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  • Russian Fantasy: Magical Academies

    July 31, 2017

    I’m continuing writing a series of posts about Russian fantasy novels. Today I’d like to discuss one of the particularly popular topics in ‘female’ fantasy

    Zoo Cafe

    June 27, 2017

    I went to Budapest several weeks ago with my family, and we accidentally discovered a really cute and special place there – a zoo café!

    A Crow Who Became a Fictional Character

    June 13, 2017

    As a writer, I have often been asked whether my characters are inspired by real-life people. My answer is generally negative. Of course, I use

    Half a Step Away from Love for $0.99!

    May 13, 2017

    The novel “Half a Step Away from Love” for $0.99 only till May 14! In the scheming world of palace intrigue, Inessa Antego is

    Immigration and Fantasy Novels

    May 1, 2017

    I have been asked many times how my real-life experience affects what I write. Today I’d like to look at this question from a somewhat

    Half a Step Away from Love: An RT Review

    April 17, 2017

    “Half a Step Away from Love” has been reviewed by Romantic Times. Half a Step Away from Love is filled with varied characters, sharp dialogue and

    Science Finction and Fantasy in Russia: “Male” and “Female” Literature

    April 14, 2017

    I thought that it would be of interest to discuss some properties of modern Russian fantasy novels and – with your help! – draw a

    A Meeting with Readers: Moscow 2017

    April 7, 2017

    At the end of March, my meeting with readers took place in a Moscow Book House on New Arbat. The meeting went really great, I

    What’s in a Name?

    March 10, 2017

    (A shoter version of this post has been originally published on the website Writers Helping Writers) You are about to start writing a new novel.

    Language and Humor. Polysemy

    March 8, 2017

    Polysemy Yet another kind of lexical ambiguity emerges when a particular word has multiple related meanings. This time, we do not deal with an accidental