Category Novels

First sentences are important, aren’t they?

See if you can guess the book from these five opening lines… 1. I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good family, tho’ not of that country, my father being a foreigner of Bremen, who settled first in Hull. 2. Buck did not read the newspapers, or he […]

Who controls the Magic?

I was thinking today about how the ‘magic’ element of a novel manifests itself. By that I mean: ‘Who controls the magic?’ and ‘Who gave them that control in the first place?’ Of course, you have to jump in there at some point in the time continuum, or you have no story. But your ‘a […]