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Author Archives: Fox Benwell

Blood and Bone and Sacrifice, by Fox Benwell

My favourite Christmas stories are the stories which remember. The ones full of the Christmas Spirit, if you will. The tales of Winters Past. But I don’t mean this in … Continue reading

December 8, 2017

Finding the Joy

This week’s suggested topic is ‘your dream writing retreat’, and while I wholeheartedly ascribe to stepping away and making space for creativity and shaking up your process (in fact, I’m … Continue reading

August 8, 2016

Why Do You Write Contemp?

My first reaction to the question ‘why do you write contemp?’ was a sort of vague, indignant ‘because there’re so many real stories we haven’t explored yet!’ And that’s true. … Continue reading

January 27, 2016

Representation and the Realities of Halloween.

I was going to write you a short story for this week. I had it all planned out – two, in fact, so that I could choose. One set in … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Writing LGBTQIA: opening the windows

We’ve talked – many of us, over time, I honestly don’t know where the credit lies – of books as mirrors and windows and doors, and the importance of all … Continue reading

July 4, 2015

How To Write a Good Opening By Knowing Your Ending (In Which Spoilers Make Things Better)

**warning – this blog contains sort-of spoilers for The Last Leaves Falling and The Wizard of Oz** Beginnings. There’s sooooo much I would like to talk you about. The punchy-quirky-beautiful-shocking … Continue reading

March 9, 2015

People Who Inspire Me? By Sarah Benwell

Firstly, hi, I’m so stoked to be here. Seriously. Suddenly, I find myself in the run-up to publication. It’s exciting and magical and juuuust a little bit scary. Like most … Continue reading

December 12, 2014

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