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Blog post on how to write a scene

How to write a scene

When it comes to writing, one of the most important skills is how to write a compelling scene. You want to keep the attention of your readers throughout the story, which can only happen if you write scenes that are interesting and compelling. So how do you do this? In

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Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb

Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Assassin’s Quest left me staring into the abyss with an empty feeling. The conclusion of the Farseer trilogy was a wild ride of emotions, with a bittersweet ending. Just how I like it. I think Assassin’s Quest was both the book with the strongest beginning, with the most action, as

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Chaos surging bookish picture

Chaos Surging by Brian Sherlock

Chaos surging is the first book by Brian Sherlock. It reminded me of X-men, so if you love those movies, you’ll likely enjoy this story. It has plenty of action, romance, an Oracle, and more complex characters. It’s a good start for a first novel, with a real cinematic vibe

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Fantasy indie 2020 reading challenge: debut novels

Indie Reading Challenge 2020: Debut Novel

This challenge is all about debut novels, to acknowledge the bravery and effort it took for these authors to put their first work out there, and realize their dream to become a published author. How amazing would it be to publish your very first novel? As always, if you want

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May Writing Update

The whole month of May is now almost over… It’s been another strange month; I can’t believe it’s already the third month or so of the corona crisis. Things seem to be getting better, or at least they’re trying to open up more things now to have a sense of

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Book review for Prince of Thorns, Broken empire trilogy book one

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

This review of Prince of Thorns is a bit overdue, I’ll admit. For whatever reason, the first review I dropped on here of this series was the 2nd installment, King of Thorns. I decided to put the Prince of Thorns review on here anyway since it just seems weird to

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