Tag Archives: sword & sorcery

Teaser Tuesday: Advice from a Friendly Stranger

I have to admit that this was one of my favorite scenes to write.  It’s nothing more than a conversation between Darwin and a mysterious stranger.  Good amount of humor and it gets the plot pointed in a specific direction.  … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: A Merchant and His Assassin

I haven’t really highlighted any of the villains.  One needs to remain a secret, but I have these two fun ones.  Really enjoyed writing Urian Coy because I don’t get to do pompous merchants as often as I’d like.  Eris … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: The Magical Mayhem of Darwin

Try as I might, I can’t avoid showing what Darwin is capable of.  I talk about the chaos he can create, but I don’t believe I’ve put up a scene where you see him in action.  The chase kind of … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: The Calm of Clouds

It’s another conversation teaser.  Really hope people are enjoying these since I want to establish Darwin and his relationships.  The big one is with his cousin who also acts like a big brother and protector.  I loved how their relationship … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: Nocturnal Chat

I really liked this exchange between Darwin and one of his friends.  It was kind of sweet since they were just getting to understand each other.  You get a good sense of how Darwin thinks too.

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Teaser Tuesday: Everyone Wants Darwin

As I said, the action scenes are different for Darwin.  He runs away and causes chaos a lot, so you won’t get tons of head-t0-head battles.  That’s just not his style.  So, I hope this gives you a decent idea … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Hot/Sunny Day Battles

We’ve had rain and snow, so now let’s go to their opposite.  A sunny day that might be really hot.  You’d think the risks and issues with this day are minimal.  It’s basically the standard fighting weather when you don’t … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing a Snow Battle

On the surface, a battle in the snow isn’t different from one in the rain.  Yet, there is enough of a difference to force a change of focus.  Let’s get right into the tips and you’ll see what I mean. … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: The Twins

I should really introduce the rest of Darwin’s friends.  This time it’s the twins, Maeve Darkholm and Brid Lightholm.  They’re actually conjoined twins, which is a big part of their story.  Originally, they were both female, but I changed Brid … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Battling in the Rain

I’m going to do three ‘7 Tips’ posts this week.  Each one is going to touch on a specific weather pattern and how it influences battles in fiction.  Many authors go for one of these three, but they don’t always … Continue reading

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