Category Archives: Thoughts

The Monstrous Hero

This might be a rehash of Monday, but I’m still wondering about having a monster as a protagonist.  I’m going to be more positive about this though because there are unique approaches to such an antihero.  In fact, there are … Continue reading

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How Far Can an Anti-Hero Go?

In War of Nytefall, I had to change mental gears because the Dawn Fangs aren’t exactly heroes.  They could be considered that by their own species, but they’re still fairly monstrous in that they kill and destroy a lot.  I considered … Continue reading

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About Vampires: Opening Pandora’s Box

By entering the realm of Vampire stories, I’ve been looking into the history of these creatures to see where the Dawn Fangs fit.  At least that was the starting idea that lasted about an hour.  It’s amazing how widespread the … Continue reading

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A Useful Tool for Monster Creation: Nature Videos

Being a fantasy author, one of the cornerstones of my world building is the unique fauna that I put within Windemere.  Not only the dragons and griffins that have been in the genre for years, but creatures that I’ve made … Continue reading

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Creatures of Fear: Hungry Little Bats

The more I look into bats, the less I understand the fear.  At first, I thought it was because they were associated with vampires.  That might not be the case as I look at people talk about it.  Also, bats … Continue reading

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Creatures of Fear: Spiders . . . I’ll Really Have to Muscle Through This One

I had to make it a funny meme because this is something that will lock me up, make me cry, and pray for unconsciousness.  Even that picture is a tough one since spiders freak me out.  I’ve gotten better with … Continue reading

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Creatures of Fear: Serpents of Various Sizes

So, I was thinking of making this week about three common animal-based ‘fears’ that seem to show up in fiction.  It’s not too strange to know a person is scared of an animal, but these three seem to always get … Continue reading

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