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7 Tips to Being Dramatic . . . In Fiction

Adding drama into your writing can be tough and many are leery about adding this due it skewing toward the negative.  Yet, it’s fairly unavoidable if you sit down and consider what can be born from it.  We may even … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Maintaining a Long Term Blog

I realized as I chose topics for the Warlord of the Forgotten Age promotion that I should probably talk about blogging.  I started mine in December of 2012, which was about 3 months before I released Beginning of a Hero and I had … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Necrocasting

Necrocasting is basically necromancy, but Windemere used slightly different terminology with their casters.  Now, this school of magic isn’t as easy as people think.  You don’t just snap your fingers and up pop zombies.  So, here are some tips for … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Villain Friendships

Let’s be honest.  Bad guys can have friends too.  You don’t see it very often though.  We like to believe that villains are incapable of having a positive relationship.  They always have to backstab, betray, and connive against those that … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Bards in Fiction

So, you want to add some local flavor and history without an info dump done by a spectral narrator.  Nothing too much, but you have some stories to tell.  The heroes have no idea since they never studied and the … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Making a Fictional Sport: Mouth Guard Not Included

Last year, I made a post about various sports and activities that can be done around Windemere.  From what I can tell, I never went into any advice or tips or comedy about how to design fictional sports.  One reason … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Putting Social Media in Fiction

Being a fantasy author, this really isn’t my area of expertise.  Closest thing to social media in my world are telepaths and that’s a little bit too invasive.  Okay, maybe they’re not as invasive as Facebook, but we’ll see where … Continue reading

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