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Thoughts on Villain Team-Ups: Is It a Limited Tactic?

Villains teaming up is a classic twist to a series.  You have two established characters who don’t necessarily share a common enemy.  Yet, they work together for the same goal, which causes the heroes to do the same.  It happens … Continue reading

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Keys of Eden . . . The Basics

Probably not the best idea to use that picture, but people are going to jump to the comparison anyway.  Keys of Eden is the story/series where the main character is going to be collecting 100 unique monsters.  Wow.  It’s really trippy that … Continue reading

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Fate of the Self-Righteous

Much of the self-righteous character depends on the landing.  You can have them be a jerk for the entire story and then redeem them with a good ending.  I don’t mean good as in happy, but a well-written one.  There … Continue reading

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Switching Focus from Story to Character

(The image has nothing to do with this.  After 20 minutes of searching, I picked a random thing in the Yahoo image search that made me smirk.) I’m not sure where the change happened with Legends of Windemere.  Not with … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Bookstore: Mind the Dust

Try the place next door if you’re looking for coffee.  Oh, you wanted a book.  Kind of young, so I wonder if you know what a book is.  No, it isn’t the stuff they put into your brain these days.  … Continue reading

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To Survive the Maelstrom by Barb & Michael B. Caffrey #sciencefiction #military

BOOK BLURB Command Sergeant-Major Sir Peter Welmsley of the Atlantean Union has lost everything he holds dear. He wonders why he lived, when so many others died at Hunin — including his fiancée, Lydia, and his best friend Chet. Into … Continue reading

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Post Revisited: Crushers of Souls and Puppies

Due to being busy with things and heading out for the weekend, I’m going to keep the ‘Post Revisits’ going for today.  This one was originally posted on January 2, 2013. I read a post about the characteristics of heroes … Continue reading

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Goofy Fun Inspired by Readfulthings

Last Tuesday, Ionia Martin of Readfulthings did a fun game that involved finishing a paragraph/scenario with a book, movie, or TV quote.  It was a lot of fun and we thought we’d try it here. I’m going to write a … Continue reading

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What Do You Look for in Character Code Consistency?

You ever read a story and the character does something that seems out of place?  Maybe the noble hero flat out killed someone for insulting him.  Perhaps the villain laid waste to an entire town and left the school alone … Continue reading

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Birthdays in Literature Mean Uh-Oh

One thing I’ve learned in writing is that when you see a birthday scene, something BIG is about to happen.  Whether it be Bilbo Baggins leaving the ring to Frodo or Harry Potter being told he’s a wizard, this event … Continue reading

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