Tag: fiction

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Damnation… Released!

This is a bittersweet moment for me. Up until now, General Xaphan and the entire cast of Damnation were all my own. They were characters that I created, gave personalities, and assembled into their story… but no longer. Now they are yours to go on an adventure with. After years of bleeding and sweating over creating and improving them, I have finally decided to let … Read More Damnation… Released!

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Stand Your Ground!

Damnation is upon us!!! One more day until release…. Synopsis A soldier fighting a hopeless war, a broken angel torn between three worlds, and the fate of a nation hanging in the balance. Piero Lorenzi was used to danger. He’d been a soldier since was old enough to handle a sword, but nothing could have prepared him for the journey to come. As the army … Read More Stand Your Ground!

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Another Abandoned Work… Taryn, The Legacy (Chapter 7)

VII   The dark figure held onto Taryn tightly as he ran through the woods. Using impressive speed, he had gotten as far as Saugus before he had to rest. He found a small clearing in the middle of the Breakheart Reservation and set Taryn down. Upon touching the soft ground, Taryn began to rouse. There was a small crackling noise and an orange … Read More Another Abandoned Work… Taryn, The Legacy (Chapter 7)

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Another Abandoned Work… Taryn, The Legacy (Chapter 5)

V After dinner, Taryn went back to her room to change. She looked through her wardrobe to try and decide what to wear. Elven semi-formal or human… Her closet was made up of both human and elven attire. While most of the rest of her family had assimilated into human culture and thus never really bothered with traditional, or even modern, elven clothes, Taryn … Read More Another Abandoned Work… Taryn, The Legacy (Chapter 5)

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Another Abandoned Work… Taryn, The Legacy (Chapter 4)

IV   Taryn arrived back at her dorm at 1pm and went to lie down for a little while. She hadn’t slept well in a few nights and needed to relax. She got off of Glide, who proceeded to park itself in the shed. Taryn walked up the stairs and headed inside, back to her room. She curled up on her bed and went … Read More Another Abandoned Work… Taryn, The Legacy (Chapter 4)

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Another Abandoned Work… Taryn, The Legacy (Chapter 3)

III   “Today is going by so slowly… too slowly…” Tired of conversing with Sentinel, Taryn shut him down and lay back on her bed for a few hours. Finally, she decided that she needed to get off campus and try to sort out these feelings. She needed to piece everything together, and staring at four walls wasn’t going to do it. She stood … Read More Another Abandoned Work… Taryn, The Legacy (Chapter 3)

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Another Abandoned Work… Taryn, The Legacy (Chapter 2)

II   Class started the moment their professor appeared at the front of the room. She was a middle-aged woman with graying hair and a kind smile. Though her eyes showed years of endless study and nights without sleep, she never complained. Taryn admired her for her ability to mix historical fact with both human and Elven legend to fill in the missing gaps. … Read More Another Abandoned Work… Taryn, The Legacy (Chapter 2)

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story, Chapter 11

XI   Alex woke up in his mother’s bed. He felt disgusting and his joints were all sore like they hadn’t been moved in days. He was in despirate need of a shower. He sat up, ready to start the day, when he looked outside to see that it was completely dark. What time is it? The clock next to his bed said 9pm. … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story, Chapter 11

Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story: Chapter 9

IX   A few minutes later, the scene at the McConnel house was one of defeat. Tersa’s parents were researching psychiatrists that she could go to, though they all thought it wouldn’t help. Alex had been invited to stay for dinner, which he accepted, but he spent most of the time on their back porch with Tersa as she tried to contemplate her future. … Read More Beneath the Surface: An Abandoned Story: Chapter 9

All Things Must End

“It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Zahir How long can you continue a story before it has to come to an end? It’s a tough question … Read More All Things Must End

Author’s Advice Pt. 15

Learning Separation So you’ve created the perfect character or characters. They’re everything you wanted them to be. Their personalities are perfect, they’re well-liked by your audience, and everything is going well. Then as you get deeper and deeper into your writing, you begin to feel like you’re living through their experiences with them. Suddenly, you’re protective of that character and your writing becomes far more … Read More Author’s Advice Pt. 15

Marketing Your Book

“Marketing is a big one! I’d love to know more about that. My book will be free for all, so I’m trying to figure out how best to handle that. But that’s a very specific situation.” -Thesarahdoughty Excellent question. So you mentioned that your book is going to be free… personally I always say that if you’re good at something, don’t do it for free, but … Read More Marketing Your Book