Category Archives: Thoughts

A Few Author Myths Debunked (I Hope)

This is coming late because I missed this day on the scheduling.  I think.  Anyway, I had a post I was going to do Sunday that I’ll do now.  It’s kind of a rant, but I’m sure people can relate … Continue reading

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Using Reincarnation in Fiction

Now, I’ve talked about resurrection in the past because that’s a very common spell and quest in fantasy.  This time, I’m going to talk about reincarnation being used in fiction, which is not the same thing.  I’ve seen some people … Continue reading

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The Perverted Character: An Anime/Manga Staple?

This is a topic that I’ve been tempted to do for a long time, but I was never sure how it would go over.  Wednesday’s ‘7 Tips’ post is probably going to be worse.  Yet, I’ve been wondering a lot … Continue reading

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Bursts of Nostalgia

First, I’m not talking about the manipulation of nostalgia, which seems to be getting used all over the places.  This is more about you walking along or sitting at your desk.  Just going through the day or relaxing.  All of … Continue reading

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Writing for Books vs Writing for a Blog Story

Now, I’ve written novels, short stories, and been running a few serial stories through my blog.  The most recent one is Derailing Bedlam, but there was also the Raven Series that I did for the last 4 Octobers.  Will these ever be … Continue reading

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Schools of Body Transformations: From Cyborgs to Werewolves

One of the most commonly used powers/augmentations in fiction is the physical transformation.  It can range from a cybernetic finger to changing into a towering monster that eats planets.  Some are natural while others are magical and still more are … Continue reading

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Is Reading Still Popular?

Anybody remember the phrase ‘Reading is Fundamental’?  First, I didn’t realize it was a nonprofit child literacy organization founded in 1966.  Thought it was saying used in Public Service Announcements.  In fact, I used to think it was connected to … Continue reading

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