Monthly Archives: January 2021

#1 Post of 2020: 7 Tips to Writing Characters with Depression

(Post originally published April 8, 2020.  Wow.  All 3 mental health posts that came out around my 40th birthday.  Kind of bittersweet here.) A few disclaimers here because we’re heading into delicate territory.  I am not an expert on mental … Continue reading

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Goal Post: One Month Nearly Down for 2021

This week was midterms, so I was busy.  That pretty much covers work unless we count that I did some outlining of ‘Ruins of the Zodiac Gods’ when I didn’t have any students in my proctoring room.  Not as much … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Having a Reunion Plot in Your Story

This storyline might be fairly niche, but it’s caught my attention.  In fact, I think it’s turned up more often than I realize.  ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ and ‘Red’ come to mind.  Both have a reunion plot where most of … Continue reading

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How Latin Became Modern Italian

In my last post, I explored some ways in which a new language is born. This post examines one of the best-known historical examples (at least for … How Latin Became Modern Italian

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Immortal Wars: Light, Blood, & Tears Part 3

(Disclaimer: A warning to those who continue.  This is a sequel to a previous story.  Both of these were written in the mid-1990’s.  While the first one was slightly edited and vanity press published, this one has not been touched … Continue reading

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All You Can Carry Adventuring Adventurer Bar

Welcome to the adventuring establishment that all people come to.  Love all of your fancy gear.  Means you’re going to need a lot of essentials and have the money to afford it.  Very important not to go out alone and … Continue reading

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Music of Legends of Windemere: Tribe of the Snow Tiger

Last week was Delvin Cunningham’s story and now we have the one that focused on Timoran Wrath.  I’d always had Legends of Windemere: Tribe of the Snow Tiger planned out.  There were a few tweaks in the plot, but it was probably … Continue reading

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#2 Post of 2020: Do You Avoid or Tackle Mental Health Issues in Fiction?

(Post originally published on April 6, 2020) I bring up mental health a lot here.  Usually, it’s in regards to the topic itself and not connecting it to writing.  Well, I’m going to switch that up here.  Wednesday and Friday … Continue reading

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Heraldry Basics

Any of you writing fantasy will appreciate Toni Šušnjar’s post on heraldry, shared on Mythic Scribes. The History of Heraldry As Toni explains, … Heraldry Basics

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Pictures from the Father/Son Zoo Trip

Last Sunday’s funny animals picture went over really well.  I realized that I randomly put it on the same day that my son and I went to the Bronx Zoo.  That was a lot of fun and we got some … Continue reading

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