The Layers of a Story – A Quick Summary

One of the most challenging portions of writing your book is the first paragraph, the first line. Setting aside its importance ( like it can make a reader close your book) there are other things to consider as a writer. When a story begins, three things make the mold. A Dialogue tag Describing the setting/scene…

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Logos for your Maps Part 2

Perhaps I missed the target. Maybe creating a map was what every fantasy writer did before they wrote their draft. But if you were like me and didn’t, it was an honest mistake on our part, wasn’t it? A bit of a back story. I  outlined The Hunted Prince. As someone who writes by the…

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Writing and Mapping – Building your Fantasy World Part 1

Every writer should know that the more your research, the more realistic and accurate your story will become. I’m going to jump on the assumption wagon and conclude that you already know that and are, therefore, practicing on that knowledge. When I first designed my world Osois, for Black Wings, I wasn’t sweating it. (This…

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