Tag Archives: fantasy

Free Reading Challenge: The book I bought this week

Okay, so my free reading challenge is nearing its end. You would think the finish line being in sight would make me better able to stick to only reading free books. And I could stick to my rules if I … Continue reading

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Free Reading Challenge: How much is too much?

Finding Free I’ve spoken before about how I’ve found books to read for my free reading challenge. I’ve surfed Amazon (not a brilliant success), found books from e-mail promotion companies, and from recommendations on Facebook and Twitter and signed up … Continue reading

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My free reading challenge: independent writers oozing with talent

This week has been more reading, reading, reading to slim down my TBR pile. Most of the books I’ve read in the past couple of weeks have been independently published because it turns out independent publishers are mostly the people I … Continue reading

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Queen of Rubies

I’m manically busy at the moment. My next-next book winged its way to the RNA’s New Writer’s Scheme this week, I’ve written 21k words of the one to follow that since the start of the month, while simultaneously revising something from … Continue reading

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Superpowers

Creating the world of Fane has made me ponder about superpowers, because everyone on Fane (and fanes when they visit other planets) demonstrates some extraordinary abilities that human beings would consider superpowers. Deena, the heroine of The Last Dreamseer, has probably … Continue reading

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Something for Nothing

Well, it’s blatant promo this week, so switch off now if that’s not your thing. I was at YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention – an offshoot of ComicCon) this weekend, having a wonderful time talking about books and having the … Continue reading

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Call in the Professionals

The thing is, until someone who does know points it out to you, you often don’t know what it is you don’t know. Using experts – and/or the perils of not doing so – is a common theme in self-publishing … Continue reading

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Lie to me!

I write (and read) fantasy, which is perhaps the most obviously “made-up” of fiction genres, and suspension of disbelief is key to spinning a successful fantasy tale. Suspension of disbelief can perhaps be summed up as ‘don’t allow a little … Continue reading

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What DO you look like?

Okay, I’ll ‘fess up – this post is largely an excuse to show off my new cover, but there is a point to it, too. Isn’t it just GORGEOUS??? I used a silhouette on my cover because I didn’t want … Continue reading

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