Category Archives: Thoughts

Is There More to the Crazy Characters?

People who have been following my blog or read my books may have noticed that there’s one type of character that I really enjoy writing.  This is the ‘crazy’ character who can be either a hero or a villain.  The … Continue reading

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Touching on Sensitive Subjects: How Do You Do It?

Way back in Legends of Windemere, I touched on a few sensitive topics such as torture and rape.  I didn’t go too deep on the second one, but it was there thanks to Stephen Kernaghan being a sick, evil bastard.  Not really … Continue reading

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Types of Silly Stories: I’m Shirley Not an Expert Here

So, I’ve been sitting here trying to think of different types of ‘silly’ stories and I keep coming up with movies.  That being the only thing I can think of, I don’t know if I’m going to have a really … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Need a Silly Story

With all of the serious stories out there, one has to wonder if there’s still a place for some silliness.  I’m not talking about a story that throws in puns and sight gags, but one that sets out to be … Continue reading

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Writing During the Summer . . . With Kids

The previous summers weren’t like this one.  My son would have school to make sure he didn’t have any regression.  He was eligible for it this summer too, but we had already signed him up for a half-day program that … Continue reading

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Turn the Wild Dial Up to 20

Quest of the Brokenhearted has a lot of battles because a major plot point is the Lacarsis tournament.  This means I had to make the action scenes a central focus of at least one scene per non-opener/closure chapter.  I couldn’t … Continue reading

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When Your Characters are Monsters

In most stories, monsters are nothing more than deadly obstacles that have to be overcome to continue on.  They typically don’t have lines, much in the way of personality, or a very long lifespan.  Monsters earn attention by how deadly … Continue reading

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