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Fun with Magical Parasites

You know, I wrote this down as a topic with no idea what I was thinking.  I’ve never used magical parasites.  Not in my books either.  Still, someone said the idea sounded really interesting and that’s all my needy ass … Continue reading

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A Multi-Monster Army: Does It Work?

The simple answer is: Yes. The more complicated answer is: Yes if certain requirements are met. Keep in mind that monsters are typically seen as primal and destructive.  If they’re marching as a massive group then the reason is usually … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using a Monster Army in Fiction

Monster armies marching on a village or being intercepted in the wild is a fairly common set piece for fantasy and science fiction.  From the outside, it seems like it’s a simply obstacle to create and use.  Monsters rush forward, … Continue reading

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Elite of the Monster Races

Ever play a video game or read a story with monsters when a ‘special’ type of a common species turns up?  If not then there really isn’t much more to explain.  Heroes run into an elite version of a common … Continue reading

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Poetry Day: Amalgam

(Was I trying to do horror?  Was I trying to be symbolic?  Think it was both.  Took me a few read throughs to figure it out.  The key was ‘thirty’, which was how many story ideas I had at the … Continue reading

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Does Windemere Have Angels?

Long ago, I began to wonder something about Windemere.  I know that’s strange since I created the place, so I should have an answer.  Still, this was a headscratcher due to other fantasy series where demons, dragons, deities, and a … 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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Using Giant Monsters in Books

There have been times when I’ve used a huge monster in my stories.  Legends of Windemere had dragons and various giant species.  War of Nytefall had vampirized giants and other massive beasts.  They were fun to write, but I always wondered if … Continue reading

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The Massive Monster Mart

Welcome to our island chain store.  Yes, I know we only have one island, but there are hundreds across the world.  You can’t create giant monsters in city limits or the suburbs without getting into trouble.  Best to keep them … Continue reading

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