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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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Having a Handicapped/Disabled Hero

First, I’m going to focus on physical disabilities for this week’s topic.  I’ve touched on a few mental disabilities, but never really dug hard into physical.  This can include blindness, deafness, missing a limb, or anything that can make functioning … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using Summoned Characters

Summons can fall into two categories.  One is filled with beasts that follow orders and usually appear for a specific, temporary purpose.  They are summoned multiple times as they are needed.  The other category is where you would find characters … Continue reading

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Dynamic vs Static Characters

I was on the fence about writing about this because I thought it was a given.  Then, I ran into people who didn’t know the difference.  Others swore that a good story is one where the main character doesn’t change.  … Continue reading

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Generals in Fiction: The Biggest, Shiniest Targets

I think this is another character type that gets overlooked or done with minor attention to anything other than the role.  Any genres that touch on there being a military force will note that there are generals.  Might not be … Continue reading

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Characters Need to Be Perfect! Real People Can Screw Up!

Over the course of this year, I’ve seen several authors talk about reviews complaining about character intelligence.  Specifically, readers hate when a character makes a ‘stupid mistake’.  They feel it ruins the story and go on a rant.  I think … Continue reading

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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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