Category Archives: Thoughts

Wedging Romance into Fantasy

Having romance in a fantasy story seems to be a kiss of death for some people.  At least today since I remember most fantasy books I read in my youth had some type of romantic subplot.  Is there anything you … Continue reading

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Romance in Non-Romance Fiction

Because I don’t feel like getting work done today! Seriously though, this is such a hot button topic.  People take romantic storylines seriously, especially outside of that genre.  In fact, I see many complain about it appearing in other stories.  … Continue reading

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Is There No Room For Adventure?

Long ago, there were adventures.  The plots were fun and the characters weren’t as realistic as those of today.  Conan was big, fast, strong, and brutal with the ability to survive everything.  Also an odd penchant for choking enemies more … Continue reading

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A Negative World?

First, an apology for changing topics after I promised someone this week would be about outlining.  I moved that to mid-March because I’ve had a lot on my mind.  This probably breaks my ‘no personal’ stuff, but I really need … Continue reading

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How To Help Your Stay At Home Spouse?

You know, there’s a lot of memes and pictures out there for stay-at-home mothers and not much for stay-at-home dads.  This movie came up a lot, but I guess that’s how it works.  It would explain all the times I … Continue reading

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What Can You Do To Help Your Author?

I had goals before the storms hit.  Nothing major.  Write a chapter section or two.  Review an outline.  Hash out an idea or three.  Schedule some promos.  All within the realm of possibilities.  After all, a day of snow or … Continue reading

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Fate of the Office-Less Author

I’ve mentioned many times that I lack an office space and how I’m envious of authors that can escape to a refuge.  Well, the winter and summer seasons really drive this home.  A snow day means no work and summer … Continue reading

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