Tag Archives: tension

Why Do I Use Humor?

Honestly, I thought this would be a more challenging question with a deeper answer, but I’ve been sitting here for a while.  The question of how to use humor has been asked several times, but I always wanted to touch … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Adding Fear Into Fiction

Even if you don’t write horror, you may want to include some fear in your stories.  From fear, we can create hope and relief.  We can also drive people into despair and sadness.  It’s a fascinating jumping point for so … Continue reading

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A Series With Minimal Action, But High Suspense

This year, I got into a series called ‘Dr. Stone’.  It is about how humans are frozen in stone for 3,700 years, so civilization collapses.  The first to awaken is Senku, a Japanese teen who was obsessed and highly skilled … Continue reading

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Crossing Genres: #Fantasy & #Mystery

Welcome back to the newest entry of crossing over genres.  Again, this is to show how advice for one can be used for another.  Of course, I’m always using Fantasy since that’s my wheelhouse.  I’ve done Romance and Horror/Thriller, but … Continue reading

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Crossing Genres: #Fantasy & #Horror

Welcome back to this month-long adventure where we talk about how advice for one genre can help for another.  Of course, these are only quick overviews because of time and space.  Today we’re going to discuss the similarities of: FANTASY … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk about Stress

Stress is brutal.  In small doses, it can drive us ahead, but how often do we get the proper amount?  The longer I live, the more I meet people who are either unstressed to the point of being unmotivated and … Continue reading

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Putting Cliffhangers in a Series

This came up in conversation and I thought about while coming to the end of War of Nytefall: Eradication.  When writing a series, you tend to have 3 types of books: The opener, which introduces at least some characters, begins … Continue reading

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Relaxing with Writing

Full confession:  I get irritable and depressed if I go for 3 days without writing.  It doesn’t have to be much.  A few notes about a character or idea.  Maybe outlining a chapter or two when I have a few … Continue reading

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That Explains So Much- A Week of Discovery

I’m going to start with the stuff that doesn’t connect to the title.  Just an overview of the week to get to the big reveal that will take a long time to get over.  I started writing War of Nytefall: Lost … Continue reading

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11 Books Published and the Nerves Still Shiver

Grab a copy of Legends of Windemere: Charms of the Feykin for $2.99!! This is 11 Books into Legends of Windemere and I’ve published those along with 2 ‘box sets’ and 5 other works since 2013.  When I hit ‘publish’ for the … Continue reading

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