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The Internal Struggle of a Hero

Heroes don’t only face external forces, which is something we all know.  Yet, many authors stick to the easier issues like arrogance, stubbornness, doubt, and anger.  These are emotional obstacles that we all face, but they don’t always fall into … Continue reading

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Derailing Bedlam: Bribes & Favors Part 2 #fiction #adventure

As usual, here is your warning that this story has cursing, sex (not graphic), innuendo, and violence.  It’s my Rated-R action adventure called Derailing Bedlam.  This is the fourth outing (third official) for Cassidy and Lloyd, so feel free to … Continue reading

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Tips to Creating Characters with Mental Illness

As I said on Monday, this can be a very sensitive topic.  So, I’m going to try to rein in the urge to crack jokes as much as I can.  Still, this is a 7 List, which tends to have … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Putting Mental Illness in Fiction

Not sure this will be a long post because this is a delicate topic that everyone seems to have a different opinion on.  Using various mental illnesses is common in fiction.  Many of us can name at least one story … Continue reading

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Mab the Dark Mistress

Partner to the King Yet refuses to be Queen Preferring shadows And a land of monsters To the light of day * A burglar to the bone Stealing and sneaking Claiming all she can Becoming the richest being That nobody … Continue reading

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Derailing Bedlam: Bribes & Favors Part 1 #fiction #adventure

Well, here we are.  The first installment of Derailing Bedlam, which will run on Thursdays until it’s done.  As usual, I will warn everyone that this is an R-Rated adventure and put the story section behind a cut.  There will be … Continue reading

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7 Blood-Oozing Tips to Including Gore in a Story

After finishing the Raven Series, I’m left thinking about gore.  I do a little of this in my other stories, but I always tried to go as far as I could muster here.  Well, Bedlam and War of Nytefall definitely have their fair … Continue reading

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