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“Somebody once asked me if I have anything like faith, and I said I have faith in the narrative. I have a belief in a narrative that is bigger than me, that is alive and I trust will work itself out.”

            -Joss Whedon

Thank you, HubPages, for being a wonderful community of writers! If you would like to read more of my work, and you're a fan of the fantasy genre, search for "Eternity's Reach" by Mitch Rowland.

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  • 0

    How to Use Primitives in DAZ Studio

    5 weeks ago

    New to DAZ Studio and don't know what primitives are? You might be missing out on some of the most versatile props this program has to offer. Inside examine some of their many uses.

  • 0

    Recommended Reading for Children and Young Adult

    6 weeks ago

    Looking for entertaining and thoughtful YA fiction from modern authors? Look no further.

  • 2

    Why You Should Watch Tropes vs Women in Video Games

    2 months ago

    Some think of her as a champion, while others attack her as an exaggerated critic. Whatever side you fall on, Anita Sarkeesian's examinations shouldn't to be missed by modern gamers.

  • 4

    Style vs Errors in Writing

    2 months ago

    We all want to have a unique writing voice, but disregarding meaningful comments from editors is not the answer. Inside I examine the differences between a conscious style and stubborn mistakes.

  • 5

    How to Cook the Perfect Tofu Strips

    2 months ago

    Who said tofu can't be delicious? Inside I share my personal method for making one of the most versatile vegetarian proteins you'll ever find.

  • 0

    Why You Should Watch Cosmos

    2 months ago

    Curious about the universe? Hungry to know more about science? There's no better place to start than this visual spectacle hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

  • 2

    Originality in Your Fantasy Novel: Pros and Cons

    2 months ago

    How much work should you put into creating original creatures, locations and characters when writing fantasy? Inside I examine some of the pros and cons for the genre's most over-used concepts.

  • 0

    Writing a Fantasy Novel: An Ultimate Resource Guide

    2 months ago

    Writing a fantasy novel? My articles have covered creation myths, magic, monsters and more. Now I've compiled them all into one handy resource guide. If you need ideas or inspiration, look no further.

  • 7

    How to Create a Map for Your Fantasy World

    3 months ago

    Writing a fantasy novel and feel the itch to map your world? In this guide I outline important considerations for developing a fantasy map, as well some methods you can use to make yours a reality.

  • 2

    How to Make Laws of Magic for your Fantasy Novel

    3 months ago

    Writing a fantasy novel? Then you may be wondering things like, where does magic come from and who can use it? In this guide I'll help you hammer out some of the details you might not have considered.

  • 2

    Minecraft Explained: A Beginner's Guide

    5 months ago

    Don't get what Minecraft is all about? You're not alone. For the interested and the curious, I layout Minecraft's purpose and get you started.

  • 2

    Getting Published: An Ultimate Resource Guide

    3 months ago

    Whether you're going the traditional route and need an agent, or you're self publishing and need to know how to make your own cover art. This guide is working to get you published.

  • 5

    How to Make an epub File

    7 months ago

    Interested in publishing an e-book but worried about all the costs? One way you can save is by making your own epub file. Inside I explain what that is and how you can do it for free.

  • 54

    Some More Facts About Atheism

    7 months ago

    Do atheists have 'faith' that god doesn't exist? Do they hate him? Do we always agree with atheist organizations? I answer these pressing questions in the interest of transparency and understanding.

  • 73

    The Real Danger of Religion

    8 months ago

    This is not a theist-bashing article. But there is a fault in the mechanics of religion that could bring down countless people, and the U. S., with it.

  • 7

    The True Meaning Behind Katy Perry's "Peacock"

    9 months ago

    A song that's so deep, you need an English degree to decode it.

  • 12

    America's Obsession with Guns

    9 months ago

    Are guns weapons, tools or religious symbols? And, why have they become so important in the United States?

  • 24

    In Defense of Scantily Clad Heroines

    10 months ago

    Can strong female characters overcome their skimpy outfits? Are skimpy outfits as damaging as we're led to believe? Will Wonder Woman ever get her pants back?

  • 3

    Adobe Photoshop: An Ultimate Resource Guide

    10 months ago

    Whether you're new to Photoshop, or an experienced user, I've compiled all my articles for your convenience. Learn how to touch up photos, add rain, make wallpapers and more!

  • 0

    DAZ Studio: An Ultimate Resource Guide

    5 weeks ago

    New to 3D rendering? New to DAZ Studio? Start here to learn how to install content, morph objects and improve your render quality!

  • 16

    Why You Should Watch Doctor Who

    11 months ago

    If you've never seen Doctor Who, or you just don't get it, let me explain why it's one of the greatest shows on television.

  • 7

    In Defense of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

    11 months ago

    The Flying Spaghetti Monster was invented as a parody for creationism. But, does it have more real world value than we realize? I compare the FSM and God, in search of meaning.

  • 10

    How to Deal with Crazy People on the Internet

    13 months ago

    They're loud, obnoxious, and they think they're always right. You know who I'm talking about.

  • 5

    Why You Should Watch Forks Over Knives

    16 months ago

    If you haven't heard about the whole foods, plant based diet yet, then you owe it to yourself to watch this movie. It might just save your life.

  • 10

    Writing a Novel: An Ultimate Resource Guide

    3 months ago

    There are many things to consider when writing a novel and I've done my best to cover as many as possible. In this free guide you'll find resources all the way from first drafts down to publication.

  • 13

    My Struggle Writing an Epic Fantasy Novel: Publication

    7 weeks ago

    My literary battle comes to a close as I clash with the publishing industry. If you're interested in writing the genre, or getting published, then you may enjoy this window into my journey.

  • 8

    Literary Agents Accepting Genre Fiction

    3 months ago

    If you're in the market for a literary agent, then this article is for you. Includes an extensive list of agencies with direct links to their websites.

  • 10

    So you want to be a vegetarian?

    16 months ago

    A vegetarian diet is healthier, less guilt-ridden, and has a wider flavor palette. But is the social push-back worth it? Inside I share what I've learned since making the switch to a meatless diet.

  • 54

    Some Facts About Atheism

    22 months ago

    While I can't speak for all atheists, I do believe I can provide enough basics to spread knowledge and understanding. Atheism is not a dirty word and the religious should not fear us.

  • 0

    How to Print off the Internet

    17 months ago

    The internet was not designed with a printer in mind. Those of us who grew up with it know how to fight the battle, but others might not. So here I've compiled a list of ways one can print on the internet in the hopes...

  • 6

    Tips To Help You Publish Your Novel

    3 months ago

    I may not be a hugely successful author, or even a published one, but I've been hammering away at the industry long enough to pass on some valuable advice to you.

  • 4

    A Guide for NaNoWriMo

    2 months ago

    National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is the time of year where all writers come together to hammer out the next great novel. If you're thinking of joining in, then consider this guide your starting place.

  • 4

    The Summer Reading Challenge

    23 months ago

    Is your reading stuck in a rut? Try out the summer reading challenge. Nine books in three months. Inside I outline how to rekindle your love of books with a simple and rewarding program.

  • 6

    Why You Should Watch RuPaul's Drag U

    2 years ago

    A show about drag queens helping women act more like women? Sounds like an unusual concept, but it is one that works surprisingly well. Whether it's the physical transformation into queens or the mental empowerment,...

  • 15

    The Surprise Uses For Your One Cup Coffee Maker

    2 years ago

    You may already know about your coffee, tea and cocoa options with your one cup coffee maker, but did you also know it can cook food? Inside I examine a handful of tested foods that can be properly cooked with the hot...

  • 5

    Short Fiction: "A Conversation With God"

    3 months ago

    The following is a short dialogue piece I wrote about how an atheist's conversation with god might play out. It won a writing contest at my community college, becoming the first time I had ever been paid for a story I...

  • 8

    Short Fiction: "The Pier"

    3 months ago

    This is a short story I wrote in college about a young man who contemplates his position in life as he travels down the literal and metaphorical pier to find what awaits him at the end.

  • 7

    How to Make Your Own E-Book Cover

    3 months ago

    So you've written your e-book and you're ready to publish, but there is one problem; you don't have a cover picture. Fear not; for with a little patience and the right practice, you can make your own...

  • 2

    Why You Should Read The Hunger Games

    24 months ago

    No doubt you've heard of the Hunger Games, but is it the right book for you? Here is an assessment of why the book series, more so than the movie, is worth your time.

  • 12

    No, there isn't a war on Christmas (and there never was).

    4 days ago

    Christians are complaining about their holiday being forced out of businesses, but do they really have a case? Inside I examine why the supposed 'war' on Christmas is total crap.

  • 11

    The Blackout Week Challenge: 7 Days to Beat Your Cyber Addiction

    2 years ago

    It has happened to all of us; there is that one website that you love to visit, but hate because of how much time it wastes or how much drama it causes. Despite the frustration, you just can't seem to leave it behind....

  • 9

    How to Make Your Own 8-bit Art

    2 years ago

    The 8-bit style of art is most commonly associated with the early ages of video games. But, with the widespread use of the internet, there comes a new generation of artists and game designers who have found new life in...

  • 10

    Why I'm Okay With Video Games Getting Easier

    2 years ago

    Some say that modern video games are too easy. I say that without easy video games, we wouldn't have the epic projects that have defined the industry.

  • 22

    Self Publishing: The Great Debate

    22 months ago

    Self publishing your novel seems like a viable option, thanks to e-readers, but is that really a good thing? Inside I examine how self published books have failed to make a good name for themselves in the world of...

  • 8

    How to Make a Paper Rose (Without Origami)

    2 years ago

    Can't afford real roses and origami roses are too hard to make? I hear you. Inside you'll find a guide to making a unique paper rose, without origami, for your special someone.

  • 6

    How to Make a Kindle Cover (For Under $10)

    24 months ago

    Want a kindle cover, but don't want to cut up the pages of a book to get it? I'll show you how to do it with foam for under $10.

  • 4

    Why You Should Watch Claymore

    2 years ago

    There is a lot of anime out there, but I assure you this is one of the best. Caution: extremely violent; not meant for children.

  • 4

    Why You Should Watch 'Who Wants to be a Superhero?'

    2 years ago

    Most reality shows are shallow, cruel and unforgiving. It took legendary comic book creator, Stan Lee, to bring us the first reality show that rewards heroic behavior. Here's why you should watch it.

  • 14

    The Hidden Turn-Offs of e-Readers

    24 months ago

    I addressed the hidden appeal of e-readers and now I examine why they might be bad for us. Loss of culture, durability and sharing are all discussed.

  • 6

    The Hidden Appeal of e-Readers

    24 months ago

    An assessment of the positive aspects of e-readers from the perspective of a writer who has long resisted them.

  • 6

    Confessions of a Public Service Employee

    2 years ago

    I provide a window into my experiences in one of the worst professions in the world; public service. (Also referred to as customer service.) If you hate your job, you'll probably enjoy this article.

  • 13

    The War Between Republicans and Democrats

    2 years ago

    Politicians and the media want U.S. citizens to battle each other; it makes for high ratings and vicious supporters. But we're sensible people. We can stop the descent and realize that the opposite party is NOT an enemy.

  • 4

    Short Fiction: "Confession"

    3 months ago

    A short humor play about a man confessing his sins to a priest. Written for the HubPatron of the Arts contest on HubPages (11/16/11).

  • 9

    Short Fiction: "Black Box"

    3 months ago

    “Black Box” is a science fiction short/horror short that depicts the last data entries of the White Shark; a naval warship stationed on an ocean planet called ‘Ares’. Using a combination of...

  • 2

    Video Games as Art

    3 years ago

    Very soon, advanced graphics will reach a threshold in video games. Consumers will no longer be able to distinguish between one 'realistic' game and another. Because of this, truly artistic games will take center stage....

  • 7

    There IS Life after High School

    10 months ago

    With teen suicides on the rise, I feel the need to emphasize the lack of importance high school has. Education is important, but the people who bully in school are not. Take it from me; a former 'fat', 'nerd', 'scrub'...

  • 21

    Why College Should be Free

    3 years ago

    There are many reasons why college should be free in the U.S. In this article I outline the potential benefits to fixing the greatest threat facing our nation's youth.

  • 16

    A Very Real Problem Facing Online Writers

    3 years ago

    If you write anywhere online, there is a very real chance that your popular articles have been copy-and-pasted on other websites. It isn't always malicious, but it does impact your traffic and you should always be aware...

  • 5

    Resolving the Differences Between the Seeker and the Sword

    3 years ago

    I know that some Sword of Truth fans are upset with Legend of the Seeker for changing so much of the story, but what if these two stories could co-exist in the same universe? In this article I present my theory about...

  • 11

    Feminism and Feelings of Male Inferiority

    3 years ago

    Equal treatment of women is a good thing, but what happens to the male children of extreme feminists? Do we inherently believe our gender to be evil and wrong through no fault of our own?

  • 35

    My Life as an Atheist

    21 months ago

    Telling you I'm an atheist is not an attack on your religion. Inside I explain how I came to my conclusions and answer a few questions about my personal atheist beliefs.

  • 25

    Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazines that Pay for Short Stories

    6 months ago

    I've recently been searching for Fantasy and Science Fiction magazines that pay for short stories. What I have found, I will now share with you.

  • 29

    Why You Should Write With a Notebook Instead of a Computer

    3 years ago

    Modern writing has become too centralized around computers, but computers don't WANT us to write; they want us to waste time on pointless stuff. This article is about getting back to basics with a pen and a piece of...

  • 16

    Art Vs. Pornography

    2 years ago

    The line between what is art and what is pornography might not be as definitive as you think. In this article, I examine how certain variables exist that define art over pornography, regardless of your own personal...

  • 3

    Why You Should Watch: A Featurette of Movies and Television

    2 months ago

    "Why You Should Watch" is a featurette I designed to highlight lesser known movies and television shows. The hope is that these gems do not get overlooked by the people who would like them most.

  • 13

    5 Books Every Writer Should Own

    10 months ago

    This isn't necessarily a recommended reading list, but rather, a collection of books that I feel are influential and important to all writers. If you've read any of them, pat yourself on the back.

  • 9

    Why You Should Watch The Librarian

    2 years ago

    Love adventure movies? Try checking out the Librarian. It was made for TV, but it's good enough to give Indiana Jones a run for his money.

  • 6

    More Tips to Improve Your 3D Renders

    2 years ago

    I examine even more tips and settings to take your 3D renders to the next level. Includes backdrop, lighting, diffuse, glossiness, ambient, reflections and more!

  • 23

    100th Hub Celebration and My Advice to Hubbers

    3 years ago

    A celebration of, and reflection on, my first 100 hubs. I also offer advice for hubbers both new and old.

  • 4

    Manufactured Controversy

    3 years ago

    Offensive for the sake of being offensive. Some controversies are manufactured for no other reason than to get your attention. Are they even worth our time? I examine this question using several examples in modern...

  • 23

    How to Write Your Own Creation Myth

    3 months ago

    Where did it all begin? It's a question we may never be able to answer, but if you write fantasy it's your job to create an answer. Inside you'll find tips and examples of how to write your first creation myth.

  • 2

    Why You Should Watch 30 Days

    2 years ago

    Here you'll find one of the best shows you've never seen as Morgan Spurlock, the creator of Super Size Me, chronicles some of today's toughest issues, told through opposing viewpoints living together for 30 days....

  • 2

    M. T. Dremer's Guide to the Fantastic

    3 years ago

    I've compiled all of my supernatural and fantastic guides into one handy place. From slaying dragons to surviving the zombie apocalypse, I've got something for everyone.

  • 4

    Dragon Hunting for Beginners

    3 years ago

    The dragons are overpopulated and its our job to thin them out. Inside you'll find a practical guide to get you started on your way to hunting dragons.

  • 3

    Tips for Changing a Car Tire

    3 years ago

    If you've never changed a car tire before, you might want to familiarize yourself with the objects and procedures you'll be encountering. Don't do what I did and stumble through the first catastrophe.

  • 23

    Why Congress is Failing the United States

    2 years ago

    There is no question that the U.S. Government needs reform, but it is my belief that the heart of the problem resides in the legislative branch. Inside I outline how congress is letting us down and perhaps some ways we...

  • 11

    How to Create a Digital Art Portfolio

    3 years ago

    Have you ever wondered how to compile your artwork into a convenient digital form that you can submit to potential employers? I outline how you can accomplish it in no time.

  • 4

    Literary Remix: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    3 months ago

    In my first Literary Remix attempt, I turn Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde into cyberpunk style science fiction.

  • 2

    The Literary Remix Project

    3 years ago

    Similar to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I take Public Domain classics and give them a creative new spin. They're quick reads and always give respect to the original authors.

  • 18

    How to Install Content for DAZ Studio

    10 months ago

    A guide designed to help the beginning DAZ Studio user install their content files for use with the 3D rendering program.

  • 13

    SteamPunk: The Marriage of Science Fiction and Fantasy

    3 years ago

    If you're unfamiliar with the SteamPunk sub-genre, or you're curious how it is marrying together Science Fiction and Fantasy, then this article is for you.

  • 21

    Modern Patriotism in the U.S.A.

    3 years ago

    You don't have to be a flag waving zombie to be a patriot.

  • 6

    Literary Fiction Vs. Genre Fiction

    3 years ago

    Ever find yourself bored while reading your favorite fiction? You might just be craving the opposite. Inside I explore the importance of reading both Literary and Genre Fiction.

  • 3

    Real Life MacGyver

    3 years ago

    Have you ever looked at a paper clip and thought "there is so much that I could do with this"? This hub is dedicated to all those moments of weird solutions to everyday problems.

  • 2

    Email Courtesy

    3 years ago

    Have you ever taken the time to write a thoughtful email, only to get "yeah" in response? In this guide I outline some of the basic courtesies to extend when responding to electronic mail.

  • 4

    Alt Leveling Tips for World of Warcraft

    2 years ago

    A guide designed for players who have already reached the level cap in World of Warcraft. I provide a number of tips to level your alt fast as well as how to keep it interesting.

  • 14

    How to Motivate Yourself to Write

    3 years ago

    Having trouble dragging yourself over to your writing desk? Losing interest in your novel? It's time to get motivated!

  • 4

    Why You Should Watch Milo and Otis

    2 years ago

    A beloved movie from my childhood, I outline how this movie influenced me and how its sense of adventure is fun for the whole family.

  • 2

    ESRB and You: A Guide to the Video Game Rating System

    3 years ago

    The purpose of this guide is to give parents a better understanding of the video game rating system with the hope that they will make better decisions for their children.

  • 6

    Living with a Werewolf

    3 years ago

    Ask yourself the following: Does my significant other have an unusual fascination with the moon? Do they disappear at strange times during the night? Do they smell meat cooking from several miles away? If you answered...

  • 3

    How to Describe a Fantasy Creature

    3 months ago

    Do you want a formidable beast for your fantasy character to battle? Do you want a legendary monster that strikes fear into the hearts of mortal men? Do you know how to get started? Well you do now...

  • 2

    Why You Should Watch Witchblade

    2 years ago

    If you're interested in anime, science fiction, comic books or super heroes, you should pay attention to this show.

  • 13

    How to Describe a Fantasy City

    3 months ago

    Having trouble with description? Here's a few helpful questions to get you get started with describing a fantasy city.

  • 9

    Extermination Manual for Ghosts

    3 years ago

    Part real world investigation, part fictional extermination. All in the interest of humor.

  • 10

    Recommended Reading for Science Fiction

    4 days ago

    Interested in Science Fiction but not sure where to get started? Look no further.

  • 8

    Recommended Reading for Fantasy

    3 months ago

    These are five fantasy novels I believe every fan/writer of the genre should read.

  • 12

    Literature, Atheism and God

    3 years ago

    For me, our civilization's literature disproves the existence of god, but that does not mean I think badly of those who do believe. In fact, I want to work with them to make a better world for all of us.

  • 12

    A Field Guide to Vampires

    2 years ago

    There are so many vampires just waiting in the shadows to strike. What you need is a guide to help you figure out what you're up against.

  • 8

    R. I. P. My First Computer

    3 years ago

    We always remember our first car, but I think this generation has officially added a new first; computers. This was mine, and I would love to hear about yours.

  • 26

    America's Fear of Sex and Nudity

    15 months ago

    Are you one of those American's who fears and/or loathes nudity in the mass media? Is it the most detrimental things our kids can see, or has the subject been blown way out of proportion? I intend to examine that and...

  • 3

    How to Survive on a Part-Time Salary

    4 years ago

    This guide is not a guaranteed outline of a frugal lifestyle, but rather a number of tips and suggestions to help reduce your money loss each month and buy you time to get a better job.

  • 8

    My Experience with Pericarditis

    2 years ago

    What is Pericarditis and why should you care that I had it? Well, unless you’re having unusual chest pains, you probably don’t have the condition I’m going to talk about, but I wanted to share my...

  • 1

    The Allure of Fan Fiction

    4 years ago

    As a writer who is hoping to get published in the near future, I have a constant struggle with the idea of Fan Fiction. Publishers are only going to accept original characters and stories, so what is the point of...

  • 17

    Why You Should Watch Legend of the Seeker

    2 years ago

    Inside I outline why this short lived (though still savable) fantasy television series is worth your time. Already seen it? Maybe you should take another look.

  • 14

    Why You Should Read Harry Potter

    4 years ago

    Less of a book review and more of a response to the negative associations to the Harry Potter series.

  • 0

    More Ways to Make Desktop Wallpapers out of Small Images

    3 years ago

    There are so many ways to make small images into desktop wallpapers that I wrote a second article about it!

  • 3

    A Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Television (Part 2)

    3 years ago

    Part 2 of my open ended series about the best Science Fiction and Fantasy there is to offer on the small screen.

  • 1

    Tips to Help You Analyze Your Dreams

    4 years ago

    I'm no expert, but I want to share with you some methods I use to analyze my dreams. Who knows, they might just help you gain insight into your own unconscious adventures.

  • 2

    Top 5 Best Video Game Movies

    4 years ago

    Think all video game movies suck? Think again.

  • 0

    Why Online Writing Can Improve a Writer's Mental Health

    4 years ago

    When used as a hobby, online writing sites like HubPages can improve a writer's mental health. Not necessarily an endorsement, this article examines just how online writing can be beneficial.

  • 15

    Tips to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

    2 years ago

    Zombies are swarming in the streets; you have to act fast. What do you do first? Sit down at a computer and reference this guide, of course.

  • 6

    Tips to Improve Your 3D Renders

    3 years ago

    Knowing how to use 3D rendering programs is one thing, but creating art with them is another. While there are no specific steps to creating art, there are some tips I can offer to help you to make your renders come...

  • 6

    How to Design a Logo

    4 years ago

    Ever wanted to design a logo for your home business? Or are you a new Graphic Designer looking to learn some tricks for making logos that pop? In either case, this guide is here to help.

  • 2

    A Guide to Understanding Computer Files

    4 years ago

    If you've ever wondered what file sizes like "kilobyte" and "Megabyte" mean then this is the place. I break down what a file is, how to make one, find it, and learn about it's properties.

  • 11

    Why Facebook Lies and Other Dangers of Social Networking

    3 years ago

    The phrase 'Facebook lies' isn't a buzzword, it's a truth I've come to discover after using the social networking site. I've seen such sites upset many close to me and so I've set out to warn others about the dangers of...

  • 4

    Quotes to Help You Survive Your Public Service Job

    3 years ago

    If you've ever worked in public/customer service, then you know about the stress levels involved. If you find yourself still in that situation, this article provides a series of quotes and my reflections to help you...

  • 2

    Advice for Using a Public Computer

    3 years ago

    If you've ever used, or thought about using, a public computer, then I offer you some helpful advice to make your experience a better and safer one.

  • 11

    World of Warcraft Vs The Old Republic

    20 months ago

    There are many great MMOs on the market, but how do two of the biggest compare?

  • 4

    Book Review: Stone of Tears (and Save our Seeker!)

    4 years ago

    This is both a book review for the second Sword of Truth book, as well as a Save Our Seeker plea. If you're a fan of the books or the show please read on. And if you aren't, then you might be missing out on two great...

  • 6

    My Struggle Writing an Epic Fantasy Novel: Finalizing and Not Thinking You're a Failure

    3 months ago

    Part five of my series on writing an epic fantasy novel. Here I focus on polishing a manuscript and staying motivated.

  • 8

    My Struggle Writing an Epic Fantasy Novel: Knowing Your Calling

    3 months ago

    Part four in my series about my personal struggles writing an epic fantasy novel. Here I focus on the pressure many genre fiction authors face where their work is seen as insignificant fluff.

  • 6

    My Struggle Writing an Epic Fantasy Novel: Editing and Re-Writing

    3 months ago

    Part three in my series about my personal struggles writing an epic fantasy novel. Here I focus on my process editing and re-writing a daunting manuscript.

  • 4

    My Struggle Writing an Epic Fantasy Novel: Creating the World

    3 months ago

    Part two in my series about my personal struggles writing an epic fantasy novel. This time I focus on the world building part of the process.

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