The best advice I can give to any new authors out there is probably going to surprise everyone: Completely disregard what your potential audience may want. Yup, you read that right. I’m giving you permission to be completely selfish with your writing, because it’s just that; YOUR WRITING! The characters you create are yours, the world you set them in are yours, you are … Read More Author’s Advice (Part 1)
It’s a question that has plagued many a fiction writer. Should you add illustrations to your novel? Should you include images of your characters on the cover of your book or should you restrict all imagery to symbols and leave the rest to the reader? To be honest, I’ve heard credible arguments on both sides of the isle and they both have good points. … Read More To illustrate or not to illustrate?
As you can imagine by my written work so far… I love elves. They’re are some of my favorite mythological characters… but over the years, there have been different incarnations of them. So which one is the right one? Well technically speaking, there is no right or wrong in Fantasy… and I can say that with a straight face after watching Jeremy Irons in … Read More Elves
Lately a lot of remakes have found their way onto the market. For the most part none of them have been any good. Think about it… Most of the Disney sequels… Ghost Rider 2, Everything after Jaws, the supposed new Ghost Busters move (yup, I’m projecting), Men in Black 2, Men in Black 3, The Exorcist 2: The Heretic, Both Matrix Sequels, Pirates of … Read More Sequels
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It’s been quite a while since I’ve had much to say here, and I’m sorry for that. I’ve been through one of the worst summers in recent memory in terms of battling my depression and possible bipolar diagnosis, and it’s been a daily struggle to even get out of bed. Work has been utterly exhausting, and in the little spare…
| “I don’t know about this, sister. Are you sure?” “Yes Roselyn, their story needs to be told.” “I doubt many will believe us.” “I know that, but we owe our friends as much. If it wasn’t for them, our world might not exist anymore.” “Ariel … I hope you are right…” “Let’s begin.” | Chapter I “Toby, get up! You’re going to be … Read More James Harrington’s Magnifica: The Last Enchanter, Chapter 1
So I thought I’d give you all a chance to become familiar with the characters in the story for those of you who have not yet had a chance to pick it up. Tobias Arrigan: Toby is your run of the mill overachiever. He currently attends a small private college with dreams of becoming a doctor some day, specializing in inter-species genetics. He was orphaned … Read More Magnifica’s Characters
Hello all and welcome! My name is James Harrington, and this is my blog. There are many like it, but this one is mine and I hope that you will find it interesting. So… let’s start off with a little about me, shall we? First off, I am 31 years old as of this month, I am Boston-born and raised, and among the last … Read More James Harrington, the man, the author, the one who’s posts you’re reading about!