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Short Story "How To Wake A Dragon" Featured In Fable Anthology

Check out Brittany’s short story, “How To Wake Your Dragon,” featured in The Dummies’ Guide To Serial Killing, a new anthology of fantastic female fables.

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That 4th Draft Feeling

I’m halfway through the fourth draft of my book-in-progress and I felt it would be a good time to share some of the tortuous journey with you so far. Also, I really like critical self-reflection. And complaining. Most mornings when I rise before the dawn, I just want...

“Smiling a suprisingly ungentled impish grin”: Thoughts on Vampires Part I

So this is extracted from a post I made on an old blog back in 2009 when I decided I should read Twilight because everyone loved/loves it so much. I felt I should keep the original title which is one of my favorite quotes from the book and, for me, nicely sums up...

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Making It Strange: The Nature of Reality in Fantasy

Darkness makes familiar objects scary and strange, turns lamps and tables into hulking, slinking shapes ready to reach out and grab us in our own shadowy hallways. Until, that is, we flick a switch and put a hand on our chest to calm our racing heart, because the...