Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
 

Strange the Dreamer

Review

 
Monthly Short Story Winner: Apocalypse
 

Monthly Short Story Winner

“Everything in Frame”

 
David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Morningstar Award
 

Morningstar Award

Gemmell Awards

 

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David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Morningstar Award

David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Morningstar Award 

There’s a certain something about watching a debut fighter take to the ring. It could be that there’s an element of the unknown. The chance of something new and different. Maybe, because the fighters are out to prove themselves, they’ll go all in, give it their everything – blood, sweat, tears and then some. Or maybe […]

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David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Ravenheart Award

David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Ravenheart Award 

The saying goes: don’t judge a book by its cover. No… Put it down. Don’t make me get the hose! The Ravenheart award, one of three categories in the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy, does just this. It invites you, anyone and everyone, to judge a selection of books by their covers and vote for […]

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The Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Shortlist 2017

The Gemmell Awards for Fantasy: Shortlist 2017 

Voting on the shortlists closes on Friday 2nd June. Cast your votes on the David Gemmell Awards official website HERE. The awards will be presented on the 15th July 2017, at the Edge-Lit 6 event in Derby. Be there or be…not there? Elsewhere? Somewhere? Blood has been spilled. Blades have been dulled. Bones have been […]

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Books That Made Us Cry: Kings of the Wyld

Books That Made Us Cry: Kings of the Wyld 

*Disclaimer: This article contains significant spoilers for Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames. If you haven’t read it yet, go away, buy it, read it, and then, AND ONLY THEN, come back and read this article. You have been warned…* ‘The best stories make you feel, question or consider something about yourself’. I said […]

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The Failed Novelist (And Why ‘Giving In’ Is Not The Same as ‘Giving Up’)

The Failed Novelist (And Why ‘Giving In’ Is Not The Same as ‘Giving Up’) 

Editor’s note: The following piece is an impassioned response to a recent controversial article. Please be aware that it contains one or two instances of ‘colourful’ language! Giving in isn’t giving up. Everyone has been there – everyone has experienced it. That frozen moment, that heartbeat, standing on a knife-edge; step off and return to […]

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It’s All In The Name

It’s All In The Name 

Time for another Creative Writing 101, but this time I’d like to focus on something a little different. I had thought to write an entry dedicated to Character Creation for novels, but that in itself is a hugely diverse topic to explore (and I’m going to need a lot more coffee than I have to […]

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Consider the Start of Your Story a.k.a. The Hook and The Arm It’s Attached To

Consider the Start of Your Story a.k.a. The Hook and The Arm It’s Attached To 

Is the hare really faster than the tortoise? Did the chicken come before the egg? Green means go, red means stop, but yellow means something in the middle – so half a stop, or half a go? What I’m trying to say is that everything starts somewhere. As writers, we have the godly say-so to […]

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Creative Writing: Writer’s Block aka The Dead End

Creative Writing: Writer’s Block aka The Dead End 

So for an opening article to get me into the swing of things here, I thought I’d tackle something that every writer can relate to. No, not overpriced fuel or the pros-cons of a liquid diet, writer’s block. Imagine you’re walking down the road minding your own business, clutching your ‘to-do list’ like the map […]

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