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Welcome to the website of Deston “D.J.” Munden, fantasy and science fiction author. This is the hub for information on any past and future projects including but not exclusive to TAVERN, DUSK MOUNTAIN BLUES, DUKE’S BRAND, CROW FATHER, and plenty of short stories.


 

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Blog Post (12/4/2019) Write what you want in your world (an author of color problem)

I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s something that I’ve been thinking about hard lately. I feel like there’s often a stigma where authors of color are pigeon-held into just writing about main characters of their own skin tone. It’s something that has bothered me for quite some time while being in different circles within the … Continue reading Blog Post (12/4/2019) Write what you want in your world (an author of color problem)

Blog Post (8/29/2019) Main Characters (And how they aren’t the only characters in your story)

There’s a thing I’ve noticed with newer or inexperienced writers. They tend to not to have secondary or even minor characters at all. I didn’t realize how much of an issue this is until I realized in a few fan fictions and novels that I’ve been reading that something was missing. Secondary and minor characters … Continue reading Blog Post (8/29/2019) Main Characters (And how they aren’t the only characters in your story)

Blog Post (8/22/2019) Post First Draft Syndrome ™ (I’m both excited and tired)

So, if you’re following me on any social media, you’re probably aware that I’m now finished with yet another first draft in Duke’s Brand. It has been quite the wild ride, filled with a lot of hard work and late nights but I did it again. I wanted to talk a little bit about my … Continue reading Blog Post (8/22/2019) Post First Draft Syndrome ™ (I’m both excited and tired)

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