Monthly Archives: February 2013

Berley’s Favorite Female (Non-Lit) Steampunk Stock Characters

It’s February. You know what that means; Black History Month, President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Bob Marley and Ronald Reagan’s Birthday (Same day – Feb 6) and Oscar Season! So in honor of the very last thing on my February List … Continue reading

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5 Writing Tips for Fantasy Authors

5. Be creative. There’s more to writing fantasy than being just another Tolkien clone. 4. Be unique. There are dwarfs, elves, fairies and wizards in almost 90% of all fantasies written. But Aes Sedai only exist in the Wheel of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Fantasy Cliches you can probably do without

10. Orphan boy who leaves home to travel and become a man – Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker, Eragon, etc.. Solution: Think of a less cliche way to begin a story. Have him or her anywhere else in the world, EXCEPT … Continue reading

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