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05/04/2020

Guest Post

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BEING AN AUTHOR

 

Human Branding in an AI World

 

Conner Whiteley

 

 

 My very first guest blog post!

Today, Conner Whiteley will tell us about Human Branding,

what it is, and how it can help us writers grow our author brand.

Especially now that machines can generate books...

 

Are you ready to learn more? 

Jump on in!

 

 

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22/02/2020

Creative Writing

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IMPROVE YOUR WRITING

 

Five Ways to Legit Skive Off Writing

 

 

You know what?

Even the most dedicated writer in the universe struggles to find the right words.

And it's not a bad thing. Just means you're human.

 

But if you're one of those peeps who feels guilty when you're plugging away at your latest WIP,

then this post is for you!

 

How to feel like you're still being creative

while actually having a good ol' skive!

 

 

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02/02/2020

Interview

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TALKING TO WRITERS

 

Sci-Fi Sisters: Episode 2

 

Ready for the next installment of my new blog series?

In this one, I'm talking to new SF writer

A.J. FEAGIN

 

Her first book, Song of Nümenstar, debuted last summer to rave reviews.

This is a sister to watch!

Jump on in to find out more about A.J. and her writing!

  

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17/01/2020

Interview

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TALKING TO WRITERS

 

Sci-Fi Sisters: Episode 1

 

I'm starting another blog series!

In this one, I get to chat to other writers, which is hugely exciting for a fangirl like me :o)

It's called Sci-Fi Sisters because this series is all about women who write science fiction.

 Launching it is Phillip K Dick Award nominee and Brit Sci-Fi writer extraordinaire...

*drum roll*

LIZ WILLIAMS

Jump on in to find out more about Liz and her writing!

  

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01/01/2020

Opinion

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WRITING ABOUT WRITING

 

How Women Are Represented In...

 

...Spellslinger

 

In this article, we're going modern with a book written by Sebastien de Castell.

Now we know what the female archetypes are, we know what to look for!

Come with me, and we'll have a little look at how de Castell has represented women in his 2018 first-in-the-series fantasy novel. 

  

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16/10/2019

Opinion

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WRITING ABOUT WRITING

 

How Women Are Represented In...

 

...The Hobbit.

 

I grew up with this book. It was the very first novel I ever read.

Nothing unusual about that - every SFF geek in the world started with The Hobbit.

But there was also something that I wanted to know:

Where are all the girls? 

  

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 30/01/2018

Adventures in Fiction Review

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 WRITING ABOUT WRITING

 

Go on an Adventure in Fiction

  

As new writers, we're plagued by the same old questions:

Why can't I get my book published?

What am I doing wrong?

Should I even be doing this writing thing anyway?

(All these questions are generally hurled out into the vastness of the cosmos in a spectacularly melodramatic way, before you check the clock and realise that if you don't hurry up and put your shoes on, you'll be late for work.)

Anyway, I found answers! Answers in the form of an SFF mentor, who changed my book forever!

  

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 03/10/2017

Opinion

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WRITING ABOUT WRITING

 

How Women Are Represented In...

 

...Fairy Tales

 

I'm a woman who reads and writes book.

I'm a woman who reads and writes genre fiction.

I'm a woman who teaches English Language and Literature in a patriarchal society.

What fascinates me is how women are portrayed in the written form by female and male authors, so I'm starting a little series to explore just that! 

  

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 06/03/2017

Creative Writing

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IMPROVE YOUR WRITING

 

10 Tips for Better Writing

 

Tips are useful.

Mine are different.

It's possible they won't work, but they're certainly fun!

 

 

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 03/03/2017

Music

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ANDREW CHRISTIE QUARTET

 

Album Launch

 

I'm excited about the launch of the Andrew Christie Quartet's new album,

Difference and Repetition, which they've been working towards

for over a year now, recording, rehearsing and

gigging the material into shape. 

 

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