When writing a novel, I often don’t think about which curse words to use. Most of the time, there are none. Other times, they appear often. That’s how I write my stories: as they flow naturally.
For the characters in Northern Survival, the situation and their life circumstances had them releasing the F-bomb when under stress. Needless to say, they swore. A lot.
However, there are no modern-day curse words in my fantasy novels. There’s darn and damn because I think they’re universal and span realms. I make up these worlds, so I set the rules.
That’s not to say my characters don’t curse. They just do it in their own style.
For example, when a pony spits in Bronwyn Darrow’s face in Shadows in the Stone, he says, “The orc’s curse!”
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What is Patreon? I wondered about this myself until I came across an introductory video that explained it. A long time ago, nobility and aristocrats gained access to artists’ work by financially becoming part of their community. This meant painters had time to create wonderful works of art, musicians could eat while they mastered an instrument, and writers could write those wonderful novels of old and still pay the bills.
The aristocrats and nobility of history no longer exist, but that doesn’t mean what they started is lost. Anyone can take on their role as art patron and join an artist’s community to gain access to awesome stuff.
That’s where Patreon comes in. It connects the art patron with the artist.
On my author page at Patreon, I share scenes from the third book in the Castle Keepers series Revelation Stones (1 scene each Tuesday), articles on my research for the books, short pieces of writing exercises and never-before-published vignettes. There’s also the opportunity to name a character in the book.
My goals are simple: I want to write more and get my books into the hands of readers.
Join me on my journey by visiting my Patreon author page where I am creating traditional fantasy stories.