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7 Tips to Working with a Collecting Quest Story: Read the Whole Set

It isn’t easy setting up a story where you have to get a bunch of things to make one thing or stop someone.  There’s the risk of tedium, repetition, and getting visited by the irritable McGuffin fairy.  He doesn’t take … Continue reading

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7 Tips If You Want To Go Dungeon Crawling

It’s not the easiest way to make a living, especially since you never know if someone has come before you.  Yet, people still take on the hobby known as dungeon crawling.  For those who don’t know, this is the exploring … 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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Tips to Creating Characters with Mental Illness

As I said on Monday, this can be a very sensitive topic.  So, I’m going to try to rein in the urge to crack jokes as much as I can.  Still, this is a 7 List, which tends to have … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Ruling a City of Monsters

Ruling over a city full of monsters isn’t easy.  It does help to be one yourself, but not everyone has that luxury.  There’s always a problem that has to be taken care of and at least half of your citizens … Continue reading

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7 Potentially Useful Tips for Spin-Offs: I Make No Promises

Even though we see so many, the spin-off is not something that should be entered into lightly.  There’s more than one story on the line and an author can break an entire world apart with a bad sequel.  So, here … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Prequels and Not Hurting the Originals

As I said, prequels are a risky endeavor because you can easily slip up and make a mess of both series.  Continuity becomes very fragile since you’re basically traveling back in time and we all know how often that turns … Continue reading

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