Does Size Really Matter? – Fantasy Shorts
 

Does Size Really Matter?

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Elvenquest Radio Comedy
 

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The Month Ahead: Fantasy Book Releases in May
 

Fantasy Book Releases in May

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Does Size Really Matter? – Fantasy Shorts

Does Size Really Matter? – Fantasy Shorts 

We are used to fantasy being big – epicly big in many cases – running in countless volumes of increasing size, or the kind of thick tomes that take up far too much shelf space, doubling as doorstoppers and spider killers, rivalled only in bulk by the likes of The Yellow Pages and the Argos […]

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Elvenquest Radio Comedy

Elvenquest Radio Comedy 

In the third age of Lower Earth, called by some the Silver Age because it was not quite golden and platinum was too expensive, the questors sought the Sword of Asnagar. Should the Chosen One wield it in the name of good, the evil empire of Lord Darkness will be overthrown, but troubles beset them […]

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The Month Ahead: Fantasy Book Releases in May

The Month Ahead: Fantasy Book Releases in May 

You know when you’re sat on a train or wandering around the park and you walk past someone reading ‘that book’ you’ve been really excited about? You do a double-take before glaring at them in shock and anger: how do they have ‘that book’ when it’s not even out yet!? Finally it dawns on you. […]

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Worldbuilding: Creating Bestiaries and Fantastic Monsters

Worldbuilding: Creating Bestiaries and Fantastic Monsters 

A well-defined bestiary is a must for every fantasy world, unless the creator plans to stick to mundane animals identical to realistic fauna, or there are no animals or creatures at all. In any fantasy world, it is perfectly acceptable to have mundane animals; it actually helps make a world relatable and provides perspective. But […]

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Mark Lawrence Going Nowhere…

Mark Lawrence Going Nowhere… 

On March 31st 2015 Mark Lawrence and 150 advanced research scientists were made redundant. Mark, as most of you will know, currently has four books out – Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns, Emperor of Thorns and Prince of Fools – and has had good success with them. The next two books were a certainty, […]

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10 Reasons to Workshop

10 Reasons to Workshop 

People learn to write in many different ways, some by reading masterpieces, some by going to classes, some just pick up a pen and get on with it. You can find all manner of resources designed to help teach the craft of writing, there are guidebooks, websites, courses and much more. But of all the […]

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Gollancz’s Far-Reaching Le Guin Project Revealed & Radio 4 Programme Links

Gollancz’s Far-Reaching Le Guin Project Revealed & Radio 4 Programme Links 

Ursula K. Le Guin sits as one of the top 10 most important fantasy writers of all time. The sad fact is though that not enough people have read her work. Likely, it is because she is a woman writing fantasy / science fiction – and we all know the purposeful / accidental ignorance surrounding […]

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One Man’s Journey Through A Life In MMOs

One Man’s Journey Through A Life In MMOs 

It has been said that computer games are the enemy of writing, and by extension reading. It might be true. It may also be that some games really do qualify as ‘Interactive Fiction’ and they are capable of telling a good story – I’m looking at you Tex Murphy. There is a subset of games […]

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Mark Lawrence: Can Dark Fantasy Be Too Dark?

Mark Lawrence: Can Dark Fantasy Be Too Dark? 

Today is our third Grim Gathering in Bristol, England! Hopefully a few of you readers can make it, but I know that many of you around the world will be wishing you could and sending us your best thoughts whilst you sit at home miles away / in work – and thank you for those […]

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Writing Fight Scenes

Writing Fight Scenes 

Writing fight scenes is often an important task for a fantasy author. Some writers find they come naturally. Others find them daunting, and can’t think of anything worse. Whichever category you fall into, it’s an important skill to master because audiences love to read them. Here are some techniques that I’ve learned over the years […]

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New vision for Hobb’s Lord Golden / ‘Fool’

New vision for Hobb’s Lord Golden / ‘Fool’ 

Robin Hobb has had an incredible amount of cover re-issues over the years (and why not? Her books are timeless and deserve to reach as many readers as possible!). This latest one by artist Alejandro Colucci is one of the most interesting in though. I say that because it shows a full, closeup version of […]

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Joe Abercrombie’s Best & Worst Feedback

Joe Abercrombie’s Best & Worst Feedback 

We know some of you guys can’t make our Grim Gathering this Friday (April 10th 2015) in Waterstones, Bristol Galleries; and we know others of you are still on the fence whether or not to phone in sick. Well, because we feel bad for you guys missing out, and we want to tempt the rest […]

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