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Author: Jamie Boyd

Old Fairy, New Tricks

March 30, 2024 by in News

I’m excited to announce that my short story “A Fairy Godmother’s Guide to Change in the 21st Century” will be appearing in the summer 2004 anthology of Dragon Gems. It’s a story in which a fairy godmother with fading powers questions her value to modern society but ultimately learns her […]

My Editing Checklist

February 20, 2024 by in On Writing

Most writing advice focuses on the “creative” side of storytelling – coming up with quirky characters, building strange new worlds, devising problems for your heroes to solve. But I also find something so satisfying about the editing process, which generally gets less love. Sometimes it’s the “aha” moment when you […]

The Best Writing Guides

January 14, 2024 by in On Writing

January is the time of year when I’m most in need of a little encouragement and inspiration. It’s also when I try to purge and organize my house.  While paring down my too-crowded library, I recently realized just how many books of writing advice I’d amassed (Don’t ask; Marie Kondo […]

Best Speculative Novels of 2023

November 21, 2023 by in On Books

Books are my favorite gift, both to give and to receive. So as the holidays approach, here is a list of some of the best novels I’ve read this year, ranging from hard sci-fi to swash-buckling fantasy to stunning literary fiction. Some were newly published this year, and some were […]

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