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Emily Golus

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Emily Golus has been dreaming up worlds since before she could write her name. A New England transplant now living in the Deep South, Golus is fascinated by culture and the way it shapes how individuals see the world around them. Her fantasy works are filled with diverse and complex people who are unwillingly united in times of great danger.

Golus aims to write stories that engage, inspire, and reassure readers that the small choices of everyday life matter. In addition to her first two fantasy novels, Escape to Vindor and its sequel, Mists of Paracosmia, she writes about world-building and what it truly means to be a storymaker. Read her blog at EmilyGolusBooks.com, and explore her fantasy creations at WorldofVindor.com
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Emily Golus Write, write, WRITE! You learn this craft by doing. Set aside time every week to write something--whether it's a blog post, a short story, a poem, or …moreWrite, write, WRITE! You learn this craft by doing. Set aside time every week to write something--whether it's a blog post, a short story, a poem, or even just a journal entry. Make it a habit and protect this time!

The next step, when you feel ready, is to have other people read your writing and give you feedback. You'll want people who are supportive but also honest and objective (so maybe not your mom, who will say it's wonderful no matter what). A book club or writers group is ideal for this. Ask them what they liked about it, and what confused them or what they think could be improved.

Then take their advice to heart. You don't have to do exactly what they suggest, but honestly look at your work and see how you can make something better, even if you like it as-is. This is the only way to learn how to write not for yourself, but in order to reach others with your words. (less)
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The Lost Chapter: Ever More Wild and Wild

Sometimes when editing a book, an author has to make a difficult decision to cut content completely. I had worked hard on this chapter in Escape to Vindor and really liked it, but in the end it didn’t serve the story well.





So I’m releasing it here for readers to enjoy for the first time. This chapter would have been inserted at the end of chapter 21, essentially in the middle of page 199.





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A beautifully written, lyrical novel that doesn’t get lost in its own beauty. The story’s stakes are high the entire time, and we feel for Adelaide and her unique and difficult circumstances.

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"So I bought a mermaid tail afghan the other day. So I'm a person who owns one of those now.

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