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• I love school stories
• How many twins are there, exactly?
• This book has weird, fascinating worldbuilding
This week, defining your genre as a reader:
• Means you know yourself well
• Can close you off from finding other things you love
• Will help you avoid things that annoy or trigger you
Legends & Lattes: what is cosy fantasy? Or, how to make yourself hungry by reading descriptions of cake
• I try to nail down what cosy fantasy is
• Travis Baldree becomes a one-click author for me
• The mouth-watering descriptions of pastries made me hungry
Discover more about writing
Learn how to start writing your first chapter if you are overwhelmed by the enormity of the task ahead.
We’ve all been there.
You can write.
Let me help you get started.
Check out my blog post How to Write Your First Chapter if you are Overwhelmed.
Join me as I probe into the nitty gritty of the craft of writing.
In my blog post Writing ‘he felt like he was meant to be there’, I’ll explain how this simple sentence suggests a whole host of worldbuilding.
Find out how to follow through on that promise or avoid making the promise to begin with.
What I think of female characters
Pros: women of all ages absorb the idea that they can become empowered and fulfil their ambitions.
Cons: it suggests that women have always had the ability to empower themselves and just haven’t used it. Silly billies.
Read the full blog post about women’s self-belief and beauty films here.
I love reading about a range of characters who identify as female.
The trouble is, some authors confuse physical strength with being a well-written and well-rounded female character.
Find out who I think does it right (Sarah J. Maas) and how to write a range of ‘strong’ females.
Read the full blog post here.
Read my reviews
Let me shriek joyously about how amazing this is!
If you love beautiful drawings, adorable characters, romance, comedy and positive LGBTQ+ representation, then I can only assume you already have this book.
If not, go get it now. If you need more convincing, read my full review here.
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