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The Secret Protector

A while back, I started re-watching the BBC show called ‘Merlin’.  It’s clearly about Merlin from the Arthurian legend.  This time he’s a young wizard who is working as Arthur’s servant.  Uther is the king and hates all magic, so … Continue reading

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Elements of a Story: The List of 7

Next week, I’m going to be doing a bunch of ‘Questions 3’ that revolve around the elements of a story.  Mostly, I’m curious to see what people think.  This also stemmed from finding a variety of lists for story elements.  … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Having Nobility in Fiction

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.  A reader will have an immediate reaction to these … Continue reading

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#1 Post of 2021: What is Plot Armor?

(Post originally published July 5, 2021.  That was a leap.  Guess things died once the summer started.) I was surprised when I ran into people who had never heard of ‘Plot Armor’.  It’s been around for a while and gets … Continue reading

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Pet Peeve: Casual First Kill

I have a small pet peeve that comes up from time to time.  Not sure if this bugs other people since we tend to think of killing in action movies as normal.  Yet, how normal should it be for a … Continue reading

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Coming to the End of Their Road

I’ve voiced my awkward opinion on the finale for War of Nytefall.  Yet, I’m not the only one who has something to say.  Mostly it’s good-bye, but I’m sure the cast has some thoughts on coming to the end of their … Continue reading

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Magrus the Purifier

Another new character showing up in War of Nytefall: Eulogy is Magrus the Purifier, who is hard to explain.  Well, not that hard, but I don’t really know where to go with him since he’s fairly simple.  Not a bad thing … Continue reading

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Who to Interview in December? (War of Nytefall: Eulogy is Coming)

I mentioned last weekend that it looks like I’m on track to release War of Nytefall: Eulogy in December.  I’m working hard on the editing and I’m trying to figure out some blog post topics.  Not easy with a book that … Continue reading

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Questions 3: The Author Vessel/Surrogate/Avatar

Many authors insert either themselves or a version of themselves into a story.  It could be a realistic version or even an idealistic.  Maybe you’re a side character or a cameo, but other times the author may be the protagonist.  … Continue reading

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What is Plot Armor?

I was surprised when I ran into people who had never heard of ‘Plot Armor’.  It’s been around for a while and gets tossed about the Internet fairly often.  It shows up a lot when it comes to action adventure, … Continue reading

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