Category Archives: Thoughts

Mourning in Fiction: Accessing the Shadows

I was wrestling with the idea of this topic since this year has been horrible.  Writing this on July 2nd too, so I don’t know what will happy leading up to today.  Many people have lost loved ones, so mourning … Continue reading

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Upping the Sex in a Series

I’m going to tackle this one right off the bat.  There’s a reason that this weighs heavy on my mind with War of Nytefall: Ravenous.  Actually, it’s a few reasons: Desirae Duvall’s main business hub is a brothel. Desirae Duvall is … Continue reading

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Two Authors, One Book, and Possible Headaches

So, I was asked about co-authoring a book a while back.  If I thought it was a good idea or something that I would do in the future was the gist of it.  This isn’t as easy a question as … Continue reading

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Desert Adventures: Hard to Do Without Writing ‘Dessert’ By Accident At Least Once

I’ve actually talked about sea journeys and a few other specific types over the years, but I realized that I never touched on this one.  Desert adventures have been really popular for a long time.  You find it in many … Continue reading

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Writing Indoors: A Test of Isolation or Socialization?

This one is more my style.  I’m definitely more of an indoors author than an outdoors one, which is my choice.  Specifically, I prefer to write at home.  Here is where I have full control over my surroundings and I … Continue reading

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The Fun of Writing Outdoors

With summer here, many people find that they want to spend as much time outside as possible.  Usually because I’m writing this in May, so I have no idea if we’re still under lockdown or not.  Last thing I heard … Continue reading

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The Physical Description: A Necessary & Surprisingly Difficult Piece

I think we can take this for granted.  Physical descriptions come off a little like a ‘duh’ concept.  We need to know what our characters look like to some extent.  Otherwise, every reader gets their own visual with no similarities.  … Continue reading

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Battling a Shortened Attention Span

Going to try hard not to jump on a high horse because I’m aware that I fall into this category too.  In fact, I think most people have lost part of their attention span and that makes selling books a … Continue reading

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Curses! Not the Censored Kind

I don’t think I’ve touched on this topic outside of a casual mention, so I’m going to attempt to go below the surface.  Curses show up in a lot of genres even when magic isn’t a main component.  Some are … Continue reading

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The Importance of Reading

Damn right I grew up on this show. Seriously though, I have noticed that reading isn’t as popular or common as it once was.  I see many adults and students have trouble or show no interest.  Many people have told … Continue reading

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