• The Guardians – Free Book Giveaway

    September 26, 2017 n/a

    SUCCESS! YOU’VE FOUND YOUR WAY TO A
    FREE COPY OF THE GUARDIANS

    If you’re reading this, you should already be familiar with the mystical world of Allentria, which author Elana A. Mugdan has been building for over 10-years! The Guardians is a world enrichment book that slots in perfectly between Dragon Speaker and Dragon Child, so hit the button below and enjoy a special insight into the world of the Gods who rule Allentria.

    Still haven’t …

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  • Radio Interview at The Voice FM's New Studio

    Radio Interview with Jody and Elana

    September 22, 2017 Blog

    On Monday 18th September 2017, local publisher Jody Medland and American author Elana A. Mugdan were invited to The Voice FM’s shiny new studio in Barnstaple for a radio interview about books, talent, and – perhaps most importantly – dragons.

    In the hour long interview, Elana discusses what’s new in the world of Dragon Speaker, including the forthcoming audiobook version due for release on 15th October 2017, which just so happens to be her birthday!

    Elana went …

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  • Free competition to win books this Valentine's Day

    Valentine’s Day – Love Books Competition

    February 5, 2017 Blog

    FALLING IN LOVE

     

    Valentine’s Day is synonymous with falling in love, and who doesn’t remember the first time they fell head-over-heels in love with their first book?

    As with the best love stories, most of us never see it coming. One minute, the dull rectangular objects filled with laborious words are viewed as ornaments to decorate the shelves of pseudo intellects and libraries. The next, our mind is blown as we try desprately to make up for …

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  • How the Olympics is Dividing Brazil

    June 22, 2016 Blog

    The closer we get to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the more excited the world becomes – and rightly so. It’s undoubtedly the greatest sporting spectacle on earth and it therefore never fails to provide unparalleled entertainment, but with less than two months before the opening ceremony, some say there couldn’t be a worse time for Brazil to play hosts.

    The amount of money that goes into an Olympic bid is eye-watering, and the …

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  • The real value of crowdfunding

    May 6, 2016 Blog

    Last week, over a particularly splendid cup of latte (big shout out to Beam in Crouch End), I had a conversation with an aspiring writer about crowdfunding. I’m nearing the end of my third crowdfunding campaign now, whereas this young author is yet to dabble at all.

    ‘Oh, I couldn’t do that,’ he dismissed. ‘I hate promoting myself, and I feel like I’d annoy people.’

    Firstly, if you’re a writer – or any other kind of artist …

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  • Pseudonym author

    What use is a pseudonym name to a writer?

    February 14, 2016 Blog

    If you know me, or read my blog, you’ll be fully aware of how passionately I believe in character development and story structure. I feel they are both integral to the creation of a great story, and it can take a lot of time and effort to write a book or a screenplay in what I consider to be the right way.

    If you agree with me and you’ve spent months or years of your life …

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  • 5 ways to create a memorable book cover

    September 9, 2015 Blog

    You need to forgive me for pointing out the obvious in this post, but you’ll be amazed how many times I cover the following points with new writers who insist they want to create their own book covers, yet when I receive their design, the fundamentals have been overlooked.

    The book cover is, in many ways, the most important part of your book as it’s what will drive its sales. There’s just no getting around it. If people …

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