Last day of the tour! But rather than drone on and on like I've done the past two days, I thought I would point out what's really cool about Where the Map Ends. It's not just a resource for readers or writers of Christian speculative fiction. It's actually a resource for both.
If you're an author of speculative fiction, there are a ton of resources available to you on this website. I've mentioned the insider's look of the publishing world before and the random story generator, but there's a lot more. For example, Jeff Gerke offers writing tips for authors. I'll admit, tips #16-18 depressed me, but they were still good to read.
Jeff also offers a wide variety of editing services, something that I took advantage of a few months ago getting ready for the 2006 ACFW Conference. I appreciated the insightful feedback he gave me and while I didn't take some of his advice at the time (I didn't have enough time to implement it), I will soon.
But what about readers of Christian speculative fiction? What do they get out of this website?
The answer is plenty! For starters there's the extensive book list of speculative novels. I honestly had no idea how much was out there until I found this list. I've got some reading to do apparently.
Jeff also offers monthly interviews with speculative authors that both writers and readers can enjoy. Some of the authors even leave short stories for people to enjoy.
So there you have it. Where the Map Ends is a great site for both producers and consumers of Christian speculative fiction. I know I'll be back many, many times, and I hope you will join me as well.
Be sure to check out what the other tour participants are saying:
Wayne Thomas Batson
CSFF Blog Tour
Kameron M. Franklin
Todd Michael Greene
K. D. Kragen
Kevin Lucia and The Bookshelf Reviews 2.0 - The Compendium
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Daniel I. Weaver