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Resource: 54 Stock Photo Websites
Resource: 54 Stock Photo Websites
When you are a blogger or writer, you may find you need pictures or photographs to include in your work. You should always ensure you...
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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 Elements of Dystopian Fiction
The Elements of Dystopian Fiction
I've been a fan of dystopian novels ever since I read The Handmaid's Tale as a teenager. That was over twenty years ago. Back then,...
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My 2018 Reading Challenge
My 2018 Reading Challenge
This post should really be titled, "Books I intend to prioritise reading in 2018 but probably won't get through more than half of, if I'm...
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Reading Challenge 2017 Results!
Reading Challenge 2017 Results!
At the beginning of the year, I made some reading challenges for 2017. I had a general challenge of 80 Goodreads books, and a specific...
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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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Introducing Of Legend & Lore: Cover Reveal!

I’m excited to share the following cover reveal with you all! My short story, The Firestone, will be included in the next JL Anthology: Of Legend and Lore.  This lovely cover was designed by Louis Rakovich, cover designer at Indigo Forest Designs: New life is given to eleven old stories in this …

Blog Tour: The Last Motley

Welcome to the virtual book tour for The Last Motley by Grace Award nominated author DJ Edwardson. To celebrate the book’s release the digital version is being offered at the special discounted price of 99 cents, now through February 17th. In addition, you’re invited to come along on a virtual treasure hunt visiting …

The Elements of Dystopian Fiction

I’ve been a fan of dystopian novels ever since I read The Handmaid’s Tale as a teenager. That was over twenty years ago. Back then, reading dystopian meant picking up the old classics like 1984 and Brave New World. But in recent times, books like The Hunger Games have sparked …

My 2018 Reading Challenge

This post should really be titled, “Books I intend to prioritise reading in 2018 but probably won’t get through more than half of, if I’m lucky.” But that’s not a very catchy title! As I was making this list, more and more things I wanted to read kept catching my …

Reading Challenge 2017 Results!

At the beginning of the year, I made some reading challenges for 2017. I had a general challenge of 80 Goodreads books, and a specific list of 38 books that I wanted to read. During the year, I decided that 80 books was going to be too easy so I …

2017 Goals – How Did I Do?

At the beginning of 2017, I set myself some goals for the year. They were a little wishy-washy: writing is more of a hobby than a job for me so I like to aim to achieve things but without too much pressure. Otherwise it takes the fun out of it. …

Resource: 54 Stock Photo Websites

When you are a blogger or writer, you may find you need pictures or photographs to include in your work. You should always ensure you are entitled to use the images you choose. Don’t randomly select pictures from Google images, because chances are the image is under copyright. Generally, images …