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Schools of Magic in a Nutshell . . . Maybe

There are many schools of magic in fantasy.  For those who don’t know what that means, a school of magic is an area of expertise.  Most spellcasters take one and work within that area for their entire life.  They’ll branch … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using Giant Monsters in Your Story

You think it’s easy to add a giant to your story?  Just slap it down, make it declare a rhyming threat, and then call it a day?  Well, that could work to some extent, but let’s try to be a … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Having Characters Power Up

There are plenty of jokes about the powering up sequences in Dragon Ball Z.  Some took a few episodes because they opened the door for flashbacks.  Others occurred and it didn’t make a difference.  Still, there’s some use in having … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Deciding on Adventuring Party Size

First, I realize this is the 2nd of 3 Wednesday ‘7 tip’ posts.  Didn’t realize that was going on until I looked at my dwindling topic schedule.  Anyway, this stems from the challenge of deciding on how big a fantasy … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Adding Fear Into Fiction

Even if you don’t write horror, you may want to include some fear in your stories.  From fear, we can create hope and relief.  We can also drive people into despair and sadness.  It’s a fascinating jumping point for so … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Outlining in Some Fashion

I’m really surprised that I never did a post like this in all the years that I’ve been blogging about writing.  If I did then WordPress isn’t letting me find it.  Now, not everyone takes the route of planning their … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Counter a Psionic Enemy

There is a big problem within the pages of War of Nytefall: Ravenous.  In fact, this is an issue that has been a headache for a while.  Not for me, but the villains that decide to step up against Clyde’s gang.  … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using Curses in Fiction: Eye of Newt Can Expire

Curses can have a lot of pitfalls when you use them.  Have they been done already and in the same fashion?  Do they have a purpose in the story beyond window dressing or a comical reaction?  Is it really a … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Underwater Adventures

First, I really wanted to find a cool underwater adventure picture or gif, but nothing worked.  So, I got frustrated and went with Sebastian from ‘The Little Mermaid’.  Okay . . . Moving on.  This is a simple post about … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Making Book Titles that Might Possibly Work

I’m going to get into my own book title adventure on Friday, but I’m sure most authors can relate.  You come up with a title at the start, change it halfway through, and then cycle through more until you land … Continue reading

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