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October 10, 2011

Steampunk versus Gaslight Fantasy

 

 

Steampunk is the new “it” in the wish list of agents that represent YA and MG authors.

But there is another term for a similar genre. The term is “Gaslight Fantasy,” and I learned about it today while reading Lia Keyes’ s wonderful post “A Past That Never Was” at the Enchanted Inkpot.

If you are intrigued by these terms and you want to know more about these hot sub genres of SciFi/Fantasy please join us at:

http://enchantedinkpot.livejournal.com/104323.html?view=1610115#t1610115

October 8, 2011

Best Writing Advice Ever

Filed under: On Writing,The Enchanted Inkpot — carmenferreiroesteban @ 9:52 am
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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

 

Please click below for my post on the series series: Best Advice I ever Got on my Enchanted Inkpost fellow writer Anna Staniszewski blog.

http://www.annastan.com/2011/10/best-advice-i-ever-got-carmen-ferreiro-esteban/

And let me know which one is yours.

October 3, 2011

What Are You Reading?

Filed under: Books, Reviews,On Reading,The Enchanted Inkpot,YA — carmenferreiroesteban @ 8:16 am
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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

 

Come share your current reading list as several members of the Enchanted Inkpot, including me, discuss their own picks at Enchanted Inkpot today: http://tinyurl.com/3vu7xxw

September 27, 2011

What Skills Do Fantasy Writers Need?

Filed under: Fantasy,On Writing,The Enchanted Inkpot — carmenferreiroesteban @ 11:51 am
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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

 

Today at The Enchanted Inkpot, Cinda Chima, author of The Seven Realms and The Heir, shares her thoughts on world building, the importance of a strong antagonist, and other magical skills the writer needs to create an unforgettable story.

Go to:  http://enchantedinkpot.livejournal.com/103414.html to read her post.

Enjoy!

September 21, 2011

Dawn Metcalf Heartfelt Discussion on Small Heroes

Filed under: Fantasy,The Enchanted Inkpot — carmenferreiroesteban @ 10:20 am
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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

 

What is it about the smallest heroes who capture our hearts? Dawn Metcalf asks in her blog at The Enchanted Inkpot. Join her at http://enchantedinkpot.livejournal.com/102651.html to understand why we do.

Rae Carson Interview by Leah Cypess

Filed under: Author's Interview,The Enchanted Inkpot — carmenferreiroesteban @ 10:13 am
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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

For an inspiring interview with Rae Carson, author of Girl of Fire and Thorns, please, go to http://enchantedinkpot.livejournal.com/102704.html

June 14, 2011

Writing is a Scary Business

Filed under: On Writing,The Enchanted Inkpot — carmenferreiroesteban @ 5:53 pm
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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

 

If you’re a writer and finds the task of writing daunting. Don’t despair, you’re not alone.

 

Check what Phillipa Bayliss has to say at The Enchanted Inkpot.

http://enchantedinkpot.livejournal.com/93425.html

May 30, 2011

Archetype vs. Stereotype at the Enchanted Inkpot

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Today Jennifer Nielsen discusses archetype vs. stereotype characters and how they impact the story at the Enchanted Inkpot.

Join us there.

http://enchantedinkpot.livejournal.com/91935.html

May 16, 2011

Middle Grade/Young Adult? Does it matter?

Filed under: On Publishing,On Reading,On Writing,The Enchanted Inkpot — carmenferreiroesteban @ 7:49 pm
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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

Today at The Enchanted Inkpot, Kate Coombs discuss the no man’s land of books for older MG or younger YA, AKA tweens.
Do you as a reader hesitate to pick a book because it is labelled MG or YA?

Follow the link below to join in the discussion:

http://enchantedinkpot.livejournal.com/9065http://enchantedinkpot.livejournal.com/90652.html2.html

May 9, 2011

Wanted: Loving, Caring Mother. Missing in Fairy Tales

Filed under: On Writing,The Enchanted Inkpot — carmenferreiroesteban @ 11:12 am
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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

When the children are the protagonists of the story, the mothers must go.

If you want to explore how different writers approach this subject in fantasy, check my post at The Enchanged Inkpot.

http://enchantedinkpot.livejournal.com/90258.html

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