Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #5: Five More Fall
 

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #5

Five More Fall

 
John Gwynne Interview – A Time of Blood
 

John Gwynne Interview

A Time of Blood

 
The Black Hawks by David Wragg – Spoiler Free Review
 

The Black Hawks

Spoiler Free New Release Review

 

Browsing all articles tagged with children.

Fantasy Movies & Games Encouraging Children To Read

Fantasy Movies & Games Encouraging Children To Read 

We often see on the news or hear from public figures that children are spending too much time in front of screens playing computer games or watching television. Of course, with new media, children are never going to read as much as the they did in the past, but new research suggests that films and […]

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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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Wheel-Mouse vs All The Crazy Robots

Wheel-Mouse vs All The Crazy Robots
5

Wheel-Mouse vs All The Crazy Robots is a joint project between fantasy author Mark Lawrence and his daughter, Celyn. Now, I wouldn’t want Mark to take too much of the credit and so I’m going to tell you that Celyn did all the creation, the coming up with characters and plotting of the story line. […]

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
4.5

A Monster Calls is a book that I would never have picked up. It was only because it won The Kitschies Red Tentacle Award for Best Novel that I’d even heard of it. I know the founders of The Kitschies, and with Lauren Beukes and China Miéville having won the previous two awards, I knew […]

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Children & Fantasy – The Introductory Phase

Children & Fantasy – The Introductory Phase 

Since I finished university, I’ve had a little more free time on my hands. My favourite way using some of this time to help out my aunt and a friend by babysitting a 6-year-old, a 5-year-old and an 18-month-old. Kids are brilliant. Of course, the older two love stories. Being the adult in charge, I […]

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How Do You Write with Kids in the House?

How Do You Write with Kids in the House? 

Writing is hard work. Whether it be a novel, short story, or blog post, writing requires a lot of concentration and time. I’ve read many articles since I started writing that give advice on different aspects of the craft: how to start, dealing with writers block, keeping your plot interesting, etc. I’ve read a lot […]

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