The theme for today's #wedwipaesthetic is "Worldbuilding." I focused on how magic works in two key areas in "Mark of the Champion." . The first area is the integration of magic with technology. Fae City is a modern metropolis that runs on solar and wind energy, amplified by magically-charged power collectors. Smartstones are palm-sized minerals like smartphones that don't require a battery. They have microscopic circuitry engraved in the heart of the stone itself, connecting to the stone's natural inclusions and striations to form a pathway for the user's spiritual energy to flow through and charge the device. . The second area is how the individual uses magic. Some are gifted with visual magic by heritage, for example Fae and half-Fae, or people selected by prophesy. But all humans and other sentient beings can perform at least one kind of magic: "Your focus determines your reality." Yes, that is a quote from Qui-Gon Jinn from Star Wars, and I have found it to be true in my experience. . . . #fantasywriter#fantasyauthor#indieauthor#writersofinstagram#authorsofinstagram#amwriting#amediting#writingcommunity#aaemotc#anaccidentalepic#markofthechampion
This book looks awesome! Can’t wait to read it! • Synopsis: A nation's elite warriors vanished. A throne in jeopardy on the heels of murder. War flamed by a shadowy magical cabal. And the five friends who can stop it, banished as traitors. Accused of treason, Kingsman Elohl den'Alrahel seeks the truth of a betrayal that caused his people to disappear a decade ago. Now, he must give everything to shatter a hidden sect that usurps power from the throne. Nations burn and kings are brought to their knees in this dark and gritty sword and sorcery series from Amazon bestselling and award winning author Jean Lowe Carlson. A complex world of treachery, passion, sex, and magic, readers who enjoy Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time, Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicles, George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, or Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive will love this fantastic adventure. • • Will you be reading this? Have you already read it? Let me know your thoughts.
As I am hard at work, editing the book three of the Fire Salamander Chronicles, I wanted to give you a quick look at my #wip. Here is a small excerpt from the Fire Salamander Chronicles, Book Three. . *** . Gunz walked out into the open and halted in front of the car, touching the nearest demon with his sword. All three of them spun around and glared at him. He felt the nauseating touch of their demonic energy as they scanned him, and identical wolfish snarls stretched their lips. One of them whistled and the fourth demon joined them. . “What do we have here?” said the fourth demon, stepping closer to Gunz. “An itty-bitty wizard who brought a knife to a gun fight. Hey boy, your magical energy signature is so feeble, I wonder if you even know that you’re a wizard. Well, let me be the one to tell you – you’re a wizard, Harry!” . Gunz cocked his head, staring at the demon with a crooked grin. “Thanks, bro, I had no idea.” . He extended his clenched fist forward and slowly unlocked his fingers, one at a time. An energy orb, crackling with blue electrical discharges, twirled in the palm of his hand. The demon gasped but had no time to react. Gunz pushed the energy orb through the demon’s chest. The monster yelped and collapsed, a bleeding, gaping hole in his chest. A dark shadow separated from the dead body and shimmered into the ground. . . . . . . . . . . #thefiresalamanderchronicles#theburnswar#theburnsfire#urbanfantasybooks#urbanfantasyauthor#urbanfantasy#urbanfantasynovels#newbook#newbookalert#amwriting#amwritingurbanfantasy#ilovefantasy#writinganovel#fantasynovel#fantasyauthor#readwriteunite#writing#amwriting#amwritingfantasy#amwritingfiction#writerscircle#writingismylife
Leviathan is 100% complete (just eliminating tiny errors now), and will release July 4th, two weeks early. I have shared part of this intense action scene before, from the book's middle. In an attempt to save a young girl's life, Ramona must play a deadly game of cat and mouse with her abductor.
Fu semplice individuare il quadratino di pelle sul braccio in grado di trascinarli in altri luoghi e tempi. Tutti quanti provarono una leggera vertigine, per un attimo videro tutto rosso, poi si sentirono precipitare a testa in giù come se fossero diventati gocce di pioggia. Si ritrovarono in una via stretta su cui si affacciavano piccole case a due piani, ognuna dal colore diverso. I turisti continuarono a scattare fotografie e a passeggiare incuranti di loro, senza aver alcuna possibilità di vedere una ragazza alta con i capelli lunghi e neri correre verso la casetta più bassa di quella via di Praga, seguita a ruota dagli amici con l'aria affannata. #dianacorkelerunesegrete#dianacorkeilcornodellefianna #fantasy#fantasybooks#alchimia#alchemists#fantasybook#fantasybookseries#librifantasy#libridaleggere#dianacorkandthesecretrunes#dianacorkandthefiannahorn #bookblister #booksaddict#booksaddicted#giuntialpunto#booklover#instabook #bookstagram#bookstagrammer #book#romanzo#scrittrice#scrittriceitaliana#librichepassione#libro#libri#fantasyauthor #monicavirginioscrittrice
✨Let's get to know one another! . Hullo, friends! Since there are so many new folks around here, I thought it was high time for a get-to-know-you post! . I'm the author of The Songkeeper Chronicles, a YA fantasy trilogy where music is magic and one girl's song can shape or break the world. (And Book One is currently having a $0.99 ebook sale!) I also have a top secret project in the works that I drop occasional hints about. 😉 . 📕Fantasy is my genre of choice and has been since I was 7 and lugging around my massive copy of the LOTR. . 📗I love books that authentically hit you in the feels (i.e. that don't feel manipulative or contrived), books with incredible worldbuilding and epic action, and books with characters you can't help but get behind. . 🛶Kayaking and hiking are some of my favorite summer activities. . 📚Also hammocking with a stack of books. (Because one is never enough!) . ☕️Coffee is life. . 📖I reread a lot ... which sadly does nothing to reduce my TBR pile (ahem, Mount Everest). . ✨How about you? . . 📚Book Challenges📚 . #storyrealms [fantastical beasts] . #bookstawarriorsonmars19 [books that make you suffer - sorry, guys] . #tinylovejune19 [the sequel was better - well, this third book in the series if MY favorite.] . #allthebooksjune19 [set in summer: spring-summer]
This was my note to self this morning. Happily ever after is right now. There is never going to be a day in life where there are no challenges. Some challenges will be easier than others-- Deciding whether you want the margarita or the mojito at the beach when you are on vacation isn’t going to cause an existential crises. (Probably, I mean, it could be a very important question to you. I don’t know.) 🧡 Others are far more difficult--- putting one foot in front of the other when you feel like you have a mountain on your shoulders weighing you down, sick family members, financial burdens etc. 🧡 The important part is, there is no life without struggle ,and ridding yourself of your current problems will not make you happy. 🧡 The first two days this week my anxiety was on high. I felt like my body was vibrating with the pain and even mundane things felt like a night mare. It’s hard in those moments to remember to be grateful for everything. There may be no future when these days don’t occur but I can minimize them by being grateful I can feel, or something similar and not judging. I’m alive and how boring would life be without a few challenges? . . #thejourneyisthereward
Wednesday are self care days. They’re also my busiest day of the week! That’s WHY they need extra time scheduled in for self care 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was blown away by all the love you guys left on my post this week (with the picture of my bare feet walking down the stairs - ‘one step at a time’ 😉). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, in the spirit of being more open and honest, I want to share something with you... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I get SUPER anxious before going Live on IG! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know... probably not the BIGGEST bombshell 💣 but for so long I thought that admitting to any kind of anxiety would make me seem less ‘professional’ and, I don’t know... less capable? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I worried that anything less than perfectly poised would put people off - which I KNOW is nonsense... because I never feel that way about OTHER people! In fact, if anything, it’s the other way round: I find perfection really intimidating. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Why are we so much harder on ourselves?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The thing is... I LOVE going Live with you guys! It’s genuinely the most fun for me. I love chatting, hanging out and talking worldbuilding with you. So that’s why I have a routine I follow every Wednesday now to keep me calm and happy. It’s starts off with a shower and a face mask - and it ends with an afternoon nap 😂 (We go Live at 7pm for me, guys!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⭐️ So I am READY and EXCITED to hang out with you later today for our #onwednesdaysweworldbuild Live Q&A. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s gonna be all about beliefs and worldviews, and I have a feeling it’s gonna get deep... 😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Make sure you join me at 2pm ET (which is 7pm UK time) 💜 See you there! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Quick question: how do you ‘treat’ yourself when you’re feeling a little low in the energy , creativity or emotion department?
Detta är en kopia på Erik den Rödes hus. Erik den Röde var Leif Erikssons farsa, och alltså den som inspirerade Leif Eriksson till vidare färder västerut. Erik den Röde upptäckte Grönland, och Leif Eriksson upptäckte senare Vinland. Huset ligger på västra sidan av Island, i skuggan av den vackra Snefjellsjökull som ser ur som en sockertopp. Vi var där för några år sen och gjorde research inför skrivandet av De Nio Världarna, fantasyserien som utkommer hösten 2019. On the west coast of Iceland, lies this replica of "Erik the reds " house, in the shadow of the beautiful glacier Snefjellsjökull. Erik the red, was the one that discovered Greenland, and his son Leif Eriksson later discovered Vinland, believed to be todays Baffin Island. We went to Iceland some years ago, to do research in the writing of the viking fantasy serie about the Norse Nine Worlds, that will be published autumn 2019. Please follow #de_nio_varldarna for more info! #fantasybok#iceland#theworldtree#nordicmythology#norse_mythology #yggdrasil#de_nio_varldarna #the_nine_worlds #vikings#vikingship#vistoförlag#noatunforlag#lernberger_reklam #fantasyauthor