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Review: Dave Rudden’s MG fantasy Knights of the Borrowed Dark

Review: Dave Rudden’s MG fantasy Knights of the Borrowed Dark

I first heard of Dave Rudden following his intriguing think piece in the Guardian about how society raises boys, and about his own quiet suffering the face of bullying. So when I spotted KNIGHTS OF THE BORROWED DARK on NetGalley, I was extra-interested to read this middle-grade debut, which promised chosen-one adventure and power to the powerless.

[ 0 ] July 26, 2016 |

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Plot, structure, death, death and more death

Plot, structure, death, death and more death

I’m fixated on plot and structure at the moment – you may be, too, if you’re a writer tackling revisions on a work in progress or a NaNoWriMo draft from last year.

This year, for the first time, I’m editing a manuscript that I’ve left for a long, long rest. I wrote it more than a year ago. I’ve never let a first draft sit for so long before.

[ 0 ] February 21, 2016 |

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