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Writing Extracts and Tips

Here are a couple of extracts from my books, an extract from one of my students’ anthologies, a creative writing idea and a Neil Gaiman quote. Do you think there are writing ‘rules’ that need to be broken?

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K’s Treasure: Audio Story

This audio story uses many sounds from freesound.orgfor the full list see here: danielingrambrown.wordpress.com/ks-treasure-sound/

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Rise of the Shadow Stealers Review

“I would highly recommend Rise of the Shadow Stealers to anyone, young or old.Scoop and Fletcher are encouraged by their tutors and villagers to go forth and create their own story. This is a positive message which lends itself perfectly to empowering children to be able to make their own life choices. This book will […]

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An extract from the Firebird Chronicles

Wisdom, however, moved through the everglade like a butterfly tracking the scent of a rare flower. A little bird flitted ahead of her, darting from tree to tree. She ran her hand through a mass of blue buds, then stopped to smell a cup-shaped flower. It looked as if it had been set at a […]

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Gigan Ticks

An army of Gigan Ticks spilled from the Central Chasm. Black legs and bulbous bodies swarmed through the streets. The great arachnids scuttled along the cobbles, spinning sticky webs between the houses, climbing onto their roofs, ready to pounce.#FirebirdChronicles

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Page to Stage: Adapting a Book into a Play (Part 2)

The first stages of bringing my book, Rise of the Shadow Stealers, to the stage involved discussing the themes, simplifying the complexity of the book, writing, and re-writing. In this blog, I’ll talk about raising funds, planning, finding the team and starting rehearsals.┬áIn case you missed the first part of this post, you can read […]

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Illustrated postcards and interactive books!

I got lots of goodies in the post today!  Firstly, some postcards I ordered arrived. Each has an illustrated character from the Firebird Chronicles on the front (drawn by the lovely Sarah Johnson). On the back there’s a quote from that character, taken from the Nemesis Charm. I love how clean and simple they look! […]

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The Nemesis Charm – Quote

  “For me, one of the final scenes was so beautifully unexpected. It involves a sort of revelation for one of the antagonists and was written so perfectly.” Auburn Langley, Goodreads 

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Audiobook now out!

Listen to a clip from the new Rise of the Shadow Stealers audiobook at http://soundcloud.com/user-611756384 Buy your copy from http://www.leodismedia.com Let me know what you think!