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Outlander

This blog post is a book review of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, a bestseller since 1991. The first novel has over 900,000 reviews on Goodreads. The series follows the time-travelling journey through a ring of standing stones, a fairy circle that allows time travel, of World War Two nurse Claire in 1946 and back into …

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From Blood and Ash

Vampires, zombies and werewolves. Sounds like we’ve travelled back in time ten years, doesn’t it? Unlike Twilight, the From Blood and Ash series by Jennifer L Armentrout puts a delightful new twist on classic paranormal elements. Guest blogger of From Blood and Ash, Amelia Connell, is a University of the Sunshine Coast student. She’s completing …

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Believable World-building in High Fantasy Fiction

Guest blogger of Believable World-building in High Fantasy Fiction, Amelia Connell, is a University of the Sunshine Coast student. She’s completing a Bachelor of Creative Industries, majoring in Publishing & Creative Writing. Amelia is currently undertaking a 208-hour internship with Gail Tagarro. High Fantasy When writing a work of high fantasy, there must be an …

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Creating Characters in Your Fiction Writing

Guest blogger of Creating Characters in Your Fiction Writing, Amelia Connell, is a University of the Sunshine Coast student. She’s completing a Bachelor of Creative Industries, majoring in Publishing & Creative Writing. Amelia is currently undertaking a 208-hour internship with Gail Tagarro. The Heart of the Story Characters are the heart of every story. No …

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Developing a Magic System in a Fantasy World

Guest blogger of Developing a Magic System in a Fantasy World, Amelia Connell, is a University of the Sunshine Coast student. She’s completing a Bachelor of Creative Industries, majoring in Publishing & Creative Writing. Amelia is currently undertaking a 208-hour internship with Gail Tagarro. What, specifically, is the fantasy genre? It can be broken into …

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Character Relationships in Your Writing

Guest blogger of Character Relationships in Your Writing, Amelia Connell, is a University of the Sunshine Coast student. She’s completing a Bachelor of Creative Industries, majoring in Publishing & Creative Writing. Amelia is currently undertaking a 208-hour internship with Gail Tagarro. I see myself as a ‘character-driven reader’—if I don’t connect with a character in …

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