Author Archives: Charles Yallowitz

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.

Stand Together- Poetry & Prose for Ukraine

An eclectic collection of poetry and short prose for Ukraine. Poetry about war, warriors, hope, and sunflowers; multi-genre stories, featuring work from: A. L. Butcher Roman Nyle Charles Yallowitz Vickie Johnstone Andrew P. Weston Rebecca Miller Michael H. Hanson Charles … Continue reading

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The Secret Protector

A while back, I started re-watching the BBC show called ‘Merlin’.  It’s clearly about Merlin from the Arthurian legend.  This time he’s a young wizard who is working as Arthur’s servant.  Uther is the king and hates all magic, so … Continue reading

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Story Development and Execution Part 6: Constructing Chapters

Ciao, SEers. Today is part six: chapter construction. I was surprised to find none of us has spent a great deal of time discussing the chapter as a … Story Development and Execution Part 6: Constructing Chapters

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The Huggable Manatee

SAVE THE MANATEE! That’s the link part, so let’s get into this animal.  I’m sure anyone who has ever heard of a manatee now has an image in their mind.  Chubby, grayish blue, wide tail, floating around, maybe some scars, … Continue reading

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Goal Post: *Stares at Screen* . . . I Ache

I may have mentioned that I expected this week to be rough.  Well . . . I was wrong and I’m man enough to admit it. This week was friggin’ brutal! I’m writing this Friday night because I made the … Continue reading

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Should My Fantasy Races Hate Each Other?

(I was going to write a post about the traditional Elves vs Dwarves in fantasy.  Instead, I realized I had a lengthy section of Do I Need to Use a Dragon? (Fantasy Writing Tips) that covered the topic of racism in fantasy.  … Continue reading

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Advantages of Writing Short Stories

Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. This post is short and sweet. (Pun intended.) Let’s talk about short stories. There are advantages to writing … Advantages of Writing Short Stories

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Poetry Day: Avaritia

(Another personification of an emotion poem.  I remember being excited about finding the Latin word for ‘Greed’.) Humanity has evolved to suit my needs. I am primeval. * Cities have been built to my glory. I am monumental. * People … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Writing About Hatred

Setting this up in March, so I don’t know how messy Monday went.  Hopefully I’m not reopening barely healed wounds or subjecting myself to more fighting.  After all, hatred, racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, and all of the other words for … Continue reading

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Showing – Not Telling Emotions

Hi SEers. John here with you today. I’m going to further discuss the idea of giving characters life with gestures. The reason for gestures (or beats … Showing – Not Telling Emotions

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