Category Archives: Thoughts

Living and Dead Legends in Fiction: More Than One Flavor

One of the more traditional parts of fantasy are the legends that get talked about or even met in an adventure.  Isildur in Lord of the Rings, Aslan in Narnia, and Halt in The Ranger’s Apprentice are examples that all differ from each … Continue reading

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Was There a Misstep Along the Way?

I know I promised the Ichabod Brooks blurbs on a post that most people don’t read over the weekend.  Figure I have over a month to get that done, so I can get this brain worm out of my head. … Continue reading

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Clothing Can Make the Hero and World

Clothing is very important to some authors and essential in various genres.  I’m really bad with clothing.  So, I’m probably not even close to an authority on this.  The picture above is what you normally think of for fantasy, which … Continue reading

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What to Do With a Break?

Ironically, I’m probably doing this week-long topic at a time when I’m toiling away at a project.  My hope is that my calculations are correct (they never are) and this is the week between the personal project and Ichabod Brooks … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Putting Vehicles in Fiction

Make sure the vehicles fit the world.  Riding a horse through a futuristic utopia that has spaceships everywhere might seem cool, but it could be very impractical.  Then again, you might not consider a horse a vehicle since it’s alive. … Continue reading

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Smack on the Nose & Spritz with the Water Bottle

Angry heroes can really cause a mess.  It isn’t that they don’t know about hygiene or can’t figure out how to use a vacuum.  More that they lose control and attack the nearest person or object.  Yes, that hat rack … Continue reading

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Why So Angry, Hero?

I like writing angry characters.  Something about having a hero unleash their rage makes me put a lot more into a scene.  Yeah, I’m probably angry a lot myself, which is why I connect to this emotion more than others. … Continue reading

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