Category Archives: Thoughts

From Fantasy Author to Researching Author

Crossing Bedlam required that I do something different in both preparation and writing.  As a fantasy author, I never had to do more than look up various weapons and any pre-existing monsters I was using.  Half the time I didn’t … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Cursing

Warning: Crude language ahead. This might not be a long post because it feels like a simple topic.  Just like sex and violence, cursing is a personal preference category.  Some people freak out when you say ‘damn’ while others laugh … Continue reading

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Sex & Violence: What’s Your Limit?

I’m scheduling this in late December and praying that I’m not doing something important on the day this goes live.  Sex and violence in fiction is such a hot button topic that it would be wiser to avoid them entirely. … Continue reading

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Tears & Laughter: When Comedies Make You Cry

For those who don’t know what the above video is and didn’t play it, this might not make much sense.  In all honestly, most people look at cartoons as stuff for kids with no substance and total immaturity.  Those aimed … Continue reading

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Why Do I Prefer Good Triumphing Over Evil?

Now, I’d like to say that ‘win’ does not always equal ‘survive’.  Heroes can be victorious and die.  This part is really a clarification of my own stance and I’m also not entirely sure where to go with this because … Continue reading

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Ways to Support the Author in Your Life

Many of us have seen the above picture and it’s right.  That is a great way to support an author that you enjoy and want to see them continue.  Yet, there is another area of support that I wanted to … Continue reading

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What Drives a Hero?

In The Mercenary Prince, Delvin Cunningham goes on his adventure to prove to himself that he has what it takes to be a champion.  Luke Callindor starts his adventure to prove he deserves his famous surname.  Nyx has been raised to … Continue reading

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