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Chapter Four: Father

When I returned to eat my evening meal with my mother, she pretended I’d never left. Dinner was eaten in silence around the low table in the middle of our hut, but I caught myself watching her. What would be

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Chapter Three: Not in this Lifetime

Something glittery caught my eye. Wedged in the cracks of the ancient granite boulder was a small shell, worn thin by time. I picked it up, my fingers carefully brushing the grains of sand from it. A cowrie shell, no

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Chapter Two: Gods and Beaches

My powers flourished when I turned four years old. Just like any other mage, it started with random outbursts of magic. I remembered the day vividly; Mother had just returned home from a short trip to the market to find

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Author Interview: Suzanna Williams

Today’s interview is with YA author, Suzanna Williams. Her novels include Ninety-Five Percent Human and ShockWaves. Suzanna, thanks heaps for doing this interview! What made you want to write a novel like Ninety-Five Percent Human? Several years ago I was

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The 7 Sins of Writing and (Self) Publishing

I would like to preface this post by stating that I am in no way an expert on either writing or self-publishing. This is an article merely sharing what I’ve discovered in the past four years. For a quick bit

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Author Interview: Kara Terzis

** ENTER THE PRE-ORDER GIVEAWAY OF FRAYED HERE ** For years, I’ve been on Goodreads as a reader, a creative writer and now, an author. Today’s interviewee has been one of my Goodreads friends since 2011, when she requested me

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Five Things That Were Almost Included in Soul Inferno (#3)

So maybe you know this, maybe you don’t, but before Soul Inferno (2015) there was Soul Sun, which I wrote back in 2012. It was the conclusion to a very watered down version of what today is my fully fledged

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Different Mediums Inspire So Much

So November is over, and with it, NaNoWriMo. No, I didn’t make my target this year, in case you were wondering, but it was a conscious decision not to. What I was writing was just not how I wanted the

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That Thrilling Rush…

I just did something I’ve never done before. I feel naughty, a bit guilty, but I’m so damned excited and pleased that I did. I wrote the finale scene for my current WIP out of sequence. *people calling for pitchforks

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Author Interview: Emm Cole

Oh boy. If you guys follow on me on any media platform, you would’ve seen my deranged fan-girling about a book called The Short Life of Sparrows. You may recognise this incredible cover: Look at that cover art. And the

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