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The Worst Way To Read A Book by Janet Edwards

The worst way to read a book is to study it in school. Until I was 16, my school forced me to study English Literature. I loathed, detested, abhorred, and … Continue reading

June 6, 2018

Janet Edwards: Sometimes You Need Magic

I think it began with C. S. Lewis and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The book was on my shelves when I was a small child. I don’t … Continue reading

April 25, 2018

Janet Edwards: Ten Things That A Writing Course Did For Me

In the autumn of 2007, I signed up for a writing class. There are many different types of writing courses to choose from, including online courses, short residential courses in … Continue reading

January 24, 2018

Janet Edwards: Three Weird Places That Inspired My Writing

Stonehenge You can find inspiration in the weirdest places. I’m sure you’re thinking there is absolutely nothing strange about Stonehenge inspiring someone to write. I’d totally agree with you if … Continue reading

September 11, 2017

On Writing by Janet Edwards

  If I could have a writing masterclass from any author, then I would pick Stephen King. That may seem an odd choice, since Stephen King writes horror and I … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Janet Edwards: Etched in the bones!

As a child, I spent almost as much time living inside book worlds as I did in the real world. Some of those books were newly written, while others had … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Janet Edwards: Spotlight on Amalie

Minor characters can be a rebellious bunch. Perhaps other authors can easily keep them under control, but I often struggle with mine. The extreme case was Raven, a character who … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Janet Edwards: Welcome to New York Dig Site

  Some book locations are just an anonymous background to the story that readers will barely notice, but some are far stronger and an integral part of the plot. I … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Janet Edwards: Back to the Future!

There’s a surprising amount of time travel involved in being an author. This isn’t because my Earth Girl trilogy is science fiction set nearly 800 years in the future. The … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 1 Comment