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Enter an Assassin: Ramblings on the Caravan Road 3

Ahjvar came into the Marakand story as a catalyst for disaster, the assassin who kills the Lady, or the Voice of the Lady (when I first conceived the story I hadn’t quite settled on how the Lady and the Voice … Continue reading

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Marakand: The Leopard – Epic Fantasy or Sword and Sorcery, Part Two: Let’s call it Character-Driven Epic Fantasy?

I write out of a character in a situation; that’s nearly always the starting point, and if the character isn’t working, the story dies. I can’t seem to say, ‘This is the world and this is the plot,’ create the … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Desk: We shall meet at Philippi. No, wait, not there …

“Only once that skeleton-map-outline is made am I going to let myself make the file and start writing, even though the first chapter has been in my head for something like two years now.” It was about a month ago … Continue reading

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