Do you know what "Colophon" means? If you love books and words, you might enjoy learning these 25 rare bookish words.
I'd like to say I'm an expert on Greek mythology gifts. After all, I basically just have to write down my own list to Santa and we're there! Mythology is one of my real passions in life. Greek mythology is a personal favourite, ever since I picked up my first storybook. Disney's Hercules fanned those … Continue reading 10 Greek Mythology Gifts for Geeks
I stumbled upon the Decopunk genre a few years ago. I absolutely adore art deco, even though we don’t see very much of it here in Australia. Decopunk takes a leap further with the aesthetic, and reimagines the clean, geometric lines and classical imagery of art deco as science fiction. “Dieselpunk but shiny” is what … Continue reading What is Decopunk? A subversive art deco genre!
I'm joined by Alexis from Lunarian Press this week to give you some top tips for your first time doing a comic or book convention as a vendor! It can be an intimidating experience at first. But with the right setup, it can raise the profile of your book enormously. Indie authors are always looking … Continue reading 5 Tips For First Time Book Convention Vendors
Myths are one of the most important parts of worldbuilding. Cultures use myths to explain the causes of natural phenomena, ascribe the meaning of words, or just to entertain. I almost always start writing myths early in my worldbuilding, because I find them the perfect way to explore what my cultures think about. A creation … Continue reading Myths: 5 Tips To Write better Mythology
I was super excited to chat with a pair of fellow Australian RPG enthusiasts, and the brains behind Good Society, a Jane Austen RPG. Good Society is running a kickstarter right now to fund Good Society: An Expanded Acquaintance, four expansions to the original RPG. Tell us about yourselves - who makes up Storybrewers Roleplaying? … Continue reading Interview: Good Society, a Jane Austen RPG
Ever since cyberpunk took off, people have loved adding the word punk to genres. I'm planning to write a post on the why, and should we? of this phenomenon. But first, for the confused layman, I'm going to lay out the different types of punk genre you can find around! Links provided in this blog … Continue reading Different punk: A to Z of punk genres
Introducing your world, and writing that elevator pitch, is a really hard step to take. You know your world better than anyone, but sometimes that can make it even harder. Which parts are important? How do you sum up all the things you've made quickly and without overwhelming readers? Even if you're writing for fun, … Continue reading Introducing Your World and Writing Elevator Pitches
I have serious mixed feelings about the Victorians and the Victorian era. On one hand, the Victorian era set a lot of aesthetic standards that remain today. They created a terrible amount of beauty. The setting of the Victorian era just bleeds colour and style. It was also an amazing period of scientific advancement. On … Continue reading I have a problem with writing the Victorian era
I was super excited this week to interview DM David Shugars, the lead on a new kickstarter project. The Demon Collective is a set of four horror mobiles, served up old school zine format, and created by a team of LGBT+ writers, artists and designers. The project has already been backed to completion, but there … Continue reading Interview: The Demon Collective, a ZineQuest kickstarter