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Book Review: The Writer’s Lexicon
Book Review: The Writer’s Lexicon
A new tool for writers: The Writer's Lexicon by Kathy Steinemann Blurb You’re a writer. You just read your manuscript and discovered your characters nodding...
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Writing a Book: Stages of Awesomeness
Writing a Book: Stages of Awesomeness
Writing a book is a lot of things. Fun and hard work. Terrifying and exhilarating. Time-consuming and all-absorbing. So if you are yet to take...
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Interview: Meet Sophie Edwards – Cover Designer
Interview: Meet Sophie Edwards – Cover Designer
As an indie author, you are more than a writer. You are responsible for writing, editing, publishing, marketing and all the different aspects that go...
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Strong Female Characters in Fantasy Books
Strong Female Characters in Fantasy Books
Discussing gender and its attributes always seems to be a touchy subject. And yet, I still think it's something we need to talk about. I've...
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Quick Links to my BristolCon posts
Quick Links to my BristolCon posts
Here are quick links to the blog posts I wrote based on my notes from BristolCon 2016: The Call of Magic Diversity in Fantasy Novels...
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The World of the Fae
The World of the Fae
​ Notes taken from the BristolCon 2016 panel 'The F Word'.  Whatever happened to fairytales?  Today's popular fairytales are very sanitised. Generic fairies roam the...
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What is Young Adult Fantasy? 
What is Young Adult Fantasy? 
What is Young Adult Fantasy? Young Adult (YA) Fantasy is a subset of fantasy fiction aimed at a teenage audience. Fantasy is a wide genre...
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Author Interview with J.E. Klimov
Author Interview with J.E. Klimov
I'm excited to welcome J.E. Klimov to Magic Writer to help celebrate the release of her new fantasy novel, The Aeonians, which you can purchase...
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Reading Challenge Book Twelve: Outlander
Reading Challenge Book Twelve: Outlander
Book twelve was a historical romance with fantasy elements. Blurb Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the...
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Reading Challenge Book Eleven: Eragon
Reading Challenge Book Eleven: Eragon
Book eleven was a popular young adult high fantasy. Blurb When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the...
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Book Review: The Secret of Spellshadow Manor
Book Review: The Secret of Spellshadow Manor
An indie fantasy novel published earlier in 2017 Blurb "A magic school story with a spine-tingling twist, for adults or teens who enjoyed Harry Potter......
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Reading Challenge Book Ten: StarChaser
Reading Challenge Book Ten: StarChaser
Book ten was the final instalment of a fantasy trilogy for younger readers. The TodHunter Moon series was a spin-off and follow-up to the Septimus...
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Fantasy Careers: Witch for Hire
Fantasy Careers: Witch for Hire
Fantasy Careers is a blog series where I interview characters from fantasy books about their interesting jobs and unusual careers. Interested in taking part? Drop...
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Reading Challenge Book Nine: The Way of Kings
Reading Challenge Book Nine: The Way of Kings
Book nine was a modern epic fantasy. Blurb According to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranquiline Halls. Heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted...
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