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Writing a Review Request
August 16, 2017 Writing Advice David Wiley

As authors, we all want to find those willing readers who will actually leave a detailed, thoughtful review. We also dream of having a captive audience waiting to preorder and purchase every book we release. Anyone who has published a book or two knows the reality: these things aren’t likely to happen without a lot
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Dolor and Shadow by Angela B. Chrysler
July 22, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Dolor and Shadow Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author: Angela B. Chrysler Rating: 4.2 As the elven city burns, Princess Kallan is taken to Alfheim while a great power begins to awaken within her. Desperate to keep the child hidden, her abilities are suppressed and her memory erased. But the gods have powers as well, and it
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The Importance of Research in Fantasy
July 19, 2017 Writing Advice David Wiley

I know what you’re thinking: fantasy as a genre invites the reader to suspend their belief. After all, few people truly expect to enter a cave and discover a live dragon inside sitting on a horde of treasure. Many of us accept that magic, at least in the forms seen in many books, does not
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Oswiu: King of Kings by Edoardo Albert
July 1, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Oswiu: King of Kings Genre: Historical Fiction Author: Edoardo Albert Rating: 4.4 Oswald’s head is on a spike Can Oswiu avoid the same fate? The great pagan king Penda set a trap, and when the brothers Oswiu and Oswald walked in, only one came back alive. Rumours abound that the place where Oswald’s body
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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: A Merchant in Oria by David Wiley
April 29, 2017 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: A Merchant in Oria Author: David Wiley Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult Amazon rating: 5 stars Firion is a young merchant descended from generations of merchants. His first big break comes along when he sets out to trade with the wealthy Dwarven kingdom of Oria. He has always dreamed of visiting this grand kingdom, having heard his
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OWS Ink Presents: David Wiley
April 23, 2017 Interviews,OWS Features,Press Releases Stephanie Ayers

We are excited to announce the debut of David Wiley’s novella, his first solo manuscript, which is on schedule for release this coming Friday, April 28. We are so excited in fact, we will be celebrating with a release party on Facebook April 28-29. Come join in the fun and win some great books to
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