Worldbuilding Through Characterization
 

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Finding The Spark

Finding The Spark 

I’m taking a breather from my climb up Mount Publication. I couldn’t resist because I arrived at a lovely little village and someone invited me to a party. “You’ll love it,” he said. “There’ll be storytelling around the bonfire on the village green.” As I relaxed in the tavern, my belly full of lunch, I […]

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Weird and Wonderful…Introducing Jonathan Pinnock

Weird and Wonderful…Introducing Jonathan Pinnock 

As writers, we all have tales of books we started a long time ago. We all want to get our work out there but find our resolve is swayed by trying to figure out our target market, who will buy it, where would it sit on the shelves in a bookstore. Jonathan Pinnock admits he […]

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Surfing the Network – Part Three

Surfing the Network – Part Three 

If you missed part one or two of this article series you can read them here: Part One: http://fantasy-faction.com/2011/surfing-the-network-part-one Part Two: http://fantasy-faction.com/2011/surfing-the-network Many a traveller will tell you that an amazing part of any journey is the people you meet along the way. It’s kind of comforting to know that I’m far from alone on […]

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Surfing the Network – Part Two

Surfing the Network – Part Two 

If you missed Part One of this article you can read it here. So I’m sitting on a ledge, a little way up Mount Publication, eating some lunch. I’m checking out the view across the vast plain laid out before me, noticing how everything already looks so different from up here, even though I’m only […]

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Surfing the Network – Part One

Surfing the Network – Part One 

Bring to mind any fantasy journey and consider what made it successful. Many a traveller sets off believing that he will do it alone with no need to call upon others. But for most the journey becomes something entirely different as our hero meets new friends, learns more about himself (or, of course, herself!) and […]

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Introducing Sean Walsh: A Moment of Magic

Introducing Sean Walsh: A Moment of Magic 

Once in a while magic happens in the real world. If you blink you will miss it, but sometimes you are lucky enough to actually see it happen. Now I’m not talking about wizards swirling wands around or witches with blue lightning crackling from their fingertips. Oh no. I’m talking about the solid variety, the […]

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Killing Mary Sue

Killing Mary Sue 

Back at the beginning of 2009, I made a momentous decision. I began to take my writing seriously. I’d spent the Christmas period having a complete break from all the things I’d been doing which had left me drained and read the entire Twilight series in a week. Yeah, I’ll admit I’d just turned 38 […]

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Who is Sandra Norval?

Who is Sandra Norval? 

Who the Hell is Sandra Norval? Well, exactly! I am a writer, author, novelist, whatever you want to call me, I write stuff. One day I hope to get stuff published too. Along the way, I’ve been lucky enough to get involved with some brilliant writers’ circles, attended some amazing talks, pitched to an agent […]

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