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    Memories from Communism Part I – The Queues

Memories from Communism Part I – The Queues

As it’s Wednesday, I am sure you were expecting a post on Research & Inspiration for authors. This is a bit of a different take on the topic. My sharing memories from communism will work as research on communist regimes, dictatorships, and any other type of dysfunctional societies. If you’re wondering

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    Author Problems: Too Many Ideas to Write

Author Problems: Too Many Ideas to Write

Authors spend a lot of time feeding themselves with whatever triggers them to be inspired, in a quest to get an idea for their next book. It’s a constant effort of reading, watching things, finding inspiring places, making sure all your quirks are met, and so on. When all this

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    Author Problems: The Dreaded No Writing Day

Author Problems: The Dreaded No Writing Day

I started 2017 writing. Literally. I woke up on January 1st, tired from the New Year’s Eve party, opened my work in progress file and typed some words. It wasn’t much. 142 words for my Sky and Storm story. But it was the first day in months where I’d written,

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    YouTube Inspiration: Writing Fantasy and Historical Appearances

YouTube Inspiration: Writing Fantasy and Historical Appearances

Appearance is an important part of your characters. Sure, their personality, the situations they are put in and how they react, their relationships, all lead to their character development, but what they look like is equally important. How do you know what people in your world look like without putting

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    Fantasy and History Ideas for Authors

Fantasy and History Ideas for Authors

If it’s Wednesday, we’re talking Research and Ideas for Authors. You know how I love my YouTube inspiration, after my posts on swords and the one on things I watch. Today, I am back with another fun, interesting, and very educational channel on weapons, medieval castles, and other interesting historic

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