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You all remember the hare and tortoise fable right? (google it guys) ^__^

Whether you are writing the next epic best seller or you are reading the latest epic best seller as an avid fan of (more…)


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The sword and lazer podcast has just recently turned into a vidcast! What does that mean to you guys? Well if you are a geek like me or enjoy your fantasy and science fiction books and would like a cool web show to help you pick out what to read and check out next then the already popular podcast series has just recently got its own youtube channel and website than you can check out HERE. Its essentially a book club that brings you reviews and news on everything that is of a sword and sorcery or sci-fi flavour.

The first episode is up and available to watch and features a great interview with Author Scott Stigler. Its a great interview as he talks about his new book “Nocturnal” and showcases a trailer for the book to give you a tease as to what to expect when you read it. I thought the trailer was a good idea too, I might think about doing a trailer for “The Book of Ascension”, could be a great way of exposing your project to a wider audience!

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Still image from the Nocturnal Book trailer! by Scott Sigler

Scott stigler also has a website HERE. Theres all sorts of inspiration I got from these resources so please check them out if you are not already a fan of  the content they have to offer. Cant wait to see what comes next from the Sword and Lazer team also.

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The art of writing


Hey peeps! found another gem of an article on the web that I thought I should share for any of my fellow newbie writers out there looking for some advice or special tips on writing better. If you are like me and have a passion for story telling yet dont actually have much experience in writing professionally, whilst at the same time have thrown yourself into the daunting task of actually writing a book despite the aforementioned facts then please read this nifty article  right here! ^__^

I enjoy reading such things and I’m learning a lot from doing so, after all what better way to up your game by learning from people who are already literary black belts? In the foreseeable future I plan on using sites such as those that allow writers to put excerpts of their stuff online for people to critique but for now ill stick to my current training methods and work on putting excerpts here on the blog first!

What are the methods you guys use? Obviously reading more books helps but unconventional or strange methods of inspiration and style development do you use to help improve your game? I would love to know so please do share and comment below.




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Sup guys? Hope all is well, I have not posted anything for a while as I have had a full plate what with work, assignments, Drug calculation exams etc, but never the less I am still here and I thought what better way to whet your appetites with a few images and a video that I have been scouring the web for in order to research certain themes and subjects related to my book.

I thought I would share some of it with you as it might help you start to get a feel and taste for the type of world that my story takes place in. I did share a nifty post a while back from a fellow blogger who had done a similar thing as a way of giving a bit of reference material for her readers, I thought it was a great idea and so her I am ^__^.

So just recently I have been looking a lot at architecture, executive/corporate office design of the gothic and Illuminati-esque nature and in particular more research about the Illuminati in general. The reason for this is, well the Illuminati are one of the major entities within my story and are the major opposition to my main character and his group/organization. Of all the people in the world that would want the book of ascension and its assets I should think that the Illuminati would most likely be the chief amongst them trying to take it for themselves and certainly the most powerful and wealthy enough to do so.

The Ascendants, people who are trained and schooled under the group who have the book of ascension and the current raining ascendant championing its cause, are essentially also a secret society yet have different values and codes of ethics. The research I have done was because I needed inspiration on how to write the scenes and places that appear in the book, so please guys take a look at the small sample of some of the stuff I have been browsing in order to get a feel of what I will write about.

And I promise I will post a snippet of a draft soon, until then just hold tight.

Secret underground entrences

An abandoned warehouse with a secret hidden inside, the entrance to what?

So yeah there is going to be a lot of cloak and daggery in my book, and secret lairs are a major aspect of keeping the “Book of Ascension” a secure secret.

A boardroom where powerful secrets are discussed and plans are hatched

Luxurious office couture where power moves are made and plans decided upon all within the secluded underworld of closed off locations across the world, but to what end will these plans effect the everyday persons like yourselves? You will have to wait to find out in the “Book Of Ascension” ^__^

The illuminati style version of a secret office of operations.

Again more secrecy and dark shadowy decor, its like emo executive chic.

Maximum security vaults, with Illuminati symbology

Here is what you might call a maximum security vault, amazing what you can find on google images ya know! It has some resembling symbols in the picture that look a lot like the all seeing eye which of course is a hallmark of the Illuminati. I might work something similar into my story.

Luxurious offices

So in my story there will have a number of interesting locations for some of the key moments in the book, I have been looking a lot of concept architecture to help fuel my imagination to write these places into the story.

And finally the end of this long post, I give you a little video from a video game that is not released yet called ‘The Secret World”, This short clip is a little monologue that describes the core traits of what and who the Illuminati are and so its good to get a feel for the traits of these people who I will be writing about. So Check it out.

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Just a quick share here guys, great post that I will take a leaf from and start doing here on the book of ascension blog, i think it’s a great way of setting your readers on the right track and helping them to see your vision of what your writing about!

In The Lavender Room

Hi  there.  The  beautiful  city  which  forms  the  title  of  my  novella,  the  city  of  Omalas,  is  a  big,  grand  place,  and  I  wanted  it  to  have  a  certain  feel.  In  my  mind’s  eye  it  appeared  to  me  as  something  a  bit  like  the  city  of  Naboo  in  Star  Wars,  and  also  Rome.  These  pics  below  made  great  visual  reference  points  when  editing  my  first  draft,  as  I  realised  I  needed  to  describe  the city  in  greater  detail  to  help  my  readers  envisage  it.




These  images  get  across  the  kind  of  vastness  and  majesty  I  want  my  city  to  be  endowed  with.  Omalas  is  an  ancient,  beautiful  city  which  houses  an  old,  old  secret  within  its  bowels — I’m  still  working  on  editing  the  first  draft  but  I  hope  soon  to  get  a  sample  chapter  up  on  here.  I  look  forward  to  you  reading  it,  future  fans!

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Here a nice article about helping youth to discover their writing ambition through self expression, I think it’s a great idea and a good thing to get involved in if you fancy a bit of writing related philanthropy! Click the link below! ^__^

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