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Freda Warrington

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Freda Warrington is a British author, known for her epic fantasy, vampire and supernatural novels.

Her earliest novels, the Blackbird series, were written and published when she was just finishing her teen years; in the intervening years she has seen numerous stand-alone novels and a trilogy published. (The original Blackbird series has recently been put back into print by Immanion Press.) Four of her novels (Dark Cathedral, Pagan Moon, Dracula, The Undead, and The Amber Citadel) have been nominated for the British Fantasy Society's Best Novel award. Warrington has also seen numerous short stories published in anthologies and magazines.

Born in Leicester, Warrington grew up in Leicestershire. After completing high school, she trained at the L
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Freda Warrington Hi Cintia, 'writer's block' is a problem that affects nearly all writers at some point in their lives and it can have many different causes. I really…moreHi Cintia, 'writer's block' is a problem that affects nearly all writers at some point in their lives and it can have many different causes. I really sympathise, because it's something I have had to struggle with many times. If you do a google search, you'll find many sites with good suggestions for helping you to overcome the problem. What is it you want to write that you can't write? If you already have a story in your head, just try scribbling some notes. Who the characters are, what sort of world they live in. Anything. Seriously, I would advise you to just write ANYTHING that comes into your head! Write a scene where your character goes shopping, or meets someone, or has a sword-fight, rides a horse, anything at all. Write down a dream you had. Describe a cat. Honestly, just write anything at all that comes into your head - then your page won't be blank any more. Writing will seem much less scary, and soon you'll find yourself writing more and more. Don't feel you have to start at the beginning and not stop until you reach the end, because that is intimidating. What I do is build up little scenes here and there, and eventually fit them all together like a jigsaw. I really hope this helps, and good luck!(less)
Freda Warrington Hi Christine, thank you for your question! So pleased to hear you loved the books. I've always been interested in creatures who seem human but…moreHi Christine, thank you for your question! So pleased to hear you loved the books. I've always been interested in creatures who seem human but aren't... like elves, vampires, angels and so on. So I wanted to write about a non-human race of my own, who were somewhat elf-like, but not! My Aetherials or Aelyr had already made an appearance in 'The Jewelfire Trilogy' (The Amber Citadel and its sequels). I decided that, rather than invent yet another similar race, my non-humans in the Elfland series would also be Aelyr, but this time in a contemporary setting. I think the idea of an 'otherworld' parallel to our own is very compelling. (less)
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“Rosie, maybe I'm a masochist, but I think the world of you. You're the most beautiful girl I've ever seen and you've got no idea. You think it's any fun for me to sit here being loathed by you? I'm in love with you.”
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“Brutal worlds where females are secondary to the action, mere chattels or bargaining counters, may be realistic, but they’re not for me. I aim to write women who are genuine.”
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“I rarely write about magic in the waving wands, Harry Potter sense. Usually “magic” isn’t even mentioned because it isn’t a separate power, it’s part of the natural world.”
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