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Books for April 2019

A monthly feature where I do a round up of the books I’m most excited to read (or have already read and think you should be excited for). Fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books are all included. Fiction Wakenhyrst (9781788549561) by Michelle Paver A new thriller from one of the best ghost story writer ever. Doggerland […]

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Magician

Questions To Ask About Magic

When thinking about adding magic to your world building, these are some questions to ask Who has it? Who can use it? Where does it come from? What does it go through? Is it active? Passive? Both? Is it tangible? Visible? Can magic people sense magic? Can non-magic people sense magic? Can non-humans be or […]

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Ten Mistakes

That aspiring writers make Wondering how to find an agent or publisher before completing the project. Waiting for inspiration to hit. Trying to write something “different”. Using weak nouns and verbs,and passive voice. Deciding not to read in your genre because you don’t want to inadvertently plagiarise. Not outlining. Not setting out specific times to […]

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A Pinch of Magic

A Pinch of Magic – Review

Set on the island of Crowstone, Betty Widdershins finds out that the women of her family have been cursed to die if they ever leave the islands. Along with her sisters, Charlie and Fliss, she sets out to break the curse, determined to leave the islands. Who can they trust, what caused the curse and […]

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The Power

The Power – Review

Naomi Alderman’s novel ‘The Power’ is a well-deserved winner of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017. Naomi takes the idea of a change to which gender holds the reins of power and moves it along logical lines to a logical outcome, the end of the book gives this logical progression a wonderful twist. One […]

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