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.

Questions 3: Perfect Vacation

Summer is a time for vacations.  At least if you can afford one both in terms of money and time.  This year isn’t seeing a big trip from me because of other expenses, which has me thinking.  Where would I … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: The Magical Mayhem of Darwin

Try as I might, I can’t avoid showing what Darwin is capable of.  I talk about the chaos he can create, but I don’t believe I’ve put up a scene where you see him in action.  The chase kind of … Continue reading

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Is Racial Homogenization in Fantasy a Problem?

First, what is racial homogeneity?  This is when a neighborhood, city, town, or country has only one race or group.  In the real world, this would be an area that has only Jews or Italians or Jamaicans.  No other groups … Continue reading

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The Kagu: Last of the Rhynochetos

First, Rhynochetos is this genus of this animal.  Second, the Kagu is a bird, which might have thrown a few people off if they didn’t see the pictures.  I don’t even remember how I stumbled onto this one. The Kagu … Continue reading

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Goal Post: First Day of the Post-Camp Break

Where to even begin with this week? Leaving the personal drama out, I made it about halfway through before my body decided it had enough.  My mind agreed and proceeded to get distracted by shiny objects as long as I … Continue reading

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Can a Tower Princess Be Strong?

Another big trope that has been loathed by many is the ‘Tower Princess’. While not always involving a tower, this is a female character who has been locked up.  She is the prize for the male hero after he finishes … Continue reading

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Poetry Day: Breasts and Blood

(I remember this one causing a small uproar.  I’ve made posts about this topic too.  Boils to down to a simple fact.  Society glorifies violence and death while demonizing sex and nudity, which is how you make more life.  I’m … Continue reading

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Being the Chosen One is a Curse

One of the most common tropes in fiction is the ‘Chosen One’. This is a character who is destined to go on the adventure and, many times, win.  This trope traditionally removes all tension once it’s revealed.  It’s only in … Continue reading

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Writing Chapter One – Tips

Greetings, Storytellers! Diana here today. I hope you’re all writing up a storm. I’ve wanted to write about first chapters for a while, primarily … Writing Chapter One – Tips

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Teaser Tuesday: The Calm of Clouds

It’s another conversation teaser.  Really hope people are enjoying these since I want to establish Darwin and his relationships.  The big one is with his cousin who also acts like a big brother and protector.  I loved how their relationship … Continue reading

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