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I can’t wait to use these thought provoking ideas in my own fantasy novel! Janet Beasley has made my day with her brilliant expertise on this subject. =)

Writer's Block Party!

There I was, cruising through my manuscript. Words were flowing, the story was moving at a great pace. I had the map drawn which made every chapter richer with content. Then out of nowhere…bam! It was time for the battle.

Well, almost. I had written up to the battle scene and realized I knew nothing about flanking, ranking, and calling out orders. Boot-camp and military training hadn’t even entered my mind. Oh sure, I’ve watched the news, and seen the horrific things that are going on around the world when it comes to war and the weaponry used, but my epic fantasy world of Maycly had not been designed for machine guns, grenades, tanks, or other vehicles. As I thought about it for a little while longer it hit me like a ton of bricks – over half the characters had never even seen a battle or heard of one.

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About tamarahickman

I am a self-published paranormal and fantasy fiction writer, and math teacher. I have a full house (husband, kids, guinea pig), a "real" job, and a fantastic hobby that makes me happy and keeps me feeling fresh. I have an addiction to typeface smilies. ^_^

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