Outlining, My Little Spiel

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Outlining, My Little Spiel

They say planning is the key to success. Usually, I agree. In writing, the consensus is that seasoned writers outline and amateur writers don’t. Maybe from a certain perspective, I can believe this to be true, but my writing journey so far has shown me a plausible alternative. Considering how long I sat and pondered the exactitude of this idea, I thought it appropriate to...

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Siri, Read This For Me

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Siri, Read This For Me

I’m a verbose writer and, in today’s world, that seems like more of a vice than a virtue. Back in the day. Reading R.A. Salvatore’s writing, observing his use of wordplay and vocabulary was like microwaving my brain until it exploded with wonder. But nowadays...

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Writing Great Fantasy-Fiction

Writing Great Fantasy-Fiction

White-haired elves galloping on large widows, beheadings of evil creatures, booming magic blasts, hybrid races, and blood curdling battle will always send a thrilling chill down your spine. These are all good components of any typical work of fantasy fiction. But what I have found, discussed, and even received in feedback about my own work is that these genre markers, though awesome, aren't the driving forces that take the quality of your work to the next level.

Creating A Decent Setting

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Creating A Decent Setting

The struggle is real when it comes to creating a world of pure fantastical lore, or one at the height of a high-tech revolution, or even a story that takes place in Los Angeles’ booming nightlife. To put it simply: Storytelling can and will take us through the trenches. There are many of times, and I mean many that I’ve either been stuck trying to create a climactic situation where my hero is pulled into some unfortunate event or I’ve been trapped trying to set the mood for the reader. By God’s grace, I discovered one of the main problems weighing down aspiring and experienced writers alike, creating a setting.

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Demons X Monsters

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Demons X Monsters

Creatures rule the fantasy genre. Some are allies, some are foes. Some are mean, some are not. Some are good, some are evil. These creatures are utilized, just on a general level, to establish a fictional world. But, where do these creatures fall on...

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A Storyteller's Voice

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A Storyteller's Voice

There are so many layers to writing a book, novel, comic, short story, or blog for updating purposes. Each consists of its quirks and structure to give an understandable and easy read. Readers are pulled into stories by the plot and themes laid throughout the storytelling process. Today I’m...

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