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Nerine Dorman
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Author, editor, magician and sometimes domestic goddess.
Author, editor, magician and sometimes domestic goddess.

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Errant Spark by Antoinette Ronelle
I wanted to like Errant Spark . Really. And it’s not often that I will end up giving a three-star review, but this is one of them. The author needed seriously structural edits, as well as some copy edits (discrete instead of discreet, anyone?). The number o...
Errant Spark by Antoinette Ronelle
Errant Spark by Antoinette Ronelle
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Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman has been on my TBR pile for a regrettably long time. Neil, as always, remains one of my favourite authors – or at least one of the authors I will forever look up to for the way that he effortlessly dips into history, legend an...
Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
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Self-editing tips for authors
While not everyone will be able to afford the services of an editor, I firmly believe authors can get into the habit of good self-editing to catch many of their gremlins. Believe me, there’s nothing that gives me the conniptions as much when I hear some wri...
Self-editing tips for authors
Self-editing tips for authors
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The Moonshawl by Storm Constantine
Sometimes there are books that I should have read the moment they came out, and The Moonshawl by Storm Constantine is one of them. To my eternal regret, this story languished on my iPad for far too long before I finally cracked its virtual spine.  While The...
The Moonshawl by Storm Constantine
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The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin is one of those books I had all the good intentions to read over the years but never quite got round to it. Le Guin was one of my early introductions into SFF, so it was wonderful to return to her writing, and I...
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Announcing the winners of the 2017 SA Horrorfest Bloody Parchment short story competition.
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Perilous and Fair: Women in the Works and Life of JRR Tolkien
I honestly have no idea who put me onto Perilous and Fair: Women in the Works and Life of JRR Tolkien (edited by Janet Brennan Croft and Leslie A Donovan) but it's proved to be one of my reading highlights for the year so far. If you're reading this review ...
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Lost Gods by Micah Yongo
I'll start by saying that Lost Gods by Micah Yongo is an ambitious novel, and Micah most certainly bites off a lot of content for readers to chew on as this adventure kicks off. And this is most certainly a book one in a series, with some narrative threads ...
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Garden Birds in Southern Africa by Duncan Butchart
There are dozens and dozens of awesome bird books out there, but Garden Birds in Southern Africa by Duncan Butchart is going to have a special spot on my shelves since it's such a handy little volume. Southern Africa is blessed with rich birdlife, with many...
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The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker
Some folks learn all the wonderful things about grammar within the hallowed halls of a tertiary institution: I learnt about grammar in the trenches, dug in deep and dirty in newspaper publishing as well as editing piles of books for small presses. Every bat...
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