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Who Really Reads EVERY last word in a Fantasy Novel?

Who Really Reads EVERY last word in a Fantasy Novel?

Note the subject. I’m serious. Fantasy, much as I love the genre, is plagued with exposition. I don’t care the author, I invariably skip passages. *Gasp* “The hell you say?” you ask.  No, it’s true. George R.R. Martin, Robert Jordan, J.R.R. Tolkien, Piers Anthony, Terry Goodkind, Terry Brooks.. Granted, there are a few who I
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Why I’m blogging now…

Why I’m blogging now…

This isn’t exactly my first turn around the bend. A little about me. I’ve read and loved fantasy since .. well, let’s say the late ’70s. I’ve played pen and paper (PNP) desktop games, such as Dungeons and Dragons, computer games, such as the original Neverwinter Nights (Commodore 64 version!) and have written for decades.
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Going through old notes…

Going through old notes…

Ever go through old writing and wonder if that was yours of if you were proof reading someone else’s? I have it so bad, I have maps that I am not sure if I made or not for a fantasy world I was working on. The positive? I go through some rough drafts and think,
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Obvious Writing Tips

Obvious Writing Tips

I have to say, I do find it a bit annoying at times when I see “Writing Tips” that are.. well, pretty darn obvious. I mean, the stuff you learn in 9th grade creative writing, suddenly is treated like words from Olympus. “Show, don’t tell.” If you don’t get that by the time you’re actually
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First Post!

First Post!

I live!! Let’s put it out there, it’s pretty simple. I want to track my writing, I want to actually keep a web.. oh hell, I can’t even finish the corny statement. Long story short- look here to hear my thoughts on writing, my stories, fantasy literature, and gods only know what else. PAY ATTENTION!
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