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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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Day 13: The world at large…

Yet another day in the quest for story. Earlier on in the process I was faced with the challenge of setting goals for my characters and then processing the obstacles they face in achieving those goals. Today was a continuation … Continue reading

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Day 12: Roots…

The question of the day: What roots my characters to their world? For me, this is filed under little details, and it’s one of the things that great authors do really well. From experience, I know it is really easy … Continue reading

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Day 11: It becomes a scene…

Some of you might have heard me reference Michael Stackpole’s “21 Days to a Novel”. It has become part of a process that began with my local library. A little over a month ago, I began studying the craft of … Continue reading

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daily play: eavesdrop

It’s been quite some time since I’ve issued a challenge. Today feels like a good day for it. So, here we go. Today’s challenge is… eavesdrop. Go to a public place and listen to a conversation or two or three. … Continue reading

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