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Author Interview: PETER MCLEAN (Priest of Bones | War for the Rose Throne)

Q1: The War for the Rose Throne trilogy is awesome for all sorts of reasons, one of my favorites being its characters. There are plenty of theories on developing characters floating on the Internet, but do abide by a particular process? For example, some writers don’t name their characters toward the end whereas George RR… Continue reading Author Interview: PETER MCLEAN (Priest of Bones | War for the Rose Throne)

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[Free Fantasy Short] Ebb & Flow by David Samuels [Published on Swords and Sorcery Magazine]

"Pirates. Nothing good ever came from pirates." -Tidelord Zuhkrum Journal entries from both sides of a naval siege in my fantasy world. https://www.swordsandsorcerymagazine.com/ebb--flow.html

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Writing Scenes: Sky Phraselist

We often take the sky for granted because we’re indoors so often nowadays. Writers of fantasy and historical fiction sometimes overlook how much the sky can contribute to setting. Take Angela Slatter’s example from “St. Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls”: “The sun has slid behind the trees, and its only trace is a dying fire… Continue reading Writing Scenes: Sky Phraselist

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Writer’s Phrasebook: Flashbacks & Memory

DISCLAIMER: None of these excerpts belong to me. They’re drawn from my reading and are meant to jog your imagination, so please do not copy them. IMG: lonelyplanet.com Memories are great for characterization. They help give a life to your character past the pages to enhance credibility. The phrases here might help get your mind… Continue reading Writer’s Phrasebook: Flashbacks & Memory

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FREE TODAY (11/29-30) {OF STEEL THAT STINGS & OTHER SHARP THINGS}

What’s a noble to do when he’s challenged to a duel he can’t win? He calls in Emelith the Finder, career criminal. In order to save the life of her client, Emelith must sabotage a duel by breaking into the opponent’s manor and swapping his sword with a fake one. https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B07WX1SFFM&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_jrLCDbAGPNDPM Regional Map:

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Character Descriptions: TEETH (Writer’s Phrase Sheet)

DISCLAIMER: None of these excerpts belong to me. They’re drawn from my reading and are meant to jog your imagination, so please do not copy them. Image credit: https://shtuts.tumblr.com/tagged/Art Regardless of how much grain or loaves of bread a single soldier might have received, he will undoubtedly suffered from worn teeth, a problem faced by… Continue reading Character Descriptions: TEETH (Writer’s Phrase Sheet)

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THREE NIGHTS IN FARAL-KHAZAL (FREE Book | Today Only)

A murderous embalmer. A career criminal. A royal chef. What do they all have in common? THREE NIGHTS IN FARAL-KHAZAL. Arabian Nights meets high fantasy in this trio of tales. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TFHWWL9/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=three+nights+in+khazal&qid=1561040654&s=digital-text&sr=8-1