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One-of-a-kind plotlines and perspectives expanding the bounds of the imagination.

Time slips, MacGuffins, danglers, boomerangs, unreliable narrators, unlikely points of view and inimitible voices – done well, the behind-the-scenes magic of fiction writing is barely visible. But make no bones about it, today’s innovators and imaginers still take cues from the masters… Before turning existing frameworks, tropes and lexicons on their heads. Pay close attention, suspend your disbelief, here are some tales from the coalface of creative storytelling.

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