Today's story ventures farther back into the past of the Yekara Universe farther than we have ever gone before. "Before the Fall" is set roughly 30 years before the events of Right of Succession.
Those who have read the novel will notice a few familiar names; however, the story makes sense on its own and does not contain spoilers for the novel.
I did adjust the wording of the last sentence in this dialogue prompt just a bit to fit more with the setting, but the meaning and tone remains the same.
We're back in the Supers Universe today with a story set about fifteen minutes after the events of "Off Night."
It does follow the events of "Off Night" and vague references to other stories or characters are made, but the story can be understood on its own.
We're back in the Myth and Science Universe this week with a story set right around the same time as "Return to the Wood."
Reading might be a bit more fun if you have read at least up until that point, but it is not necessary to understand the story.
We will take a look at personification today as we continue our study of figurative language. What exactly is personification?
Personification is defined as the application of human characteristics upon something nonhuman. This can be showing an inanimate object, concept, event, or animal through the use of human qualities or characteristics.
Because of its prevalence in cartoons, fables, and other children’s media, personification and its subsets are often some of the easiest forms of figurative language for many to understand. After all, how many of us grew up watching Disney films where a clock and a candlestick held conversations and argued with a teapot or the main characters were talking animals?
Today's story takes us back to the Myth & Science Universe about a half hour after the events of "Running from Nightmares." However, you do not have to have read any of the other stories in the series to understand this one.
Today's story is set in the Myth and Science universe the morning after "Change in Perspective." Having read the rest of the series is helpful but not necessary to understand the story as it is.
And I know I changed the first line just a bit, but the triple negative was melting my brain. A double is bad enough.
Born of the Wall is set less than an hour after the events of "Conflict of Instinct" in the Myth & Science universe. You don't have to have read any of the other stories in the series for this one to make sense.
Today's story takes us back to the Myth and Science Universe around about eight hundred years before the events of "The Accord is Struck," fae realm time. But, as always, you don't have to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one.
All this winter, there's been one thing that's caught my eye every time I take Lily out for a walk. Trees bare of their summer leaves stand out in stark contrast with the clear blue of winter skies. The appearance of one covered root to crown in ivy is even more striking, but there's been something "off" in the appearance of the tree in our backyard.
What might be wrong with it has been bugging me for months, and I got the answer the other day.
While trying my hand at teaching high school back in the fall, I spent so long away from my current rough draft, I forgot half of what I'd written. So I've been going back to read through it. In doing so, several issues with the rough have been jumping out at me, but they all stem from one factor common in rough drafts, lacking conflict.
Readers have their favorites, and they don't enjoy seeing them put through the wringer, but at the same time, what are the chances they would be so fond of those characters if they never struggled? No matter if your story is plot driven or character driven, without conflict, there is no story.
A. B. England is a small business owner, mom of two, novelist, all around geek, and avid crafter. She loves mythology, fantasy, and all flavors of science fiction.
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