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If you're a fantasy writer, like me, this is the place for you. I chat about worldbuilding, review writing resources, and write articles on many aspects of writing, editing, publishing, and marketing. Worldbuilding  Creating a...

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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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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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Fantasy Careers: Tattoo Magician
Fantasy Careers: Tattoo Magician
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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The Jane Austen Centre in Bath
The Jane Austen Centre in Bath
A few weeks ago I took a visit to Bath. My main purpose in going was to see the Here Be Dragons exhibition, which I...
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