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Teaser Tuesday: Advice from a Friendly Stranger

I have to admit that this was one of my favorite scenes to write.  It’s nothing more than a conversation between Darwin and a mysterious stranger.  Good amount of humor and it gets the plot pointed in a specific direction.  … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: A Merchant and His Assassin

I haven’t really highlighted any of the villains.  One needs to remain a secret, but I have these two fun ones.  Really enjoyed writing Urian Coy because I don’t get to do pompous merchants as often as I’d like.  Eris … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: The Magical Mayhem of Darwin

Try as I might, I can’t avoid showing what Darwin is capable of.  I talk about the chaos he can create, but I don’t believe I’ve put up a scene where you see him in action.  The chase kind of … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: The Calm of Clouds

It’s another conversation teaser.  Really hope people are enjoying these since I want to establish Darwin and his relationships.  The big one is with his cousin who also acts like a big brother and protector.  I loved how their relationship … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: Nocturnal Chat

I really liked this exchange between Darwin and one of his friends.  It was kind of sweet since they were just getting to understand each other.  You get a good sense of how Darwin thinks too.

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Teaser Tuesday: Everyone Wants Darwin

As I said, the action scenes are different for Darwin.  He runs away and causes chaos a lot, so you won’t get tons of head-t0-head battles.  That’s just not his style.  So, I hope this gives you a decent idea … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: The Twins

I should really introduce the rest of Darwin’s friends.  This time it’s the twins, Maeve Darkholm and Brid Lightholm.  They’re actually conjoined twins, which is a big part of their story.  Originally, they were both female, but I changed Brid … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: This is NOT an Evil Tree

Is this a spoiler?  Not really because I want this tree on the cover.  In fact, this scene is a variation of what happened in the first game I played as Darwin.  Arlinger and him found evil artifacts and wanted … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: Darwin’s First Spell

So, I’m going to do more Slumberlord Chronicles: Darwin & the Fate Bracelet excerpts through the summer.  I was thinking about stuff that would make things interesting, which is tough since I didn’t have my usual type of action.  I was worried … Continue reading

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Should My Fantasy Races Hate Each Other?

(I was going to write a post about the traditional Elves vs Dwarves in fantasy.  Instead, I realized I had a lengthy section of Do I Need to Use a Dragon? (Fantasy Writing Tips) that covered the topic of racism in fantasy.  … Continue reading

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