Tag Archives: heroes

Poetry Day: Curse of the Bloodlines

(This is heavily inspired by Luke Callindor’s storyline throughout Legends of Windemere.  First book is still free.) ***** Is it a blessing? To be born to fame? Descended From heroes And legends Of many bardic tales Holding the respect Of thousands … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Invulnerable Characters

Now that we have an idea of what we mean by invulnerability, how do we use it?  The power can pose a problem for clear reasons.  Mostly, it can be abused and erase all sense of stakes in the story.  … Continue reading

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When Heroes Have Violent and ‘Evil’ Powers

The character on the right is called the Jack the Ripper.  For some reason, anime keeps using the moniker.  Usually for bad guys, but this time it’s for a good guy.  Name aside, I found something odd about him when … Continue reading

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Characters Need to Be Perfect! Real People Can Screw Up!

Over the course of this year, I’ve seen several authors talk about reviews complaining about character intelligence.  Specifically, readers hate when a character makes a ‘stupid mistake’.  They feel it ruins the story and go on a rant.  I think … Continue reading

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Being the Chosen One is a Curse

One of the most common tropes in fiction is the ‘Chosen One’. This is a character who is destined to go on the adventure and, many times, win.  This trope traditionally removes all tension once it’s revealed.  It’s only in … Continue reading

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Special Teaser: Not the Type of Hero I Want to Be

It’s not Tuesday, but I wanted to put up a Darwin teaser to get people ready for more down the road.  A while back, I did his first appearance, which was a little goofy.  This is a better look at … Continue reading

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Happy National Tapioca Day! (It was either this or Insurance Awareness Day)

Eat while enjoying the action adventure of Legends of Windemere 1-15 for $2.99/volume.  Volume 1 is FREE! OR Skip the pudding and go right to the fang-filled fun of War of Nytefall 1-8 for $2.99/volume!

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Happy National Seashell Day! (Great Reason to Hit the Beach with a Book)

Lay out in the sun with the action adventure of Legends of Windemere 1-15 for $2.99/volume.  Volume 1 is FREE! OR Enjoy the beach with the fang-filled fun of War of Nytefall 1-8 for $2.99/volume!

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Happy National Bourbon Day! (Enjoy a Glass while Reading)

Relax with the magical adventure of Legends of Windemere 1-15 for $2.99/volume.  Volume 1 is FREE! OR Settle in with the fang-filled fun of War of Nytefall 1-8 for $2.99/volume!  

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Happy National Chocolate Ice Cream Day! (Grab a Scoop & a Book)

Enjoy the magical adventure of Legends of Windemere 1-15 for $2.99/volume.  Volume 1 is FREE! OR Indulge in the fang-filled fun of War of Nytefall 1-8 for $2.99/volume!

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