Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday Prompt: Fantasy

Fantasy can be many things to many people. It can be high fantasy filled with mages, elves, dwarves and dragons, or, it can be a sexy vampire or were-tiger. The fantasy genre has many branches and subgenres to choose from.

Today we're going to pick one of those from the list below that you have NEVER written before. Write a 1,000 word count minimum story in the subgenre of your choosing. Explore a fantastic new world and genre at the same time!

List of subgenres to choose from
Allegorical Fantasy
High fantasy where anything or everything is allegorical of themes or things in the real world.
Anthropomorphic Fantasy
Animals acting like humans, humans may or may not be present. Like Planet of the Apes

Bangsia Fantasy
Taking place partly or entirely during the afterlife
Comedic FantasyHumorous tale or a parody
Contemporary/Urban Fantasy
Taking place in a modern, usually urban, setting on Earth. Everyday life with a bit of high fantasy mixed in. 
Court Intrigue
Takes place in a royal court  and deals with the political developments of a world. 
High/Epic Fantasy
Fantasy taking place in a world completely created and detached from Earth as we know.
Legend Retelling
Some legends have become known not for their original stories, but for their constant retellings and revisions. Like King Arthur or Robin Hood. 
Low Fantasy
Takes place on Earth, in a world otherwise possible, except for the characteristic fantasy elements. 
Magic Realism
A setting where magic is part of the culture and everyday life.
The main plot is a quest.  The hero must journey  in search of something that will destroy the villain or prevent impending doom. 
Romantic Fantasy
Containing a plot or subplot of romantic entanglements and love.  
Traditional StoriesMyths, legends, fables, fairy and folk tales.  
WuxiaMartial art adventures where the hero is often capable of super-human feats supposedly learned through the martial art. Like Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger. 
Good luck and have fun creating your fantasy worlds! Don't forget to visit for fantasy books for all ages! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spark Your Creativity!

Every Wednesday we offer you a special photo taken by our CEO Janet Beasley to help spark your creativity. Whether you're an author, a painter, a musician, or clay sculpture artist we think you'll find her photos very inspiring!

Oh, So Inviting...

To view more of Janet's photos visit Janet on Flickr

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Hello fans! Welcome to the JLB Creatives Publishing Blog. You've picked a great day to start following the blog because every Tuesday we post a brand new Groovy Weekly Giveaway here on the blog and on our Facebook Fan Page. Entries are accepted nearly all week long: Tuesday - running thru the following Sunday. Simply visit JLB Creatives Publishing on Facebook  for your chance to enter, or enter directly from our blog. Our Groovy Weekly Giveaway is designed through Rafflecopter and winners are randomly selected by Rafflecopter. The weekly prize is a $5 US amazon digital gift card. And something can now enter once a day and receive 5 chances a pop! There is a mandatory "thing" you have to do to enter for your 5 chances (but not to worry, it's really simple - like visit one of our authors' Facebook page or tweet a tweet), and to sweeten the deal there is no purchase necessary to enter. Be sure to share the fun with your friends. We're looking forward to your entries! Good luck! 

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It's Book Trailer Tuesday! Check Out Book Trailer #2

Hello fans and followers! Welcome to the second of four Book Trailer Tuesdays here at the JLB Creatives Publishing Blog. We are featuring one book trailer every Tuesday for the next three Tuesdays from our author Janet Beasley's Hidden Earth Series. This week we light up the page with a whimsical look at More Than Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup - a cookbook stemming from the restaurants found on the world of Maycly. Enjoy!

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Monday, April 13, 2015

FREE E-Books by the Young Writers Workshop of Pickford Community Library

Ann Marie Smith, head librarian of Pickford Community Library in Pickford, Michigan crossed paths with JLB Creatives Publishing's Senior Editor, Dar Bagby, and it was a match made in heaven! Together they took advice from one of the local teens and began to put together what is now known as the popular 
Young Writers Workshop. 

Each school year aspiring young writers are welcome to attend these sessions at the Pickford Community Library. There is a novice class and an advanced class. All students are presented an intense, interactive course that includes such things as the basics of writing, the publishing industry, book cover development, writing synopsis, creating book trailers, and developing an author platform to name a few. Presentations are given by the JLB Creatives Publishing team both in person and via Skype. The Michigan team consists of Dar Bagby and Connie Thompson, local U.P. residents. The Florida team consists of Janet Beasley, Jean E. Lane and Elise VanCise. Together the JLBCP team holds in excess of 100 years experience in the literary world. 

JLB Creatives Publishing's CEO Janet Beasley was eager to join in when Dar told her what was in the works. Being that Janet is the founder/owner of JLB Creatives Publishing she suggested that the company would like to bring all of the JLBCP team on board to speak at the classes regarding their areas of expertise. She also wanted the aspiring authors to have the opportunity to go through an entire publishing process, including having their short stories and novellas published by a true trade publisher.

It is with pride and joy that JLB Creatives has become the sole publisher as well as the facilitating team for this worthy activity. 

The YWW books are available through Smashwords and on an Overdrive regional list.

Be sure to download your FREE copies HERE today of these fine aspiring authors' works.

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JLB Creatives Editor Dar Bagby (L) and JLB Creatives CEO Janet Beasley (R)