Monthly Archives: August 2012

DragonsIsland

Monster collector games have always been thing for me. Pokemon, Digimon, Dragon Warrior Monsters, Monster Rancher, Monster Seed, Jade Cocoon…Wow, it’s not until you start listing them that you realize how serious the problem is! I just downloaded DragonsIsland on my … Continue reading

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The Importance of World Building

In any story, you have to set up the situation. Whether it is a political thriller, a whodunit, or a fantasy; the stage needs to be set. For most genres the concern is accuracy. A lot of readers won’t be … Continue reading

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Plan For Labor Day Weekend

Four day weekend coming up, and I have a plan. For the first story I made an outline and I want to do the same for the second. A lot of big names (Looking at you Steven King) hate outlines, … Continue reading

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Influences

Today, I try to read a lot more than one sub-genre. Every now and then I even break out of fantasy! But in the beginning I started with Terry Brooks, J.R.R. Tolkien, Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan. Later, I moved on the … Continue reading

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Reading Other’s Work

Something I really don’t think I have made a big enough deal about is that, while my wife has been reading my manuscript, I have also been reading hers. First, I’ll go ahead and brag on her a bit. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Publishing Process

Mr. Nathan Bransford is one of my favorite bloggers. One of his recent posts really seems to nail down what it’s like to write. I can only assume the second half is accurate, but I know the first half sure … Continue reading

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Third Post On Feedback

My wife finished the story last night. Her assessment: “it was good.” After standing in the kitchen as she…what was she doing? Anyway, after standing there in the kitchen waiting for the rest of the assessment for a moment…I realized that … Continue reading

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