Category Archives: Thoughts

Monsters in Nature: Aren’t They Animals?

One thing I’ve done in Windemere revolves around the monsters.  Griffins, dragons, perytons, goblins, and all manner of beasts roam the wilderness alongside those that we have in our world.  They’re part of the landscape even though we don’t have … Continue reading

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Dark Characters Create Dark Authors?

This is a quick post that just came to my head and forced me to push another spontaneous one to late June.  Basically, this connects to the paranormal thriller I’m working on and how I think it’s affecting me. The … Continue reading

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So You Wanna Use a Pet in Fiction?

Long ago, I remember playing a D&D game where our group had several pets.  There was a bear who ended up being killed by a goblin firing squad.  Two wolves that were killed because the player kept demanding we heal … Continue reading

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Pondering the Tough Hero

I’ve been thinking about a certain character type that confuses me.  This is the tough badass that stands upon a pile of bodies while laughing and screaming for the next challenger.  A few macho/defiant quips are thrown, injuries are ignored, … Continue reading

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Traditional Publishing vs. Indie Authors: What Do I Think?

(Late day edit: Maybe I misunderstood the question or I should have worked a better title.  I changed it, but it seems too late.  As I’ve learned today, some people say Paperback when they mean Traditional Authors and others say … Continue reading

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Stepping Out of My Wheelhouse

So I’m stepping out of my comfort zone later this week.  I’ve decided to tackle the paranormal thriller that I hope to release in early 2016. Why so long?  Because I have no idea what I’m doing.  All I have … Continue reading

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Motivation of the Indie Author

An interesting question was asked about indie authors and motivation.  Without a boss of any kind, we make our own deadlines that are about as flexible as an overcooked noodle. It gets even harder when the person is a full-time … Continue reading

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