Three Rules For Food in Your Fantasy Novel

Often I read fantasy novels that contain a lot of traveling whether it’s by foot, horse or sea. Your characters need to eat and one way to pull your reader out of your fantasy world is to write something so strange or unbelievable that they pause to wonder how that can be. One place that typically happens in a fantasy novel is when food is mentioned.

Below are three rules to avoid these mistakes and add some solid, commonsense detail to the food in your fantasy novel.

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How To Capture Your Character’s Appearance

My mini-blog series of character development has come to its last post. Here are all the previous factors if you’ve missed out.

  1. Backstory and Flashbacks
  2. Character’s Voice and Dialogue.
  3. Values and Beliefs
  4. Goals and Motivations

In the last post of character development, I will be discussing how to capture your character’s appearance.

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Six Ways To Stay Creative When You Blog

On my last post, How To Push Through Writer’s Block, I discussed different ways writers can push through the daunting blinking cursor or blank page.

I have been blogging for two years and through that time I have kept a list on my desk on how to stay creative when blogging.

We all come to that moment when we get stuck in our writing. Blog writing can be rewarding but there are times when writer’s block will stop us dead in our tracks.

Here are the six ways on my desk to remain creative when blogging:

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Dialogue in Novels

It’s that time of the week – Discussion Tuesday.

From those who are new, each week I post a topic (relevant to my WIP) and try to unravel the mysteries and perspectives of it.
Last weeks topic was Information Dumps, it wasn’t as engaging as the week prior (Profanity in novels) nevertheless it still attracted some engagement. But if you did missed out you can contribute on the link above.

For now, this week’s topic is:

Dialogue

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Tuesday Discussion

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It has been a while since I last posted, nevertheless it does not mean I am not writing. I still am editing my first novel draft.

I have been out of the groove  with blogging but now I am established in a new house, a regular routine with work and have an office surrounded by my library. Hopefully with these things finally in place I can get in routine and jump back onto National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and  blogging.

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Bloggers for questionnaire

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If any authors, bloggers, or aspiring writers would like to participate in a questionnaire for my blog, please email me on dwtsmith89@gmail.com by the end of the month (30th of June) !!

I have 5 questions to ask you and I’ll post your answers on my blog. I would like to do it over two weeks, and post a few a week. If it all goes well, I’ll do it a few times and if I get a lot of interest. I’ll post them all in the time frame I am allowing this round.

The point of this is to interact with other people in my position and hear your stories.

Also, if there are any other bloggers doing a questionnaire, I would be more than happy to participate.

#DWTSmith #questionnaire

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