Tag Archives: magic

Catching-up to My Subconscious

Alas, yes, this is another story about me stumbling and bumbling my way only to realize what I should have known in the first place. I should probably think of myself as the little whirlwind who could. I get things … Continue reading

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When It Doesn’t Work—Until It Does

From the moment I published last week’s post I knew there was unfinished business at hand. That post, about finally unearthing a story for Following the Essence Stone, continues to fall into place. The narrative outline is done and I’m … Continue reading

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2021: Editing, Worldbuilding, and Maybe More

These are uncertain times, but my purpose in 2021 is anything but uncertain. That purpose includes editing and catching up on the worldbuilding I’ve ignored for too long. Apply myself and I’ll be that much closer to publication. The General … Continue reading

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Real is What Matters

Yeah, it’s getting real now. I’m always thankful for that because real is what matters most. I can’t believe it’s still been less than a month since I decided to create the supporting character of Talma Loyal while editing Pneuma … Continue reading

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Electrical Beings

Rushing into the storm, water splashing, sirens wailing a passionate refrain. Storm surge, a pole’s power, Roman candle sparks beckoning her desire. Waterfall lashes, his hand to her cheek, his lips to her lips in an electrical kiss. Energy, charging … Continue reading

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Limited Worldbuilding

So, I’m worldbuilding again. Well, kinda, but not exactly. Okay, I am, but I’ll call it limited worldbuilding. The reason is that the world already exists. Though, in the end, what I’m doing will benefit the world as a whole, … Continue reading

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Emotional Contrast

Sometimes, when I least expect it, I’m struck by an aspect of writing I’ve long taken for granted. In this case, it’s what I’ll call emotional contrast. I often set humor beside sadness, for instance, so as to play one … Continue reading

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Benefits to Worldbuilding Limitations

In the world of fantasy there’s little that’s more central to worldbuilding than the magic system. Now, let’s whittle that down to limitations. To be even more specific, let’s look at how limitations can enhance further worldbuilding and the storytelling … Continue reading

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Novel Openings: Lessons from a Comparison

WARNING: I’m going to shred my own writing. Have I lost my mind? Believe it or not, no. I consider it healthy that I can look at my work with an unfiltered eye. I’m kind and compassionate when critiquing what … Continue reading

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Vistanna

She was the shade, she was the shadow, she harvested the twilight and the sunrise. She was half light, half darkness, existing in a place that was and never was. She wrote upon luminescence, the night sky her instrument, reveling … Continue reading

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