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The Ice Box: All of Your Alcohol Needs in One Basement

Welcome to our little warehouse.  Okay, it’s gigantic since you can’t see the walls through the fog.  Put on a warm coat and we’ll head into the racks.  Here’s a general list of categories with specific brands being more nuanced.  … Continue reading

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Bart’s Butchery: Meat with a Sprinkle of Magic . . . And Salt

Welcome to the magical butcher shop.  Take a number and look around to see what you would like.  As you can see, we’re crowded, but move quickly.  Every product has a clear explanation of its effects and a disclaimer.  Also, … Continue reading

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Hand-to-Hand Writing: 7 Tips to Grappling

Welcome to Day 2 of martial arts writing aspects.  Again, this is a personal categorization that I came up with to cover as much ground as I could.  On Monday, we went over strikes and now we’re going over grappling.  … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using Magic Tricks in Fantasy Fiction

When you think of magic in fiction, you tend to think of fireballs, flight, and all of the flashy spells used in fantasy.  Not surprising since these are the spells that people want to see in these stories.  Yet, there … Continue reading

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Ye New Oil Boutique: All Effects Are Temporary

Welcome to our little store.  As you can tell from the sign, we have oils and a nice collection at that.  Please don’t touch anything because even the residue of our products can have an effect.  Understand that these last … Continue reading

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#4 Post of 2021: 7 Tips to Adding Fear Into Fiction

(Post originally published on February 3, 2021.) 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.  … Continue reading

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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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