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Ten Things Not to Do on a Guest Post for Charles Yallowitz (By John Howell)

(A big welcome to John and a thank you for this funny post.  Everyone enjoy!) The inspiration for this post was an invitation to join Charles for a guest slot. In thinking on what I could write about it came … Continue reading

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Lost’s 7 Tips to Using Psychic Bunnies . . . Powers

Bunny and I get to write a post about having psychic powers.  There was a silver-haired lady that wanted to help me, but I didn’t want to share.  I think she had to take a nap anyway.  So, here is … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Surviving the Summer as a Parent/Author

Replace Daddy with Mommy on that picture.  So, things tend to get screwy when you have kids and summer hits.  Camps are so expensive that you might as well mortgage the house or sell a kidney.  Not your own kidney … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Battles: Let The Owies Begin!

One thing that Quest of the Brokenhearted did is push my limits on writing fight scenes.  Many people thinking writing an action scene is easy because you just have to put in ‘fighting stuff’.  This includes punches, kicks, soliloquies, gloating, guns, … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Choosing and Maintaining Your Writing Tools

You would think picking a writing tool would be easy, but there are so many out there to choose from.  Some feel good on the fingers while others are agony to the palms.  The ideas can flow from a pen … 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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7 Tips to Ruins: Vines, Sand, Snakes, & More Vines

You can’t have a fantasy world without some ruins, but there’s always the question of how to create them.  Okay, so many authors might come off as simply cobbling together a bunch of broken buildings and wastelands.  Yet, there’s much … Continue reading

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