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Poetry Day: Distraction Magnet

(This poem is probably something a lot of artists can relate to.  You just can’t get away from distractions some days.) I sit to do my work Hoping to take steps Knowing despair will come As the click of my … Continue reading

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Happy ‘Tell a Fairy Tale’ Day with Sari

So, I saw it was ‘Tell a Fairy Tale Day’ and wanted to do something.  My first thought was to do a bunch of memes.  I was also going to maybe promote an old experiment of mine called The Hopeteller.  That … Continue reading

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Origins of Monsters

Creating monsters for a fantasy world can be done in a variety of ways.  None of them are better than the others, so the author can use the one that suits them best.  It doesn’t even have to be one … Continue reading

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Is It Easy to Write Monsters?

Fairly certain that I’ve tackled this topic before.  I felt like doing it again because the question still comes up.  Since fantasy authors are known for having strange creatures in their stories, people wonder how they design them.  Is there … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Making Your School of Magic

Figure I’ll use today to let people have some fun with Wednesday’s topic.  This doesn’t even have to be solely for fantasy authors.  Not that I know a lot of those, but I’ve found that many people don’t even try.  … Continue reading

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Poetry Day: Creators

(This was a newer version of a poem I wrote in high school, but lost.  I think I did another version when I spent a summer in Israel back in 1998.) It is an itch Embedded Within our blood An … Continue reading

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Poetry Day: Atrophied Imagination

(Ouch.  This one hits pretty hard on the nose.  Apparently, I wrote this in 2011.) Do you remember your power? The childhood ability To dream of the impossible And bring it to life Friends with no substance Explanations beyond science … Continue reading

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Poetry Day: Aquarium of Montgomery Drawlls

(This is a silly poem I made about an aquarium with unique creatures.  I would make poems like this just to flex my imagination.  It’s similar to Bestiary of Blatherhorn Vale, which I made years ago.) If you find yourself … Continue reading

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Poetry Day: Aestus

(I stumbled onto the word ‘Aestus’ and decided to use it.  I believe it was part of a series where I took various emotions and personified them.  First one was a ‘Fear’ poem I made in high school with the … Continue reading

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Poetry Day: A Touch of Madness in My Soup

(I got nothing.  This may have been inspired by a random thought or something I saw on television at the time.  Insanity is still a favored topic.) You look at me As one would eye a dog Foamy at my … Continue reading

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