Cover Reveal: Kasper Mützenmacher’s Cursed Hat, by Clare Dugmore
Curiosity Quills is excited to reveal the cover for KASPER MÜTZENMACHER’S CURSED HAT, by Keith R. Fentonmiller, and announce that it’s now available for pre-order, guaranteeing delivery to your device on March 20, 2017. Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press Date of Release­­: March 20, 2017 Cover Artist: Eugene Teplitsky Pre-Order: Amazon US | Amazon […]
Why Distancing Yourself From Your Writing Is Such An Effective Tool For Improvement, by Rand Lee
As a fiction writer, I use words to build bridges to my readers’ emotions and imaginations. My goal is to attract them to the characters and world I have created in my story, and keep them there until they have finished. Ideally, every word or phrase I choose in the course of writing my story […]
Grow Up Review, by Jason Purdy

Grow Up Review

January 14, 2017
By Jason Purdy
Grow Up, an adventure platformer game reviewed by Jason Purdy.
Parenthood as “Reverse Leveling Up.”, by Matt Weber
I. 1980–2011 In role-playing games, challenges typically increase with your character’s capabilities. When you start, a pack of goblins is a mortal threat. As you advance through the levels, you become powerful enough to kill an army of goblins without suffering a scratch—but you’re no longer fighting goblins, you’re fighting dragons. A few months before […]
Rogue One as a Prequel, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
So, a lot of people are talking about how Rogue One is a better Star Wars prequel than the prequel trilogy. For this week, let’s take a step back and see how Rogue One succeeded in fitting in so neatly before Star Wars. I’m not going to rag on the prequel movies in this post. […]
David D. Hammons, by David D. Hammons
Joining Curiosity Quills for our inaugural Ask Me Anything: Author Spotlight column, is David D. Dammons, author of newly released humorous urban-fantasy RASPUTIN’S SUPERNATURAL DATING SERVICE, which hit Amazon on January 9, 2017! In the comments, please join us in asking David anything you’d like to know about writing, his new book, and life in […]
Building a Chain: The Joys of a Daily Writing Habit by: Samantha Bryant, by Samantha Bryant
In the history of my writing life, beginning when I was a child and continuing until I was 42 years old, I started hundreds of projects and never finished one. I’d write until I hit something that stopped me (either within the story, or in my life)…then I’d give up. When I came back, I […]
Character Archetypes in Rogue One, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
So. Rogue One happened. And as someone who is just old enough to demark their lives by the time before Star Wars and after Star Wars, you can probably guess what my next couple blog posts will be about. That’s right. So let’s get with the spoiler space. **SPOILERS AFTER THE BREAK**
My Top 5 Games of 2016, by Jason Purdy
Jason Purdy's list of the 5 best games in 2016
Messing Up is Data Too, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
So the weekend before last, I totally blew it. I had a 99 cent sale. My second. It was the first sale after the publisher moved me into the LitRPG category, and that move did great things for my overall numbers. This time I wouldn’t be competing against Harry Potter and (strangely enough) Game of […]