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Teaser Tuesdays: Should I Include Destiny?

A favorite topic of mine.  For those who have followed the blog since the Legends of Windemere era, you knew it would have to be in there.  A reminder that this is only part of the entry.  Enjoy. Should I Include … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing an Isekai Story

Isekai can be tricky even though it looks easy.  People think it’s only about having someone transported to another world and leave it at that.  Makes sense since this means the main character acts as an avatar for the audience.  … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: Do I Hide My Quirks?

This part comes from the ‘Author Section’.  Many times, we try to hide who we really are and put on a mask as an author.  Makes sense, especially if we want to separate it from the other parts of our … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: Do I Need Supporting Characters?

Welcome back.  I was surprised to find that this was a question.  So, I had to touch on it and explain supporting characters.  Enjoy. Do I Need Supporting Characters? A story can be made or broken by the supporting characters … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: Do I Have to Go Medieval?

I think I’ll do a month of Do I Need to Use a Dragon? (Fantasy Writing Tips) teasers to see what people think.  I can’t put full sections down, so I’m going to grab random introductions.  Hope that works since I would … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Underwater Fantasy Adventures

There’s a lot to consider when writing an underwater adventure.  It gets even more difficult if you’re writing in a fantasy world.  That or it’s easier depending on how much you want to mess with the laws of nature.  We’ll … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using Flashbacks and Not Lose the Audience

Flashbacks are popular.  They’re also misused all the time because people think they can be dropped in whenever they want.  It’s like having a smooth ride and then throwing a cardboard box in the way.  Sure, you might run it … 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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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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