Tag: fantasy

A New Inspiration

So I recently came across this new song off of Amaranthe’s CD. Over and done. This gave me the idea to rewrite a scene from my upcoming book where the Angel admits that she has romantic feelings that are forbidden for her species. It’s far more poetic now as a result.

The End

This won’t necessarily focus on one story, or even one series. It will more focus on serials and how the ending are handled. So let’s get to it, shall we? Everyone loves a good ending, everyone. But what makes a good ending and what makes a bad one? Is a good ending the fairy tale happy ending where the hero gets the girl and … Read More The End

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The Villain

What is it about the villain that’s so great? Why do we like villains so much… to the point where we want to see the villain more than the hero? Well originally, villains were just supposed to be a plot device. A simple element that was used to create a plot. There was no rhyme or reason to it. The villain was just a … Read More The Villain

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Can fictional stories be harmful?

Unfortunately, I have to say yes… hesitantly. Fictional stories can absolutely be harmful if taken the wrong way or interpreted incorrectly. A good example would be many of the Bible stories. The Bible was a good written by man for man. I can’t speak to who wrote the old testaments or how, but the new testament, at least as far as the Gospels are … Read More Can fictional stories be harmful?

Question: Did Mithrandir (Gandalf) and Galadriel have a relationship at one point?

In my opinion… YES! Though there really isn’t any evidence of it in any of the books. The movies make it more than apparent. There is no doubt about it. It’s not really apparent in Lord of the Rings although the look on Galadriel’s face is of concern when she discovers that Gandalf has fallen. Not only that, but the way they react to … Read More Question: Did Mithrandir (Gandalf) and Galadriel have a relationship at one point?

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Character development progression…

Not all characters come from the same place. Not all are based on a person we know and not all are created directly from our minds. Some characters are taken from bits and pieces of other characters, perhaps a personality trait, internal demon, or other factor is taken from a third party source and incorporated into a brand new character. In a previous post, … Read More Character development progression…

Plot Contrivance – Character Balance Rule.

Simply put, whenever a character dies or is killed off, usually they need to be replaced. There is rarely a gap. Either a mentor is replaced by a comforting friend, or a family member is replaced by a lover, or a future disciple. While the replacing character doesn’t usually take on the role of the previous person, they are intended to fill the void. … Read More Plot Contrivance – Character Balance Rule.

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Dean Koontz Strange Highways (Short Story)

As indicated in a previous post of mine, Strange Highways is a story that I hold very close to my heart. At only 154 pages long and an easy read, it’s amazing how much this few-hour-read draws you in and keeps you in. Renown thriller writing Dean Koontz really hit it out of the park with this one. Synopsis (pulled from Wiki):  A failed author … Read More Dean Koontz Strange Highways (Short Story)

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Character Interview: Magnifica, Lia’na of the White Water Clan.

Host: Hello and welcome. Today we have a very special guest from the new and exciting story called Magnifica. Please join me in welcoming the heroine, Lia’na of the White Water Clan. Lia’na: Lien ni, it’s wonderful to be here. Host: So Lia’na how are you today? Lia’na: Very well, lien ni! Host: Now I’m curious, what exactly does lien ni mean? Is that thank … Read More Character Interview: Magnifica, Lia’na of the White Water Clan.

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Magnifica: Gravestalker

SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE OTHER BOOKS!!!   || “Sister, we can’t let this happen, you know what he’s planning!” “We don’t have a choice Roselyn. I feel the same way you do, but the council has ruled. We are not allowed to interfere, it’s not our world.” “But Ariel, if he does it wrong, he could destroy both worlds!” “That’s a … Read More Magnifica: Gravestalker

The Plot Formula

Okay, so today I’m going to go over a few formulas I have for a good story, as well as a couple of character study aspects. Let’s start with the formulas shall we? Dark/Sad ending =/= bad movie. Okay I know a lot of us grew up on Disney stories and fairy tales and are used to the happy endings. So when we get a … Read More The Plot Formula

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Inter-species Fantasy Romances

There is a strange phenomenon that I’ve found somewhat consistent in many stories that involve humans being around other sentient beings. If a romance is involved, the gender of the non-human is usually the opposite to that of the writer. We see this in many stories, including but not limited to… Lord of the Rings City of Angels Twilight Underworld True Blood Magnifica (Yes, … Read More Inter-species Fantasy Romances