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Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 30: Spider Sect

Spider Sect     Renaldo and Elandra were...

Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 29: Raiding Party

Raiding Party     It was the type of nig...

Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 28: News of the Queen

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Complex worlds created and sustained …. but how?

by Ben

Whilst I was trolling over the interwebs I discovered a website called Writing Excuses and with the slogan, “Fifteen minutes long, because you’re in a hurry, and we’re not that smart”, it just had to be worth my time. Each week Brandon Sanderson , Howard Taylar , Dan Wells  and Mary Robinette Kowal upload a podcast and share their collective […]

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Saga of Beowulf Book Review

by Ben

For those of you not in the know, Beowulf is a 10th century old English poem that has been translated and adapted many times; from good text translations to terrible film adaptations. In the poem, Beowulf is a giant of a man descended of kings, yet king he is not. Because of his father’s deeds […]

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Don’t Trust Amazon Reviews: They’re Fake

by Ben

So I thought I would address an issue that’s bothering me: Amazon (fake) reviews. Most people who are thinking about buying a book head off to Amazon to read the reviews. Many of you do this and put little thought to the validity and source of the reviews. There is a dark side to the […]

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The Magic Thief Book Review

by Ben

Review of The Magic Theif by Sarah Prineas There are many children’s fantasy books seeking to take the throne recently abandoned by JK Rowling. One of these contenders is Sarah Prineas who has written an entertaining juvenile fantasy series. Her first effort is The Magic Thief, first book in her new trilogy. The story revolves […]

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Should You Self Publish a Book?

by Ben

You’ve written that brain child and want to gain recognition as a writer. Should you go the self publishing route? Every writer has probably faced this question at some point. In the modern age, self-publishing is becoming easier and easier. Why spend all the work sending off a manuscript after manuscript only to get rejection […]

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