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Macro vs Micro Conflict

Life is conflict.  Story is conflict.  One of the reasons we seek out great stories is for help dealing with conflict in our lives.  We learn lessons from our characters, look for inspiration from...

Frank Morin
big dragon little knight

Life is conflict.  Story is conflict.  One of the reasons we seek out great stories is for help dealing with conflict in our lives.  We learn lessons from our characters, look for inspiration from heroes that have to risk everything …

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Set in Stone Cover

Check out this Goodreads Giveaway! Additionally, if you go to this page you can sign-up for my newsletter. I’ll send you a code for a free ebook download in May. Goodreads Book Giveaway Set in Stone by Frank Morin Giveaway …

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Saving Face

Saving Face has just received a face lift! Although I always loved the original cover of Saving Face, I learned that it gave some people the incorrect impression that the novella was a horror story.  So we’ve rebranded it, and …

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Keeping Secrets

Withholding information just to mess with your readers doesn’t work. If the character would know something, the reader should know it, particularly if you write in first person or deep-dive third person. In general, all the major information needs to …

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A Life of Passion

Life of Passion

Who do you love? What do you love? Everyone needs a little passion. The interesting people in story, and in life, are those who embrace what they love with passion. It might be a spouse, family, work, or hobbies. We …

 

Set in Stone – Release scheduled for May 1st

Set in Stone Cover

I’m thrilled to announce that Set in Stone, the first part of the epic YA fantasy series, the Petralist, will be released on Friday, May 1st!     We’ll be holding a launch party on May 1st in Grants Pass, …

 

The Process of Building a Novel – Part 2

Alasdair Map

Part two of my series about preparing a novel for launch. In part one, I revealed the full map of Obrion.  As cool as the high-level view is, the close-ups are a lot more fun. In Set in Stone, book …

 

Sometimes the Best Hiking is Crawling

Sunrise at Lava Beds

Last week I put on my Scoutmaster hat and took a group of 18 scouts and four adults to the Lava Beds National Monument south of Klamath Falls. If you ever get a chance to visit there, it’s well worth …

 

The Process of Building a Novel – part 1

Obrion Map

As I mentioned in this post last month, I’m gearing up to release eight novels this year (#8books8months)! While I’m still cranking out words like mad to complete the last two novels, that’s just a piece of the entire effort. …

 

Working the Humor Scale

Bob

One aspect of character that can be hard to pin down is:  How funny should they be? Most of us aren’t comedy writers.  We write fantasy or science fiction or horror or (input genre), but that doesn’t mean humor doesn’t …

 
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