Tag Archives: heroes

Why I Love/Hate Eucatastrophe?

Hero–  I’m rather torn on this subject. Villain–  I flat out hate the thing.  Almost as much as not having a name for this skit. Hero–  We can agree on that second problem. Villain–  Hear me out on eucatastrophe.  It … Continue reading

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What is Plot Armor?

I was surprised when I ran into people who had never heard of ‘Plot Armor’.  It’s been around for a while and gets tossed about the Internet fairly often.  It shows up a lot when it comes to action adventure, … Continue reading

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Poetry Month: Warlord of the Forgotten Age #fantasy #adventure

Champions Facing their destined foe Enduring scars That may never heal Unraveling truths That make their path unclear It all will end As the one Who all gods fear and hate Returns to history Forcing the six And all who … Continue reading

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Pieces of an Adventuring Party

Fantasy adventures commonly have groups of heroes even if only one of them is the primary antagonist.  A challenge for any author is to piece one together that is effective and interesting.  You can go with all warriors or all … Continue reading

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Betrayal by Accident: That Make It Any Better?

We all hate it when characters turn out to be traitors.  Betrayal is rarely applauded beyond it being a surprise twist.  At least, it should be, but it can be tough.  Many times, a character who turns out to be … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Time to Be a Hero

I may have done this in the past, but I thought I’d try it again.  These are always fun and maybe people can get a character out of it.  Nice to do a simple thing like this at the end … Continue reading

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The Crying Hero: Saving Your Life While Getting Dehydrated

I couldn’t really look into the Bully Hero without making a post about the opposite side of the coin.  The Crying Hero can be picked on by the Bully Hero, but they can also operate alone.  The key point is … Continue reading

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The Bully Hero: Saving Your Life and Calling You Names

It would be nice if all heroes acted politely, loving, and . . . well . . . ideally heroic even in fiction.  Honestly, I think this is what people expect more so today than when I was growing up.  … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Raising Supporting Characters to the Spotlight

When writing a long series with multiple characters, you’re bound to have a few that stay in the background.  They get to do some things and a few big scenes, but you forget to draw them out.  At least until … Continue reading

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Music of Legends of Windemere: Warlord of the Forgotten Age

Here we are at the ending.  Not so much of this lengthy blog series, but the final book of the series.  Legends of Windemere: Warlord of the Forgotten Age took a while to lock into place.  I had so many ideas for … Continue reading

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