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so where do I go from here?

What is it that happens when we’ve come to the end of our 5 questions? We ask more questions! It isn’t exactly a profound answer, but it is honest. In a moment, I’ll sum up the skeleton we created through … Continue reading

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Question #5: How do you do that again?

We’ve arrived at the final question in our quest for a system of magic. How do the people of our world use magic? Now, before we address the question, we need to remind ourselves of what we’ve done thus far. … Continue reading

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fast to…

I believe each of us can quickly list off the time wasters in our lives, and we can do so with minimal effort! They are an ever present drain on our productive, creative lives. A drain that all of us … Continue reading

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two things…

One, it is convention time once again and I am looking forward to my second time at Fandomfest in Louisville, KY. It promises to be a great time and I promise to return bearing news from the con front. Fandomfest … Continue reading

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Creative Obesity

Creative Obesity – a state in which consumption exceeds creation resulting in creative lethargy and general ill health of the muse. There are several reasons for obesity. One common one is lack of exercise. Another stems from the low quality … Continue reading

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the author knows what IS…

I’ve noticed an underlying trend in a couple responses to Beginning with Origins that have prompted this post. In both cases, their thoughts slip into the realm of character perception, going beyond what is to what is perceived to be. … 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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Day 16: blurb…

Easter celebration kept me busy yesterday which leaves me with ground to make up. Day 16 was a handful however, so playing catch up will fall to tomorrow where the tasks are a bit more related. Why was it a … Continue reading

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Day 14: another day on the world stage…

One more day, one more task, one step closer… Today was another day on the world stage, and with the world as audience my characters play their part. The great question in my mind today as director is this. As … Continue reading

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