Xlibris Writing Tips| Secondary Characters

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Secondary Characters

 The secondary characters. For every Robin Hood there is a Little John. For every Spiderman an Aunt May. Distinct from the Main Character due to differing focus and importance within a story, the secondary character is nonetheless vital to a story, still having a role to play. But it can be easy to treat them […]

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Books for Veterans Day

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Veterans Day

 Whatever one’s reason, whether out of patriotism or out of a need for income and livelihood, those who have chosen to take up arms in service of their country are deserving of respect. The potential and too often real sacrifices of soldiers have at times been forgotten, buried or even used by one political cause […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Historical Revisionism

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Historical Revisionism

 As it is with people, history is complicated and nuanced. Rarely, if ever is history clean-cut or black-and-white, with one side or individual being the sole party at fault. Unfortunately, over the centuries and generations the retellings of history have been at times altered, exaggerated, or even ignored, sometimes for the sake of simplification or […]

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Xlibris Reviews| Witchy Eye by D.J. Butler

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Reviews| Witchy Eye by D.J. Butler

 In this entry of Xlibris Reviews, we take a look at a story with an entirely original yet organically depicted fantasy world in D.J. Butler’s Witchy Eye.     The Plot Sarah Calhoun, raised as one of the children of the Elector Andrew Calhoun, learns she is an inheritor to two great legacies, that of […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Original Fantasy Settings

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Reviews| Witchy Eye by D.J. Butler

 For decades, fantasy stories have had a tendency to take place in what some would call the Traditional Fantasy Setting. While variations and origins might vary, at their most basic, many fantasy stories revolve around a traditional formula of humans, elves, dwarves and maybe some other races, all living in a medieval, pseudo-European land. This […]

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