Thoughts on 2022 into 2023: Creative Writing, Regeneration, & God

Hey, y'all, hope you had an amazing holiday. I sure did, chilling with the folks over some pancakes, gifts, and green juice. 🙂 Moving into 2023, I had some insights from the past year in writing, faith, and health. Writing & Reading Blade of Dragons The new draft is finished! I completed it by my …

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Music: It’s Role in Storytelling & Healing

Humans have appreciated music and spoken verse since our ancestors first walked this earth. The magical quality of music is ubiquitous—spread throughout every culture and community. It's more than words; it's the effect the ballad has on the human genome. It's no surprise that music is common in both storytelling and healing practices. The Divine …

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Niche Study: Dragon Fantasy

Among the subgenres in fantasy, dragon-themed tales are common. With their massive size, brute strength, and ability to fly or breathe flame, it's little wonder dragons are seen as mythic creatures. Dragons have long played a role in myth and legend across various cultures, and Dragon Fantasy has become a staple in storytelling for generations. …

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An Ancestral Look At Healing Foods

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to substitute professional health or medical advice or treatment, nor should it be relied upon for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of any health issue. Consult with a licensed health care practitioner before making any changes to one's lifestyle. Between bouts of writing over the years, I've focused on …

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The Familiar: A Look Into Fictional and Ancestral Tropes

There's the hero and the side kick—then there's the familiar. Unlike the side kick, the familiar is a small, but still important figure in a story. A familiar assists protagonists throughout the plot. Often, a familiar is akin to a mascot, which drives a message home to the reader. Done right, a familiar leaves a …

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Timelines in Fantasy Universes

Fantasy Timelines are sometimes overlooked when it comes to worldbuilding. Not every story needs one. With epic fantasy, however, timelines are invaluable. After attending a Realm Makers Conference lecture on fantasy timelines, I've some notes to share on the matter. Thanks to Jill Williamson for her information. What Are Fantasy Timelines? A fantasy timeline is …

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