Thoughts on Tactics: How History Affects Fiction and Makes It Believable

Not long ago, this author discovered the above picture, which discusses some fans’ thoughts on how the Fellowship of the Ring might have simply flown to Mordor to dispose of the One Ring rather than “take the long way around.” As the commenter explains, this would have been a bad idea narratively because the entire … Continue reading Thoughts on Tactics: How History Affects Fiction and Makes It Believable

Unleash the Dogs of War!

Learn more through the link below, readers! Becerrillo: The Terrifying War Dog of the Spanish Conquistadors Dogs have been used as powerful weapons of war for at least the last 3,000 years. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Sarmatians, Assyrians, Britons and Romans are all known to have used dogs in combat, or for scouts, sentries, trackers, or executioners. … Continue reading Unleash the Dogs of War!

Another Star Wars Idea Becomes Reality

If you remember the probe droids from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back* and the miniature versions seen in new franchise material such as Star Wars Rebels*, then you might find this piece particularly interesting. The pocket-sized drones described in the article below act a great deal like the probes seen in Star Wars. While … Continue reading Another Star Wars Idea Becomes Reality

Courage – Timeless Inspiration for Every Age

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRhg2zvalXc Recently, this author began to listen to the Swedish power metal band Sabaton. I am a little late to the game, since several of my fellow writers enjoy listening to and have mentioned them, but that does not matter. This group was worth the wait. For those who are not familiar with these performers, … Continue reading Courage – Timeless Inspiration for Every Age

Panic Attacks, Combat Fatigue, and PTS – The Differences between All Three, and Why That Matters to Authors

When Iron Man 3 was released, I picked it up in order to see the next installment in the Marvel Cinematic series. But I did so with little hope that it would be better than Iron Man 2. I had to watch that film retroactively after seeing The Avengers, but it could have easily been … Continue reading Panic Attacks, Combat Fatigue, and PTS – The Differences between All Three, and Why That Matters to Authors