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The Ladies of Lust and Lavishness: Desirae Duvall and Chastity Sullivan

Think there’s already a lot to unpack with this post.  I don’t have a great explanation for that title, but it sounded good.  Chastity and Desirae aren’t the types to throw down like the superheroes above.  So, why did I … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using Curses in Fiction: Eye of Newt Can Expire

Curses can have a lot of pitfalls when you use them.  Have they been done already and in the same fashion?  Do they have a purpose in the story beyond window dressing or a comical reaction?  Is it really a … Continue reading

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Curses! Not the Censored Kind

I don’t think I’ve touched on this topic outside of a casual mention, so I’m going to attempt to go below the surface.  Curses show up in a lot of genres even when magic isn’t a main component.  Some are … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Concept of True Villains

I wanted to talk about true villains again.  Yet, I noticed I did it once . . . twice . . . kind of a third . . .  and I’m sure those aren’t the only ones.  I seem to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Villain Team-Ups: Is It a Limited Tactic?

Villains teaming up is a classic twist to a series.  You have two established characters who don’t necessarily share a common enemy.  Yet, they work together for the same goal, which causes the heroes to do the same.  It happens … Continue reading

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Do Rulers in Fantasy Need to be Evil or Inept?

I’m not sure where this idea came from, but I’ve seen a lot of people run with it and claim that it’s how the genre works.  You have a ruler, but he/she/it is either a villain or so inept that … Continue reading

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Legends Revisited: Baron Arthuru Kernaghan the Forgotten Warlord #fantasy #adventure

While he didn’t show up a lot, the Legends of Windemere wouldn’t have gone anywhere without Baron Arthuru Kernaghan.  He typically only appeared in prologues with a few mid-book scenes until I reached the 12th book.  Even then, he only got a … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: Greeting with Open Wings #fantasy #adventure

We got another one from Quest of the Brokenhearted and I went with this fun introduction.  Lacarsis was a monster-making playground for me and I needed to think of a great way to start the tournament.  For some reason, this scenario kept … Continue reading

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Villains with Hearts of Evil Ice

Villains can make or break a story.  You need some type of adversity for the hero to overcome and having another sentient being to face can push them to new levels of strength.  Many times these antagonists become more popular … Continue reading

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Lacarsis the City of Evil: The Myths

Most of the action in Quest of the Brokenhearted takes place in the city of Lacarsis, which has been a slight mystery in the Windemere books.  It’s been mentioned a handful of times in other books, but only as a place … Continue reading

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