Elyn Joy & The Book of Demons

Elyn Joy is an American author from Denver, Colorado. Her published works include two children’s books, Everyone Has a Point of View (2018) and Once Upon a Pigeon and Other Retold Fables (C.R. Success Learning/Barnes & Noble, 2017), two health education books, The Gluten-Free Parent’s Survival Guide (2019) and The Gluten-Free Teen’s Survival Guide (2021),... Continue Reading →

J. McDonald & The Book of Demons

‘Upon Reflection’ is J. McDonald’s debut piece. Having spent an inordinate amount of time and money on reading the works of others, this new Canadian author decided it was time to try to give back to a community that has provided countless hours of enjoyment. McDonald has a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in English,... Continue Reading →

Nozomi Okumura & The Book of Demons

Nozomi Okumura adores fantasy of every shape and style, and they long to write stories in that vein for as long as humanly possible. They crawled out from the depths of their Twitter feed long enough to string some words together, and ‘Solomon’s Prime Key’ (in The Book of Demons) is the result – a... Continue Reading →

How to Write Every Day… Or Else

[...] you can't rely on inspiration or a novel would take ten years.J G Ballard Let's face it, writing is hard and nobody really knows what they're doing. We fumble away at the page like dirty macaques reaching through a mesh fence for a slice of apple. But that's no reason to give up. Why,... Continue Reading →

Reading to Write & Vice Versa

Reading is the creative center of a writer's life.Stephen King, On Writing Reading is to writing as nourishment is to the human body, as coal is to a steam engine, and vice versa. If you read a lot, and make a habit of interrogating what you read (what the writer does through their use of... Continue Reading →

Nadine Dalton-West & Isabella Hunter Discuss Folklore, Technology, and ‘The Book of Witches’

The Sin of Witchcraft. We read about it, we look on it from the outside; but we can hardly realize the terror it induced [...]Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell The paperback edition of The Book of Witches, a radical new anthology curated by none other than A J Dalton approaches (Kindle edition out now).... Continue Reading →

A J Dalton and Adam Lively Talk ‘The Book of Witches’

The Witch of Endor in the Bible is very far from being a negative figure, so why then have women and others been persecuted for witchcraft in the UK for centuries?A J Dalton provides us with answers in a gripping introduction. A J Dalton, best-selling novelist and creator of the metaphysical fantasy genre returns to discuss his... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Phil Clarke, Script Consultant: Experiences in the Film Industry

Phil Clarke has been a dedicated script consultant for over a decade. He spent the best part of twenty years in the movie business, working on feature films by major Hollywood studios including Warner Brothers, Paramount, 20th Century Fox and United Artists, and production/distribution companies Miramax, Lucasfilm and Intermedia. Phil Clarke. Phil consults on all genres, and his enviable career experience has helped him to... Continue Reading →

Aria Ligi Talks Writing, Politics, and the Poetic Objective

We talk to Aria Ligi, Senior Poetry Editor at October Hill Magazine, about her work, inspirations, and the role poets can play in our current political landscape. Aria's work has been published in numerous magazines, chapbooks, and anthologies including Light Magazine, October Hill Magazine, The Australian Times and the Vermillion Literary Project. Two of her earlier books, Temple of Love: Poems for Marie Antoinette and Blood,... Continue Reading →

McKenzie Austin Talks Fantasy, Editing & What Not to Do for Self-Publishing Writers

McKenzie Austin is the one-and-only award-winning, self-published, Wisconsinite cheese-enthusiast author of the highly successful 'Panagea Tales' series, a four-part fantasy epic set in a dystopian world where steampunk pirates battle to save the future. Yes, that's quite an elevator pitch. Today, McKenzie answers our questions on writing, editing, and how to avoid the pitfalls of... Continue Reading →

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