Tag Archive for fantasy

Ego, Id, & Super-Ego – A to Z Challenge, Literary Terms

EIt is now a new week of A to Z Challenge. Last week was quite informative, offering us new insights into the world and how to apply that to our writing. Well, that was only the beginning. This week will give you a new way to think about everything.

Today we discuss 3 terms that are very very close to each other. Ego, Id, and Super-Ego. So, strap your thinking caps on and keep your hands inside the cart at all times.

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Official NaNoWriMo Winner

 

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On November 16th, 2014, I officially over 50,000 words. My story, which will be turned into five books, was Daygar Legacy #1 – Templar Five. The story is about Vampires in the 14th century spreading a disease that is killing humans at an alarming rate and five knights of the former Templar Knights attempt to make a deal with the devil to try to win the war.

This was a challenging time. Mostly because of my disability, I couldn’t do as much as I wanted. I aimed to finish by the 14th like I did last year. I came close, but I was shy 2 days. I think that is still very impressive. Also, given that I am a science fiction writer and I am doing Historical Fiction, Fantasy, and Paranormal, it was hard at times for me to write. Completely out of my comfort zone. As I wrote, I had to do additional research on the time period to get key facts correct.

I want to thank the creators of Write Monkey, as with their software, I was able to write my story despite my sensitivity to light. I dedicate my success this year to all those with disabilities, whether with Post-Concussion Syndrome, those with Traumatic Brain Injuries, or other disabilities that prevents someone from living they life they want. Writing was very hard for me, and the only way I did it was by forcing myself to do it, even if my brain wanted to give up. My reward is the next two weeks off.

With Thanksgiving coming up, and a few other special projects I am currently engaged in, I am taking a break from this blog. I will come back in December, hopefully to finish up my rivers on the worldbuilding tutorial. However, I will be limited in December. I plan to come back in full force in January.

Special thanks to Nicohle Christopherson for giving me emotional support during NaNo.

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Countdown to NaNo — Introduction

Participant-2014-Twitter-ProfileNovember 1st is soon upon us, and it is time for NaNoWriMo. Already been a year… what a year it has been. I published one book, which has great reviews. I have met a great number of people who have given me fantastic support. I rubbed elbow with authors, and I now have a voice within the community. A small one, but it is there.

It was last years NaNo that convinced me to become an author once more. I didn’t just complete it, I annihilated it. 50,000 words in 14 days. Will I do it again? I don’t know. I know I’ll get 50,000 words. Maybe in 40 days, maybe in 10 days.

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NaNoWriMo Brings you: Fantasy Pet Peeves

Participant-2014-Twitter-ProfileNational Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or NaNo) is soon upon us and the forums are buzzing with posts about ideas people have, help others, discussing the written language, or sharing of their fears.

For me, NaNo is like the Little League World Series. Countries all over the world coming together to compete, except it is more like Golf, since this is more of an individual achievement than a team achievement. For some, it is a pathway to becoming a writer, others it is a hobby that is fun and challenging.

 

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Kickstarter Update — Daygar Legacy Titles + Supplements

daygar legacy coming soonNot exactly big news, but important none-the-less. I have mapped out the names of my first five novels. These are subject to change, but help me know the direction I am going and makes it a bit more real. This whole thing is real for me, but with writing, things can always become more real when you are first starting out.

I won’t be listing what they are about, as these novels will be between 30 – 100 pages, and won’t have a lot of lot of description that wouldn’t ruin the story for you. However, based on some of the titles, you will be able to gleam some story off of it.

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Interview – David Lee Summers

DLS-Author-Photo-pngI had the privilege to interview David Lee Summers. I met him at Phoenix Comicon and asked for his help in promoting my Kickstarter and since then have emailed each other several times. He is one of many writers I respect and look up to, hoping to one day match his level of success.

David has broke the mold of traditional writers by writing outside his genre and being quite successful at it. He is known for his Vampire tales and is currently doing a Steampunk western-era story. Join me in welcoming David and hearing the great advice he has to offer.

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Daygar Legacy – Chapter 1 Part 1

daygar legacy coming soonAt long last, the first part of Chapter 1 is available for view. This has been 4 years in the making. The purpose of this is to show those who support my Kickstarter campaign what they are investing in. Admittedly, it is with mistakes. It is only a first draft and could use the hand of a professional. However, I am very proud of how it came together and this is just but a taste of what the rest of the novel will be like.

The first book is called Templar Five. This book explores what that means and will set the tone for the rest of the series. A lot happens in this short text. This is to support my Kickstarter campaign so everyone can see what they are investing in.

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Express Your Meme (EYM) – Lines from my current WIP

large_open_bookWelcome to another edition of Express Your Meme. Thanks to Jackie at Bouquet of Books and Dani at Entertaining Interests for setting this up and running it. This is a weekly Blog-Hop that challenges us to answering different ideas about ourselves and our work.

It’s been awhile since I’ve done this. I didn’t do it because I was unable to answer the last few, but I hope to do these as much as I can do. It’s great being part of a community, no matter how small or how large.

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Writing Process Blog Hop

tools of the tradeSpecial thanks to Natasha Duncan-Drake for adding me to this blog hop. This is an interesting one as it is geared towards the how and why of my writing process. I look forward to this.

 

 

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Madness Blog-Con PC 14 – Janni Lee Simner

janniauthorphotoOne of the tough things about visit booths is that writer’s hope you will buy their book. They never put that pressure on people coming up to their booth, nor do they mention it. I do feel a bit guilty that I can’t buy one of their books and support them even more. However, that guilt is my own doing.

I swear one of these years, I’ll bring $1000 with me so I can buy one book from each author I can. Now just to get the $1000.

Here we are with Janni Lee Simner

 

 

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