Monthly Archives: May 2023

Pros and Cons of the Battle Fiend

My son and I watch a lot of anime.  These tend to have a very big combat component, which got me thinking about characters who love to fight.  It’s not a bad thing, but there are those that reach a … Continue reading

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Who Do You Write Like, and What Does That Mean?

Ciao, SEers! I hope those of you in the US had a safe and happy holiday. I thought we’d have a little fun today. I recently came across a site that … Who Do You Write Like, and What Does … Continue reading

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Revisiting Origins: Delvin Cunningham

(Delvin Cunningham had a similar path as Timoran Wrath.  After a cameo, he officially debuted in Family of the Tri-Rune.  He showed up rather close to the end of that book, but proved himself going forward.  This would result in him … Continue reading

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How Do Elementals Work?

Not sure how much steam this topic has since it’s rather niche.  Just something that popped into my head and I felt like writing about.  You see elementals in fantasy stories a lot, especially as summons.  So, maybe there is … Continue reading

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Happy International Hamburger Day!

As if I would pass up on this day once I stumbled onto it.  So:

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Goal Post: Three Day Weekend is Totally Needed!

I don’t even want to take a peek at the goals I made for this week.  Pretty sure I hit survival mode on Tuesday and everything else became a blur.  Last weekend was fun with quality father/son time, which included … Continue reading

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Questions 3: How to Make Reading Fun?

Here we are at the end of the week.  Been an interesting topic.  I figure it’s good to end on a highly interactive post.  For those who are teachers or have children, this might be fairly easy.  For others, maybe … Continue reading

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Why Am I Writing and Publishing Books?

Photo by Becca Tapert on Unsplash Hi, SE’ers. John here on this last Friday of May. (The time flies cliche works beautifully here) I have been … Why Am I Writing and Publishing Books?

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Poetry Day: Even When I Win, I Lose

(This one probably happened after I was forced to go to something and then got lectured because I didn’t look comfortable.  Yet, I chose an activity and the people I was with didn’t take it seriously.  So, it left me … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Nurturing Reading

As I said on Monday, there are a lot of threats to reading.  We don’t even realize when they are striking at times.  Most boil down to making the act of reading a chore, which nobody likes to do.  So, … Continue reading

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