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7 Tips to Writing Vampire Hunters

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, I didn’t have to put a lot … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Raising Supporting Characters to the Spotlight

When writing a long series with multiple characters, you’re bound to have a few that stay in the background.  They get to do some things and a few big scenes, but you forget to draw them out.  At least until … Continue reading

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Do I Need to Use a Dragon? . . . Guess the First Draft is Done

Haven’t used this picture for a while, but I guess it works.  So, I mentioned yesterday that I completed the first draft of Do I Need to Use a Dragon? (Fantasy Writing Tips).  I don’t know if I should keep that … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Having a Reunion Plot in Your Story

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.  ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ and ‘Red’ come to mind.  Both have a reunion plot where most of … Continue reading

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#3 Post of 2020: 7 Tips to Writing a Physical Description that Works

(Post originally made on July 8, 2020.) Don’t go jumping to the comments just yet.  Jessica makes a good point.  Our characters are what we make them, so we shouldn’t blame them for it.  We do have to be careful … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing in 2021 (Not That This Year Is Really Any Different Than Previous Ones)

Last year, things were a really wild road in terms of writing.  Not only for myself, but for others from what I could see.  It either felt like we had all the time in the world or couldn’t get a … Continue reading

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A Week with Snow and Shovels

Okay, this week didn’t go exactly as planned.  I can’t even be sure of how I fell a little behind on the writing side of things.  Not enough that it destroys me, but I’m simply confused.  Time may have gotten … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Outlining in Some Fashion

I’m really surprised that I never did a post like this in all the years that I’ve been blogging about writing.  If I did then WordPress isn’t letting me find it.  Now, not everyone takes the route of planning their … Continue reading

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Another Week Down . . . Time for a 99 Cent Sale Report and Goals

Last Sunday, I announced that I dropped all of my single books to 99 cents.  People have been asking how the sale is going, so I’m going to give a quick breakdown by the day starting with a week ago.  … Continue reading

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Goal Post: Thanksgiving Came and Went!

This week was totally berserk.  Every day had a twist that turned all plans on their heads and made me wondering what was coming next.  Some of these incidents were caused by Covid-19, which I think is getting worse around … Continue reading

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