Category Archives: Thoughts

Switching Focus from Story to Character

(The image has nothing to do with this.  After 20 minutes of searching, I picked a random thing in the Yahoo image search that made me smirk.) I’m not sure where the change happened with Legends of Windemere.  Not with … Continue reading

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Technology in Windemere: Blossoming on the Edge of Society

The titular Nevra Coil is a flying city of the gnomes that is the highest tech that has been introduced to the Windemere series.  It reveals that the world is changing and not entirely a medieval setting.  Well it is, … Continue reading

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The Benefits of a Mid or Late Series Detour Tale

For context, Dean dies repeatedly in that episode while the day repeats with only Sam knowing.  There is an actual reason for that to happen, which is revealed at the end and I won’t spoil the fun.  Seriously, it got … Continue reading

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The Strange Before the Storm

I’ve mentioned a few times that Merchant of Nevra Coil (COMING IN AUGUST!) has a strange storyline for our heroes.  I’ve called it silly, but that’s not right.  It definitely has a different feel after the heaviness of The Compass … Continue reading

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Methods in the Madness?

There are some villains that are very close to being heroes or simply consider themselves heroes.  A good example is Venom who used lethal methods to get to Spider-Man, who he considered a bad guy.  Eventually, he went the anti-hero … Continue reading

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Powerful Characters with Restrained Personas

I’m not going to get into spoilers and share one of the few Legends of Windemere things that I’ve kept off my blog.  The topic here is characters who are high-powered, but don’t use them to the fullest due to … Continue reading

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Coming in with a Reputation

I’ve been doing some thinking about heroes and their reputations.  Mostly how I work with them in my books.  I’ve always found it interesting when a character considers the long term affect of their adventures.  Even if they don’t think … Continue reading

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