Posts Tagged ‘Realm’

Why Do You Love to…?

Have you ever wondered why you love to do something so much? One of my favorite things to do is write. I loved seeing words form on the pages of my journal. I love painting images through words typed on a blank page, only to have them spring to life again in someone else’s imagination. I love to feel the
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Do You Have a Backstory?

One of my favorite parts of writing fiction is creating backstories for my characters. I love to get in their heads, find out what makes them tick and see what it makes them do. Wait, I’ll back up. Some of you may be wondering what a backstory is. Here’s a definition of “backstory” from “a narrative providing a history or
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The Power of Love–Is It Really the Strongest Power?

In an ancient text, there is a description of love that has lasted for centuries. It describes love as patient, kind, always hoping, and believing the best of others (among other things). In The Realm: The Awakening Begins, I talk about how love is the strongest power there is. There are times when I write about things, and then there
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Transported: Is It Supernatural or Technology?

Have you read 2108: Eyes Open yet? There’s a lady who gets transported from one place to another, seemingly, through a closet. Jewel (the main character) thinks it’s via some sort of technology she’s never encountered. But is it? Could it be a supernatural transportation? I went to a party the other day and ended up sitting next to a
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What’s in a Dream?

Have you ever woken up from a dream and known it was something special? Something different than your other average dreams? You may not have been able to put your finger on what made it different…but you just knew it meant something. I have had dreams like that. A lot actually. I think I was in high school the first
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Who Says You Can’t Have a Theme Song for a Book Series?

I like music. I love to sing and I play various instruments…to varying degrees of proficiency. As a result, whether one of my characters is singing a song, listening to their favorite music or describing music they’re hearing in a certain scene, music has a tendency to creep into my books. So why not make use of it and branch
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Do You Read Out Loud?

Sunday, we had a party to launch 2108: Eyes Open on the West Coast and celebrate the completion of the audiobook of The Realm: The Awakening Begins. Some of the actors who read for the audio book were able to be there and it was fun for everyone to hear some of the finished product. My favorite part however, was
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How Real is The Realm? (Part II)

Much to my friend’s surprise, the slum setting of The Realm: The Awakening Begins is based on true-to-life places. I wrote about this in my last blog. What Ididn’t mention was that my friend also thought all the shaman/magic activities of Adan and his father, were totally fictional as well. I did make up Mahalan, Ivah and some of the
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How Real is The Realm? (Part I)

I was talking with a friend of mine the other night. About a year ago, he read my first  book, The Realm: The Awakening Begins. He really liked it. But as we talked, I realized he thought the book was written about some made up fantasy world, nothing like our own. Really? I was surprised, but maybe I shouldn’t be.
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