Fiction Writing

What is a Creative Writing Hook?

All readers know the feeling of being captivated by a piece of writing straight away. When the first sentence pulls you in, it’s much more likely that you’ll continue reading. Many people only read a page or even just few sentences before making a judgement. If they’re not hooked, the book often goes back on …

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From Blacksmith Forge to Bookshelf: Author Bronwyn Eley Talks Favourite Fantasy Heroines and Debut Novel, ‘Relic’

Back in January, we announced that our YA fantasy imprint, Talem Press, had signed debut author Bronwyn Eley for the publication of her series, The Relic Trilogy. Fast-forward more than seven months later, and we’re now only two weeks away from sharing Relic, the first book in Bronwyn’s series, with the world! As a quick refresher, …

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7 Mistakes To Avoid When Creating A Magic System For Your Fantasy Novel

So you’ve got a killer idea for a fantasy novel. That’s great! It’s a beautiful feeling; that newness of an idea. We get it. Your idea has ignited your imagination with world-building possibilities. Your characters are whispering sweet nothings into your ear about motive and magic. But where’s there’s magic, there must be a system. …

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Talem Press Expands List With Multi-Book Deal From Debut Australian Fantasy Author

Exciting news, folks! Our imprint indie house, Talem Press, has signed debut author, Bonnie Wynne, in a multi-book deal for her fantasy series The Price of Magic. Wynne is based in Sydney, where she works for the Australian government. Her debut novel and the first book in The Price of Magic series, The Ninth Sorceress, …

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