Welcome to Urban Fantasist's new home. You'll find all your old favourites here on this site, as well as the latest blog postings, book news and Grievous Angel poetry and flash fiction. Our FAQs section explains everything else you need to know ...Charles Christian
New Flash Fiction: Barking at Squirrels!
We've two stories here from Kalamazoo-based William Aksel. The first was as an assignment when he attended the six week Odyssey speculative writing workshop. The objective was to show boredom without using the word 'bored'. The second story confirms the theory that dogs are smarter than their owners!
The New Star Wars teaser:
If George R.R. Martin wrote children's books...
Coinciding with the screening of the new series of A Game of Thrones, here's a little cartoon in the style of Goodnight Moon.
When Superheroes grow old...
So Captain America sold his Harley Davidson, retired to the coast and now pootles about in an old VW campervan with a cool paint job. Seen here in a supermarket car park in Beccles. "I am loyal to nothing.. except the dream - and my Tesco Clubcard" is his new catchphrase. Possibly.
Update Your Email Address Book Now!
Due to factors outside our control, aka our ISP has gone TITSUP (= Total Inability To Support Usual Performance) and opened the floodgates to SPAM, we have had to change our email address to email@example.com
Down Rock 'n' Roll Memory Lane with The Kinks
The Kast Off Kinks that is – full story here.
Buy & Read The 12 Rules
Only available on Amazon Kindle as an ebook from £0.99p / $1.50
Do you write genre fiction? Or love reading it? This book reveals the 12 rules that writers of science fiction, fantasy, crime and horror must never break when building believable imaginary worlds for their readers.
What the reviews say...
"What a brilliant book! Rule 13: Read this book. It can only help you write better genre stories. What's to lose?" ...Vanessa Gebbie, award-wining author and editor of Short Circuit: A Guide to the Art of the Short Story
"It's the ideal go-to source for the basic rules and principles of genre fiction writing... it's a thoroughly enjoyable read and easy to dip into in the future for recaps... best of all, it's solid, practical advice."
"With this book, CC has pretty much nailed what to do and not to do."
"This is the book I will keep referring to, it is concise and informative, a useful tool particularly for beginners."
"Serves new and experienced writers... a useful addition to my reference collection."
"In my collection, this is one of the Best writing references I have. Insightful, Detailed, Concise, and helpful writing tips. Highly recommended to all writers!"
"A quick and witty read (some great examples are given), this book is well worth returning to at greater length to savour the author's knowledge and analysis of a wide range of fiction and the spin-off films. A short book that packs a punch!"
"This great little book gives aspiring writers a dozen common sense rules for crafting fiction.. it's also well worth the attention of more experienced writers."
"Straight to the point. Gave me great insights. I will be using this every time I need a good reference."
"Excellent and inspirational... relit my creative fire."
"If I had read this book first, maybe I would not be on my fifth rewrite!"
"It's the sort of book I wish I'd had ten years ago, when I started working on my first novel. The price is great and the advice is sound."
Latest Review: "a fun read and educational. i will apply these rules when I start on my book"
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MELTC84
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MELTC84
37 weeks in the Amazon Kindle Top #20 Education/Reference and Writing Skills Bestseller Lists