writing genres

Not That Story Again!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get tired of reading the same old stories, with the same old archetypal characters and plots.  The predictability of story lines is the reason I stopped reading Fantasy novels a couple of years ago. Oh, I’m sure I’ll return to my favorite authors, especially once that fifth […]

History Comes Alive

Many Stone Soup readers tell us that historical fiction is their favorite genre. We think we know why. Realistic characters, whose feelings and concerns are similar to our own, can bring the events of history to life better than a dry textbook. A perfect example of historical fiction is “Curtis Freedom,” the featured story from […]