Hazel Butler

Kick-Ass Copywriter & Author | Content Marketing & Blogging Coach

Hazel is an author, artist, and archaeologist from Cheshire, England. She is currently in the final year of her PhD, which focuses on Gender Dynamics in Late Iron Age and Early Medieval Britain. Her debut novel, Chasing Azrael, was published in 2014, and is the first in her Deathly Insanity Series. She has several short stories published, and numerous other projects underway. The Deathly Insanity Series are a set of Paranormal Mystery novels with overlapping characters and plot-lines, all with a heavy Gothic tone, and themes revolving around mental health and death. While her primary interests are in Gothic and Fantasy art and fiction, she reads a wide range of subjects and enjoys most forms of art.

Why Write Strong Female Leads? Because You're Still Asking That Question

I'm fairly certain that everyone who has ever written a tale involving strong female characters -in particular a lead character - has been asked some variation of, 'Why did you make your women so strong?', and/or, 'Why did you make your hero a woman?' I find it mildly ridiculous, but sadly not surprising, that this still happens.
13/04/2016 14:48 BST

Why All the Best Heroes Are Called Jack

Jack as an archetype originated in Cornwall, but may have German roots originally. He's a stock character appearing in nursery rhymes and fairy tales dating back hundreds (potentially thousands) of years.
14/03/2016 20:51 GMT

The Black Dog: Bipolar Disorder Is for Life Not Just for Christmas

The right balance of medication can and does work. There will always be exceptions to this, but in my experience, people who persevere, are willing to engage in their treatment, and keep going until they find the right balance of meds, will get there eventually.
11/02/2016 11:54 GMT

Five Reasons to Self-Publish

If you've written a book, chances are you have at least considered self-publishing. There are many excellent reasons to self-publish, even if you have the chance to publish traditionally. Where self-publishing was once seen as the last recourse of the desperate, it has fast become valid method of publishing.
08/02/2016 23:12 GMT

Five Reasons to Write a Business Book

You may have been toying with writing a book for your business for a while, but you're unsure. You're not good enough to write a business book. You're not sure it's worth the investment. You're terrified at the prospect of self-publishing. You're worried nobody wants to read about your business, and you don't really know what you're talking about anyway...
05/02/2016 13:58 GMT

Writing Therapy and the Power of Emblematic Exorcism

When it comes to treatment and therapy there are no short cuts. There are no quick fixes. There are no easy ways to treat bipolar disorder (or any other mental illness for that matter). Writing therapy offers a powerful alternative treatment.
24/09/2015 15:32 BST

Sex, Politics, and Sansa Stark

Viewers were dreading Sansa Stark's marriage to sociopathic Ramsey Bolton, and their fears were justified. This plot twist deviated from the books, in which Sansa's best friend, Jeyne Poole - masquerading as her sister, Arya - marries Bolton. It has sparked outrage, after Bolton was seen raping Sansa on their wedding night.
22/05/2015 17:08 BST