A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube: Vampires
 

A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube

Vampires

 
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
 

Review

 
On Planning My First Solo Author Event
 

Planning My First Solo Author Event

Article

 

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Witchmark by C. L. Polk

Witchmark by C. L. Polk
4.5

“Help me, Starred One. I am murdered.” Witchmark, the debut novel of C. L. Polk and the first in The Kingston Cycle, quickly bicycle-raced its way to my favourite book of 2018. A murder mystery novel set in a world alike to Edwardian England post-WWI, the fast-paced tale is quick to hook and doesn’t let […]

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Character Development: Writing Realistic Personalities & Flaws

Character Development: Writing Realistic Personalities & Flaws 

This is the second article in our Character Development series. Click here to read the first article: Character Death and the Ultimate Sacrifice. In writing a novel, many authors are concerned about their characters’ likability. Characters are often their creator’s darlings, and the last thing authors want is for the audience to dislike what they, […]

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Character Development: Character Death and the Ultimate Sacrifice

Character Development: Character Death and the Ultimate Sacrifice 

Killing a character in your novel is a tried and true method for advancing your plot. Allegiances are torn, revenge is sought, kingdoms fall apart. Character death feels as essential to the fantasy genre as magic—perhaps more-so. But in a narrative sense, is death really the “ultimate” sacrifice? The most effective character deaths are those […]

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