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7 Tips to Being a City Guard in a Fantasy World

The life of a city guard is rife with peril, disrespect, and iffy pay.  Nobody really knows how much a city guard makes, but it probably isn’t much considering how many of them need to make extra money gambling.  Anyway, … Continue reading

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Fictional Vigilantes: When The Law Is Optional

I wonder if I’ve ever written a real vigilante, but I don’t think I have.  Windemere has laws, but adventuring is allowed and that covers a lot of the same ground.  One could say the champions aren’t vigilantes because they … Continue reading

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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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Signature Weapons: Almost as Important as a Name?

Simon Belmont and his whip.  King Arthur and Excalibur.  Doom and the BFG 9000.  Samus Aran and the Power Suit.  All of these are characters that can be identified by their weapons.  You see them holding it or not even … Continue reading

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War of Nytefall: A Cast of Immortals

I’ve talked about immortals on my blog a lot due to Dariana and the challenges that came from her immortality.  The same problems came about in War of Nytefall, but the solutions were a little easier to find.  Then again, it … Continue reading

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The Monstrous Hero

This might be a rehash of Monday, but I’m still wondering about having a monster as a protagonist.  I’m going to be more positive about this though because there are unique approaches to such an antihero.  In fact, there are … Continue reading

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How Far Can an Anti-Hero Go?

In War of Nytefall, I had to change mental gears because the Dawn Fangs aren’t exactly heroes.  They could be considered that by their own species, but they’re still fairly monstrous in that they kill and destroy a lot.  I considered … Continue reading

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