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From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

  This beautiful power ballad brings a tear to my eye every time. It has everything an 80s hair metal band would have and more. Definitely one of the band’s stronger songs. When to Listen: Eh… I mean there are two places I suppose you could. One could make the argument that this could be a […]

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Alternate Universe?

Hi Jim, I hope you don’t mind, but I saw your posts about asking a question and thought I’d shoot you an email. I saw from your other posts that you think using an alternate universe is poor story telling. I wanted to write a sequel to one of my books, but essentially it would be going back and exploring what would have happened … Read More Alternate Universe?

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Drakin, where to buy, and what’s next? #Writing #Fantasy #SciFi

Hello all! I hope everyone has enjoyed The Drakin Series!! Please don’t forget to leave me a review on Amazon once you’re done. That really helps me out a lot. Copies of these books, as well as my others, can be purchased on Amazon by following this link: James Harrington’s Author Page They’re also available at Barnes and Noble, as well as many other … Read More Drakin, where to buy, and what’s next? #Writing #Fantasy #SciFi

Schadenfreude is NOT Scary! #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

I’ve been a huge horror movie fan for a while, but there is one thing that always irked me about a certain ongoing trend in them. I was going to ignore it until I noticed that it was happening in suspense/thriller novels as well. Here’s the deal, everyone has seen these movies. The story starts off with a group of people. These people are … Read More Schadenfreude is NOT Scary! #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

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Action Figure Collecting… #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

I want to take a few minutes to talk about action figures. For years now, I’ve been collecting Star Wars and Superhero figures. Usually I buy two of each; one in package, the other out to play with my boys with. That way I always have a collectible. Recently I’ve noticed something about action figures as they’ve been released. With the 3.75″ Star Wars … Read More Action Figure Collecting… #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

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Just Start Over… #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

Hi Jim, I’m in a major bind… I was working on my latest piece. I’d been working on it for days and… forgot to save it. I was about 140 pages in and suddenly my computer blue-screened. I’ve lost everything and Word didn’t auto-save it. I’m not sure of what to do now. I feel like having to start from scratch is a fairly … Read More Just Start Over… #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

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Writing Strong Women #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

Hi Jim, I’ve read a couple of your books and have a question for you… I’ve noticed in your books that you write some pretty tough girls! It seems like you put more effort into the heroines than the heroes. I was wondering if you were a feminist? Thanks, Kelly Ugh… you know I try to avoid taking sides or being labelled one way … Read More Writing Strong Women #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

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Tale of a Frozen Heart Released!!! #Writing #Fantasy #SciFi

Good morning everyone!!! Well, today is the day! Drakin: Tale of a Frozen Heart is now out and available for purchase! You will be able to find all three formats here. The hardcover is still in process, but it should be available in a few days for those looking to purchase a fancier copy.  Tale of a Frozen Heart “War always comes with consequences, … Read More Tale of a Frozen Heart Released!!! #Writing #Fantasy #SciFi

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Drakin, where to buy, and what’s next? #Writing #Fantasy #SciFi

Hello all! I hope everyone has enjoyed The Drakin Series!! Please don’t forget to leave me a review on Amazon once you’re done. That really helps me out a lot. Copies of these books, as well as my others, can be purchased on Amazon by following this link: James Harrington’s Author Page They’re also available at Barnes and Noble, as well as many other … Read More Drakin, where to buy, and what’s next? #Writing #Fantasy #SciFi

No Permanent Death in Fantasy #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

This is something that has been irking me for some time now. It’s a recurrent theme in most fantasy fiction, in stories, comics, and in movies. No matter what happens in a fantasy universe, there is always a way to bring a character back. No matter what. If the character is popular, there will always be an incantation, or special portal, or some sort … Read More No Permanent Death in Fantasy #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

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Star Wars Dark Disciple Review #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

I don’t usually do book reviews. I don’t like criticizing fellow authors’ work… usually I’m not one to talk, but this is one book that I cannot keep quiet about. Why you may ask? Because it is amazing! With the fall of the expanded universe into ‘Legend,’ several new books have risen out of what is being euphemistically called ‘New Canon.’ Which basically means … Read More Star Wars Dark Disciple Review #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

IS WRITING THERAPEUTIC? — Peace To The Mind #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

Using a personal journal to record your thoughts and concepts on a daily basis can be a stress reliever. This a way to be in touch with yourself and the universe about what’s essential to you. Someone may say ‘That doesn’t make any sense’ or ‘How can writing down a few sentences make anyone feel […] via IS WRITING THERAPEUTIC? — Peace To The Mind