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Madness Blog-Con PC 14 – James A. Owen

jamesAOwen_PhotoStarting off our Blog-con is meeting James A. Owen. Like many booths you visit at comicon, individuals balance their time between being at their booths, hosting panels, attending panels, and exploring the scene.

It might seen glamorous being at a booth and hordes of people coming to ask you to sign their stuff and chat with you, but it is a lot of hard work. Though I imagine it is quite rewarding.

I remember thinking he was a pretty cool guy. Look forward to reading his book in the near future.

 

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Recent Updates — Research, Vampires, Phoenix Comicon

I want to apologize starting off, as I was suppose to post two posts this week and I will not be doing so. This I don’t count as a post as it is more of an apology and explanation.

Right now, I am working on getting my research done for my next book. I had hoped to be done with the first book of my new series by today and I have barely started it. So I am pushing myself hard to get things done so I can get started. I will say that my delay has proven to be fruitful.

Real quick, my next story takes place during 1300’s Europe and is a Vampire story (I know, ugh, another vampire story). Most of my research is looking at the time period and trying to be as authentic as I can be. I know I can just make stuff up, but I really want to start from a good foundation first.

I wanted to be done and published by the time of Phoenix Comicon (in June) but that won’t be happening. So instead, I will be hosting a contest for my upcoming book. I can’t go into too much details now (as I still need to work it all out) but there will be a prize to have a character named after you in my book series. My series will be a series of short novels, so like 3 short novels will likely equal 1 full novel, and I want to have 5 to 15 short novels in this first series. Stay tune for updates on that.

I also will be posting either a special story of my universe on my blog, or the first chapter. Maybe even both for members of my site, who knows.

I am also doing interviews on my site for writers most likely (open to other kind of interviews). If you care to have an interview, let me know.

I plan to re-release Terran Psychosis with some updates to the language and potentially a new book cover. I also am trying to learn how to do *.epub format (*.mobi is so much easier) so I can release it on Smashbooks. Once that occurs, I can then open my business doing discount ebook formatting.

Lastly, I will be doing a special on the Phoenix Comicon for the month of June. I plan to go 3 days and get as much as I can in the field of writing and my general geekdom.

So I will come back next week and start doing articles like before. Just be patient with me as I try to get my research done and try to get back into the swing of things.

Wild Card & Will to Live — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

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-W for What the fuck!?

My play on V for Vendetta

Today is Wild Card and Will to Live, both which describe characters.

 

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Red Herring & Retroactive Continuity — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

RA rough few letters and in the past week, and I start a new week with a somewhat easy letter. It’s a nice load off my mind, considering that this week and next week will be the hardest part of the challenge. Just one day at a time.

From the messages I’ve received, my posts have helped people learn a lot and that makes me very proud, as my goal with this blog is to teach people.

The words today is Red Herring and Retroactive Continuity.

As always, look forward to hearing from you. I feel I have made some new friends thanks to the contest, and it is always a welcome surprise to see your posts. Special shout out to fellow AtoZ Challenge Tasha Sophie Sara Veronica Nicohle and thank you for your support.

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Post-Climax Confrontation & Prologue — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

PHere I am leading up to one of the toughest letters and I get sideswiped by P. I think I’m going insane honestly. While I’ve had a good response to this challenge, all in all, I partially regret undertaking it. Well, no matter… I will finish what I start.

Today we are dealing Post-Climax Confrontation and the infamous Prologue.

Please give me a shoutout and let me know you are still there, I love hearing from you…and perhaps you can win a chocolate cake.

*Warning: There is not chocolate cake to be won

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In Medias Res & Iceberg Theory — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

IComing close to the end of the second week and we are now on I. You would think this letter would have been a challenge, but surprisingly, there are many literary terms beginning with “i”.

Today we’ll be looking at In Medias Res and Iceberg Theory. Don’t fret if you haven’t heard these term, I didn’t until I looked these up. They are important terms to know and how they relate to each other is equally important.

As always, please post below, let me know how I am doing and what you are getting out of this.

 

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mad_cat’s Interviews — Adam Santo

BioMeI recently got the opportunity to interview Adam Santo. I, like many others on Twitter, know him for his retweeting of our posts, but he has a few books on the market worth noting.

This is my first time doing this, so I apologize for some of the technical difficulties, and I hope to improve in the future. The format of this is two fold, I will do an informal video interview, and a formal text interview. Adam was kind enough to do both. So enjoy the video and check out his further responses below.

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Epilogue & Exposition — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

EWe are reaching the end our first week of the A-to-Z Blog challenge. This brought to you by the letter E. Yeah, I’m sure I’m not the first to come up with that lame joke. Our words for today is Epilogue and Exposition. Two words that many writers should be familiar with, but like many of my posts, I will try to reveal more than you ever wanted to know.

I thank everyone for their support and would love to hear from you on how much you are enjoying this. Please leave your comments below.

 

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Bestiary & Balkinization — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

BAnother round of A-to-Z Blog Challenge, and we are now on B. Only seems like yesterday I was on A. Yeah I know, lame joke. Today is B and I am doing Bestiary and Balkinization. I’m sure if you’ve played enough video games you’ve heard of the first one, but the second one might come off as “What?”

As always, I will discuss the two topics and then find a way to connect them together. You will decide if I accomplished that or failed with your comments below.

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Tools of the Trade — Walking Away

tools of the tradeBeen awhile since I’ve done a Tools of the Trade article. This one doesn’t sound like a tool, but it is an attitude of your project. As writers, each of our stories are our children and we do what we must to protect our children. We spend a lot of time writing, and editing, and writing some more. We seek perfection to our stories.

 

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