Category Archives: Thoughts

The Overlapping of Genres and Styles

This is kind of carrying over from the ‘rules’ of writing posts from last week.  It got me thinking about this blog and how people perceive it.  Not the promotional stuff or the comedic things like Ye Olde Shoppe.  I’m … Continue reading

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The ‘Rules’ of Writing: Real or Choose Your Own Adventure?

“Kill your darlings!” “No prologues!” “Show, don’t tell!” “Only use ‘say/says/said’!” “You must eliminate 80% of your first draft!” I’m sure we’ve all heard these or variations over the course of our writing careers.  Some of us have used these … Continue reading

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Wizard, Magician, Magic-User, Sorceress, Witch, Warlock, Caster, Etc.

It seems there are so many words out there to denote practitioners of magic.  That’s only the arcane side of things and not the holy ones too.  Imagine if we add priests, priestesses, paladins, druids, and the rest of those … Continue reading

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Writing Addiction in Fiction

This might be simplifying up above, but it does come off that way at times.  As I said on Friday, War of Nytefall: Ravenous has a very serious subplot that deals with addiction.  You might be wondering how I could add that … Continue reading

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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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