Book Review: Witch Hunt by Patti Larsen

Once again I have been given the great honour of reviewing Patti Larsen’s The Hayle Coven Series. Witch Hunt (Book 2), is set six months after Family Magic. Syd and her wonderful sarcastic wit is back and juggling her magic with homework, her human first crush on the football star with her demon desire for […]

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The Back Up Plan

Every writer has dreams of world domination: Internationally best selling novels turned into box office hits, with chart topping stars recording the official soundtrack and merchandise flying of the shelves faster than it can be sold. The reality is only the few achieve this, many more achieve success as a full time writer/author, but its not as easy […]

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Introducing Tinsel and Tiaras: NaNo – WIP

Well, my 30 days of literary abandon well and truly went bust. I managed a pitiful 1,500 words. As you can see my plan of using the 30 minutes bus ride to University to write on my Blackberry didn’t work. What did happen however was I came up with a fabulous new plot for a […]

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Book of the Month: Family Magic by Patti Larsen

I’ve had the great honour of reviewing Family Magic (Book 1) from Patti Larsen’s The Hayle Coven Series earlier this month, and I’ll be honest I really didn’t know what to expect from a paranormal young adult about a teenage half demon half witch.  I’m 29, and although I dabble with the likes of Dan […]

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My Tool Kit – Shay Fabbro

Since I write scifi/fantasy, I MUST have a notebook with all of the information on my characters and planets. Now that I’m working on the last book in the trilogy, most of the information is in my head at this point. J But it’s nice to have the info handy in case I need some […]

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Shakespeare and Scartlet Letters – My Heroes – Deb Nam Krane

For me, it’s all about the delivery. In the modern world, we might call that marketing. As a senior in high school, I loathed Hamlet. I tried to erase most of those weeks from my mind, but it might have something to do with the fact that we seemed to spend a lot of time […]

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Be True To Your Voice – Erin Cawood

As a writer your “voice” is probably the most important tool you’ll ever have. Without it you’re … well you’re a chocolate teapot or a snowball in hell. When I was younger, I discovered romance on the pages of a Danielle Steel’s novel and between the sheets of Mills & Boon (Harlequin). When I first […]

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Introducing “My Hero”: A Rebel with a Cause – Kim Koning

The hero of my stories is usually an underdog. My heroes are rough-hewn and rough around the edges. They have a rebellious streak and love bucking the system. They usually do not know they are a hero until push comes to shove an they are thrown into the white hot fires of adversity, conflict and […]

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NaNoWriMo: 1-50k in 30days???

Is it really that time of year again? The weather here in England has only just turned miserable in the last few days, I think I can be forgiven for not believing we’re in the middle of October already! National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) is just around the corner! Eeek! How exciting! NaNoWriMo is about […]

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Social Networking:A Whole New World

If you’ve been following the debate this week then you’ll know I’ve been putting in my two pennies worth. From time saving tips with apps like tweetdeck.com, marketing ideas such as email footers, advising you to think before you “speak” to achieve maximum effect, and the greatest tool ever invented – scheduling – available on blogger.com, […]

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