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Ed McDonald

Blackwing. Swords. Ravens.

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November 2016

Unpronounceables, Apostrophes and Foreign Accents are neck tattoos.

All of my blog entries are written from my own experience and perspective, and your own experience may vary. This blog assumes that its readers are fantasy writers at the beginning of their fantasy writing career, looking for advice on how to get published.

A blog about writing for publication.

Tkl’ept-íkãr reached for the Dać’summ Æth Vlkdrrn with trembling hands…

Ah, the mid-name apostrophe. That special little flick over the letter “A” that tells you that this is not just an ordinary A. This is a fantasy A. It tells us sure, I’ve used an A but you can’t pronounce it like an A. Continue reading “Unpronounceables, Apostrophes and Foreign Accents are neck tattoos.”

Here, it begins.

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It has been a strange year. I’ve spent more than the last 15 years working on anonymously writing fantasy, and suddenly within the space of 2 months I’ve gone from tapping away at my keyboard with nobody around to hear or read anything I’ve written, to meeting with my agent, publishers, discussing book tours, cover designs, promotion.

Whilst Blackwing will not be out until summer 2017, I have always been an enthusiast for critiquing other people’s writing, and this website is initially going to focus on just that.

Thanks for climbing on board, and I hope that my posts will be of interest to you and help you on your own fantasy journey.

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