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Questions 3: The Heart of a Franchise

Seems like everything coming out is either a reboot, reimagining, rewrite, or something that involves a pre-existing franchise.  This isn’t about originality being dead and nobody wanting to take a risk on a new franchise.  Instead, I’m thinking about how … Continue reading

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Shower Thoughts: The Oddness of Mental Wandering

I’ll admit that my thoughts aren’t as funny as this one.  I did manage to write a few odd ones down before they vanished.  We all seem to have these thoughts at some point though, so it’s fun to share.  … Continue reading

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Characters Need to Be Perfect! Real People Can Screw Up!

Over the course of this year, I’ve seen several authors talk about reviews complaining about character intelligence.  Specifically, readers hate when a character makes a ‘stupid mistake’.  They feel it ruins the story and go on a rant.  I think … Continue reading

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Perspectives of Tropes

We all know this topic since I touch on it from time to time.  For those who don’t know, tropes are things that are used very often in a genre.  They are similar to clichés, but not always seen as … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Zoning Out

Zoning out can be pretty useful.  It can also come with several risks if you do it in the wrong place.  Should you avoid it?  No, but be careful by following these Pros and Cons. Pro–  You can focus on … Continue reading

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Did You Know There Are Swords in Fantasy?

So, did you know swords are common in fantasy?  I know, totally surprising.  You’d think it has something to do with most fantasy stories taking place in a pre-firearm age.  So, swords would be the most logic weapon to have … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using a Monster Army in Fiction

Monster armies marching on a village or being intercepted in the wild is a fairly common set piece for fantasy and science fiction.  From the outside, it seems like it’s a simply obstacle to create and use.  Monsters rush forward, … Continue reading

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#3 Post of 2021: 7 Tips to Having a Reunion Plot in Your Story

(Post originally published on January 29, 2021.  These are all coming from early in the year.  Weird.) This storyline might be fairly niche, but it’s caught my attention.  In fact, I think it’s turned up more often than I realize.  … Continue reading

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First Goal Post of 2022: Think I Already Covered This

I’m tired. Yup, that’s how 2022 is starting for me, but I think most people do that.  Stay up late and then get woken up early.  Either an alarm we forgot to turn off, a child who is still on … Continue reading

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Thoughts on 2021

This might be quick.  It isn’t really a promo for War of Nytefall: Eulogy and I’m busy enjoying Holiday Break.  Probably playing video games with my son or going out if the weather is nice.  I’m writing this at the start … Continue reading

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