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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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Berley Kerr’s Tools of the Trade

Hello everyone! I’m back and quicker than usual. Why? Unlike previous months, I have more to tell you. I’ve now hit the editing process of my path to publication.  Editing…Again…Yay!  Don’t get me wrong, editing can be fun. In my … Continue reading

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The ‘What If’ Game

The “What If” Game By the way this is more of a writing exercise than a game. This is an exercise has been creative writing classes, writing blogs and writing books alike. So of course I have to talk about … Continue reading

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Berley’s Top Ten Favorite Lines… from Fiction.

A great story line can be a great opening line or a great ending line or just a saying that is repeated over and over again that eventually becomes synonymous with not just a character, but an entire story as … 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 Kerr’s Top 5 Favorite Magic Systems (from novels)

For any fantasy author/writer worth their weight in salt knows that one of the key elements to a successful fantasy book isn’t just a good magic system, but a great magic system that works. Not all fantasy books need magic … Continue reading

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