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What is a Trope? fantasy science fiction May 01, 2022

Tropes can make for fantastic stories, but the thing is: they have already been made into fantastic stories, which is why they’re now tropes. 

If you’re thinking that...

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Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy at The Novelry fantasy science fiction Oct 10, 2021

If you're writing speculative fiction, ensure your first reader is an experienced SFF editor to master your magic and future proof your science fiction.

Craig Leyenaar joins The...

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Writing Dystopian Novels science fiction Feb 07, 2021

Utopia and Dystopia are a hair's breadth apart, explains our writing coach Polly Ho-Yen, author of Dark Lullaby in which a mother desperately tries to keep her family together in a society...

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