Category Archives: Pop Culture

New Book – ‘The Fellowship Of The King’

  Do you ever wonder what kind of character you would be if you’d lived in a place like Middle Earth or Narnia? What race you would be? What kind of job you’d have? Your weaponry?   My mother, Lynne … Continue reading

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Chester Bennington

I was stunned when I heard the news that Chester Bennington had died. I intended to write a quick message on Facebook about my feelings, once I had sorted them out, but that ‘quick message’ turned into this blog post … Continue reading

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Writing Heroes (Part 3 – Symbolic Heroes)

Symbolic Heroes can be among the most difficult types of heroes to write, at least in a way that makes them likeable, and I personally avoid them like the plague. The reason is because these characters are intended to represent … Continue reading

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Cause and Effect in your Story

In the next few posts I’ll start talking about how to write Heroes and Villains. Before I do though, there is an important aspect to establish first in your storytelling, which will help you to recognize if your heroes and … Continue reading

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The Message (Part 1 – Hidden Gems)

The message of your story, generally, is also tied very closely to your Core Concept, although the message may not always be obvious when you first start writing. I think it took me a while after I started writing Singularity … Continue reading

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The ‘What If’

Every work of fiction is a ‘What If’. With Science Fiction the What If is more obvious. “What if we had the ability to travel back in time?” “What if we could bring dinosaurs back?” “What if we could clone … Continue reading

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Snowman (Hug Me Maybe)

I HAD TO CANCEL THE BALL I FELT LIKE TWO INCHES TALL WE KINDA SKIPPED OVER FALL AND THEN I SEE YOUR FACE I’D FROZEN THE FOUNTAIN STILL I MADE A RUN FOR THE HILLS WE ALL WERE FEELING THE … Continue reading

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Tournament Year

I recently celebrated my 32nd birthday. I didn’t have much planned but as the day approached I remembered that 32 is a tournament number (a number that can be repeatedly divided by 2 without decimals until it gets to 1). … Continue reading

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