THE WEATHER IS CHANGING;GET READY!

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Don’t you hate unpredictable weather? No matter , whether its rain or shine , you can never be quite  ready for it.  One minute it’s a nice sunny day and then BOOM ! The thunder hits and next thing you know it your drenched from the pouring rain. I should know because I’ve had it happen to me. But when   this type of weather comes you want to be  ready for it.  

Wait don’t worry. This is not a weather report or some ad review for new weather apparel . No .

I’m talking about the unpredictable weather of my work in progress  werewolf novel , During the Blue  Hour where  I  am currently on chapter 13 of my 2nd draft. 

In my second draft the weather at the start of the novel has been one way  for such a long time that when this terrible snow storm hits unexpectedly, the people of the mountain desert town, North Sun doesn’t  know what to do.

The storm  in the novel starts  off  lightly. But  even this is a surprise to the people because they have never seen snow before. Only in books. 

The  people of the land as I like to call them only know  the desert  and the heat. So when this storm  hits they have really no tools to combat it. They are caught entirely in the lurch of the storm .

CHECK OUT MY  OTHER POST ALSO ABOUT WHAT IS THE STORM IN MY WORK IN PROGRESS

From there I put all  the characters  of my book in peril. Even the background characters that are not mentioned .  Because  remember  the weather will be affecting the whole town.

But the characters that have to face the weather are put through greater  situations .

And by  dealing with the weather  changing they  are dealing  with themselves  changing.  Because  characters need to  change in the course of writing the novel.

And with the weather changing  it also  means  that the stakes are  growing  substantially for the existence  of the characters, bringing conflict in its wake. 

The weather as an environmental conflict  is a great way  to create  obstacles. Another villain of course 

It  also is represented by many symbols in my novel depicting a new awareness of each character of   what they are feeling .

The  weather changing is also foreshadowing a great  battle that will carry out  throughout the series  once it’s done . So my  character  better  be ready. 

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WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE USE OF WEATHER  IN FICTION?

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THE NOTEBOOK’S NARRATIVE FRAMING STORY & MY UPCOMING SHORT STORY  SIMILARITIES?  

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Everybody has seen or read Nicholas Spark’s the Notebook right?

Well if you haven’t, you should. I’m sorry I’m telling you what to do but as a writer it is a great book and of course movie to learn from on how to write the narrative framing story  .  

Why do I say this? Because Nicholas Sparks created his story using  the narrative framing technique . The thing about this story that Nicholas Sparks tells is it’s not just a regular flashback story or framing story.  It’s a story within a story each with their own conflict and structure . At the beginning you see an older man read a book to an older woman  about a young couple , Noah and Allie falling in love,  falling apart and then finding their way back together. And it turns  out that the  story that the older man is telling is of their own relationship.

This story is thus a mastermind and great example for the narrative framing technique as the main story is in the past. And then we later learn why the older Noah is reading the story.  It is because the older Allie suffers with Alzheimer’s disease .

Even though my  upcoming short story , IN THE HOUR OF HUMANITY  is a completely different genre   all together I couldn’t help but recognize the similarities to the Notebook .

SIMILARITIES

  • They both use the framing technique in the same way. Where each story , the one in the past and the one in the present have their own conflict and structure . 
  • They  both have older main characters that tell their story  about  when they were  younger.
  • Both stories . The Notebook and my short story have storylines that have characters dealing with  Alzheimer’s disease.

DIFFERENCES

  • The Notebook is a romance fiction novel  where my story,  In the  Hour of  Humanity  is a fantasy short story .
  • The Notebook  takes place in the present real world  where as  my  short story  takes  place  in the  ancient past  of another world .
  • The Notebooks framing is through Noah reading a notebook while my short story’s framing is through my main character Zios’s  eyes  as he  recollects  scattered memories

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WHAT  DID YOU THINK ABOUT THE  USE OF THE NOTEBOOK’S FRAMING  DEVICE  IN  THE MOVIE  OR FROM  READING THE BOOK?

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THE COMPETITION OF IT ALL: SPORT  RIVALRY IN FICTION & IN  MY NOVEL

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Rivalry in sports are a given and easily identifiable. Because there is an instantaneous villain and hero. You have one team against another . And boom there is rivalry . The stakes are high. The competition is fierce, and it is somewhat cutthroat rather  than life itself. Pain. Heartbreak. Corruption. Victory. All the perfect concoction for a great novel all rolled  up into one chaotic sportsmanship bow .  

I only  found a few novels while researching that has all the ingredients of the most  competitive sport   rivalries known to fiction. The ones that I could  find were about high school sport rivalries .

Troy High

Tiny Pretty Things

Some that weren’t  high school  sports rivalry fiction were

40 Love

Corpse de Ballet

Troy High tells the story of  Cassie  whose school’s team,  the Trojans football team rivals with another  school  the  Spartans .  When  the  head  cheerleader Elena  of the Spartans  transfers  to  Cassie’s school  and becomes  a trojan, falling in love  with Cassie’s  brother , Cassie is thrown in the middle of   two  warring  opposing teams.  It’s basically the  classic  tale of  Homer’s Iliad  retold  as a high school sport  rivalry  , competition story.

This story is by far the easiest example of the classic sports rivalry in fiction.  And easiest  type of sport rivalry for the writer to write .

The next novel  I found was Tiny Pretty Things,  which tells the story  of  3  ballerinas  from 3 different point of views  who all  dance  and are rivals at the same ballet  school. From what I read  of the synopsis  of this  book  it is  ridiculously intense and brutal. The rivalries extend  far for achievement   and  to become center stage in this novel. I mean spoiler from what I read of the synopsis ( ballerinas are literally pushing each other off  the roof  to  destroy  the competition)  Oh  crap, right? 

I think I would  actually  read that  for a  study in writing  teenage ballerinas rivaling .

This book seems to step up the rivalry game within sports making  the competition of it all thrillingly extreme.

This type of sport  rivalry  in  fiction may be  a challenge  for writers  to write but the challenge is worth it if  taken with  care and written well.  

The one thing that all four of  the mentioned  books have in common  within the sports  rivalry   fiction  genre is that the writers  add  a mystery  story plot to the  mix of the novel .   So it’s not strictly  just about the sport rivalry . Also  40 Love, Corpse de Ballet and Troy High all  add a romance story plot their main plots after  the sport rivalry  storyline.

I think that can be another  ingredient added to the sport rivalry  fiction .      

In my work in progress  werewolf novel , During the Blue Hour,  I also have a sport  rivalry storyline  thrown into the mix .  Although  not my  main  focus ,  the sport  rivalry  of ballet  can be seen  throughout my novel  between  my main  character Sirena  and her  nemesis Helene  who  battle it out  at the beginning  of the novel  for a scholarship  to dance  at the most  prestigious  school in  the fictional town  Stella  City.

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Similar to but not intense or extreme  as Tiny Pretty things( I mean there  is not  anybody  throwing each other  off buildings  for the scholarships )  there  is  a lot  of ballet  rivalry none the less .  There is a lot of bullying,  deadly  secrets , lies  and betrayal  between  my main character  Sirena  and her nemesis Helene that will be  slowly unraveled throughout the  novel. Helene  will  go far and to the  extreme  to get the scholarship and stop at nothing  or let anybody  get in her way.  But of course  My  main character Sirena  will not back down either to  obtain her  dream of dancing , especially  letting Helene  continue to bully her  into  giving  up the scholarship.   

There  is even a little storyline I have added  that  wasn’t  in my 1st draft  where  they were once close  friends  but then something tore  them apart . This will  all tie into  Sirena  finding out about being  a werewolf . But  I don’t  know yet  if they will make up at the end and become  friends through.  

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THE “HERE AND NOW” STORIES: WRITING  THE NARRATIVE  FRAMING /FLASHBACK   STORY

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I been dancing around this topic for a while now but I been  trying to save it since most of my short  stories  within the Blue Hour  Series  will contain  this technique;The narrative framing  or bookend with   flashbacks technique.  Or “the here and now story”, where the story is  just one long flashback .  

The reason  I’m setting up my short stories like this is because I want to create an anthology or some sort of Chronicles of the history of my world for my  main character .

You’ve  seen this technique before. It has been around since practically the beginning of  time.  It has been done well  in books like Canterbury Tales, The Odyssey  and The Notebook.

What are these two techniques? Why do I think   it works well together for short stories?  Is it okay to use  it as a main writing tool throughout your fiction piece ? How can you use it correctly.  Let’s  delve  deeper.

 What is these two techniques?

Framing devices  are a  unique and  strong  writing tool to use within the novel.  It is essentially a  story  within a  story told by an outside  narrator.  Whereas a flashback is a scene within a scene that transports readers back to a significant event in  the past. 

  Why do I  think   it works  well together  for short stories?

I think as a writer they  are not the same but these  two techniques can go hand and  hand helping each other out. Used correctly these two techniques can create a powerful hold  on readers allowing the reader the suspension of belief .

Flashbacks work well with a framing device especially when the main story of your novel or short story is  one long flashback where the character is remembering something. But the characters’ backstory must be interesting enough and matter for the effect of the flashback device to work well . And what’s even better the backstory  must move the story forward and be a plot catalyst. Plot revelations must arise that makes the conflict even more intense than what it was at the beginning .  

By using the framing technique it easily sets  up the story  and used as a guide for the reader letting them know what the story eventually will be like within the flashback . It also sets the tone of a story and can signal the main theme.

Is it okay to use it as a  main writing tool throughout your fiction piece?

Although using a framing device is a unique  and fun tool  and it is also basically  a challenging balancing  act  that is fraught  with  risk. It is said that a framing device can be too easy and seem like blatant exposition. Thus  the writer seems lazy .  So if you are going to use it make sure you ask yourself why  your story  needs it?

How can you use The Framing device correctly.

Hook  the reader  first

Make it clear you are  going into a flashback.

Find a trigger to  ignite  the flashback.

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REVISING  AND REWRITING THE NOVEL

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Rewrites can be a pain . I know from my recent experiences. Even now as I work on the 2nd draft . I find  myself still  rewriting scenes and changing characters names. But revising and rewriting is a vital  component to writing. Without it the story and characters might  suffer, fall apart  and readers  will  get bored and tired, ultimately throwing the book down .

So what do you do? How  do you revise and rewrite your novel ?

A revision is when you’re only changing the text, and not the story.

While revising you concentrate on the text and the way  the  scenes  flow.

There  are often minor changes while revising because you like how the story is.

Rewriting is considered totally different than revision. Rewriting  is more substantial .  Remember there is  also no editing in rewriting. Your literally taking out all the problematic potholes,  characters , and scenes within the novel.    

First off  remember that you  must not be afraid metaphorically to kill your darlings  from the page . So anything that doesn’t make sense within the story but you like it take it out and put it aside for another  time because you might need it for later . IE deleted  scenes. 

I  love my deleted  scenes . I  have by now a  whole pile of them.  Sometimes  I ‘ll  put them back in when necessary  if I’m rearranging the  story around.  Or  I’ll  save them  to make a  new  story with the deleted  scenes( I talk  more about that in the post A SHORT STORY / NOVEL CONNECTION).

How  to focus on reworking what we  wrote  to bring out the core  idea  of the  story . 

I did this after  finishing up my 1st  draft of my current work in progress  novel. But  to tell you the truth  it took a long time.  It’s quite the process. To find the core  idea of my work in progress  novel  I  ended up deconstructing  it page by page.  Scene by  scene , sentence  by sentence .

The next thing to think about  is trying to figure  out how you can  make it better than  what  and  how you  wrote it the first time.

This is what I learned  when working on my  first draft . You are going to have to change  the story whether  you want to or not. Sorry  but  it is  true .  I ended up changing almost everything about my story except for the main plot and the fact that it is about werewolves. When I read through my first   draft  I  found myself cringing at moments , most scenes preferably  in the beginning of the draft and   towards  the ends it was okay but still  needed a lot of work.

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3 SELF-PUBLISHING OPTIONS TO EXPLORE 

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Self-publishing is important. Especially important  if you do not want to and cannot take the traditional publishing route.   Self-publishing your work allows you as the writer to have freedom and creativity. And it won’t take you so many  years to publish your work. And you can publish it as fast as you want but make sure you edit your manuscript well. Lastly you get more upfront investment.

How do you do it through? What are some self-publishing  options?

Well I found out that there are a couple:

OPTION 1 : You can self-publish on your own and hire freelancers to help you on the way when needed. Freelancers included for self publishing are artist, editors, and distributors .

OPTION 2 :  You can self-publish by hiring someone to do it all for you.

OPTION 3:  Self-publish but work also with a traditional publishing house.

As I continue to complete my 2nd  draft of my work in progress werewolf novel, During the Blue Hour and it’s short story series I am also exploring my Self- publishing options.   I  will eventually go  with option 1 because I want to make all  the decisions about how my books and short stories are distributed and published.  

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MERLIN – ANOTHER CURRENT TV SHOW REWATCH & BOOKS THAT EXPLORE KING ARTHUR

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I’m currently rewatching a tv show that I have watched a dozen times before. One of my favorites actually. It is the BBC show Merlin that premiered back in 2008. When I say this is one of my favorite shows. It’s like number one of my favorites .

I’m currently in the mist of rewatching season 4, the episode where Uther pendragon is fighting that  jester dude that tried to kill Arthur.

That is enough spoilers for that episode but yeah I love that show.

MY FAVORITES OF THE SHOW

I have a lot of favorite characters which include mostly all the characters . The only ones I hate is Morgana and Morgause .  Everyone I liked including the characters that got murked by Merlin in the earlier seasons like Nimueh. Yes another   spoiler. Sorry about that but I loved  this show. That was such a badass episode.

Another favorite was the great dragon. I loved a part in an episode where he stayed  laughing so hard for what seemed longer than a minute at Uther marrying a troll.  Because this dragon hates Uther so much.  Although this episode was my least favorite.  

I had favorite episodes and I had dissatisfying ones. I won’t go into much details  because  I do not want to spoil it for ones that haven’t watched the show but to say the least the overall show  was satisfying but very different from the Arthurian lore.

DIFFERENCES OF THE SHOW VS  LORE

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King Arthur by Charles Ernest Butler (1903)

They included it all. The knights of the round table , Excalibur,the sword in the stone, the lady  of the lake ect.ect but changed up a lot of things within the show.

The main known difference is of course Merlin is not an old man   but a teenage wizard  and  comes to Camelot to study under Gaius,  I think  who is his uncle but the series doesn’t really clarify it . Which I actually like this change in a way.

Arthur  in this version  is not yet king but a teenage prince who lives under his father Uther Pendragon’s rule.

In this version Uther has banned magic. He doesn’t have anything to do with Merlin.  Merlin is not an advisor to the king but a manservant to Arthur .

Guinevere is also a  servant  in this version as well.

So those are mostly the main differences that were in the show  .

THINGS  I WAS  CONFUSED ABOUT

I didn’t understand why Merlin didn’t and couldn’t tell Arthur he had magic. This part of the show  was very annoying to me.  And also that Gaius, who I don’t believe was in the original  lore, why he was the one to always give bad advice to Merlin. His advice mixed  with the great dragon’s advice made Merlin’s actions wishy washy. And it did feel like everything that happened badly was all Merlin’s fault because of their advice . 

I was also confused about how Arthur was as a character. Even though he was strong, courageous, and noble he was also kind of mean and dumb  when it came to Merlin’s  use of magic. I mean he couldn’t wrap it around his  head   and understand that  Merlin had magic? This notion was weird  and every time Merlin would perform magic in front of him Arthur would  miraculously fall  out from a tree  limb falling down or what not. I did not like that about the show  because in lore he most definitely knew about Merlin’s magic. 

Oh and don’t  let me get started on that ending of the overall series. I was certainly confused about that ending. All  in and all the one thing I wanted to see in the series was Merlin mentor Arthur. But that never happened.  And that’s  where  they lost  me. I wanted them to go deeper into the lore. They sure had enough seasons to do it.

Instead they just skimmed the surface of the lore. Half of the episodes of  the 13 episodes  from each season were  basically  filler  episodes  about   banished  sorcerer’s  or  magical creatures  that  came  back to Camelot  to exact their  vengeance on Uther for banning  magic.  Okay I get  it .  It makes  sense  to have them come within the first couple episodes  but get to  the main  lore of  Arthur   and Merlin after a while . 

Another thing was they spent entirely too much time developing  Morgana ‘s storyline  into  an evil  sorceress . And then  the reason they gave was because Uther  lied to her about who  she really was. To me it felt  like a  very weak  reasoning.  

I don’t  know but they spent half of the overall series with her storyline . I wish they could do another series with the same cast like they have done with all the other shows that I have went off the air and came back. One site I found were these writers created an additional series 6 that finishes up the storylines pretty well and they bring it into the present called Merlin Kingdom Come . They wrote 13 screenplays that were written very well. I read the whole season in like 2 days . This would be perfect for a reunion series.

I can’t get enough of Arthurian legends . I’m  going to start exploring  some fiction books about the lore. I always loved the legend itself so much .  And I’m probably going to  write a Arthurian tale one day. I already have some ideas for it rolling around in my head but first I have to finish my work in progress novel During the Blue Hour.

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FOR MERLIN FANS , WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT THE SHOW? ALSO WHAT ARTHURIAN TALES HAVE YOU READ?

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A FUN NEW MUSIC  PLAYLIST  FOR  IN THE HOUR OF HUMANITY  SHORT  STORY

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IN THE HOUR OF HUMANITY

SHORT STORY

So if you haven’t read my other post I’m still working on the short story , IN THE HOUR OF HUMANITY . It will be coming real soon . As you know it is a story that takes place in the past. A flashback of memories that my character Zios has at the beginning of his humanity from wolf to mortal.

THE MOOD

In the desert land of a 2nd reborn world similar to an ancient time period of our world that will be in the vein of AZTEC civilization . The reason why I say in the vein of is because my story is in another universe all together but you will see some similarities of the Aztec mythos when you read the short story .

The whole Blue Hour series itself will also have Greek and Viking components and similarities . As the main character in this short story is named Zios.

So here is a fun new music playlist for this short story IN THE HOUR OF HUMANITY a short story that is part of the During The Blue Hour work in progress novel series.

It is mostly all instrumental accept for a couple of songs.

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A SHORT STORY / NOVEL CONNECTION

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While I’m taking a small break from my novel chapters,  which I’m on chapter 13. I’m almost finished with the short story, In the Hour of Humanity. Yes. Now I am at 3382 words.  And I didn’t expect it to go this far. To  sketch a whole other storyline out, different  from what I originally had. The story has spun into a whole other something. And writing this story is quite fun.  

Writing the short story in parts, I write the story of Zios , an old  mortal man who was once a  wolf, now bound to a wheel chair. Using the book end frame technique starting with Zios’ s present, I careen into his past, beginning at the  very hour of his humanity.  And I follow him through his mortal journey as he struggles with maintaining his werewolf  beast and visions he develops when he touches any mortal or object.

I know what you’re thinking . We don’t want to see or read a characters backstory. We want to see them in the present. This is sloppy writing.  Terrible way to start a  story. But I  don’t believe that’s true because there is a short story /novel connection.

His story does not end there in his past . The end of the short story will  tie in nicely to the  work in progress novel up to its present where the novel story begins. There will be a lot of  explanations and references  to different  places and  people who will be mentioned and seen in the novel.  And  I might add an appearance  by a  young Sirena, so the reader can know and see  how connected  the two  stories are to each other.  It  will make the reader understand during the blue hour better.

Even though I create new scenes for most of the parts, creating new characters in the  process,  I also use a lot of  deleted scenes from old drafts that I have written before. These scenes are  from mostly my work in progress novel  that I cannot use within my 2nd draft  because I sort  of took the character out of my 1st draft. But he will make a small appearance  in my 2nd draft. 

Even though I’m not finished with the short story I have most of it finished but  all of it outlined. So what I want to accomplish with the short story pieces is for it to be more of a companion or addition to the work in progress novels.  The short stories will never be something that takes away from the main stories. They will all be connected in some way.

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WEREWOLVES IN POP CULTURE: THE EARLIEST SURVIVING WEREWOLF FILM

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Wolf Blood,1925

Did you know the earliest surviving werewolf film was a 1925 silent film directed by George Chesbro and cinematography by Lesley Selander, entitled , Wolfblood: A Tale of the Forest. This werewolf age old classic was once believed to be the first werewolf film ever in existence but it is in fact not true. ( I will talk about the first werewolf film in a future  post.)

This tale  that involves dreams about  a pack of  phantom wolves and  two rivaling lumberjack companies which has turned  bloody. Tells the tale of a lumberjack , the main protagonist of the story who falls down ill due to the rivalry and needs a blood transfusion. But for some reason no one will volunteer so the doctor uses wolf blood on the lumberjack.

However this film has faced plenty of criticism preferably recent in 2016. The critic says that the film’s pace was not only sluggish but disappointing because there  was no actual wolf transformation that took place. Therefore, it was crude even for its time.

I don’t know about that. Maybe the critic didn’t like action like western films, as both the director and Cinematographer of this film Lesley Selander and George Chesbro, were both widely known mostly for thier western films. But you can take a look for yourself and be the judge as the film is in the public domain.

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