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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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 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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Xlibris Writing Tips| Military Fiction Pt II

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Military Fiction

Xlibris Publishing returns with part 2 of Military Fiction.   Perspective Perspective is important to consider when writing military fiction. From whose perspective are you writing from? The viewpoint and experiences of soldiers on the ground can be very different from those of a general in headquarters, or from a pilot high up in the […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Military Fiction

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Military Fiction

War is one of the great philosophical conundrums of the human experience. While resorting to war is often loathed, it has not stopped writers and filmmakers from creating great works of story and study about or involving war. War itself has been reviled, though there are many stories, fictional and historical, about human bravery, brilliance, […]

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