Posts by Sara-Jayne Slack

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Independent Publishing and Artificial Intelligence

    Traditional publishing doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being fast-paced, but the onslaught of AI (artificial intelligence) tools, ‘scandals’ and borderline (and over-the-line!) misuse might just have made an exception [...]
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    Historical Context of Monsters as Metaphors

      Monsters can take many forms in literature and popular culture, but what’s interesting about them is that they often represent the beliefs of an era or appear as metaphors for [...]
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      How to Post Books on a Budget: Our Top 3 Tips

        While the e-book was (incorrectly) hailed as “the death of the paperback”, many readers still love to see a well-stocked bookshelf standing pride of place. There’s just something about a [...]
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        EA Mylonas

          Our Authors Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Literary Evangelos is a photographer, writer and author of the speculative fiction novel The Hush. Originally from Athens, Greece, he has spent the last couple [...]
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          Buying Books from Publishers: The Ultimate Guide

            Over the last decade, buying books online has become commonplace thanks to big-name stores. And we’re not just talking about that online-only store, either. For any reader who’s trying not [...]
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            Cyberpunk Music: Explore The Sounds of Oshibana Complex

              As much as individuality and the support of friends, (cyberpunk) music is one of the prime thematic focuses of Oshibana Complex. In a cyberpunk future where humanity is grown rather [...]
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              Top 10 Common Character Tropes

                Avid readers know how book can be an incredible form of escapism where almost anything is possible and you never quite know what’s going to happen next. This is especially [...]
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                Fantasy Without Magic: Can it Work?

                  Magic and the fantasy fiction genre, they go together like Bert and Ernie – or should I say Frodo and Sam? Wherever you look in fantasy, you’ll see examples of [...]
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                  Tips for Staying Mentally Healthy as an Author

                    When you first decide to be a writer, you might read books on how to write a blockbuster, you might work on your grammar and punctuation or you put hours [...]
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                    Landscapes in Modern Myth

                      Landscapes have a tendency to set off questions in my head, about what lies below the surface of a place and what possibilities there might be.   Can Fairy Tales [...]
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                      8 Women In Translation for 2019

                        Why Should I Read Translated Works? If you agree that reading diverse benefits your brain, you’re probably open to reading novels in translation. If language affects thought, there can’t be [...]
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                        Does Diverse Reading Benefit Your Brain?

                          Reading As A Form Of Self Care? You’re probably familiar with the ethical arguments favouring diverse reading. Celebrating marginalised stories is part of what Inspired Quill is about. You might [...]
                          Fantasy author Daniel Stride

                          Daniel Stride

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                            RK Summers

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                              Literary and LGBT author E.J. Runyon

                              E. J. Runyon

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                                Crime author Howard Robinson

                                Howard Robinson

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                                  Literary fiction author Tracey Scott-Townsend

                                  Tracey Scott-Townsend

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                                    Sci-Fi Author David Wilkinson

                                    David Wilkinson

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