Category: Romance

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Soul Siphon (Book 1 of the Vengeance Doctrine), Sample Chapter

I   “What happened?” “I don’t know, he just started convulsing. His skin is becoming discolored!” “Get him into room 2.” Mica could feel his body slipping away. He tried to scream, but Adramelech would not allow him enough control over his own muscles to do it. He could feel a burning sensation in his […]

Romance Movie Redundancy

HAPPY SAINT VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE! As activists and those who don’t have dates say… Happy Manufactured Holiday that has nothing to do with anything (which isn’t true), except selling candy and flowers!!! Anyway, I wanted to comment on love stories, particularly in the visual medium. Now before I get started, I’m not talking about ALL romantic movies. Ones like say… The Proposal and Just Like … Read More Romance Movie Redundancy

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Soul Siphon (Book 1 of the Vengeance Doctrine), Sample Chapter

I   “What happened?” “I don’t know, he just started convulsing. His skin is becoming discolored!” “Get him into room 2.” Mica could feel his body slipping away. He tried to scream, but Adramelech would not allow him enough control over his own muscles to do it. He could feel a burning sensation in his chest just under where the crucifix on his neck … Read More Soul Siphon (Book 1 of the Vengeance Doctrine), Sample Chapter

From My Writing Playlist

So death and/or despair. Hoo boy… um… well… I’m going to give you a few before I go back to Romance tomorrow. I suppose I should post this one for death: What the hell??? Before you all go scratching your heads, hear me out. I’m not referring to the entire song. Just the opening vocalist. Still don’t get it? Listen to the opening vocalist … Read More From My Writing Playlist

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Let Me In (2010)

Bullied at school, neglected at home and incredibly lonely, 12-year-old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) spends his days plotting revenge on his tormentors and spends his nights spying on other residents of the apartment complex. His sole friend is Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz), a strange girl who comes out only at nighttime. Both outcasts, the two form a strong bond. When Abby’s caretaker disappears amid a … Read More Let Me In (2010)

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Soul Siphon Chapter 1

Originally posted on James Harringtons Creative Work:
Hi All, Just wanted to give everyone a sample of my newest book: I “Nurse, what happened?” “I don’t know, Doctor. He just started convulsing. We were monitoring him after his skin became discolored, and then he flat-lined.” Corban McConnell felt his body slipping away and was powerless to stop it. He tried to scream, but Adramelech…

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Loveless

“Dear Jim, I’ve been writing a romantic fantasy story for a while now. Things were going great until I found out that my own relationship is not what I thought it was. I don’t want to go into detail, but he betrayed me with a friend of his. This isn’t the first time that something like this has happened either. I’ve pretty much given … Read More Loveless

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Tasteful vs. Smut-peddling

“Hi Jim, I’m in the middle of writing a fantasy novel. In my book, two of my main characters fall in love. I noticed in Magnifica that your main characters wind up having sex. I don’t want my story turning into sex-novel, which it looks like it’s starting to. When you wrote yours, how did you limit yourself? What made you stop when you … Read More Tasteful vs. Smut-peddling

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The Tragic Romance

What is it about stories that don’t have a happy ending that we love so much? Bad enough is the shock of a story that has an unexpected sad ending, but what of the ones that we already know aren’t going to end well? We know it’s going to be upsetting and even heartbreaking, so why do we bother to go see those movies … Read More The Tragic Romance

The Traitorous Main Character

So you’ve written your story. Your characters are beloved, not only to you, but also your reading audience. Well now you’re writing the next part in your series and are ready to do the unthinkable… You’re going to have one of the characters turn on the others. One of your main good guys is now to become a villain and not just a villain, … Read More The Traitorous Main Character

Free Exchange of Ideas…

Can I just ask… what the heck happened? When I first published my work, I got a lot of comments from readers, both positive and negative. Divinity in particular got positive and negative comments from die-hard Christians and atheists, and I don’t understand the negativity. I certainly can’t speak for the rest of the world, so if it’s different outside of the U.S. PLEASE … Read More Free Exchange of Ideas…

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Magnifica: The Lost Sequel Pt. 4

IV   Tom kept himself in seclusion during the next few days. He went to class as much as he needed to in order to get by, but other than that, he barely came out of his room. Both Greggor and Jayme came by to see him often, but he almost never opened the door. He slowly became oblivious to the world around him. … Read More Magnifica: The Lost Sequel Pt. 4