Monday, February 25, 2013

The Epic War is Nearly Finished

I have completed the rough draft for this novel, meaning the story in its entirety is basically finished. I will have to do some rewriting to improve the prose and make the words run together a little more smoothly. I will also have to edit for grammar. This is all the easy part. The interesting part will be reformatting. smashwords, through whom i hope to publish the ebook version has very strict requirements for formatting ebooks, and i will therefore have to struggle to adhere to them.

I will probably also be releasing a paperback on lulu, so i will have to have a particular format for that as well.

So as the man from the movie Finding Forester says, "The final copy you write with your brain, the rough draft you write with your heart." therefore this will be the part I have to write with my brain. I do hope to release it soon, however. Thank you all for bearing patiently, I hope you'll enjoy the book when it comes out.

After this is all said and done I will begin working on my autobiography.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Creative Art for The Artistically challenged

Blakthar Swamp is a treacherous place in the realm of Diamic, ruled by an evil witch in her dark lair overlooking the swampy wastelands. She deals mostly in illusionary magic, which only the strong of will and courageous in heart will survive without succumbing to madness.

Below is a primitively put together rendition of her Lair. I am not an artist and I'm sure it shows here, but it's all about fun, creativity and trying new things. I simply found a series of photos and used the copy and paste and masking AKA "selection" feature of Microsoft Paint to take segments from the real world and paste them cleverly into my own. And to think this all started with a photo I took of a black pitchforked shaped eraser i bought from a 50 cents novelty dispenser...thanks for viewing...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Horror Short Story Released: Guise Markets

Greetings faithful followers,

We are excited to announce the release of a new horror short story entitled Guise Markets.

This story follows the experience of our protagonist Jack, who obtains employment at a local grocery store, Guise Markets. Jack has just graduated high school and he decide to forego the college route pursued by his peers and jump right into the work force by applying at a local favorite grocery store.

In this horror short story he begins his position as an overnight stocker. Everything seems pretty normal and mostly mundane, however something seems a little strange about this grocery store. Items randomly fall of the shelves, shadows are seen out of the corner of the eye, and the longer Jack works there the stranger things get. Jack finds a level of comfort knowing he'll be working with his best and lifelong friend Lilac, and yet even she is not what she seems. Jack will discover that Lilac has a peculiar connection to the store and the company as a whole. Together they will unlock the  mysteries of this haunted grocery store, but they will find themselves in way over their heads as they awaken a terrible past.

Will Jack and Lilac survive the horrors that they awake? Will they unravel the mysteries of the stores history, or some things best left undiscovered? There's only one way to find out.

This horror short story is brought to you by Short Story Press, and available as an Ebook on amazon's kindle store, Barnes&Noble's nook store, and many other platforms. Check out this unique horror short story today and discover the secrets of this seemingly quaint and simple retail chain...if you dare.

Get your electronic copy of this thrilling horror short story today!

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