Category Archives: Musings

Fanfic, the Dark Side of Writing

Over the years, I’ve read fanfic and seen discussion of it. I’ll even admit to writing some. For those who don’t know, fan fiction (fanfic) is when a fan of a story writes another story set in the same universe. … Continue reading

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The Antihero

In recent years, the antihero has risen in popularity. For those who don’t know, the definition of an antihero is “a central character in a story, movie, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes.” I think what makes an antihero … Continue reading

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Recommendations of 2016

Here are some good things I discovered in 2016. Books Mistborn Series By Brandon Sanderson This is a great series. The first trilogy subverts many fantasy tropes by starting a thousand years after the evil ruler took over the kingdom. The … Continue reading

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Why it’s done

There are many things that are rare in the real world, but very common in books. Sometimes, people think the authors are pushing an agenda, which can be true, but many times, the authors are just trying to write a … Continue reading

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Elect a Character

It’s time for the election, so, who will you choose if you could elect a fictional character? Here are a few of my picks. Princess Leia (Star Wars) She’s courageous and not afraid to take action. Standing up to Congress will … Continue reading

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Real or Not Real

There have always been people who refuse to read/watch anything speculative because it isn’t “realistic” but some forget that almost all media has some fiction involved. Reality TV is often scripted, and even if it isn’t, it’s cut down so it … Continue reading

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The Real Lack of Diversity

It’s not race. One of the biggest things I saw in 2015 was the push to add more diversity to YA books. Many YA authors wrote books where the main characters weren’t white. If the main character was white, the supporting … Continue reading

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Sounds Great, in Fiction

Here’s a handy list of things for the hero of a story to try. (Note: This is my attempt at sarcasm. DO NOT try any of this in real life.) Have some romantic tension, including kidnapping. Being kidnapped is so … Continue reading

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Social Networks

I’ve been trying to promote myself on various social networks, or even if I’m not promoting myself, I’m on them. I figured my experience may help others figure out which networks are a good fit for them. DeviantART: I use … Continue reading

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Reviewing Books

Note: This will be my last blog post for a while. I’m going to be on a vacation for a few weeks so I won’t have time to write blog posts. I’ve seen quite a few nasty reviews of books … Continue reading

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