I’m Xandra Robinson-Burns,
Founder of Heroine Training™️,
Creator of Everyday Wonderland,
what you’ll find here
When I was fifteen, I visited Oxford for the first time. I was enchanted by the place that inspired Narnia, Wonderland, and Middle Earth (to name a few), and made it my mission to return one day as a student.
And so I did. I moved across the pond for an undergraduate degree in English at the University of Oxford. Living in this magical place shaped me as a writer, of course, but also as a mini adventurer.
Oxford taught me to seek portals to fantasy worlds, wherever I am. I was surprised to find little hints of magic even outside this wondrous little city – as far away as the familiar suburbs that I came from.
Here on Heroine Training, I write essays about being your own heroine in everyday life. In my membership programme, Everyday Wonderland, I teach the art of Mini Adventuring.
Fiction is not an escape – it’s a way through.
You don’t need a new vocabulary to understand who you are.
There is wisdom and something to learn in everything you do for fun.
Live one moment at a time.
Be the heroine of your own story.