The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton – Book Review

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I often feel like there are some books that you might hate and not finish when you’re at one stage in your life but then you come across it when you’re in a totally different headspace, and you’ll end up liking it.

This is one of those books.

I’ve bought (and returned) The Miniaturist before and my first opinion was that it did not deserve all the hype that it had when it was released. Overrated may have been my opinion at the time. I could not get past the first chapter. So I eventually gave up and went back to my local bookstore to exchange it for a romance novel. This was 3 years ago when I was still starting to expand my horizons as a reader.

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Science and Magic are Two Sides of the Same Coin

 

by Ryan Decaria

 

After much contemplation about writing magic systems, I’ve decided on a new writing philosophy. These guides work for me, but should in no way be considered “writing rules”.

  1. In fantasy, I’m going to treat my magic systems like a science
  2. In science fiction, I’m going to treat my “pushed” science like magic

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