Western Fiction, generally set in the American frontier of the 1800’s, also known as The Old West, may be the first literary convention created and perfected in the New World of European settlers and upstart colonies. Much like our previous looks at Hardboiled and Noir, the Western has its roots firmly planted in the adventure novels that almost immediately preceded it, most notably the frontier novels of James Fenimore Cooper in the early half of the 1800’s.
By Stella Constance
We often seek media to stimulate our thoughts outside a streamline of our immediate environment. Sometimes, we look for written materials, audiovisuals, or audio recordings that reinforce our pre-existing notions of what we think life is like.
by Catherine Saykaly-Stevens
There is no question that tweets embedded with images get more attention online than those without. Is it also a no-brainer that adding a little movement to that image will gain even more attention in our cluttered Twitter feed?
That is the idea behind Twitter GIF: get more eyeballs on your tweets, using eye-catching, pre-set, supplied ‘animations’.
Axel Howerton is the Prairies Region Director of the Crime Writers of Canada, The Kintsugi Poets, and the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association. He is an author, editor, poet, publisher and former entertainment journalist, and the organizer of the quarterly Calgary crime soiree #NoirBarYYC.
Catherine Saykaly-Stevens coaches and trains the novice writer, and published author alike, to understand how to master social media, to build their audience and engage with fans and influencers.
Writer/Editor, Producer at Stellar Constance Productions
Angela Villavicencio-Requis is the creative visionary and owner of Earth Cravings Restaurant. While attaining her masters degree in neuroscience, Angela discovered her true passion for cooking and nutrition. Since then she has committed herself to creating foods that are not only delicious but also healthy. She now lives a life inspired to nourish the masses and educate the world on eating to heal.
Jean Kay is a prolific poet, who has written a poem every morning for 18 ½ years.
John D Robinson is our U.K. short fiction contributor.