I'm Olga Godim. My novels and short stories are about magic, swords, and the wonderful folks of my imagination. Welcome to my site.
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My heroine Eriale, the protagonist of Almost Adept, was interviewed recently on Champagne Books Blog. She talked about her magic … mostly. She also talked about her childhood, her world, and her ambitions. She was pretty open with the interviewer. … Continue reading
Every writer knows that conflict is necessary for a story. Without conflict, there is no story. To make a writer’s job more interesting, conflict can take many forms, and the more forms of conflict you have in one story, the … Continue reading
In any story, the lead character must have a goal: to find a sword, to defeat a dragon, to get married. Without that goal (or five) a story becomes just a series of events described in scenes. Of course, there … Continue reading
Kevin Cooper interviewed me on his website Great Indie Authors. Thanks, Kevin, for the wonderful opportunity and for your interesting questions. They made me think.
In the summer 2014, I entered both of my fantasy novels, Almost Adept and Eagle En Garde, into the EPIC competition. I just got an email saying they both made finalists in the Fantasy category. Although neither won, I feel … Continue reading
The Inter-Literary Fantasy Cafe is always full. It’s a meeting place for characters from different fantasy novels, created by different writers. A hobbit can meet a werewolf here. A dragon can chat with a vampire. A fairy and an elf … Continue reading
This week, my character Eriale from my novel Almost Adept and I, its author, stand side by side. We have both been interviewed by Alexandra Butcher on her blog. I think Eriale’s interview is way more interesting than mine, but … Continue reading
I’ve decided to transfer all my free fiction – short stories and flash – to Wattpad. I like how the site displays the stories and I like that they are available to anyone. I started with The Answer is Yes. … Continue reading
In my novel Almost Adept, my heroine Eriale’s original goal in the beginning of the story is to lose her virginity. Some reviewers disliked it. They thought she should be less blasé about it, more ‘virtuous.’ Instead, she pursues her … Continue reading
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