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Phases of a Story: The Churning Gas of . . . No Clean Way to Do This Title

I had to think long and hard about this one because I couldn’t really put my thoughts to words.  There was a moment of giving up and throwing the concept out to everyone for how they would do it.  Yet, … Continue reading

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Phases of a Story: The Flowing Liquid of Plot

This one might be easier than I expected because we’ve heard the comparison as much as the solid foundation phrase.  So, what is something that comes to mind when you think of a liquid?  Oceans, drinks, showers, baths, streams, rivers, … Continue reading

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The Benefits of a Mid or Late Series Detour Tale

For context, Dean dies repeatedly in that episode while the day repeats with only Sam knowing.  There is an actual reason for that to happen, which is revealed at the end and I won’t spoil the fun.  Seriously, it got … Continue reading

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Resurrection of Characters

A common quest in fantasy series is the concept of ‘Resurrection’.  A hero has fallen and the remaining warriors go to revive him.  The main villain has been killed and there is now a plan to bring him back to … Continue reading

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What Do You Think of Returning to the Past

A big part of Legends of Windemere: Family of the Tri-Rune deals with handling past mistakes.  One of the main characters made a big mistake in a previous book and now they’re about to face the consequences.  Part of the … Continue reading

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The MacGuffin: Apparently It’s Not a Breakfast Pastry

I’ll admit that I never really knew what a MacGuffin was.  I’d heard the term, but always managed to stay in the conversation without revealing my ignorance.  Honestly, I kept thinking of food and puffins whenever I heard the term.  … Continue reading

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Origins: Yum-Tum Tavern

Every now and again, I want to write a fun story that has no real purpose.  No world-changing events or dastardly deeds.  Something to bring home the fact that real people live in Windemere.  I’m never sure if this is … Continue reading

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Because Good is Dumb

This is part of my most recent book review:  “The bad guys are really bad and the good guys are unaware.” At first, I didn’t know what to make of the statement and I’m not much closer to figuring it … Continue reading

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Boromir, We Hardly Knew Ye

One of the most difficult decisions any author can make is killing off a character.  Many of us don’t have the luxury of working in comic books where death is nothing more than a temporary situation.  So, an author will … Continue reading

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