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  • Character Development
    Hi Jim, I’m trying to come up with characters for my book. I was hoping you could maybe provide a little insight into how you came up with yours. I specifically liked Xaphine, could you use her as an example? Thanks, Rich. Hi Rich, General Xaphine seems to be a recurrent theme in character discussions… perhaps I should write her into another story. You … Read More Character Development
  • From My Writing Playlist
    Just going to say it… Melissa Bonny is a goddess of metal. I’ve posted some of her work before, but she’s been very prolific as of late and it’s time I get back on that train. So we’re going to see a lot more of her stuff. Much of her music is currently helping me write my new stuff. When to Listen:   For me, … Read More From My Writing Playlist
  • Drakin, An Empire of Ashes Sample Chapter #Writing #Fantasy #SciFi
    Synopsis: Two hundred years have passed, and the Red War has become a distant memory for most. Dragons and humans now live together in peace… but one powerful woman who has been deranged by her own history unleashes her vengeance on a helpless population. Now, the world’s only hope for survival rests with Kaori, a naïve and wayward princess of the Eastern Empire. Having … Read More Drakin, An Empire of Ashes Sample Chapter #Writing #Fantasy #SciFi

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