One of these things is not like the other

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I gang, Craig here today. I had some of this conversation in the blog comments somewhere, and don’t remember where. Doesn’t really matter, it sparked my idea for today’s post.

I recently finished the draft of a fantasy novel, and will probably have started editing before this goes live. One of the things about a tale like this is the large cast involved. Believe it or not, we tend to wind up with a lot of characters that sound a lot alike.

There is some good advice out there about combining these characters and reducing the cast to a degree. It’s always worth looking at your story through this lens. There are times; however, where this isn’t the solution, or maybe you just don’t want to.

My tale is a pirate tale. In reality it took hundreds of men to operate one of the tall ships, particularly when manning the…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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