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Questions 3: Filling in the Lost History of The World

In the manga/anime of ‘One Piece’, there’s a character named Nico Robin.  Her goal is to find these large blocks of stone called Poneglyphs.  They tell a variety of things, but there’s one that is supposed to hold a span … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Character Biographies

Sticking with the character biography topic, we’re going to look into a few tips for those who want to use this trick.  I’m sure this isn’t for everyone.  It’s a big plotter/planner tool alongside outlines and summaries.  You can also … Continue reading

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Crossing Genres: #Fantasy & #Historical Fiction

Here we are for the last ‘Crossing Genres’ post unless somebody requests pairing another one off with ‘Fantasy’.  I’m open to any that I can slip into January.  Not sure any will be as difficult as this one.  One genre … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Using Historical Horrors in Fiction

I tried getting into ‘Man in the High Castle’, but it didn’t stick.  That’s not what this post is about, but the two episodes I watched had me thinking of something.  We have a lot of fiction that incorporates real … Continue reading

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The History of Mab and Clyde

War of Nytefall: Rivalry will be a major turning point in the relationship of Mab and Clyde.  I feel confident in saying this because anyone who read the first book or stuff about them on this blog knows how they interact.  … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Character Backstories: Prepare the Cutting Room

John W. Howell asked: You have the most fabulous backstories and histories for your characters. what compels you to develop these backstories? Do you use all of the history and backstories or are some waiting to be employed? Now, I have … Continue reading

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Mythology in the Shadows

Centuries ago The gods and goddesses played Controlling nature Answering mortal questions And punishing at whims A deity for every aspect That life threw into the path Lording over monsters and heroes To teach lessons The beloved fables of their … Continue reading

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About Vampires: Opening Pandora’s Box

By entering the realm of Vampire stories, I’ve been looking into the history of these creatures to see where the Dawn Fangs fit.  At least that was the starting idea that lasted about an hour.  It’s amazing how widespread the … Continue reading

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Ichabod Brooks: A Character with a Long and Mysterious Past

Ichabod Brooks has had a long and exciting life that could fill many books with adventures.  His youthful years were reckless, but he survived and gained the skills that would make him a legend.  The middle of his career showed … Continue reading

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History Meets Fiction: A Requested Tale

Quiall made the following request: “What about taking an individual from the news or history and having them interact with characters from your books.” Now, I wasn’t sure what to do here because I don’t trust myself to do justice … Continue reading

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