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Return of the Shadow of Monster Maker Fun: Creatures Donated by Deby Fredericks #October #Monsters

Here’s the last of the Monster Maker posts for October 2020.  These 3 have been donated by Deby Fredericks.  Hope everyone enjoyed this yearly event and return in 2021 for another round.  Enjoy. Bastremus Hovering over volcanic regions, these hazy … Continue reading

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Return of the Shadow of Monster Maker Fun: Creatures Donated by Victoria Zigler #October #Monsters

Welcome back again.  Today, we have 3 creatures donated by Victoria Zigler.  Let’s get right to the creation.  Just have to pull the switch and we’re good to go. Nifoxchu This adorable beast is found in the Untaluk region, which … Continue reading

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Return of the Shadow of Monster Maker Fun: Creatures Donated by John W. Howell #October #Monsters

Welcome back to the Monster Maker lab.  Today, we have 3 beasties donated by the esteemed John W. Howell.  Well . . . Let’s get into it. Sergannexera Also known as the ‘Bearded Moose’, this large deer is found in … Continue reading

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Return of the Shadow of Monster Maker Fun: Creatures Donated by L. Marie #October #Monsters

Here we are in 2020 and it’s time for Monster Maker Fun.  I’ll admit that I didn’t get many volunteers this year, but it’s been crazy.  This isn’t the easiest thing to figure out too since it can put you … Continue reading

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Questions 3: The Runaway or Elusive Idea

I’ve spent the week writing tips and my own thoughts on how to handle a twisting idea.  I admit that it isn’t my area of expertise.  My character bios, plot summaries, outlines, and other world building write-ups put me in … Continue reading

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The Infamous Retelling of An Old Story (7 Tips!)

The meme is right, but I’m going to talk about retellings more than remakes.  Is there a difference?  At first glance, I thought there wasn’t.  Then I considered the nuances a bit more and realized it was subtle.  A remake/reboot … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Making 100 Monsters

Pokemon!  Digimon!  Yugioh!  Magic: The Gathering!  Dungeons & Dragons! I think I covered the big ones that can turn up in the comments. Keep in mind that I considered all of these when I tackled this challenge.  To be honest, … Continue reading

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Check on the Idea Stockpile

(Okay.  I moved this from September 1st to the 15th because I forgot about all of the October post stuff I had set up.  Sorry about any confusion.) About a week and a half ago, I was talking to someone … Continue reading

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Touch of Dreams

We awaken With the faintest trace Of a thought That entertained our sleep The dream lingers But only in emotion And peripheral senses Never stepping into view A desperate push To strike life into the wisps Painting the full picture … Continue reading

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Is Natural Talent Enough?

I’m not 100% certain where I plan on going with this.  The topic came to mind after a day of hearing people tell me how talented I am when it comes to writing.  For a while, I’ve been struggling with … Continue reading

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