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7 Tips to Taking a Short Break

The human mind and body can’t keep going without breaks.  Whether it be a quiet weekend at home or a few days away from our stresses, we require these periods of time to regain strength.  At least, we do if … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using a Eucatastrophe

As we established on Monday, eucatastrophe is when a story ends with the protagonist being rescued from the clutches of doom by an event beyond their control.  So, how can you use it intentionally? First big rule is that these … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Having Characters Power Up

There are plenty of jokes about the powering up sequences in Dragon Ball Z.  Some took a few episodes because they opened the door for flashbacks.  Others occurred and it didn’t make a difference.  Still, there’s some use in having … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Deciding on Adventuring Party Size

First, I realize this is the 2nd of 3 Wednesday ‘7 tip’ posts.  Didn’t realize that was going on until I looked at my dwindling topic schedule.  Anyway, this stems from the challenge of deciding on how big a fantasy … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Designing Fictional Inventions

Not sure how else to explain this one because it doesn’t always come up in a story.  You might not have to design anything new for your world.  Then again, you might have to come up with something since a … Continue reading

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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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