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Top 5 of 2019: 7 Tips to Creating a Fantasy Army (#1)

And the #1 post of 2019 . . . Really?  You know, I really didn’t expect this topic to come out on top.  Heck, I didn’t even remember it.  Another odd thing is that 3 of the 5 are 7 … Continue reading

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Does Fantasy Have to Be Medieval?

Various questions come up when someone wants to write high fantasy and many of them are completely understandable.  They may deal with magic, various races, and creating a world that isn’t Earth.  Yet, there are other questions that you can … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Creating a Fantasy Army in Fiction: Add More Than Swords

You might think it’s easy to simply plop an army into a story and watch the soldiers clash in the background.  Well, it can be done that way, but that prevents you from doing some world-building.  You can learn a … Continue reading

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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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Shields: Not Just For Dinner Parties Any More

A while back, I was asked to write about the different types of shields.  I’d already set up the posts for July to promote The Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks, so here we are in August.  This takes a lot … Continue reading

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Luke, Delvin, Timoran, & Dariana: Friends and Family in Arms

I hate to sound like I’m underplaying these relationships, but they aren’t of the same scale as the previous ones.  Luke Callindor does have a close connection with Timoran Wrath, Delvin Cunningham, and Dariana.  They are close friends and have … Continue reading

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The Knight of Draykcab (Sestina Style Poem)

Knuckles white as he grips his sword A layer of rust left by time The young knight takes a step Upon the warrior path Alone within the forest To stand against the shadows No protection from the shadows He depends … Continue reading

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