Well, after sifting through my recent archives, I can't figure out whether or not I've posted this before. If I have, I'm sorry, if not, enjoy! You may recall a few days earlier when I mentioned what I was working on. For anyone who cares, I present the opening five pages or so of The First Candle:
Friday, May 27, 2011
So it occurs to me that I haven’t been writing much about how to write lately, which given that that is supposed to be the entire focus of the blog, I feel I have let all roughly 5 people who read this blog down. Actually the number is probably a lot lower than five, seriously, my counter should be in negative numbers.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
History, as I have often pointed out, can be a great template for your writing. Take the life and times of that young go-getter Tutankhamun, who by the age of 9 had already become Lord of all Creation. How many nine-year-olds do you know who make the sun rise? Not many, I bet.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
This excerpt comes from the opening of Katherine the Average, a short story which takes place around a century and a half before the events of the Course Books, and concerns some of Jason Bur’I’s ancestors. Just a few generations back, unlike some other stories. This particular story has already been published in the book GavelGavel!!! by the Camarillo Writer’s Club.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
An oldy, but a goody, this is a complete short story out of The Path to Ascension. This is a good example of re-purposing work, I had originally written this story for a school assignment, using characters and events from Mike Webber's The Apocalypse Troll. After putting so much work into it and coming up with such an original idea, I decided it wouldn’t take much to swap in my own characters and events. Thus, the story you see here is based entirely on my own intellectual property.