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DeConstruction of the Sekuatean Empire Musings and Amusings on the construction of The Dream Land Trilogy

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DeConstruction of the Sekuatean · 1d ago

The Junk Man Cometh

Have you heard that expression that one man's junk is another man's treasure? It pops up once in a while - especially when a flashdrive gets full and I need to remove files to make room for ...
DeConstruction of the Sekuatean · 2W ago

The 5th of the 5th of the 5th!

Sure, it's a "made-up" holiday, this May the 4th Be With You Day. It easily follows the laborious Labor Day otherwise known as May Day celebrations and is followed in short order by the equa...
DeConstruction of the Sekuatean · 4W ago

Naming Names in Epic Fiction Pt 2

In my last blogging twitch I revealed how I didn't like the name my parents gave me but gradually accepted it for tax purposes and more. I believe the consternation at my own name has influe...
DeConstruction of the Sekuatean · 1M ago

Naming Names in Epic Fiction

As a kid, I never liked my name. It was too easy for other kids to deliberately mispronounce just to tease me. So once I started writing stories, I thought up several cool pen names to repla...
DeConstruction of the Sekuatean · 1M ago

Using Bunnies in Epic Fantasy

My writing colleagues often declare a state of "writer's block" or else request help in deciding what happens next in their stories. Just as often I suggest introducing a magic bunny. And ra...
DeConstruction of the Sekuatean · 2M ago

Plotting an Epic Fantasy With Dragons

Once upon a time there was no epic fantasy with or without dragons. Then, one day, there was! How did that happen? I'm still wondering myself. When my head clears of the sleepy cobwebs, my i...
DeConstruction of the Sekuatean · 2M ago

The Quest for Magical Realism

The quest is everything. Each morning to arise and seek fortune in whatever form it may be found - that is a quest, is it not? To make hay while the sun shineth! That, too, is a quest. To li...
DeConstruction of the Sekuatean · 2M ago

How to be a Master Dragonslayer

It is Spring on this side of the world, the time when a young man's thoughts of fancy turn to the scourge of dragons and how to rid the world of them.  To that end were dragonslayers born a...
DeConstruction of the Sekuatean · 2M ago

The Making of an Epic Fantasy

*With Dragons There comes a time in every boy's life when he simple must write about a quest. Moreover, a quest in which a hero strives to save the world. Much has been written on this ende...
DeConstruction of the Sekuatean · 3M ago

How I wrote about Dragons

In every boy's life (and girls' lives, too, I suppose) there comes a time for writing about dragons. Whether this comes as the afterglow of some dire encounter or merely reading about such e...