Tag Archives: adventure

Teaser Tuesday: Ichabod Brooks & the King of Nowhere #fantasy #shortstories

By popular demand, The Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks got 6 votes on the Teaser Tuesday poll.  Since these are short stories, it’s hard to pick something that isn’t too much, so I am going to post the beginning of … 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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Teaser Tuesday: Entering the Mangrove Swamp #fantasy #adventure

Another blast from the past for Teaser Tuesday.  Enjoy this piece of Legends of Windemere: The Spirit Well.

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Teaser Tuesday: Awkward Allies #fantasy #adventure

Taking excerpts from The Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks is tough because they’re short stories.  So, I’m always happy to find pieces that I can share.  This one is from Ichabod Brooks & the Island of Mirrors.  Fingers crossed that he … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Voyage of the Lanternfish by C.S. Boyack #adventure #pirates

(Today I have a special guest.  Lisa Burton is here to talk about C.S. Boyack’s newest book, Voyage of the Lanternfish.  She’s brought both a new picture of herself and a look behind the curtain at one of the story’s colorful … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Working with a Collecting Quest Story: Read the Whole Set

It isn’t easy setting up a story where you have to get a bunch of things to make one thing or stop someone.  There’s the risk of tedium, repetition, and getting visited by the irritable McGuffin fairy.  He doesn’t take … Continue reading

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Quest for the Shattered Something: The Collecting Plot

There are many types of quests out there, which have been used throughout mythology, history, and fiction.  You have hunting down a villain, finding a mentor to save the world, and the long journey.  Another that doesn’t turn up as … Continue reading

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