Tag Archives: David Wiley

Worldbuilding in Historical Fiction: Fact versus Fiction

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

Viewing Editing as an Opportunity for World-building

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

Book Review: A Merchant in Oria by David Wiley

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

OWS Ink Presents: David Wiley

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

Book Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi

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

Little Ones and Writing: Finding a Balance

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

Book Review: Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

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

Book Review: I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

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

Essential Elements in an Author’s Website

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

Book Review: Service Goat by Piers Anthony

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

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