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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 than born and clon...
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Welcome to 2018’s Accountability!

Picture it: A lone figure sits at a desk one weekend evening in December, peering at formulas on an excel spreadsheet through the new glasses they’d had to purchase two months before…

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Reading the Wind

I Never Thought of Myself as a Writer I read fiction nonstop and even wrote some Tolkien fanfiction, but in my mind, that didn’t make me a writer; I also taught technical writing to college stud...
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A Man Writing Heroines

Here’s a story about D&D, listening and trying to be a good ally. Why am I, a man, writing about heroines? Let me tell you a story. A friend told me about a game of Dungeons & Dragons he...
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Full Steam(punk) Ahead!

After much procrastination, I’ve returned with a new book in tow and Inspired Quill has been nice enough to take me back. So, what is this new book? Well, it’s a sequel to The Adventures of Alan Shaw,...
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Eighteen To One

Honestly, I can’t remember a time where reading and writing weren’t part of my life. I’ve written many short stories in my time, but my two proudest writing achievements are the novels I’ve completed....
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What It Means To Me

I readily admit to not having the greatest memory in the world. I will forget what I said ten minutes ago. I won’t remember what I had for lunch three hours prior. I have to begin with this disclaimer...
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The Long And Short Of It

While we have open submissions for a month or so each year, Inspired Quill has also been known to reach out to amazing talent: to network, to interview, and – just sometimes – to ask if th...
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IQ Interviews – Paul Salvette!

It’s nice to have the opportunity of pulling back the curtain and seeing the people behind the screens. This doesn’t always mean interviewing the folks here at IQ, though. You may not know this, but f...
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The Way For Me

When one publisher chooses another. In 2013, I was on holiday in Majorca with my mother and my daughter when I got an offer of publication from Inspired Quill. The Last Time We Saw Marion was my first...
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Time Waits For No Morlock

Read a book and make a dream come true Remember what Einstein had to say about relativity and time? Well, this has nothing to do with any of that. This won’t take long. Relatively speaking. I wa...
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Welcome Back, Matthew!

I’m incredibly proud to announce… …that Inspired Quill have agreed to publish my third book. Very good news, isn’t it? I’m actually incredibly excited, and it’s har...
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New Cohort Member!

It’s a pleasure to welcome a new author into the IQ fold. I asked Jo to write an introductory blog so that readers could get to know a bit more about her before her first book with us (but not h...
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Welcome… Dan Stride!

Hi to the Inspired Quill readership! My name is Daniel Stride, and I’m the newest member of this little publishing family (newest and probably most distant – as a New Zealander, I’m litera...
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A Matter of Priority

Why we’re not just about the money, (money, money) One thing that sets us apart from other publishers is our status as a non-profit organisation. We’ve been this way from the very beginning, because w...
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Looking Forward and Back

“An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it.” – Paul Valéry Anyone who’s been keeping up with our news feeds will know that we recently re-released Matthew Munson’s Fall Fro...
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Cover Development: The Old Ways

A book cover should tell you a lot about what’s on the pages between. But there’s a fine line between good artistic composition, communicating the most important parts of the story (in ton...
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Q&A with Anne Goodwin

It’s a great privilege to work with so many talented authors here at Inspired Quill. But it’s easy to forget that our readers don’t have the same insights into their creative process...

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