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“I’ll Do Anything!”

Aaand we’re back to torture. Following up on your hero being a person who expresses pain when under duress, you probably ought to consider another aspect of toughing torture out. I mean usually – or sometimes at least – when … Continue reading

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LeFou and the Beast

So a little while back, I saw the new Beauty and the Beast. (And this post takes no care with spoilers so if you haven’t seen it, look out: there are spoilers.) I was nervous from the multitude of things I … Continue reading

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream…For Torture!

This one’s a huge pet peeve of mine. You have your hero in the terrifying dungeon of the bad guys, and they come in and do some horrible things to him/her, and… The hero, being a Super Tough Guy(tm) – … Continue reading

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No Pain, No Gain

Apparently, there’s nothing like a sinus infection to get you writing again. Or my writer’s block just happened to end in the middle of one, whatever. It was pretty poor timing because I simultaneously wanted to write and wanted to … Continue reading

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Christmas OR ELSE.

Merry Christmas, minions, and I hope it was a good one. Or, you know, a good whatever other holiday you might celebrate, which makes me remember all the *ahem* certain other people who for some reason have a conniption fit … Continue reading

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The Recurring Villain: Defeat

As fun as the recurring villain can be, in its many flavors and utilities, defeat is sometimes a tough spot that makes writing a good recurring villain more difficult to write. It’s along the lines of death and exactly why defeat … Continue reading

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Hair

Hello Minions! I want to talk about hair. That’s because hair can merely be a fashion statement…or it can be symbolic. This came up after I cut just about all my hair off, which is a big deal for me. … Continue reading

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This Post is Eventually About Writing

Hello minions. I’m back and I’m sorry for the delay, but I hope you all enjoyed Tyler’s unit on conlangs. As for me, well. I’ve found a doctor who actually listens carefully to my concerns – you wouldn’t think that’s … Continue reading

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As “Easy” as ABC

Writing systems can be just as hard to come up with as the language itself, so here are a few tips for doing it right. The first question that you have to ask yourself is how many of the speakers … Continue reading

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Word Diversity

Now that we’ve talked a little bit about how to begin creating words for your language, let’s talk about some strategies for diversifying your lexicon. One of the common pitfalls when constructing a language is just making it English (or … Continue reading

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