Book Reviews

Book Review: Rule by Ellen Goodlet

Three girls. Three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown. The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos. Or rather, three unexpected options. Zofi has spent her… Continue reading Book Review: Rule by Ellen Goodlet

Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You: What makes you get out of bed every day?

My child, and the knowledge that I'm still alive. Truly. The first point is understandable but the second might sound a bit strange. However it means a hell of a lot to me. I've been through a lot of tough times in my life, and as a result, I've tried to take my own life… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What makes you get out of bed every day?

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Getting to Know You: How do you write a convincing villain?

Ha! I can be a bit of a villain in real life, so it’s not as difficult as you might think. I find it really easy to ‘think’ my way into another person’s mind-set, so I can attempt to understand their train of thought and their motivations. In The Moon Rogue, there are a number… Continue reading Getting to Know You: How do you write a convincing villain?

Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You: How do you develop your plots and characters?

It’s a lengthy process! Honestly, the characters that I have now are a very far cry from the characters I had when I first conceived the story many years ago. Emmy used to be a much darker character, and she committed suicide in the narrative, only to be brought back to life. She was a… Continue reading Getting to Know You: How do you develop your plots and characters?

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Getting to Know You: How do you select the names of your characters?

This is one of the coolest things about fantasy writing! I get so much scope to create new words and interesting sounds. But, as I have a background in language with a limited amount of linguistics, I have a good idea about how languages work. I hope that lets me avoid the many pitfalls of… Continue reading Getting to Know You: How do you select the names of your characters?