Tag: Andy Peloquin

Author Confessions: Making Conventions Easy and Awesome
September 14, 2017 Writing Advice Andy Peloquin

I’ve a confession to make: I am an introvert. Surprise, surprise, right? I tend to agree with CB Blake that a lot of authors (I’m not going to say most, but very likely) tend to be introverts. The fact that we can lose ourselves in our own worlds, carry on book-long conversations with our characters,

How to Write Every Day, No Excuses
August 31, 2017 Writing Advice Andy Peloquin

If there’s one piece of writing advice you’ll read and hear EVERYWHERE, it’s that you should try to write every day. “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” authors will say. “A few hundred words a day adds up over the course of weeks and months to a complete novel.” I’m a huge proponent of this

How to Avoid OVERbuilding a World
May 29, 2017 Writing Advice Andy Peloquin

One of my very favorite parts of being a fantasy writer is being able to build my own worlds. I get to design my own cities, economies, religions, political structures, empires, and more. The thing I enjoyed most about writing my first novel (Blade of the Destroyer) was following my main character on his tour

How to Avoid the Curse of Overwriting
May 4, 2017 Writing Advice Andy Peloquin

Oh, boy, talk about a tough subject! Just when I think my writing has been trimmed down to the bare minimum, my critiquers/beta readers/editors point out some unnecessary adverb, preposition, or even sentence. Overwriting is the enemy that all writers will be battling for the rest of their lives. It’s close to impossible to eliminate

Book Review: Blade of the Destroyer by Andy Peloquin
April 15, 2017 Book Reviews Stacy Overby

Title: Blade of the Destroyer Author: Andy Peloquin Genre: Dark Fantasy Amazon rating: 4.5 The Hunter of Voramis is the perfect assassin: Ruthless, Unrelenting, Immortal. Yet he is haunted by lost memories, bonded to a cursed dagger that feeds him power yet denies him peace of mind. Within him rages an unquenchable need for blood and death. When

Book Tour: The Last Bucelarii: Gateway to the Past
April 2, 2017 Book Blog Tours Stephanie Ayers

Tagline/Elevator Pitch: A faceless, nameless assassin. A forgotten past.  The Hunter of Voramis–a killer devoid of morals, or something else altogether? (The Last Bucelarii–dark fantasy with a look at the underside of human nature) Book Info: Title: The Last Bucelarii (Book 3): Gateway to the Past Author: Andy Peloquin Publication Date: March 31st, 2017 Paperback

Author Obstacles: A Blessing or a Curse?
March 31, 2017 Writing Advice Andy Peloquin

Ask any author what’s stopping them from writing more novels, novellas, short stories, or poetry, and you’ll get a wide assortment of answers! Here are some of the most common answers: I have to work a day job to pay the bills while I’m building up my author platform. I don’t have the money to

How to Learn and Grow From Each Editor
March 17, 2017 Writing Advice Andy Peloquin

I’ve heard a lot of my fellow author friends talking about their editing process, and how much they DREAD getting their manuscript back from their editor. I can understand that—after all, there are few things more daunting than seeing page after page of corrections, mistakes, and edits. It’s enough to make anyone feel like quitting!

Author Andy Peloquin
February 19, 2017 Interviews Stephanie Ayers

Not only is Andy Peloquin one of our monthly columnists, but he’s also an author and vlogger. Check out his YouTube page to see his panels in action. Name: Andy Peloquin Latest Release: The Last Bucelarii (Book 2): Lament of the Fallen Genre: Dark fantasy/grimdark Email: andy.peloquin@gmail.com Andy Peloquin–a third culture kid to the core–has loved to read

What Makes Fantasy Different from Sci-Fi
February 2, 2017 Writing Advice Andy Peloquin

Fantasy and science fiction are both members of the “speculative fiction” genre (and my personal favorites). On the face of it, there couldn’t be two more different genres. One is all about space battles and aliens and futuristic technology, while the other is about medieval battles and mythical creatures and magic. But, if you look