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Revealing Flamel’s immortal secrets on Wikipedia

Who are the characters referenced in the titles of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series? Continue reading

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“We are living in a magical age.” Barnes and Noble interview

A few days ago I was interviewed by Barnes and Noble. We spoke about mythology, history, world folklore and the possibility of a Scathach spin off. Continue reading

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Tools and skills every budding writer and author needs – Part 2: The Research

For me, this is always the best part. Writing is hard, research is fun. And here is where your digital camera is a must. Memory is fallible, photos are not. Continue reading

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Tools and skills every budding writer and author needs – Part 1: The Idea

Probably the number one question I’m asked (actually probably the number two right after “where do you get your ideas from?”) is “so what do you use to write? What are the tools of the trade?” This question is always asked in a tone which suggests that there are secret and arcane devices which every writer uses. There aren’t I’m afraid, but over the years I’ve spoken to many writers about the tools of the trade, what they use to capture the ideas and get them onto the page. Continue reading

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