This is the home of the Foil & Phaser community blog, a spin-off website for fans of the Sword & Laser book club and podcast who want to develop their writing skills.
In early 2013, the Sword & Laser announced that they were taking submissions for a short story anthology. On the group’s Goodreads forums, a discussion began about what could be done with all the entries which wouldn’t make the cut. This community blog, where authors could submit their writing and have it read and critiqued by their peers, was suggested as a solution for at least some those stories. The site is intended to be an opportunity for developing artists to hone their skills and network with other writers and readers. The primary focus will be on the genres of science fiction and fantasy and their various subcategories.
There are various levels at which you can take part in our community. We are accepting submissions for regular bloggers as well as guest writers. The type of posts may include creative writing, essays on writing, collaborative workshops, and more. This site is intended as a platform to support your ideas, but it needs your help to make it work. If you wish to contribute, please refer to the “Join The Community” section of the main menu.
This site is a work-in-progress and will continue to evolve over time. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email the administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org