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7 Tips to Using Power Ups in Fiction

We do tend to think more about video games than books when it comes to temporary Power Ups.  Yet, they are around with much less fanfare.  You don’t have to hit a block with your head to get them out.  … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using Swords in Fantasy

Due to swords being so common in fantasy, many people think they’re very easy to use in battle.  At least in a fictional sense.  Swing, stab, parry, stab, slash, stabbity stab, and the cycle continues.  You can be very simplistic … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing the Pursued POV

This topic is a little shaky.  At least, trying from the Pursuer POV was tough.  The reason is because you see the opposite more often.  A chase tends to happen when the protagonist needs to escape.  So, readers will be … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing the Pursuer POV

One type of action scene is ‘The Chase’.  It doesn’t happen as often as fight scenes unless the story involves vehicles or running, but it’s a big one.  A challenge here is to bring across the pace and feelings of … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Rewarding Heroes

This is another one of those topics that I wrote down months ago, was sure I’d remember what I meant, and promptly forgot.  I can’t even remember what triggered the idea, so here we are with a list.  I mean, … Continue reading

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Some Tips to Having Music Play While You Work

I was rather surprised years ago when people asked me how I can listen to music while I write.  They assumed it was a distraction or hurt my progress.  Yet, I’ve always done it and never suffered.  Other things got … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using Magic Tricks in Fantasy Fiction

When you think of magic in fiction, you tend to think of fireballs, flight, and all of the flashy spells used in fantasy.  Not surprising since these are the spells that people want to see in these stories.  Yet, there … 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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7 Tips to Writing Chase Scenes

While a staple of action movies, the chase scene isn’t as easy to pull off when it comes to books.  They depend a lot on visuals to create the right amount of suspense and tension, which means word choice is … Continue reading

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#5 Post of 2021: 7 Tips to Writing Vampire Hunters

(Post originally published on March 31, 2021.) Vampire hunters heavily come into play in War of Nytefall: Savagery, which is a slight change from previous books.  Until now, they’ve really been pawns and random encounters for other characters.  Due to that role, … Continue reading

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