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Pros and Cons of the Battle Fiend

My son and I watch a lot of anime.  These tend to have a very big combat component, which got me thinking about characters who love to fight.  It’s not a bad thing, but there are those that reach a … Continue reading

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Music Inspired Post: Stressing Your Characters

‘Overwhelmed’ by Royal & the Serpent is a song that makes me think about myself.  The fun of having anxiety.  It does make me feel like I don’t know myself, but that’s not what I’m going for here.  This is … Continue reading

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Music Inspired Post: How Does It Make You Feel?

I’m trying something new and weird this week.  Struggling for a blog post idea, I gave up while I drove into work.  ‘Blue Monday’ by Orgy showed up during the random song playlist and it got me thinking.  Don’t songs … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Student Characters

To be clear, this is mostly about a main hero who is a student with a mentor.  So, we’re not looking at general student characters, but those who are in the spotlight.  They don’t even have to go to a … Continue reading

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The Unlucky Lucky Character

A few months back, I watched an action, dark comedy called ‘Bullet Train’.  This post isn’t about the plot, but about the main character played by Brad Pitt.  They call him Ladybug, which is considered lucky.  Yet, he talks about … Continue reading

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How Can Dumb Defeat Smart?

So, we talked about smart characters on Monday.  Today, we’re going to talk about the opposite side of the coin.  Not in how to write them, but in how they can be the ones to come up on top.  Many … Continue reading

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The Smartest Hero in the Room

One of the hardest characters to write may be the genius hero.  This is the one who knows about everything and supplies answers to all questions.  He might not even be in the main cast, but he’s there to make … Continue reading

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#3 of 2022: Writing Nobility Tips

(This post originally went live on March 4th, 2022.) As a fantasy author, I have to consider the layers of society.  Nobles are the clearest division because they are composed of the kings, queens, princes, princesses, and other titled folks.  … Continue reading

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Writing Reactions to Disabled Characters

On the surface, this looks rather easy.  How hard could it be to have one character react to the disability of another?  We all know what we would do, right?  The list isn’t even that long: Ask questions Show sympathy … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Disabled Characters

Writing characters with handicaps isn’t easy.  Some people may think it is, but those fall into two categories.  They either have the disability themselves or they’re about to make several mistakes.  Ideally, an author would want to know what they’re … Continue reading

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