Tag: Romance

Romance Movie Redundancy #Writing #Author #Advice

HAPPY SAINT VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE! As activists and those who don’t have dates say… Happy Manufactured Holiday that has nothing to do with anything (which isn’t true), except selling candy and flowers!!! Anyway, I wanted to comment on love stories, particularly in the visual medium. Now before I get started, I’m not talking about ALL romantic movies. Ones like say… The Proposal and Just Like … Read More Romance Movie Redundancy #Writing #Author #Advice

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Loveless #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

“Dear Jim, I’ve been writing a romantic fantasy story for a while now. Things were going great until I found out that my own relationship is not what I thought it was. I don’t want to go into detail, but he betrayed me with a friend of his. This isn’t the first time that something like this has happened either. I’ve pretty much given … Read More Loveless #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

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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?

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‘Damn’ Obstacles

“Dear Jim, I saw the updates on the book you have coming out (congrats by the way) and was wondering if you could tell us how you overcame certain obstacles. For example, in my writing, I’m having a hard time establishing character relationships. I don’t want my story sounding like a Disney princess story where two people just instantly fall in love, but I … Read More ‘Damn’ Obstacles

Half-elf description #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

I’ve looked through the different works and various forms of elves and what their half-breed children are like. Half Breeds in some stories look like their human parent, almost completely and I’ll explain why below… In other stories, they are mixed, though in most, they have slightly pointed ears, but otherwise look like humans. So far, there is one consistency; elven genes are recessive … Read More Half-elf description #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

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Author Advice Pt 4

Rules of grammar and spelling… I have a feeling that this one will get me a few rolled eyes, but we all remember or… partially recall studying where to place comma’s, how to punctuate, and how to spell. This is all stuff we know. However, are those rules solid? Must they always be followed? Absolutely not! You’re going to find in your writing that, … Read More Author Advice Pt 4

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Least Favorite story ever…

An old review, but one I thought I’d repost as a trip down memory lane… ENJOY!!! There is really no way around it. I kind of knew that this was unavoidable. There are a couple of stories that really irk me, but this one, in movie form takes the cake. This story, to me, was so bad that it actually inspired me to start … Read More Least Favorite story ever…

From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

So death and/or despair. Hoo boy… um… well… I’m going to give you a few before I go back to Romance tomorrow. I suppose I should post this one for death: What the hell??? Before you all go scratching your heads, hear me out. I’m not referring to the entire song. Just the opening vocalist. Still don’t get it? Listen to the opening vocalist … Read More From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

From My Writing Playlist

Today I’m going to work with Romance. This is off my gateway metal album:   Okay, more of a tragic romantic song, but one none the less. I usually listen to this one when it’s a romance that I know is going to end in death. I don’t know why. It’s a sweet song, but has a sad element to it. Readers, Do you … Read More From My Writing Playlist

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Soul Siphon (Book 1 of the Vengeance Doctrine), Sample Chapter

I   “What happened?” “I don’t know, he just started convulsing. His skin is becoming discolored!” “Get him into room 2.” Mica could feel his body slipping away. He tried to scream, but Adramelech would not allow him enough control over his own muscles to do it. He could feel a burning sensation in his […]

Why Do We Abuse Elves?

I   “What happened?” “I don’t know, he just started convulsing. His skin is becoming discolored!” “Get him into room 2.” Mica could feel his body slipping away. He tried to scream, but Adramelech would not allow him enough control over his own muscles to do it. He could feel a burning sensation in his […]

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Magnifica: The Last Enchanted: Revised Edition!!!

Hello all, I come bearing some news… Due to some extreme writer’s block with the next Vengeance Doctrine book, I’ve taken some time off of it. During that time, after responding to a few questions and comments on here, I decided that it was time to make some corrections to and essentially overhaul my first publications, my initial claim to fame, Magnifica: The Last … Read More Magnifica: The Last Enchanted: Revised Edition!!!