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Questions to Ask When Writing

Yes my friends it is #NaNoWriMo2014 and like every year I embark on a month long adventure that takes me to fascinating places without leaving the relative comfort of my writing desk. For those of you new to the game, … Continue reading

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Berley’s 5 Truths of Fiction Writing

Dear reader and/or writer, As you may have noticed, my novel, Curse Breaker: Guild Assassin is finally out and I finally breathed a long awaited sigh of relief, four years in the making. During my endless journey through this weird … Continue reading

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Inspirational Writers Quotes for July 2014

July is finally here! What does that mean? That means on the 28th of July the day has finally arrived…again. As before I’ve got all my fingers and toes crossed. That and a few other things. But yes the release … Continue reading

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Berley’s Top Ten Sci-Fi/Fantasy Villain Types – (1-5)

  Villains. Bad Guys. Baddies. Antagonists. Call them what you want but in many ways the villain defines a story in more ways, and in some ways, better than your hero could on his or her best day. Villains come … Continue reading

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Avoiding Fantasy Cliches 101

Screw the intro! I’m jumping straight into the blog! Avoiding Fantasy Cliches 101 Step 1: If you are an up and coming fantasy author, take the following list of words out of your writing as of this moment unless you’re … Continue reading

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Magic System Building 101

Let me start by apologizing for the delay. My tragic news of late has kept me both away and busy and I find myself puttng out more fires than I care to mention. Either way, the dust is beginning to … Continue reading

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

Sorry for the delay but something came up. I have terrible news. According to Sharon, my literary agent, my publisher Mitchell-Morris Publishing has gone under. I’m not exactly sure to the extent of the truth of it but Sharon has … Continue reading

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