Category Archives: Thoughts

The Horror of the Rushed Ending

A few months ago, I finished reading ‘Yu Yu Hakusho’.  I remember hearing that there was something off about the ending.  Well, I have to agree even though I would recommend the series for any manga/anime fans.  It’s considered a … Continue reading

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Writing Empathy as a Power or Ability

Mary L. Schmidt asked a few months ago about writing a post about empathy or intuitiveness towards emotions.  Now, I’ve thought a lot about this and I think this is something we should look at for every character.  Sure, you … Continue reading

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Oracles, Seers, Fortunetellers, and Ritualists in Fiction

I’ve touched on a lot of characters from War of Nytefall, but I haven’t really talked a lot about Stephanie Talon.  I gave her a post to explain her origin a little over a year ago and haven’t gone back.  One … Continue reading

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The Spymaster a.k.a. Why Intel is Important Even to Fictional Armies

In the War of Nytefall series, Kai Stavros is the acting spymaster working under Xavier Tempest.  His job is to gather information on enemies, handle assassinations, and report on potential dangers to his master.  Kai isn’t much of an infiltrator in … Continue reading

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More Artist than Businessman: Blows to the Brain

We live in a society where you are judged by how much money you make. Yeah, that’s a brutal way to start this off, but I don’t really think I’m wrong.  For 5 years, I was a stay-at-home parent while … Continue reading

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Can Action Scenes Erode Writer’s Block?

(The above scene from ‘Into the Badlands’ is fairly violent.) This is another post suggestion by Chelsea Ann Owens, but it is one that I’m not sure I fully understand.  It was stated by someone that you can write a … Continue reading

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The Stumbling Art of Naming Places

(The map above was made years ago before some areas had names like the Crysvale Tundra, Pynofira Forest, and the Frost Barrens.  That’s the northeast region. Also, the Stone Asp Mountains.) This week I’m going to talk about naming places, … Continue reading

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