Author: H. Duke

H. Duke writes fantasy, horror, and more. Her works include the weird west / urban fantasy serial mashup, Jeremiah Jones Cowboy Sorcerer and the Christmas horror collection, Things on the Shelf: Three Tales of Christmas Terror, as well as the forthcoming Pagewalker series. She wrote the first season of Jeremiah Jones Cowboy Sorcerer while living in Arizona with her husband, Giru, and a shiny black dog named Jupiter. To see what she's up to now, visit her website.

Camp NaNoWriMo

Edit: Be sure to check out How to Win Camp NaNoWriMo: Set Up For Success for more helpful tips on how to make this year’s camp a success! Do you know what you’re doing for Camp NaNoWriMo this year? I’m anticipating…

(The Dreaded) World Builder’s Disease

Previously in this world building series, we talked about the 2 Essential World Building Questions, and World Building Magic. Is there a point where world building stops helping you support your story, and starts wasting your time and effort? The…

World Building Magic

Last week, we kicked off our World-Building series with 2 Essential World Building Questions. Perhaps you’ve decided that one aspect of your world is that it includes magic in one form or another. In today’s post, world building magic, we’ll…

2 Essential World Building Questions

  If you type in the search-term world-building into bing, one of the very first results is a list of fantasy world-building questions. Famously, these questions can range from inquiries about the type of government to what shapes tables are.…

Cover Letters to Literary Journals

      Cover Letters to Literary Journals: What They Need to Include Salutation to specific editor Address your cover letter to the editor of whatever genre your piece is in (i.e., poetry editor, fiction editor, nonfiction editor) If there…

The Three Phases of Creative Writing

  There are three phases of creative writing: planning, writing, and revision. To be a productive writer, it’s important to stay focused while working. Read on to learn the different components of each phase, and how they can help you…