We’re thrilled that MuggleNet is part of the international Magic and Mayhem Tour celebrating to countdown to Six of Crows! September 24-29, bloggers in the US and UK have been paired up to share their own Six of Crows-inspired lists, such as six tips for surviving the Grishaverse, six signs you do/don’t have what it takes to join Kaz’s crew, and more. PLUS, we have a fantastic competition to win a swag pack across all 12 blogs taking part.
This week’s Author Takeover comes from Lauren James, who tells us how Hermione inspired her own writing and a new generation of perfectly imperfect female characters.
This week’s Author Takeover examines the concept of whole world realism in fictional spaces. Author Zen Cho discusses her admiration of the detail Rowling is able to create and continue providing to fans of “Potter” even after the book series has ended.
Move over, Tom Marvolo Riddle, and throw out your diaries. For this week’s Author Takeover we are delighted to host Dawn Kurtagich, author of “The Dead House”. In this blog she discusses the perils of possession, exploring the darker sides of “Potter” in relation to her own debut novel.
Our Author Takeover this week comes from MuggleNet friend and fellow Potterhead Kelly Creagh, author of the “Nevermore” trilogy.
Our latest Author Takeover comes from Moïra Fowley-Doyle, debut author of “The Accident Season”. Read on as Moïra talks about including tributes within her work.
For this week’s Author Takeover we are delighted to host the author of “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda”, Becky Albertalli. While Simon and his interest for all things “Harry Potter” may be fictional, Becky’s love is all fact.
This month we’ve got a double Takeover with two fantastic authors writing for us about their experiences crafting novels in a post-“Potter” world. Both were fans of “Potter” who have turned to writing and used their love of the series within their writing, consciously or subconsciously. First we welcome Lucy Hounsom at the end of her blog tour for her fantasy novel, “Starborn”.
This month’s Author Takeover finds Tess Sharpe reminiscing on the release of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and its influence on her own writing.
This month’s Author Takeover comes from bestselling author Marcus Segwick. His novel “Midwinterblood” won the 2014 Michael L. Printz Award and serves as the inspiration for today’s post. When novels are crafted so carefully by their authors, then translated for their numerous fans around the world, can the experience of the text be as magical as originally intended? As fans of “Potter” we have come across many examples of J.K. Rowling’s subtle choices being lost when rewritten for another language (never write an anagram if you want it to be translated), but as Marcus writes, the magic may be in the reader’s interpretation rather than the author’s pen.