J.D. Anthony


Winner of the Willamette Writers’ Kay Snow Award for Short Fiction

Excerpt – The Nameless Boy

If you’ve already read The Nameless Boy and you want to catch my next fantasy entry, you can subscribe to get updates, posts, and more contest shorts.

Plot Pragmatism

What can we learn about dialogue from True Detective? Why do Star Wars fans hate Star Wars? And what new fantasy series is destined to become modern mythology?

Tabletop Games

Everything I know about fantasy readers I learned at the D&D table. Here I’ll share my scratch-built monstrosities, gaming foibles, and lessons from the D&D table.

FREE Stories

Excerpts from my novels, contest short stories, and speeches.

“Not every speech has to be a TED talk. For God’s sake, tell a story!”

Storymasters – Portland

As a member of Toastmasters (a non-profit public speaking organization) I’ve given educational talks on speechcraft, storytelling, and plotting.

You can find some of these educational resources here.

Email J.D.

If you’re looking to hire me for research, speech coaching, or plot advice, email me here.


Tweet at J.D.

If you want snark and nonsense in neat 140-character boxes, you can follow me on Twitter.


Facebook J.D.

If you want to rope me into a lengthy argument about Blade Runner 2049 and why it’s secretly a genius movie, you can find me on Facebook.


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