So, this is going to be a relatively short blog post, since these are just updates. I realize that many of you may know this already, but my previous ebook exclusive, The Five Stages, just recently became a paperback. Now, I know that I have already tweeted about this and instagramed a picture; however, I am now formally blogging that it is available on Amazon for $7.99, and the paperback version only will include the prologue and first chapter of my debut novel, Threatening Souls. Overall, I am happy with how it turned out, and the only reason why I put it into a paperback version was because everyone that I wanted to read it wouldn't because they prefer paperbacks to ebooks.
So, like I had mentioned in one of my previous posts, I was thinking about doing a cover of Asking Alexandria's Moving On. On Youtube, however, I had found both an original instrumental that someone did and then an acoustic instrumental that another person did. I like them both, so I decided to do both an original cover and acoustic cover of the same song. With that being said, anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge fan of rock and metal music, and Asking Alexandria is definitely a metal band. Even though I only own a few songs by them, I still love what they produce and decided to do a cover of one of their more "mellow" songs.
In this blog post, I want to talk about rock and metal and seven of the bands that I am currently listening to the most. This type of music is what I listen to whenever I write, and it is because of this genre that made me want to learn how to scream (and I can do screamo, but I definitely do not do it that often because it can ruin your voice). I find certain songs to be inspirational, and the work that must be put in to create these songs is incredible. Within metal, there are different subgenres, and the very first subgenre of metal that I had ever gotten into was Gothic metal (which is characterized by bands such as Evanescence, Within Temptation, Lacuna Coil, Nightwish, etc.).
The images and all but two of the videos in this blog post (the two exceptions being my two covers) are not owned by me, and all rights go to their respected owners.
Like I had mentioned in my previous post, one of my many New Year's resolutions is to blog more. Today, I had just gotten off of work (I worked from two-thirty to eight at Burger King and then from eight-thirty to ten at Arby's), and I wanted to unwind a little before I go to bed. Tomorrow, I begin my second semester of my senior year, something that I am not looking forward to because that means that I won't have as much time to write, edit, and revise. However, I had achieved a few accomplishments, which includes finishing my final draft of Bleeding Misery, getting to page seventy-four in my novel Twisted Ignorance, getting to page twenty-six in my novel Days of Darkness, getting to page fifteen in my novel The Nameless, and finishing the first read-through of Victoria Snow's new novel, The World of Phoenix: V. On top of that, I had worked many long shifts and still found a little bit of time to watch Markiplier and Jaclyn Glenn.
Happy 2015, everybody! I know that this is a rare occurrence for me, posting two posts in such a short time period, but I have some things that I want to talk about. Such topics have been on my mind for a while now, and I feel the need to get them off my chest.
So today, Markiplier uploaded a video where he put together a visual anthology of all his videos of 2014. While the anthology is playing, he talks to his fans about how grateful that he is for the opportunity that we gave him. Here is the video, in case you wish to see it.
I know that I don't really post very many blog updates, mainly because I channel most of my writing and creativity into either my books or school. However, I wanted to write about something a little different today. With the second and final draft of my next novel done, Bleeding Misery, I've been thinking about certain characters that I have created as well as those that have been created by others, namely antagonists. This is a necessary part of any successful novel, whether it is a tangible entity that opposes the protagonist or the protagonist itself. Anyone who knows me knows that I tend to favor antagonists much more than I favor protagonists, and here's why.
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I know I haven't posted anything on this blog for a while, but I just wanted to let you all know that I am now a reviewer for the Figment group Reviews for Free. If you have a Figment account and would like your story to be reviewed, make sure you check out that group.
As the title says above, I have taken quite a step back. Currently, I am working on revising and editing all of the Threatening Souls novels that I have written thus far, and the new versions of all of them will be available soon. Due to my sudden dedication to this series, I have decided to put off my other writings, though this will only be temporarily.
The title of this blog post is pretty self-explanatory. I am making an attempt at creating a dystopian novel, my first ever dystopian novel. Dystopian literature has intrigued me for the longest of time, so I figured I'd try to write a novel in that genre.
For those of you who do not know what a dystopia is, it is a negative utopia. Since a utopia is, by definition, a perfect society, one can only imagine what a dystopia is. The worlds portrayed in the novels Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and 1984 by George Orwell are both examples of this negative utopia, and even The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins has dystopian elements in it.
The title of my dystopian novel, as seen on the book cover that I've created a day ago, is Jessica, named after the main character and protagonist of the story Jessica Turner. I have yet to release a synopsis of the novel that will be featured on the back cover, but I can guarantee that I will release one in the near future. Also, I started writing this novel three days ago, and already I have posted the first chapter on Figment. I also have not yet created a section on this website dedicated to this novel, like I did with The Way You Lie. However, that is coming soon as well.