Category Archives: Thoughts

You Know They Can’t Hear You, Right?

Contrary to the belief of some people, characters don’t know they’re in a fictional story. I know Deadpool is one of the exceptions, but even then he can’t hear you shouting at the comic book. Screaming for the blonde to … Continue reading

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What if They Really Do Exist?

Curious idea, but I might be scheduling this on a rough day.  One reason is because of the 35th year of me.  The other is because it’s still Spring Break for the munchkin, so I might not be near the … Continue reading

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What Is A Successful Author?

Back in a post, Shawn from Down Home Thoughts had the following comment: “So is an author a successful writer? You might play off the shades of meaning between the two. I tend to see authors as published and successful … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Lengthy Series

I’ve talked a lot about writing a long series and done many a guest post on it.  Character development over the course of several books, world building, rejuvenating a series that goes beyond a trilogy, and so much more.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Plan for the Best, Expect the Worst

I’ve had the above song in my head for a while and been waiting for a good post to use it with.  Then nothing seemed to be working out.  I did a poem based on it, which seemed good enough.  … Continue reading

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Acts of a Story

I’m slowly outlining a series where every book has a 4 Act structure.  It’s rather defined too with a ‘mini-climax’ occurring at the end of each section.  This has been the style for this series for a while, but I’m … Continue reading

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So you want to use Elemental magic in your story?

Last week I talked about elements in fiction. Today, I’ll make that helpful . . . entertaining . . . I promised a list, so I’m going to do it. Don’t say I never deliver even if the end result … Continue reading

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