a Performance

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    January 28, 2014 by Kira Lyn Blue

    In my last post I listed Five Reasons Why Writers are Magicians, but today let’s go a step further and …
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  3. Favorite Magic Systems Countdown: #5

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    July 24, 2013 by Kira Lyn Blue

    As promised, today starts the series of posts on my five favorite systems of magic in fantasy literature. This, my …
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  4. What Makes an Intriguing System of Magic?

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    July 23, 2013 by Kira Lyn Blue

    Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about systems of magic in the various fantasy genres. I find it intriguing how …
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  5. Keeping it Fresh Part 6: Antagonize the Hero

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    July 22, 2013 by Kira Lyn Blue

    I realize this final installment of the Keeping it Fresh series has been delayed, but life and Sith Squirrels happen. …
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  6. Keeping it Fresh Part 5: Characters

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    July 3, 2013 by Kira Lyn Blue

    Welcome to today’s installment of Keeping it Fresh, where we’ve spent the last week or so discussing ways to make our …
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  7. Protagonists Need Friends, Too

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    June 3, 2013 by Kira Lyn Blue

    Today, let’s talk about something I wish I’d better understood when I first started writing. If you’ve done any amount …
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  8. Love in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

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    May 31, 2013 by Kira Lyn Blue

    This image showed up on my Facebook wall today, courtesy of Writers Write. I was trying to think of which of …
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  9. Erica Dakin: Theft, Sorcery, and Romance, Oh My!

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    May 29, 2013 by Kira Lyn Blue

    If you like black clad thieves, sassy and stubborn women, magic and mayhem, political intrigue, and think pointy ears are …
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  10. The Alpha Problem

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    May 15, 2013 by Kira Lyn Blue

    Alright Paranormal and Urban Fantasy fans, who out there loves Alpha males? It’s okay, you can admit it. I know …
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