Friday, March 31, 2017

Swordtongue (Free Fantasy Short Story)

TRC magazine just published my newest fantasy short story, "Swordtongue." I don't usually write allegorical fantasy, but I had an allegorical idea I wanted to explore, and this story is the result.

Here's the teaser I wrote for the story:

Imagine a world where words can have supernatural power. That’s the setting for “Swordtongue,” a fantasy short story by Jonathan Garner. In this magical tale, a battle for the souls of the people who live in a cursed village will take place between a Swordtongue, whose words cut through deception, and a Darktalker, whose words twist and distort.

Read "Swordtongue" for free here!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Why Did Solomon Say His Wife Looked Like A Horse?

My newest article for TRC magazine has been released. "Why Did Solomon Say His Wife Looked Like A Horse?" is a humorous piece that examines the use of animal analogies in the Bible's Song of Solomon.

You can read it here: "Why Did Solomon Say His Wife Looked Like A Horse?"

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Writing Highlights of 2016

Now that 2017 has begun, I’ve been thinking about how my writing went in 2016. Here are the things that stand out to me the most:

- I had four articles and six short stories accepted by magazines. That’s one less than last year, but I received a higher pay rate this year.

- One story, the modern fairy tale “Earl King,” was released in audio form by the Untold Podcast. You can listen to it for free here.

- I continued to be a quarterly columnist for TRC magazine, releasing three articles, “Chasing Cheetahs,” “The Joy of Otters,” and “Watch Out for Poison Ivy,” and one humorous western story, “Snakebite.”

- I sold over 200 articles as a ghostwriter.

- I finished writing and editing a children’s sci-fi book. I’m happy with how it turned out, so I plan to start submitting it to agents soon.

How did your 2016 go?