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Icy Sedgwick
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Lives in Newcastle upon Tyne
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With the rise of the 'dreadpunk' genre, here are the 3 ingredients I think you need if you want to write a good Gothic story!
Over the next month or so I am trying to finish my book so I can do the underwear eating exercise of handing my book baby to beta readers, *gulp*. I wanted to keep to two posts a week, but couldn&#…
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Fascniating post!
As long as humanity has had beliefs in a higher power, the use of magic, spells, curses, and incantations have featured widely across cultures. A number of influential texts or ‘grimoires’
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My guest post for The Storytelling Creative, in which I answer the question, "Should you always write stories in the right order?"
Hang around any writing forum, blog or Twitter chat for long enough, and talk will inevitably turn to a debate as old as writing itself… Are you a plotter or a pantser? The plotters want you to meticulously detail the contents of each and every scene. You should know exactly what will happen every time you open your notebook/Word/Scrivener/whatever you write on. Your outline alone should be the length of a 1940s pulp novella...
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I just used these tips by +Ali Luke and found my blog post essentially wrote itself!
How to Use Subheadings to Add Structure to Your Blog Posts Today we are talking about written content. I have one of our regular contributors Ali Luke, from Aliventures.com on the show today to talk about subheadings. I haven’t talked much a...
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Crossroads appear in all kinds of folklore worldwide. But if you were to head down to an English intersection, what three weird things might you find there?
Crossroads appear in folklore and myths all over the world. What 3 weird things might you encounter if you ventured down to an English crossroads at dusk?
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So you want to publish your book...but what are your options?
If you’ve been writing for a while, you’ve no doubt thought about publishing options. Once upon a time, it was easy.
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An interview that I did, in which I discuss the tools I use as a writer, advice for authors, and a quick method for outlining stories!
A gripping interview with writer Icy Sedgwick as she talks about becoming a published author and gives some advice on how you yourself can get writing too.
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Returning to the folklore of flowers this week, looking at common wildflower and garden flowers!
Common garden flowers can be just as exciting as their toxic counterparts. Icy takes a look at the folklore of bluebells, daffodils and hydrangeas.
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Turns out you don't need to spend a fortune on fancy schemes to be productive!
I’ve been trying to balance my writing schedule with my job, taking care of my family, and all of my other responsibilities. I’ve been failing. During these past few weeks, I wrote almost every single day, but nothing seemed to come out right. Nothing I wrote was worth publishing. I was losing it. It felt
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Moving away from the concept of abandoned buildings to abandoned motorways!
Abandoned buildings are ten a penny online, but ghost ramps, or abandoned motorways, aren't so common. What are they, and where can you find them?
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Very valid discussion around hashtags!
Should you create a hashtag for your brand? The one thing that brings us all together is the hashtag.
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Love those cool old Penguin paperbacks? Find out where they came from in this post!
What’s the connection between Exeter Station and a publishing revolution? Let’s be precise, it’s Exeter St David’s Station, there being other stations in Exeter. As I frequently pass through or cat…
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Education
  • University of Essex
    PhD Film Studies, 2011 - 2014
  • Roehampton University
    MA Cinema Studies, 2004 - 2005
  • Northumbria University
    BA Hons History of Modern Art, Design & Film, 2001 - 2004
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Writer. Blogger. Film Academic. Evil Genius.
Introduction
Up here in the frozen north of England, I write Gothic and horror fiction, I knit and crochet, I analyse horror films, I research English folklore, and I take photos.

I write in several genres, but primarily Westerns and horror with a Gothic bent; the pulp Western, The Guns of Retribution, its weird Western follow-up, To Kill A Dead Man, and a horror/fantasy novella called The Necromancer's Apprentice
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Currently studying for a PhD in Film Studies.
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Writer. Supervillain. Graphic design instructor.
Skills
Knitting, jewellery making, crochet, writing, photography, Photoshop, Illustrator, research
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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London