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7 Tips to Writing Humanoid Monster Protagonists: Even the Undead Can Have Heart

Not many people try to write a story with a monster as the hero.  Well, you see it for kids a lot.  Paranormal romance enjoys this too, but it rarely happens when you get into the more action-oriented genres.  You … Continue reading

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2018 Top 5: #3- 7 Tips to Being Dramatic . . . In Fiction

This post originally went live on February 14, 2018.  Weird that the first of the Top 5 are from early in 2018. Adding drama into your writing can be tough and many are leery about adding this due it skewing … Continue reading

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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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