If you refer to almost any "how-to" book in any creative field (e.g. writing, painting, music etc.), most authors will suggest to immerse yourself in the respective field you're trying to break into. The logical thinking is that this will inspire you and help you keep your finger on the pulse of new ideas, even if they are spun upon old ones.
Wanna write fantasy? Read any and all fantasy that you can. Wanna paint? Pick up a subscription to Juxtapoz magazine and go to every
Updated May 19th, 2009 at 02:05 PM by jackacid
Wishes Hush on a Wintry Eve
Slipping into the warm blanketing of the indigo night
Stretching out each limb
flexing sinews catching
dazzling shards from a fallen star granting
wishes upon wish
in crystalline frostings that
drift as blown snow flakes
"Ringturn" Fast Moving Action packed SF novel published by Local Legend Publishing September 2009, by British Author John C. Mawson:
Sundered from Earth during the time of the Black Death, frightened and bewildered humans are transported by benign aliens to a planet of a nearby star. Slowly they recover and a much changed society flourishes; science is re-learnt and discoveries are made.
A scientist, Sir Giles Fitzgerald, desperate to know more of the origins
By: W.T. Anderton
An Angel Falls
Kyria Kathyriana, a female agent of the Isadian Empire as both a spy and assassin, sat quietly upon the roof of her aunt's house. She looked up at the silver and gold stars in the dark sky above and sighed to herself. This place, on top of the city below her, felt like the only true safe place where she could be safe from him. After all, it was her aunt who had taken her in ten years ago and worked hard to
The year is 2252. The Earth is in chaos, its environment and creatures threatened with destruction. Humans share consciousness with animals, androids, and dozens of alien species. Uneasy alliance and dangerous confrontation are part of everyone’s life.
Beyond the Hedge by K. A. Wolberg (published by Tate Publishing) is a new fantasy novel to be enjoyed by pre- and young teens but also a story that will be much appreciated and enjoyed by adults. If you enjoy the imagery, symbolism and mythical worlds found in such works as The Chronicles of Narnia, you are bound to like Beyond the Hedge. K. A. Wolberg takes you on extraordinary adventures with magical creatures in the world of Fayria. Twists and turns abound as good and evil battle for the future
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