This post first appeared in Katherine Vick's blog.
A friend asked me lately – what’s the perfect place to write? And I found that an interesting question. It certainly isn’t one that any two people are likely to give the same answer to. Everyone has their own preferences and their own ideals – as is typical with life, everyone is different. For example, ignoring for a moment current world circumstances, I can’t imagine writing in a busy coffee shop. I would imagine most of us have seen – or indeed, some of you may have been – that person sat in the corner on the big, comfy leather chair with the laptop and the rapidly cooling cappuccino, beavering away at the keyboard to create their latest epic. And it seems to have worked for J.K. Rowling.
We're excited to announce that our Redbubble shop is open - and it is full of lovely designs that come on a variety of products from stickers to shirts to mugs to mouse pads, tote bags, and more!
We officially launched the store on September 1st, which Harry Potter fans will know is the day that Hogwarts students go back to school. Our favorite design so far is Never Interrupt a Reading Dragon (shown above on the far left; find it here) - which would be Thinklings' version* of Hogwarts' motto!
We just released another epic fantasy, The Merry Band, so we thought we'd give some advice on writing epic characters. This post originally appeared in Deborah's blog:
Recently, I read a novel about a woman who suddenly became queen after growing up in near-isolation, and her struggles to keep her throne and her life. Most of the book was from her point of view, but maybe two-thirds of the way through, we switched to a pair of minor characters’ POV for a page-long exchange that went about like this: