How long should a book series last?

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By Alberto Pupo

What is the sweet spot for the length of a series? Should one keep writing and churning adventures with no end? Or should one try to keep the tale concise and direct? The series is a very popular vehicle in fiction. It is a way to tell a long story (and yes, sell more books ahem). But I love it because it allows creating a world and helps me develop characters to the point that they become family. When is it time to stop the tale? When should your character go off into the sunset? Continue reading “How long should a book series last?”

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How to Fight the Infamous Block!

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By Alberto Pupo

What lies on the other side of inspiration? How can one become inspired when the well of inspiration feel dry? Is there such a thing as writer’s block? Is it possible that at some point the ability to express ourselves is gone? Continue reading “How to Fight the Infamous Block!”

A Gathering of Shadows: A Book Review

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By Alberto Pupo

Sometimes we all need to run away and start fresh. This is a constant theme which runs through A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab. This story continues to the tales of Lila and Kell as they try to balance duty with personal freedom. Where will this journey lead them? Continue reading “A Gathering of Shadows: A Book Review”

A Darker Shade of Magic: Book Review

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By Alberto Pupo

 

Doors, to different dimensions? Magic users? A female pirate thief?  London is the setting for this fantasy journey but is London in a way you have never seen it before in this first of book of a fantasy trilogy A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. Continue reading “A Darker Shade of Magic: Book Review”

The Furies of Calderon: A Book Review

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By Alberto Pupo

The power of the furies is unleashed in The Furies of Calderon this First Book of a High Fantasy series by Jim Butcher. It sets the stage for what should be a very ambitious tale of magic, love, betrayal, and loyalty. What exactly are these furies? We shall delve into to find out. Continue reading “The Furies of Calderon: A Book Review”

How Emotions Impact Writing

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By Alberto Pupo

When writing one needs to be in the perfect frame of mind. Personal mood can dictate the content created at times. Feeling particularly angry, then prepare to have stories which display characters going through turbulent angry times. Feeling in love? Then prepare for sappy, syrupy dialogue which takes one to a different level of. Is it true does mood truly affect writing? Well maybe… Continue reading “How Emotions Impact Writing”