While browsing the subreddit for fantasy writers, I came across a brief discussion detailing the value of content over style, and it reminded me of an Ursula K Le Guin essay called From Elfland to Poughkeepsie, published in 1973. Here, Le Guin makes a point which all writers, especially fantasists, should be familiar with: style and content are not mutually exclusive. Most… Read More STYLE & FANTASY


Over the weekend I attended Winnipeg’s  Central Canada Lit Fest, dedicated to all things speculative fiction. The festival catered to writers, with workshops on publishing, marketing, world-building, cover art, query letters, beta reading, and so forth. Here are five of the most informative and surprising things I took note of: 1. The publishing world is not in shambles. The… Read More C4 LIT FEST