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The Spymaster a.k.a. Why Intel is Important Even to Fictional Armies

In the War of Nytefall series, Kai Stavros is the acting spymaster working under Xavier Tempest.  His job is to gather information on enemies, handle assassinations, and report on potential dangers to his master.  Kai isn’t much of an infiltrator in … Continue reading

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Military Casters: Fireballs Among the Swords and Arrows

Magic is an important part of fantasy writing.  Some would say it’s one of the defining traits of the genre.  Not every story has magic, but those that do might want to consider including it with their military forces.  This … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Creating a Fantasy Army in Fiction: Add More Than Swords

You might think it’s easy to simply plop an army into a story and watch the soldiers clash in the background.  Well, it can be done that way, but that prevents you from doing some world-building.  You can learn a … Continue reading

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Fantasy Armies: Popular Tools of the Trade

This theme is probably going to be very similar to the City Guards week from December, but that isn’t surprising.  Guards and soldiers get used interchangeably in a lot of fiction because they are part of the setting.  The nameless … Continue reading

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Powers of the Windemere Seas: The Noble Navies

As I consider branching out into other Windemere stories, I’ve been thinking about a variety of things.  Will another series work out?  How is it that I still have very little idea what I’m doing?  What was I . . … Continue reading

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Joey Maverick: On Westmount Station by Barb & Michael B. Caffrey #99cents #sciencefiction

Book Blurb Newly-minted Lieutenant Joey Maverick of the Atlantean Union is finally about to head out into space and is waiting at Westmount Royal Naval Station for ship assignment. Joey thinks no adventure is possible on Westmount Station, but he … Continue reading

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A Dark and Stormy Night by Barb & Michael B. Caffrey #sciencefiction #99cents

Book Blurb Joey Maverick, a young Ensign in the Atlantean Union, takes part in a low-tech sailing regatta right before he’s supposed to ship out for space. A storm hits, causing Maverick to take command of his ship and mount … Continue reading

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