THE VILLAIN ‘S FAITH IS CHALLENGED? THE HOWL OF CONTEMPLATION

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THE VILLAIN ‘S FAITH IS CHALLENGED? A very difficult scene to write because usually you don’t have the villain within the novel questioning their faith, spirituality and loyalty.  They are just usually bad, but I would say that’s what makes a good villain because it gives that character a little depth as well and allows the reader to explore what that character’s reasoning for doing what they do throughout the novel. 

REVISITING THE  VILLAIN

Rewriting chapter 15 for the 2nd draft I revisit Xavier the Villains POV within the first scene.  He has one scene in this chapter that reveals who he is and what he stands  for as a villain.

GOAL:  To find a way better way to  capture  the yearling pack

CONFLICT: Has an argument with Mary about his faith and loyalty to the Kraldire

OUTCOME: Adrian presets him with a solution

SCENE SYNOPSIS: Xavier reflects on his life after having an argument with Mary about not capturing the yearling pack.

SCENE WORD COUNT : 1631

In the previous chapters and scenes  with  Xavier   he  never  really   truly reveals his past and I  guess  I have him brooding  and complaining about  loving the Kraldire(Mary’s mother ) and losing her love.   However,  this  chapter he will  finally  contemplate  his faith .   and  whether  he is making the right decision   in being loyal to the Kraldire.

He  has had nearly  12,000 years to figure  this out . However,  at this   stage  in his immortality he is at  his breaking point  especially in this scene.   In the previous  scene  he  failed at capturing Sirena  and  he  also has failed  at  not only capturing the Arctos yearling pack  but also the  earth diver(raven)  and collecting the raven claw amulet .

So yeah  he  is at a breaking  point because he knows  if he  goes back to the Kraldire empty handed  this  time around  she will  kill him.  Even though  they had a thing   together he  seems  to think- no  seems to know that the  Kraldire  will  have no need  for him anymore.

What makes  matters worse is that  Mary(council member/companion)  caught  him  using Courian’s(the wolf god) name.  And  any mention of Courian   has been banned by the Kraldire.  So he   also has to deal with  Mary trying to blackmail  him  into loving her.  Because if  push  came to shove  she would  rat him out and he would  die anyway  by  the Kraldire’s hand.  

So his loyalty and faith  is tested  while  at the  same time trying to control  his fast paced descent  into madness .  

Towards the end of the scene  he senses  one of the yearling running from  the human town  in the mountain and  he  tracks them  intent on  killing the yearling .  However  ,  that plan goes array when the  yearling  , who reveals himself to in fact be Adrian  suddenly  proposes a  solution to  Xavier’s  problems.

What is this  solution? Well  I will be   continuing to write  it in the  next scene  of the 15th chapter  where it will be in Adrian’s POV. 

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MUSIC PLAYLIST CHAPTER 14: INSIDE THE YEARLING DEN

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CHAPTER 14 INSIDE THE YEARLING DEN

Completed chapter 14. The chapter is called Inside the yearling cave.

This Chapter was pretty heavy and intense. A chapter filled with a lot of reflective and judgmental moments for the characters and a lot of newfound reality moments for the characters. So, the music I chose for this chapter was kind of in-between being heavy and reflective but also action pact because there is another chase scene.  

So here is my playlist for this chapter 14:

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YOU’RE NOT MORTAL

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You’re Not Mortal is the 4th scene in the 14th chapter of the 2nd draft of the work in progress novel During the Blue Hour.  I finally completed not only this scene but the whole of chapter 14.  Let me tell you I was dawdling through this scene not because it was boring but because I had to rewrite most of it.   The new version of this chapter came to 8928 words. The you’re not mortal scene came to 3554 words total.  The longest word counts out of all the scenes and chapters so far in the 2nd draft.

SCENE SYNOPSIS: Sirena is finally told by Cristen that she is not mortal, but in fact a caninruh  and that she must stay with the pack in order to protect her, but her reaction is more than what is expected   from Cristen and Sirena runs off in disbelief back to her mortal community.

In this scene it is in the 1st love interest  pov ; Cristen and he has to convince Sirena that she is one of them.  I originally wrote the scene in 2012 within the first draft but it wasn’t this long.   It’s pretty much the same but the interactions and locations are somewhat different. 

In this draft Adrian shows back up to the group and in front of Sirena in the form of the large werewolf and ordinarily Sirena would be afraid, but she can tell the difference between Adrian and any other beast because of his apparent kindness. 

But like I said Cristen is the main POV   so his perception is warped in this scene but not because he is an empath, and he can sense the energies between both Sirena and Adrian.  So, within this scene there is a lot of tension because he is the alpha of the yearling werewolf pack and sees Adrian as trying to undermine him.  In reality Adrian has fallen for Sirena   and they are talking telepathically.  Cristen doesn’t like that. 

My greatest pitfall for this chapter is trying to keep the tension between the triangles.   In the other chapters Sirena’s attitude is not one of being afraid but curious, even though she uses the excuse she is going to find her friend it is also because she is curious about the teenage wolves that saved her from the bear.  However, she is still running away from them because she is in disbelief over the fact Cristen has told her she is actually a werewolf like the rest of them.  

Moreover, she runs away because she has to face this truth that is her   most hidden and dreadful fear in which she had tried to keep buried and locked within her dreams. 

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AUTOMOBILES- FORGOTTEN HISTORY

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Short question to fuse your mind and make you think. How was the automobile even possible in a world of generations of animal transportation? How did the sudden appearance of the automobile technology revolutionize a whole world within only 50 years who were masked in a technology dark age for over thousands of years only using animal transportation?
WHAT IS THE FORGOTTON HISTORY OF AUTOMOBILES?

I will explore this question and more in full on my new podcast documentary series Forgotten history coming soon .

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MUSIC BY : Defekt_Maschine from Pixabay

NEXT PODCAST EP. 11 WEREWOLVES IN FICTION ANALYSIS & REVIEW :The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains (COMING SOON)

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*UPDATE: The next podcast episode 11 will be a deep dive analysis on the serialized short story The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains. in my Werewolf in fiction podcast series coming soon. Check out the story and see what it is about down below.

What does a  seafaring adventure involving  a man trying to save  his father have to do with werewolves? Well a lot .

The  1838  Gothic Novel by  Frederick Marryat  which explorers the legend of the  Flying Dutchman,  a  tale about a  ghost ship  interestingly  also  includes not only other supernatural  components but a whole  chapter about  a werewolf.

This Chapter about a werewolf  was  even  expanded and serialized into its own short story  called  The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains.

Cleverly and remarkably written it told the story  of Kratz   who leaves to the mountains  of  Germany with his three children after killing  his wife and lover.

He distracts himself  with hunting wolves  in the mountain  but one day  is  intercepted  by a man and his daughter.  He  takes  them back to the cottage where his three children are.   After three  weeks of knowing the woman he accepts her hand in marriage  from her father. However  he  really doesn’t  know who he has married  because it is soon  revealed the  girl is a werewolf.

There is more that happens  but I liked   it  for  a  werewolf story  and to me  it sort of had  like a Moby-Dick vibe to it.   Give  it a read and let me know what you think .    

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HAVE YOU EVER  HEARD OF THE WHITE WOLF OF HARTZ  MOUNTAINS ?

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Russia’s Forgotten History & The white wolf of the Hartz Mountains Review Podcast EP. Coming Soon…

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So, I have been busy working and going back and forth on two podcast episodes.

I’m working on a new series called   Forgotten History. And while working on this first episode I created   some shorts history   questions to get the   mind to start to think about what the real story behind our history might be.

The most recent shorts were:

Pompeii (Forgotten History)

ROME(Forgotten History)

The first episode won’t be connected to these shorts right now but will be a full podcast episode about the forgotten history on the Rus. And I will continue with a whole series of episodes about Russia and exploring   different questions I had and how   it pertains to our history and the world. So please   if you   are interested in learning about Russia with me join me in exploring its forgotten history, coming soon…

The next project I’m working on is from the ongoing podcast Discovering the Blue Hour episode 11 where I will be talking about and going in-depth about the short story, The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains.   It is a part of my werewolf in fiction series within my podcast and I will also be discussing book end framing technique in writing and the history of magazine serials and how it’s on the rise again in the writing community.  I would love for you to join be for this episode if you like writing.

To catch up on what The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains is I wrote a post about it last year entitled:

WEREWOLVES IN FICTION :The Phantom Ship “The Flying Dutchman”

Let me know what you think about the short story before I release the podcast episode coming soon…

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POMPEII(FORGOTTEN HISTORY)

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Another short question to fuse your mind and make you think. Was Pompeii really the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah? You decide. What is the forgotten history of POMPEII?
Leave your comments down below. I want to know. Let’s start a dialogue.

I will explore this question and more in full on my new podcast documentary series Forgotten history coming soon .

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