Caitlin

Blog 145: Twenty Truths About Being A Writer.

I’ve been writing books, or at least trying to, for the last nine years. At first I was met with a lot of disbelief and raised eyebrows when I talked about being a writer. Most people didn’t believe I could or would be able to write a book. Four published books later, I have learnt […]

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Caitlin

Blog 105: Writing Your First Page.

Whether you’re writing a short story or a full novel, the first page of your book is your most important page. It is your first chance, besides your blurb, to hook your reader’s interest. You have got to make it count and you have to make it flow. In a few short lines you have […]

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Caitlin

Blog 103: Improving Harry Potter?

Let’s go back in time, before The Cursed Child was released and before Fantastic Beasts, back to 2007 when the last Harry Potter book came out. Some Harry Potter fans may even wish we could go back to 2007 and stay there forever. Now before I start, I enjoyed reading the Harry Potter series and […]

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Caitlin

Blog 95: Is Speculative Fiction The Genre For You?

I love Fantasy it’s my favourite genre to read, but when it comes to writing, I find myself wanting to explore and write in a mixture of different genres. This makes it difficult as an author to choose only one preferred genre. Traditionally speaking, authors write in one main genre. John Green writes Young Adult […]

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Blog 83: Spellslinger By Sebastien De Castell.

Thank you Sebastien de Castell, your book has been the first book I’ve been able to read fully from front cover to back cover for what feels like a really long time. I devoured Spellslinger, and I have absolutely no regrets or complaints, other than, do you have to be so mean to poor Kellen? […]

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Blog 78: On ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’ by Richard Bach

Richard Bach is an American writer who has written many flight-related works. One of his most notable works is the fable, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, which contains a lot of Bach’s philosophy and deeper thoughts. Bach believes that ‘our apparent physical limits and mortality are merely appearance.’ I read this book in October when it was […]

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