No Need for Alien or Machine to Exterminate Humankind – The 100

Dystopian settings often draw on how humankind experienced a form of apocalypse, throwing the contemporary civilization into turmoil. While it can be caused by machines (whether Skynet in the Terminator franchise or Cyborgs in the shape of the Cylons in Battlestar Galactica) or aliens (Falling Skies), humans can also veryRead More…

Top 5 Websites for Authors Who Are Not Bloggers – by Cassie

Today’s guest blogger is Cassie. She is a freelance writer who enjoys covering the topics of technology and literature. As a writer herself, she has used many of the listed resources and hopes they help others to take the plunge and get writing! Information overload isn’t just a buzz term.Read More…

#SciFi Women Interview – Tracy Gardner

September guest for #SciFi Women Interviews is Tracy Gardner! I met her about one or two years ago through the Star Wars online community (I am pretty sure it was thanks to Johnamarie Macias and/or Amanda Ward). I am glad Tracy is with us today. I will let her introduceRead More…

Author Interview – Jenny Graham-Jones (Witherfist)

I am glad to welcome back Jenny Graham-Jones whose Inkshares contest entry in hope to see her Fantasy novel Witherfist published, is coming to a close. You can check and pre-order her book on Inkshares site. NG: Can you tell us about your writing process? GRAHAM-JONES: To say that IRead More…

The Digital Quill’s Writing Tips – One Last Word (For Now)

I want to leave you with one last advice, one that matters to keep your passion alive and encourage you to keep the hard work going. Enjoy and experiment! Beyond the difficult times, the roadblocks, you should always remember your calling and that you chose to be a writer (orRead More…

The Digital Quill’s Writing Tips – Love Your Editor

This applies to your beta readers, book designer, publisher, agent or whoever you work with. Yet, I focus on the editor because this is a very important aspect of your writer’s life, especially if you mean to make a career out of your passion. Finding a skilled editor who willRead More…

The Digital Quill’s Writing Tips – Fellow Authors Aren’t Competition

This is one thing that I learned early on, despite being a competitive person by nature. Considering other authors as competition will just make you bitter and keep making unhealthy comparisons. This is the wrong choice for all parties involved. If you choose to build one another up, this isRead More…

Author Interview – Jane-Holly Meissner

Today, I get the opportunity to talk with another author currently working on a Fantasy novel, Fae Child, entered in an Inkshares contest: Jane-Holly Meissner. Fae Child is available for pre-order on the Inkshares website. NG: Can you tell us about your book? MEISSNER: Fae Child is the story ofRead More…

The Digital Quill’s Writing Tips – Moral Support Makes a Difference

Writing isn’t easy and like every calling it requires a lot of work and situations can be disheartening at times. Hard work is no easy feat and having people around you who can bring not only comfort but guidance as well can help. Being able to open up to friendsRead More…

The Digital Quill’s Writing Tips – Do Your Research

Most if not all the time, doing research for a specific writing project is required, whether you research a historic period you place your narrative in or you need to look up certain psychological aspect or body language for some of your characters, it is very common to have researchRead More…