Category Archives: research

Headed to Japan

currently playing on my laptop: Endless Rain by X Japan In less than two months, I’m off on an adventure to faraway Japan. It’ll be my first trip and I’m researching the heck out of the place because I’m nerd … Continue reading

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What a Samurai and a Stingray Have in Common

currently playing on my laptop: The Beach by The Neighbourhood I’ve been indulging my not-so-inner history nerd of late. The Frist Center of Visual Arts here in Nashville currently houses a load of rad samurai stuff. Armor made of silk, paper, … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding: Create a Historical Background

currently playing on my laptop: Cruel World by Phantogram Recently, Tehlor Kinney (@tehlorkay) tweeted about the importance of worldbuilding with careful consideration to the background on such cultural topics as food, clothing, and so forth. It was a great thread … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: Action Scenes, Part IV

It’s Saturday! Time for some writing tips! Today I go over some basic stick fighting (escrima Filipino stick fighting) that you may want to use in your next action scene. I hope you enjoy it!

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Writing Action Scenes, Part III

So yeah, I made this and forgot to post it here. Alas, I am human. 😉 This video goes over how trained folks move versus untrained. Take a look if you want to make your characters believable with regards to … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: Action Scenes Part II

currently playing on my laptop: Warrior by Aurora Good Saturday, writers! Here is another Writing Tips video for you. This week, I’m on location at my family’s martial arts’ studio and I’ll show you a couple of moves for your … Continue reading

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Folk Songs from Everywhere

One of the big reasons I write fantasy is so that I have an outlet for my love of everything culture. Lately, I’ve been on a big folk song kick.  With regards to writing, folk songs are a great way … Continue reading

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