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The Quagga: Literary Magazine

This semester at uni, I'm enrolled in The Publishing Project, a paper designed to guide us into the world of publications, how to navigate it and succeed. For my production, I am partaking in a group production and together we have decided to found a literary magazine, building from the ground up our very own publication. I … Continue reading The Quagga: Literary Magazine

Review: The Glittering Court

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead My rating: 3 of 5 stars Spoiler Free Review 2.5 stars Let me first start out by saying, I honestly didn't realise this was a romance novel when I picked it up... in fact, I was literally over half way through the book when I finally realised I was … Continue reading Review: The Glittering Court

A Short Story: The Cupid’s Dilemma

Thought I would share with you a piece I wrote for a fiction writing class at Uni last year, about a teenage cupid-in-training. My teacher wasn't happy with it, but hopefully y'all will be at least mildly entertained.   The Cupid’s Dilemma   Being a teenager is complicated enough. Leslie thought it was wholly unfair … Continue reading A Short Story: The Cupid’s Dilemma

On Filter Words – by Shaelin Bishop

You may or may not have seen me talking about Shaelin Bishop before; she's one of my favourite writers on youtube and I watched a video by her that is really important and incredibly helpful for editing your manuscript that I wanted to share with you all. It's only 5 minutes of your time, and I … Continue reading On Filter Words – by Shaelin Bishop

Get Series-ous: Seven Things to Do Before Starting Your Series

Read Ruby’s super helpful advice on keeping your book series straight.

Though it may seem counterintuitive, writing a series is oftentimes easier than writing a stand alone book. For one, building your world, and the characters, settings and constructs within that world, is something you do only once, using the following books to add or expand, but not start from scratch. In many ways, an author becomes far more intimately acquainted with their story by writing a series, and that certainly aids in the writing process. 

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But though it has its many positives, the ability to market and sell for instance, there are certain pitfalls any writer can run into if they’re not careful. Taking these precautionary steps in advance will help you to minimize the challenges down the line and, hopefully, to produce better books.

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Determine What Kind of Series it Is

Simple – are the books plot oriented or character oriented? Essentially, does the plot go…

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Quarterly Newsletter

I'm finally doing it! I'm getting my ass into gear and putting my fears aside. Writing my very own newsletter is something I've ummed and aaahed about for the past year, and I was reluctant for two main reasons.   The first: Fear. I have a lot of anxiety, especially surrounding author-y things, putting myself out … Continue reading Quarterly Newsletter

Review: Tower of Dawn

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas My rating: 2 of 5 stars SPOILER FREE Tower of Dawn is a slow-burn side-novel following Chaol Westfall's journey to Antica in order to rally an army for Aelin's war, and for healing of his spinal injury. (If you haven't already, I recommend you read the prequel Assassin's … Continue reading Review: Tower of Dawn