The Guide To Fantasy Subgenres

We all know what fantasy is- yet we use terms such as ‘paranormal’. or ‘high fantasy’ to describe certain books. But what do they mean?

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I Pledge Allegiance To All Things Problematic

I am a problematic writer, and I am not ashamed. An article from tor.com called “Problematic Classics” addresses the question: How do we receive classical books with a new understanding of racism, sexism and other forms of prejudice? Can we really recommend Narnia books to our children, considering the concerns regarding race and how female […]

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Writing Advice I’ll Never Forget

I am not a perfect writer. I make errors that could have been avoided, I sometimes resort to cliches and bad analogies, I am not the best editor and my writing doesn’t always have the best flow. But perfection isn’t something you are, it’s something you become. It takes mastery and dedication to master the […]

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Cynical Writing Advice (or, I’ve got no time for it)

I am not a published novelist, I am not an academic, I am not an established literary critic. But I am a reader, I write, and have the good foresight to spot bad advice being given. This discussion should not be framed as ‘who is more qualified to give advice’ but ‘what will help others […]

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