Paternus: Rise of Gods – Hardbacks Kickstarter – Ends Today!
 

Paternus: Rise of Gods

Hardbacks Kickstarter - Ends Today!

 
NaNoWriMo 2019: My Personal Experience – Part One
 

NaNoWriMo 2019

My Personal Experience – Part One

 
Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher
 

Smoke and Stone

Review

 

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Black Feathers & The Book of the Crowman by Joseph D’Lacey

Black Feathers & The Book of the Crowman by Joseph D’Lacey
4

Our world is collapsing, the planet choked with pollution and strangled by economic hardship. A government agency with dubious intent, known as the Ward, is collecting political dissenters and rebels, for the greater good. And a boy named Gordon Black is born amidst the chaos, his life somehow tied to a strange figure known as […]

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The Liminal People by Ayize Jama-Everett

The Liminal People by Ayize Jama-Everett
4.5

The word limen in Latin means “a threshold”, and in modern context, the word liminal can be interpreted as a state between one or the other, often in reference to spiritual or social concepts. The Liminal People is a novel that exists between genres, weaving through them with impunity. It is an international crime thriller, […]

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Raising Heroes: Fantasy Role Models for Our Kids

Raising Heroes: Fantasy Role Models for Our Kids 

Six months ago, my daughter Freya was born during a snowstorm. It was one of the strangest and most surreally amazing moments in my life, holding her in my arms for the first time. Since then, my world has been rearranged, my perceptions thoroughly altered. I’ve learned what it is to care for a tiny […]

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A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin

A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin
4.5

It would be fair to say that A Dance With Dragons has been highly-anticipated. One of those unfortunate hazards of such an epic series, combined with a lengthy period between novels, is that expectations are often high. While novels don’t necessarily suffer the same levels of hype as movies, television or video games, I believe […]

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Room for Discourse

Room for Discourse 

Everyone has read a novel that changed the way they perceive the world around them or caused them to reexamine facets of their own lives. Perhaps the change was dramatic, but most often it was a subtle and lingering effect. History contains thousands of examples, from Pliny the Elder and Aristotle to more modern examples, […]

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Worldbuilding 101 – Introduction

Worldbuilding 101 – Introduction 

Writing novels is a difficult business. Never mind the technical and mechanical aspects of the craft – grammar, sentence structure, spelling and composition – learning how to balance exposition with action and dialogue, in an effort to move a story forward at a pace that will hold your reader’s attention, is difficult to master. These […]

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