Category Archives: Thoughts

Author Comforts: Music to Banish the Quiet

Many authors need quiet to get work done.  I’m not one of those.  I need some type of noise, but one that I can control.  I can mute my laptop whenever I need to focus more.  I can’t do that … Continue reading

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Author Comforts: Finish a Section and Take a Break

I used to be able to write nonstop for hours.  Then my fingers got old, my mind got wander-y, and my energy simply didn’t hold up like it used to.  I’m not talking about the brief moment where you flex … Continue reading

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Author Comforts: Remember to Hydrate

I always forget to grab something to drink while I’m writing.  It wasn’t always this way, but I think it stems from me cutting caffeinated or sweet sodas out of my life.  Not completely since I indulge maybe 1-2 times … Continue reading

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Author Comforts: Snackage!

There really isn’t anything deep about this.  Each of us has a favored snack or food that we gravitate toward without thinking about it.  They’re that treat we love that brings mental and emotional comfort.  A food that we never … Continue reading

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Author Comforts: A Schedule to Keep Me Sane

This week I’m going to open the door to a few the things I use to get me through a project . . . week . . . day?  These are mostly going to be discussion-like posts since these things … Continue reading

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Elves Vs Dwarves: The Endless . . . Why Does This Thing Exist?

This is a part of fantasy that I never understood once I got into college.  Reading Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, I knew there was a problem between the elves and dwarves.  I never knew what the real … Continue reading

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So, You’re Going to Use Non-Humans?

You see a lot of interesting races in fiction, so here’s a list of things to keep in mind when populating your world/universe with fictional creatures.  Totally serious.  Ignore the grin . . . okay, maybe most of these are … Continue reading

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