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where do I go from here? part 2

I threw out some initial ideas in answer to this question in the previous post. Now, I’m going to take it a little further in hopes of showing you more of how story develops from your world, and specifically here, … Continue reading

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reporting in…

Time is flying by and I rarely know how quickly until I stumble upon a mile marker like the date of my last post. Ouch! I hope to do better in the near future. Thankfully, I don’t have anything complaints, … Continue reading

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the “good stickers”…

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are … Continue reading

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looking for a reason

Musings this week left me wondering just how often we make ignorance an excuse for not chasing our joys and dreams. I am a Christian, and as such, I want to do God’s will. Unfortunately, my life growing up in … Continue reading

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what’s just around the corner

While I wait for more voices to chime in on Question 1 in the Magic Building Series, I’d like to share something I’ve been learning as the past week has progressed. Over the past couple weeks I set out to … Continue reading

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soft, hard or somewhere in the middle

Today marks the second step of preparation before we dive into the questions that will lead us to our really, really, really, really big picture. All magic systems fall somewhere between what are generally defined as soft or hard systems. … Continue reading

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we get out what we put in…

Stephen Watkins over at The Undiscovered Author began unpacking some thoughts on cliche and tropes in fantasy, specifically Post-Tolkien Fantasy. These are powerful players in the realm of fantasy, and he has some interesting thoughts on the matter. As is … Continue reading

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