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Gene Wolfe 1931 – 2019
 

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A Time of Blood by John Gwynne – Spoiler Free Review
 

A Time of Blood

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Browsing all articles by Sandra Norval.

The Art of Conflict

The Art of Conflict 

It was raining. Not just ordinary rain but the horizontal type where the wind just drives it into your face and your eyes sting with the salty grittiness of it. I’d given up trying to pull my cloak tighter hours ago; I was already soaked through anyway. Besides the rain was warmer than the sodden […]

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Ye Gods…Of Publishing!

Ye Gods…Of Publishing! 

The sun was low in the sky and my thoughts were turning towards finding dinner. The plod across the plain had been long and arduous and I was starting to tire of the view – mountains to the left of me, mountains to the right and in the middle, nought but the odd clump of […]

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Change Is Gonna Come…

Change Is Gonna Come… 

I’ve come to a glorious valley in the journey up Mount Publication and I have to take a moment to stop and stare. Behind me are the crags of the foothills with wondrous villages and the occasional treacherous abyss to negotiate; I’ve navigated them all and still I travel on. Before me is a sumptuous […]

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Whatever The Weather

Whatever The Weather 

This month’s article is inspired by Hurricane Sandy and is dedicated to everyone that was affected. I hope that all will be well again for you soon. – Sandra When I started walking this morning the sun warmed my back. Or at least it would’ve if I wasn’t carrying a pack on it. The journey […]

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Everyone’s A Critic

Everyone’s A Critic 

I stopped off at a quiet little hamlet tucked into a false summit on Mount Publication. To earn my supper I decided to entertain the revelers at the small inn with some of my carefully crafted tales. Now I’m not so sure it was such a good idea. “Well, that world isn’t very likely,” said […]

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In a State of Wonder: The Worlds of Adam Christopher

In a State of Wonder: The Worlds of Adam Christopher 

Creating a world is a tough job so once it’s done, you can’t blame writers for wanting to protect their creation. Not quite so with Empire State. Angry Robot launched the Worldbuilder Project earlier this year, which aimed to give writers the opportunity to take one writer’s creation and develop their own stories within that […]

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It’s Only Words

It’s Only Words 

After being held back by the deliciously curvaceous Wendy I was finally back on the trail up Mount Publication, trudging up the gravelly path, fighting hard against the gale that carried the smoke from the village below upon it, when I saw a gnarly old man, wizened with age and bent with the effort of […]

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In a Minute – The Delicate Art of Procrastination

In a Minute – The Delicate Art of Procrastination 

Before I start on this month’s article, I’m just going to tell you about this. I simply can’t sit down to write until I’ve checked my Facebook and Twitter accounts, caught up on what’s happening on the Fantasy-Faction forum, caught up on the latest British Fantasy Society news, read and replied to all my emails, […]

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The Source: A Look At Inspiration

The Source: A Look At Inspiration 

How many times have you wondered where an idea came from? Beyond asking yourself that initial question, have you ever actually traced it back to the source? I’m guessing that in the vast majority of cases the answer to the first question is ‘Yes, often’ and the second, ‘actually, almost never.’ But if I asked […]

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Back To Reality?

Back To Reality? 

There comes a point in the crafting of many a story where fiction and fact collide. As a writer there is a tough task at hand to decide for how long the fusion must last and at what point the divide must happen. On the face of it, it’s simple, right? You’ve created a world […]

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Feel the Fear!

Feel the Fear! 

I have a bit of a confession. I’ve spent the last few months living in fear. I took on the task of organising Get Writing 2012, then spent the rest of the year panicking that I would get it wrong, that it would all end in disaster, that the day just wouldn’t pan out in […]

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Romeo Spikes by Joanne Reay

Romeo Spikes by Joanne Reay
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I’ve been writing articles for Fantasy-Faction for a while now and been honing my writerly skills for longer than that. When I was asked if I’d like to review a book at first I thought, Blimey, what do I know? Then I realised that long before I made a commitment to getting my own writing […]

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