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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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The Art of Subverting Expectations! Is There an Art to It?

I’ve been seeing this phrase thrown around a lot over the last year.  It’s gotten to the point where I’m not really sure what it means any more.  Some people seem to use it in place of the phrase ‘plot … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: Greeting with Open Wings #fantasy #adventure

We got another one from Quest of the Brokenhearted and I went with this fun introduction.  Lacarsis was a monster-making playground for me and I needed to think of a great way to start the tournament.  For some reason, this scenario kept … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Factions in Fiction

Many stories have a ‘faction’ part of their world.  It can be obvious with feuding guilds or opposing armies.  Other times, you can miss it because you’re only introduced to one of the groups and merely hear about the others.  … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Writing an Encyclopedia/Compendium

My parents used to have this set and it got me through so many school projects.  People don’t use physical encyclopedias these days thanks to Wikipedia.  Then again, I’m thinking of another type of encyclopedia.  We’ll get to the questions … Continue reading

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The Joy of Creating Words: Becoming a Shakespeare

I was going to talk about making words and phrases, but I realized that I haven’t done anything like that.  In fact, most people don’t or won’t notice until they are long gone because you need time to see what … Continue reading

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Questions 3: The Bad Boy Topic Comes to an End

I was going to do a ‘Bad Boy Store’, but it wasn’t working out.  Didn’t hit the right notes and my own limitations on the topic proved problematic.  So, I dusted off the ‘Questions 3’ post even though I did … Continue reading

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