Sef Churchill

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Flintlock fantasy fun

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis week I read The Thousand Names by Django Wexler. I picked it up as part of an armful of fantasy novels I collected from the library. It’s part of my 2018 campaign to read new authors and find fantasy… Continue Reading →

Defining the ideal fantasy book

Reading Time: 4 minutesAs a reader, I know what I want. And I very rarely find it. Toni Morrison said Write the book you want to read but sometimes I struggle to define what I want. James Scott Bell talks about essential scenes in every… Continue Reading →

Prologues and how to avoid them – 9 ways to start at the beginning

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat is it about fantasy fiction that tempts authors into creating prologues? I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s because fantasy storylines so often depend on events long previous to the main action of the story. But readers (according to popular belief) skip prologues. They… Continue Reading →

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