Candid discussion about writing, publication, and the personal and monetary costs of pursuit of same. Guest post hosted by David McDonald.
The continuing influence of Ursula Le Guin’s fantasy masterpiece on Franks’ own work. Guest post hosted by Alan Baxter.
The meaning of character in literature.
Why did the metaphor cross the road?
Strong female protagonists. Based on a panel discussion from Conflux 2013.
Goal setting and the writer’s life.
Interview with Derek McCulloch about his new Vertigo graphic novel, GONE TO AMERIKAY.
Interview with Brandon Seifert about his hit Image/Skybound series, WITCH DOCTOR.
Interview with Justin Jordan about his new Image comicbook series THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE for Tastes Like Comics.
Interview with Eric Von Allen about his new children’s graphic novel, STARGAZER, for Tastes Like Comics.
Hands-on-keyboard advice for writing tight, clean prose. Originally written for The Literary Handyman blog.
Written by request for the Australian Horror Writer’s Association but relevant for writers in all genres.
Discussion about the seed idea behind my XDA Zai stories for the Utility Fog Blog. The first XDA Zai story, “The Wild Hunt”, was published in ASSASSIN’S CANON from Utility Fog Press.
Steven Mangold and I talk about the writing process we undertook for the story “Shadowcutting”, which was published int he second Badass Faeries book, JUST PLAIN BAD.
Essay about the inspirations and insights behind my story “Theatre of Conflict”, published in the third Badass Faeries anthology, IN ALL THEIR GLORY.
I’ve written numerous essays for this groupblog site, featuring detailed analyses of the greatest villains in literature and pop culture.