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Poison and Perfectionism

Poison and Perfectionism

A few weeks ago, I said that I was querying. That I’d finally overcome my perfectionism and constant editing to send out six entire queries, and was planning to send more. So here’s an update. First off, I’ve had three replies, and they’ve all been rejections. I wasn’t too disappointed by the first two as they weren’t agents I was particularly invested in, but the third one was one I’d been hopeful about, so I was a little bit sad…

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Progress And Distractions

Progress And Distractions

It’s been nearly a week since I told you I was rewriting the first Death and Fairies book, so I figured it was time for a progress update. Consistency I’m a fast writer, but I’m also an inconsistent writer. Sure, I can write 5,000 words in an hour, but I’ll only write for one hour, and then I might not write again for a couple of days. Part of this is due to my wrists — some days I have…

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Weak and Strong (TCWT)

Weak and Strong (TCWT)

This month, the Teens Can Write Too! blog chain asks us to talk about what we consider to be our greatest weakness as a writer, and also our greatest strength. I started writing this post the other day while I was staying up to listen to the live election coverage, but when I read it through the next day I found it was a bit of a mess, because I kept getting distracted and talking about politics. So I’m starting…

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The Weird and Wonderful Worlds of Frances Hardinge

The Weird and Wonderful Worlds of Frances Hardinge

I’ve been thinking a lot about worldbuilding recently, mostly on account of having broken the worldbuilding in The Moth Trilogy. Okay, so ‘broken’ seems an odd word to use, but basically I asked a few questions of myself and the whole thing fell apart, so I’m trying to rebuild from the bottom up, which is a slow and intense process. As a result, worldbuilding is something I’ve been paying attention to in everything I read, and recently I read Gullstruck…

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Loki, Gender and Costume Design in Thor: The Dark World

Loki, Gender and Costume Design in Thor: The Dark World

This post will probably be long, but I was asked to write it (and I’ve been wanting to since I went to see this film), so at least I know I have one reader interested enough to read to the end. Oh, and there are lots of pictures. This is one of my all-time most popular posts, so if you enjoyed it, why not buy me a coffee? I am by no means the person best qualified to write this…

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