Friday, 7 July 2017

Magic Day

Welcome to Sally's book-a-day-for-2017 blog. If unfamiliar with the blog, scroll down.

Magic Day (2017) Post 188

Magic Day is a brand new anthology from Prints Charming Books, ringmastered, edited and compiled by me. For this one, the brief was to take either a night or day (aka dark or light) theme for one of a list of subjects, and write a story or poem about it. I expected the "night" stories to be darker in tone than the "day" versions, and often they were, but some were quite the reverse. "Follow the Plan", the night wizard story, is particularly light-hearted. Because some of the stories are quite dark they're tagged with Older Reader. In this set of stories we have fairies, genies, trolls, ogres, puppets, dreams, magical animals, magical plants, monsters and gnomes... and that's just a sample. Some of the stories are illustrated by the authors. As usual, I waited to see which options were taken up by the twenty or so writers involved and then filled in the gaps. The last story is really a potential story as it consists of a prompt for the reader to write it form him/herself.

This is one of the most recent books in the blog, published today. You can see more about it HERE tIt will be available via the authors.

About the Blog 

Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 is to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. If you enjoyed a post, or want to ask about any of my books or my manuscript assessment service, leave me a message.

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