An anecdote is nothing more than a simple story. The kind that every single human being on Earth tells on a daily basis.
Their advice centers around a problem that many writers have. Namely, a boring story. A story that lacks a sense of cause and effect, of tension and rising action.
Winning the Story Wars contains a lot of commentary on the state of marketing today (broadcast era vs. “digitoral era” and empowerment marketing vs. the “evil” or “dark art” of marketing) but at its core it brings to light and then clarifies a few key insights.
The list is comprised of the books and series I’ve been most impressed with since diving head long into my exploration of the genre.
This short list of fun urban fantasy books and series blurs the lines a bit between a strict definition of urban fantasy and say – paranormal or supernatural fantasy. But what I think is most important when putting a list like this together is the quality of the books that make the cut.
If you’ve ever felt creatively stalled or unable to execute existing ideas then this book is definitely for you. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.
In this list I’ve included tales that involve the magical, the scary, the unlikely, the hilarious, and even the seemingly mundane that make up what I believe to be some of the best reads in this category.
This excellent and relatively quick exercise consists of answering fewer than 30 questions about your character.
My hope is that if you’re a lifetime fantasy fan like myself you’ll recognize some solid pillars of the genre while discovering a few new and promising titles too.