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7 Tips to Working with a Serpentine Idea

Look, many of us can’t say that our original plans go off without a hitch once the pen meets the paper.  Even outlines change as you move along, so there’s a very organic undercurrent to writing in general.  Maybe it … Continue reading

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Do Rulers in Fantasy Need to be Evil or Inept?

I’m not sure where this idea came from, but I’ve seen a lot of people run with it and claim that it’s how the genre works.  You have a ruler, but he/she/it is either a villain or so inept that … Continue reading

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Revenge is Sweet and A Little Overdone

Pride and body Have been maimed and marred Only one path remains To make life worth living Revenge * Plotting every hour Barely breaking for sleep Notes written on shower curtains In the finest of soaps Used only for vengeance … Continue reading

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Diving Into Public Domain: The Pool Might Be Deepening

There’s going to be a few steps here because I’m sure people have questions. What is Public Domain? These are works that are no longer under copyrights because they have existed for a certain amount of time.  That’s a very … Continue reading

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Does Everyone Really Love a Bad Boy?

A while back, somebody suggested I write a few posts on the ‘Bad Boy’ concept.  I agreed thinking it shouldn’t be too hard.  Now, I’m sitting here trying to figure out what I was thinking.  Seriously, this feels like it’s … Continue reading

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The Origin of ‘War of Nytefall: Rivalry’

As long as everything goes smoothly, I gearing up for my first release of 2019 and it’s going to be War of Nytefall: Rivalry.  It’s been awhile, so I might be a bit rusty at this hyping thing, but here we … Continue reading

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A Web of Tales

Hints and clues Scattered about the pages To create a network That spans the void Connecting heroes Who may never cross paths Weaving a tapestry Of the finest mental silk The author can muster * Must one read all? To … Continue reading

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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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Phases of a Story: The Solid Foundation

This week is going to be an experiment coming from an odd idea that I had.  Stories go through phases just like matter.  You have the idea, outlines, first drafts, final drafts, published versions, and other phases in the middle.  … Continue reading

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