Truth and Consequences Part 9

ITALIAN-HAND-AND-A-HALF-SWORDI happen to be a writer, and on occasion I like to post Fiction stories for my readers to check out.  Sometimes these stories are just random ideas.  Other times they are stories I wrote and the contract fell through so they are just gathering dust.  Its up to you to figure out which is which.

This particular Short story is called Truth and Consequences .It involves two of my more abrasive dungeons and dragons characters going on an adventure together.  The world and setting of this story comes from Josh Weekley.  If you you enjoy the setting of Braeton and the tapestry of the pseudo historical world, he’s written a novel set in the same world called ‘Crown of the Dwarf King’.  Check it out on Lulu.com.

This is the seventh part of the story.  If you are just tuning in, you can find the earlier posts here

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Truth and Consequences Part 8

lich-adventure-time-1004366I happen to be a writer, and on occasion I like to post Fiction stories for my readers to check out.  Sometimes these stories are just random ideas.  Other times they are stories I wrote and the contract fell through so they are just gathering dust.  Its up to you to figure out which is which.

This particular Short story is called Truth and Consequences .It involves two of my more abrasive dungeons and dragons characters going on an adventure together.  The world and setting of this story comes from Josh Weekley.  If you you enjoy the setting of Braeton and the tapestry of the pseudo historical world, he’s written a novel set in the same world called ‘Crown of the Dwarf King’.  Check it out on Lulu.com.

This is the seventh part of the story.  If you are just tuning in, you can find the earlier posts here

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Making this Writing thing work (2 of 3)

In the first part we talked about scheduling and making sure you had the time to make a go of writing.  Setting aside the time and making it routine is the very foundation of being a writer, and eventually a 355ee1bbaddae67680eee69fc33f6058paid author.  But its only one piece of a puzzle.  If you sit down in front of a keyboard you are coming at it with the goal of writing.  Most of us who think if writing have tons of ideas, and when we look at a blank piece of paper we want to flesh out this idea.  And the first time its simple to create a world from this idea that exists in our minds.  But attacking it day after day some of us might find that the going gets tougher.  Maybe there are pieces you haven’t really thought about.  Maybe there is fragility to it that you hadn’t considered.  Maybe looking at the daunting  task of finishing your novel becomes so much to bare.  No matter what happens the end result is you stop writing.

The truth is, as though there are many people who swear off outlining or planning out the attack on a new project, I find it’s the one thing that can keep me coming back into the alcove of time that I’ve sectioned off for my writing.  Spending time figuring out how my idea comes together means I understand my idea.  If I get stuck, or I have written myself into a wall there’s always a way out.  Because I’ve put my story concept to the test and I know it works now.   So how do we test our idea?  How do we formulate a way to figure things out that works for us in our own unique way of writing.  As always I do my best to paint broadstrokes.  But I’m subjected to my own experiences and what works for me.  Not everything is set up for everyone, but I hope I can help a little bit.  Let’s continue shall we?

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Truth and Consequences Part 7

lich-adventure-time-1004366I happen to be a writer, and on occasion I like to post Fiction stories for my readers to check out.  Sometimes these stories are just random ideas.  Other times they are stories I wrote and the contract fell through so they are just gathering dust.  Its up to you to figure out which is which.

This particular Short story is called Truth and Consequences .It involves two of my more abrasive dungeons and dragons characters going on an adventure together.  The world and setting of this story comes from Josh Weekley.  If you you enjoy the setting of Braeton and the tapestry of the pseudo historical world, he’s written a novel set in the same world called ‘Crown of the Dwarf King’.  Check it out on Lulu.com.

This is the seventh part of the story.  If you are just tuning in, you can find the earlier posts here

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JUST FINISHED: The Sacred Book of the Werewolf

 AUTHOR: Victor Pelevin

TITLE: The Sacred Book of the Werewolf AUTHOR: Victor Pelevin

There are a lot of books about Werewolves, however Victor Pelevin’s novel isn’t really one of them.  There is a werewolf in the book, actually a few but the story spends most of its time focusing on the life and times of a werefox, and probably with good reason, as a werefox is the main character and the entire story is shown through her eyes.  I also am not quite sure how sacred of a book  it is.  The title has to refer to the book one is reading as it begins by telling you that you are reading a literary version of found footage.  However aside from explaining to you the main character’s theory its not very religious or spiritual.  Instead its closer to a love story than anything.

The book itself takes place mostly in a near-modern Moscow, with a feeling of the late 90’s firmly in place.  It is heavy on the politics of Russia at the turn of the century, heavily mixed with Chinese culture whether on accidental or the author’s intention.  There is also heavy emphasis on entertainment and pop culture that really gives the book a time and place.  All of these elements give the book’s setting a feeling of both familiar and foreign at the same time.

But  will you enjoy your time in Hu-Li’s seedy Moscow, with blood, sex, fur and claws?  Well its definitely a possibility, of course you could also hate it.  Yeah its really one of those type of stories.  But werefoxes are known for their casting of illusions, so its right on point.  But whether its something up your alley you will need to read on to find out.

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truth and consequences part 6

ITALIAN-HAND-AND-A-HALF-SWORDI happen to be a writer, and on occasion I like to post Fiction stories for my readers to check out.  Sometimes these stories are just random ideas.  Other times they are stories I wrote and the contract fell through so they are just gathering dust.  Its up to you to figure out which is which.

This particular Short story is called Truth and Consequences .It involves two of my more abrasive dungeons and dragons characters going on an adventure together.  The world and setting of this story comes from Josh Weekley.  If you you enjoy the setting of Braeton and the tapestry of the pseudo historical world, he’s written a novel set in the same world called ‘Crown of the Dwarf King’.  Check it out on Lulu.com.

This is the sixth part of the story.  If you are just tuning in, you can find the earlier posts here.

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JUST FINISHED: Odd Thomas

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Before cracking the spine, of Odd Thomas I had not read anything by Dean R. Koonz since I as about thirteen, back when he was a contemporary with Stephen King and Clive Barker and an icon of horror.  But as we know whether we’ve read anything by Koonz or not, he’s not really looked at like that anymore.  For the last decade or so he’s been doing his level best to write something is just about every genre.  And there has been a lot of books.  But as the name suggests, even amongst a collectic rabble, Odd Thomas, seems to stand alone.  The premise alone is what made me chose this book when deciding to revisit an old favourite of grade school years.

The books titular character, Odd Thomas is pretty ordinary for the most part.  He’s a fry cook living in a small town in the shadows of San Diego.  He isn’t necessarily athletic or good looking, and his goal in life appears to be marriage and working in a tyre shoppe (should he ever have have the strength  to quit his job as at a local diner).  But outward apperances can be deceiving even if his name tends to belay his obvious nature.  Odd, has a singular ability that sets him apart from Anyone else in Pico Mundo, he can see dead people.

And its this ability that sends him hurling into head first into a terrorist plot with his beloved small town in the epicenter.  But does this mystery meets the occult novel fun to read or merely just Odd?   Read On to find out.

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