Book Review - Philomena: A Tale from the Col Novan Sky Almanac

Book Review – Philomena: A Tale from the Cor Novan Sky Almanac

Philomena: A Tale from the Cor Novan Sky Almanac, the debut novel of Mark Guiney, is a few hundred pages of flying through the sky under lighter-than-air envelopes of aether; meeting charming, quirky, and treacherous, characters; and journeying to mesmerizing and increasingly perilous places. The story’s world-building and fast-paced action rivals series like Redwall, books by Brandon Mull, or Wayne Thomas Batson’s wonderful Isle of […]

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Cinders and Steel

What I’m Writing This Summer

Classes are almost over, and I’ve started to dream about what I’ll write once summer starts and I have a bit more free time. So… I wanted to do something a little different for this month’s post and share some updates on the projects I’ll be working on.

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4 things to remember when writer's block strikes

4 Things to Remember when Writer’s Block Strikes

Here are four pieces of advice I wish someone had told me when I was a younger writer. I have to keep telling myself this advice when writer’s block rears its ugly, multiple dragonish heads or starts drawing you into an evil whirlpool of doubt and dismay.
Sometimes you forget the reason you started this story. Why it excites you. What’s absolutely brilliant about the concept. Why you love the characters so much. Why your planet of cloud-eating monsters is going to be revolutionary in the fantasy genre. …

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Welcome to the Silver Pencil Blog

Welcome to the Silver Pencil Blog!

Welcome to my blog! If you like writing or reading stories (especially science fiction and fantasy), you’ve come to the right place. Look for new blog posts on the first Friday of the month, or whenever I have something new to share. I’ve got a few book reviews, articles about writing tips, and short stories in the works! In the meantime, I’ve put together some book […]

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