Tag Archives: Where Light Devours

Magic Limitations

Fantasy world building. The possible considerations are infinite. Choices must be made. Some loom large and have great implications. Some are easy and require minimal thought. For instance, most authors leave the natural world largely intact and water means oceans, … Continue reading

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Breaking it Down

We humans are unique in our ability to categorize, classify, and organize. Yes, other animals acknowledge seasonal changes. You won’t find many bears hibernating in the summer and few geese fly to find the snow in winter. Still, we take … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Technology

There’s nothing quite like discovering you have no idea what you’re doing. Fortunately, I didn’t discover this disquieting revelation while driving a vehicle. Actually, that did happen once, but it had to do with a reaction to Prednisone and is … Continue reading

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Adding Mystery: History

Everything you don’t know is a mystery. You know that, of course, but seldom do we consider the mystery that exists in the commonplace. No matter your genre, it’s a powerful force and shouldn’t be ignored. This, again, isn’t huge … Continue reading

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Providing Mystery: Location

I want to thank you all for joining me, for this examination of mystery in fiction has renewed my enthusiasm amidst summer’s heat. Mystery adds tension and suspense to a story and you should be careful to recognize its many … Continue reading

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Providing Mystery

Everything you don’t know is a mystery. There’s the mundane: “Are those leftovers in the fridge still good?” There’s the unsettling: “Why is someone watching my house at night?” There’s the frightening: “Why do I hear movement in the attic?” … Continue reading

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Stumbling Over the Timeline

Sometimes you step around the corner and realize the road is taking you in an unexpected direction… I have to admit to feeling a little lost right now having concluded my week’s stay in New Mexico and Last Word Before … Continue reading

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Colleges of the Senses: Asbray

Much in my writing life is changing lately. Last Word Before Dying, my online fantasy serial, is written and the last installment will appear online on July 8th. With my poetry collection, The Renaissance Cycle, published I’m now able to … Continue reading

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Colleges of the Senses: Lorne

Much in my writing life is changing lately. Last Word Before Dying, my online fantasy serial, is written and the last installment will appear online on July 8th. With my poetry collection, The Renaissance Cycle, published I’m now able to … Continue reading

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Colleges of the Senses: Meacine

Much in my writing life is changing lately. Last Word Before Dying, my online fantasy serial, is written and the last installment will appear online on July 8th. With my poetry collection, The Renaissance Cycle, published I’m now able to … Continue reading

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