Xlibris| Forgotten Fiction: William Hope Hodgson

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Forgotten Treasures- William Hope Hodgson

 Xlibris Publishing embarks upon a series of blog entries, exploring obscure and near forgotten works of science-fiction, fantasy, and horror. The aim of this series is to raise awareness of past authors and forays into the above genres. In some cases the authors and works of the past have influenced the authors and works of […]

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Xlibris Reviews| A Net of Dawn and Bones

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Reviews| A Net of Dawn and Bones

 Urban Fantasy, the genre where elements of the everyday and the fantastical interact and even clash, has experienced somewhat of an oversaturation of late. With some exceptions, a majority of urban fantasy has a tendency towards feeling the same. Such genre pieces as ‘vampire ran nightclubs’ or ‘werewolf street gangs’ have a bad habit of […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Military Fiction Pt II

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Military Fiction

 Xlibris Publishing returns with part 2 of Military Fiction.   Perspective Perspective is important to consider when writing military fiction. From whose perspective are you writing from? The viewpoint and experiences of soldiers on the ground can be very different from those of a general in headquarters, or from a pilot high up in the […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Military Fiction

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Military Fiction

 War is one of the great philosophical conundrums of the human experience. While resorting to war is often loathed, it has not stopped writers and filmmakers from creating great works of story and study about or involving war. War itself has been reviled, though there are many stories, fictional and historical, about human bravery, brilliance, […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Action Scenes Pt 2

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Action Scenes

 Xlibris Publishing returns to Action Scenes with part 2.   Brevity With some exceptions, it is often recommended you do not bog down your reader with details in an action scene. There can be a serious verbal disconnect if you describe what should be a high-speed chase or an intense fight with too much detail. […]

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