Neil Mach

Author – Fantasy Realism

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What is the difference between an audio book, a podcast, and an audio drama? I chat with Bibi, who is able to make the differences easy to understand… English writer BIBI BERKI is one half of a creative association called “Tempest Productions” which she co-founded with actor Mark Lingwood to make original audio dramas and …

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The Flow State

If you’ve ever wondered why some people are “so dedicated” to their art, and how they can write “four books a year” and how they focus on a wide range of projects “better” than you ever could, it’s probably because they are flowsters and they enjoy being in the flow state…

silverback

As I walked home from early morning shopping today I came across one. A large and dangerous silverback. The silverback walked along the side of the road, yelling and shouting obscenities at passing cars and the occasional pedestrian who mistakenly approached him. Nothing he yelled made sense, but all his screams were excessively loud and …

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Rha Arayal

Rha discusses poetry and how it can be a therapeutic exercise, she also offers expert guidance on how to write about “intangible concepts” and talks about compulsive writing…

The storyteller as a hero

Storytelling is the urge to organize the boring randomness of life and all its mundanity, and to spin it to make things more entertaining…

Fantasy author Amanda Fleet

What is adult contemporary fantasy? In this highly entertaining interview with Amanda Fleet, author of the Guardians of The Realm series, we examine the essential ingredients of adult contemporary fantasy. Amanda Fleet is a physiologist by training and teaches science and medicine to undergraduates at St Andrews University in Scotland. While working in the College …

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Sophy Layzell

Learn more about Sophy and her journey into writing + how she balances so many skills & undertakings while at the same time finding (precious) time to write…

Fantasy Author Birdy Rivers

Birdy offers helpful advice on world-building and suggests the best ways to modernize a classic fairy tale…

Fear Eyes

Here’s how to write something really scary… Part One: collect, interpret and organize experiences: Collect sensory data from all your characters: stuff paragraphs with sensory detail i.e. imagery,  sights, sounds, tastes, touch sensations, smells Interpret this sensory detail to maximise anxiety, i.e. icy gravestones, bat wings flapping, darkly swirling clouds, outrageous scents, vile flavours, goose …

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