Category: Meandering Musings

Tying Everything Up in a Bow:
The Challenge of a Good Denouement

The denouement is the second most challenging part of the plot to write – occasionally maybe even surpassing what is typically the most challenging part: a well-earned climax. Basically, you have two seemingly conflicting goals. You must: A) Wrap up the remaining storylines in an engaging and satisfying manner....
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Live – Then Write

Does Art imitate Life or does Life imitate Art? Like Yin and Yang or Twin Serpents eating each other’s tails, literature and life share an ambiguous push/pull relationship. But, interestingly, society seems to have this idea that all writers are recluses who shun the world. A mystical figure that...
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Namárië, Ada

I guess it’s about time I talk about my Dad. Tonight marks one month since I went to the hospital and saw my old world was gone forever. I still can’t spend too long on this now, but I have reached a point I can talk about what my...
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Fairy Tales vs The Cynics

Have you ever had the following conversation? You: “Well, my favorite story is [favorite epic where the ending is either happy or bitter sweet].” Other person: “You can’t be serious.” You: “What? It’s a great story. The characters are amazing, there are great plot twists, and it was inspiring.”...
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Does HISHE Have a Point Concerning Lord of the Rings?

First off, I realize that the HISHE (How It Should Have Ended) YouTube channel deals in movies, not books, and that the Lord of the Rings movies took quite a few liberties with the source material (for those who have not seen the HISHE vid, you can watch it...
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Lessons from Writing my First Manuscript

I knew I wanted to start my own Fantasy series after I began my Junior year at college. I was pursuing my English degree and thought, “I can do this. I don’t know how well I can do compared to my heroes, but I can write, and I’m fairly...
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Returning to Our Reality with Treasure from Another

A Reflection on the Power of Subcreation in Sci-Fi & Fantasy After Watching 1st Time Viewers See/Hear the Most Famous Line in Star Wars. (“No; I am your father.”) A little backstory. I was wasting my time watching YouTube videos – specifically, “The Nostalgia Critic” and his “Top 11...
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In Fantasy…Reality!

A quick blog discussing the unique importance and value of Fantasy and Sci-Fi writings in the world of Literature....
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