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Q&A with novelist Kate Riordan @midaspr @thenovelry #NationalStoryTellingWeek #YourStoryMyStory #AuthorInterview @KateRiordanUK

Kate Riordan is a tutor at The Novelry. Offering support for beginner and established authors at any stage of their writing career, The Novelry will take writers from the very kernel of an idea through to a polished manuscript ready … Continue reading

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ELEVEN well-known books that were inspired by dreams

Introduction by Brigid Ludwig Did you know that Stephen King dreamed the entire plot of ‘Misery’ on a plane? If you’ve ever been unable to put a great book down, you know how easy it is to get lost in … Continue reading

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Dadaism in Literature: an infographic (guest post)

Dadaism, a cultural and artistic movement that spanned mediums and countries alike, began as a rejection of nationalism as World War I raged on throughout Europe. Many European artists were forced to leave the country or face persecution, leading to … Continue reading

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12 common confusing words – an infographic

My love of the English language knows no bounds. That being said, it can pose some formidable challenges at times. Below is an infographic from GrammarCheck.net that lists some of the most challenging word usage hurdles.  The one I’m most … Continue reading

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Breaking down writer’s block: an infographic

I know that in addition to readers and bookbloggers, some of my followers are authors or aspiring to be authors. Therefore, when approached by Freewrite to post this infographic on Fictionophile, I readily agreed. The following is a guest post … Continue reading

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“Grave Island” by Andrew Smyth: the research behind the thriller

Grave Island by Andrew Smyth is out today, 28th June (Bloodhound Books) In this guest post, the author, Andrew Smyth, shares his research process with us. But first… the blurb: When Philip Hennessey is thrown out of army intelligence after … Continue reading

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Friday finds (gems I found around the Internet)

Like most book bloggers I spend WAY too much time on the computer.  Sometimes though, it is time well spent. Sometimes you find little treasures.   I thought I’d share three of these gems with you! A fantastically creepy ‘Flash Fiction’ … Continue reading

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The weird side of famous writers

It is common knowledge that athletes and sports fans have some odd rituals, some would say quirks. I’m thinking of fans who always wear the same shirt to watch a game, athletes who carry a personal talisman with them on … Continue reading

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Daily writing routines of 20 famous authors

Hidden beneath every sentence of your favourite book lies the author’s inspiration and creative machinery. Many writers rely on a writing routine to keep them working at an optimal level. Psychologically, writing routines can provide a sense of comfort and … Continue reading

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Author Dan Buri shares his creative writing tips (Guest post #writingtips )

Today I’d like to welcome Dan Buri to Fictionophile.  Last summer I had the opportunity to read and review his book “Pieces like pottery“, so I was excited to hear that he has now written a book packed with writing … Continue reading

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