Let's Talk Story
Published on 2021-01-25
Issue 01 of DreamForge Anvil is our example issue. With DreamForge Anvil we not only offer great, positive science fiction and fantasy, we take a behind the scenes look at what the story means to the author and how it reached its final draft.
Welcome to Issue 1 of DreamForge Anvil
Learn about the authors behind the great stories found in DreamForge Anvil, Issue 1
Finding Hope in Today's World
You live in a world filled with more knowledge, wealth, freedom, and technical prowess than ever before. And yet you may think it’s all going to hell in a handbasket. Why is this so?
The First Step
When starting on an adventure, it’s good to have a realistic appreciation for the journey ahead. My purpose in these essays is to examine the basics of short story writing from a very specific persp...
Let's Jump In
Over the course of 2021, we’ll be examining stories from many angles, including hooks, exposition, pacing, conflict, character, plotting, and more. Of course, that’s a year in the making. Patience...
Two Brothers, One Stone, by Anna Madden
The starry oak was one of the rarest of the great trees, and it had a sizeable hollow—almost a perfect circle. It was too small a passage for an ordinary man. For a dwarf, though, even in armor, it ...
Two Brothers, One Stone | Line Edits
Available to subscribers - line by line edits performed by the author of "Two Brothers, One Stone" in response to editorial comments from DreamForge.
Break Through, by Jamie D. Munro
Being human has never been about finding the perfect balance with nature or with one another. It's about problem solving and working together against against all odds.
Break Through | Line Edits
Available to subscribers - See Break Through develop from its original 1500 word story, with line by line edits performed by the author of "Break Through" in response to editorial comments from DreamF...
Invasive Species, by Angelique Fawns
As the world grows warmer and wetter, other species will undoubtedly take advantage of our changing climate, and the most evolutionarily successful group of organisms in the universe may be...
Invasive Species | Line Edits
Available to subscribers - See Invasive Species develop from its original draft to the final 4500 word story, with line by line edits performed by the author in response to editorial comments from Dre...
Toward Light, by R.E. Rule
For something to thrive, something else must be consumed. Or is it possible to circumvent the cycle wherein the energy to sustain life is taken from a living thing? What would such a world be like?
Sovereign Ice, Part 1
A mysterious narrator introduces us to a world more than a thousand years after “The Great Change,” when the Earth is trapped in the grip of ice and magic.
Author's Bookshelf | Issue 7
Our Author's Bookshelf features books from small press publishers and self-publishing authors. Support these authors and creatives!
Sci-Fi Saturday Night | Issue 7
Join The Dome, Kriana, and Zombrarian as they discuss science fiction, science fact, fantasy and whatever they think is cool, in between celebrity interviews.
If This Goes On | Issue 7
A podcast featuring Cat Rambo, Alan Bailey, Rachel Renee, and Diane Morrison bringing hope to the world through Speculative Fiction.
Imaginary Worlds | Issue 7
A bi-weekly podcast about science fiction and other fantasy genres.