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Questions 3: What If You Woke Up in a New World?

As authors, I think we imagine ourselves in other worlds to begin with.  It might not be us exactly, but we exist in these worlds through our characters.  So, the concept of an Isekai isn’t too farfetched.  Probably why it … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Perfect Vacation

Summer is a time for vacations.  At least if you can afford one both in terms of money and time.  This year isn’t seeing a big trip from me because of other expenses, which has me thinking.  Where would I … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Your Writing Space

I toss this topic out from time to time.  Mostly because authors can be very particular about where they work.  Some are homebodies and others function in public.  Some have designated space to work while others go wherever they can … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Anybody Having Any Luck with Marketing?

I’ve got nothing here.  For a long time, I’ve felt that one needs tons of money to succeed in marketing an indie book.  Another way is to send out tons of freebies in the hopes of snagging reviews.  Yet, Amazon … Continue reading

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Questions 3: The Power Up for You!

This might be more difficult than I assume.  Being someone who has played video games since childhood, I’m used to temporary Power Ups.  Others might not be so quick to think up anything.  So, take your time if you want … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Writing About Hatred

Setting this up in March, so I don’t know how messy Monday went.  Hopefully I’m not reopening barely healed wounds or subjecting myself to more fighting.  After all, hatred, racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, and all of the other words for … Continue reading

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Questions 3: The Plot is the Glue or Something

Last of the elements is plot.  This is the ‘what’ is happening to the characters and in the setting.  Also, you may want to explain ‘why’, which can overlap with the other two.  The simplest explanation is that these are … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Setting the Scene

Element two is setting, which is what the picture above mentions.  If characters are the who then this is the what and when.  Setting is always more than just a location, but the time of events as well.  Is it … Continue reading

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Questions 3: It’s About Characters

Characters are essential to the story.  Their existence answers the question of ‘Who is this happening to’ when one follows the events.  They give the reader a POV to use as a reference point.  They bring life to the setting … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Working for the Long Game

Being an author of long series, I focus a lot on the overarching plot or long game when I’m planning.  This really hit home with War of Nytefall: Eulogy because of all the strings I had to lace together.  I’d been … Continue reading

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