Author: David Wiley

A Male Perspective on Writing Strong, Heroic Female Characters
June 21, 2017 Writing Advice David Wiley

“So, why do you write these strong female characters? Because you’re still asking me that question.” [Equality Now speech, May 15, 2006]” ― Joss Whedon That quote from Joss Whedon has stood out in my mind for years, ever since I first heard it. The fact that it was a question being asked, not just
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Blood and Bile by J.C. Boyd & Joshua Robertson
June 10, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Blood and Bile Genre: Fantasy Author: J.C. Boyd & Joshua Robertson Rating: 4.8 “Before the world came to be, there was nary beginning nor end, nary sky-shield nor night-wheel, nary war-garb nor shield-foe, nary fate-heeder nor fate-weaver, nor any thing living or dying or dead.”Ranvir ripped meat from bone, the dew of deep wounds dribbling between
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Worldbuilding in Historical Fiction: Fact versus Fiction
May 17, 2017 Writing Advice David Wiley

Writers are able to blur the lines between fact and fiction while writing in many genres. Certain genres come with expectations, such as Fantasy readers are okay with tons of fiction (even in Urban Fantasy) because they come ready to suspend belief in what they know. Science Fiction is a genre where there is usually
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Viewing Editing as an Opportunity for World-building
May 3, 2017 Writing Advice David Wiley

I used to hate the thought of editing. In my younger years as a writer, I naively believed my work was perfect in its first form and I churned out new content rather than retouching something preexisting. I have, thankfully, grown and matured as a writer and have come to embrace the process of revisiting
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Book Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi
April 22, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Redshirts Author: John Scalzi Genre: Sci-Fi Amazon rating: 3.9 Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew
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Little Ones and Writing: Finding a Balance
April 19, 2017 Writing Advice David Wiley

About ten months ago, something incredible happened. My wife gave birth to our first child. The months since that day have been filled with a new, special kind of joy that has filled this father’s heart to the brim. I wouldn’t trade a moments spent with him for anything in the world and his smile
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Book Review: Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
March 25, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Calamity Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Superheroes Amazon rating: 4.6 stars When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy. David knew Prof’s secret,
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Book Review: I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
February 25, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: I Am Princess X Author: Cherie Priest Genre: Mystery, YA Amazon rating: 4.4 stars Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. Once upon a few years later,
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Essential Elements in an Author’s Website
February 15, 2017 Writing Advice David Wiley

We are writers. We love to create stories out of words and share them with others. It is the aspect of our hobby or, in some cases, career that we get excited about. Yet there is a necessity that beckons to us all eventually: the need to build or strengthen our Author Platform. I know,
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Book Review: Service Goat by Piers Anthony
January 28, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Service Goat Author: Piers Anthony Genre: Sci-Fi Amazon rating: 3.7 stars Orphaned and blind seven-year-old Callie has a service animal – a goat with extraordinary powers. Ben Hemoth is a down-on-his luck news reporter facing prison. Needing to save his job and his reputation, he teams up with Venus, a young seductress caught up with a
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