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Contemporary Fantasy VS Urban Fantasy: What is the Difference?

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Contemporary VS Urban Fantasy

What is the Difference Between Contemporary Fantasy and Urban Fantasy? Fantasy comes in many different types and subgenres. Often when we think of fantasy, we think of Tolkienesque fantasy with elves, dwarfs, dragons and wizards, but that is just one aspect. With modern life comes the imagined instances of fantastic happenings within modern settings. This […]

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Top Five Men In Urban Fantasy

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Top 5 urban fantasy men to keep

The 5 Men in Urban Fantasy You Want If you were in an urban fantasy world looking for a good man, could you identify him? Thanks to my previous post, you know which guys to steer clear from, but which ones are the good ones? It might seem like all the men you’d come across […]

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Urban Fantasy Fitness Regime

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Urban Fantasy Fitness Regime

When it’s the survival of the fittest  Fitness is important as a mortal in a dangerous world. Even as a mortal in our mundane world, fitness is important for a long and happy life. In my daily fitness regime I imagine my training in terms of an urban fantasy or contemporary fantasy context. That is, […]

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Five Men to Avoid in Urban Fantasy

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Five Men to Avoid in Urban Fantasy

Say you find yourself in an urban fantasy world looking for a good man for companionship and fun. While there are plenty of possibilities presented by the fantasy world, there are certain men you should avoid. If you recognise any of the warning signs, run the other way. From vampires to shifters to warlocks, there […]

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How Long Should My Novel Be?

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How Long Should My Novel Be? How long should my novel be is a question we all ask at one point or another. Invariably you’ll come across long winded articles that dance around the topic. They’ll provide lots of fluff and no substance. It is easy to say “your novel should be as long as […]

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How I Lost Weight and Gained Productivity

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How I Lost Weight and Gained Productivity

Share on twitter Share on email Share on facebook Share on reddit Share on whatsapp Writers and Fitness How can a writer get fit, lose weight and stay in shape? Writing can be a lonely and sedentary lifestyle. I’m happy with that. Quiet time alone in front of a computer has been the basis of […]

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How Not to Write a Novel

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My Journey Through Failure My First “Novel” I recently threw out the first book I ever wrote. It was from year one, when I was five going on six. I wrote a series of seven books that year. The longest was four pages with two or three sentences on each and some illustrations. In year […]