— The Lost Words

Nine years of Dedoimedo means nine days of free books. I am delighted to announce the ninth birthday of my main website, to wit, we are going to have nine days of literary partying. The three books, The Betrayed, The Broken, and the Forgotten will each be available for three days on Amazon, free of charge and in reverse order.

Celebration

Image taken from Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Personally, I do not believe in writer’s block. I do not think it really exists. You can always sit down and write something. The only question is, are you going to be pleased with the outcome? Which brings me to the topic of mood.

Mood

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There. I’ve just initiated the process for publishing the fourth and the last volume in The Lost Words series. With some luck and hard work on my end, as well as that of my publisher, we should see this book go live in about 3-4 months. Oh, by the way, the book name is The Humbled. Nice, right?

The Humbled cover

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Trap? The trap is called the Kevin Smith trap, and what inspired me to write this piece is Kevin’s body horror film called Tusk. Basically, it’s about a guy anatomically turning another guy into a walrus. Are you disgusted yet? Good.

Walrus, trap, teaser

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Another one bites the typewriter. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve completed another novel. It’s a fantasy book, set in Biblical times, with all the lovely cliches you can think of. Heroic warriors, the Book of Revelations, the Number of the Beast, Armageddon, everything, and then some. Plus, there’s a lovely story, too.

Dragon

Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0; courtesy of wikipedia.org.

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Go figure, I’m feeling benevolent again. Which means you can lay your digital hands on a free Kindle copy of The Broken, the second book in The Lost Words series, starting April 8, midnight PST and ending April 10, same time. If you haven’t downloaded this one yet, and let me remind you of the lovely and lucrative Dedoimedo contest, then you might wanna put an entry in your calendar for later this week.

The Broken, proof 1

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Yes. I am happy to announce that I have started working on the publication of the fourth and the final volume in The Lost Words series. There will be no more books about Adam, James and the rest of them. This is the very last one, and the body count shall rise. You need not wait for 2055 for the closure. It’s happening very soon. To keep you entertained, here’s the cover image.

The Humbled cover

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One of the great challenges writers face is letting go. When you create a new character, you try to make it unique. Colorful. Realistic. And as different from yourself as possible. Otherwise, it just becomes a self-therapy for your alter ego, and your characters all look and behave a very bland and boring same. The farther you go, the more freedom you have. Then, you face a moral question. What is the one thing you will never ever let your hero do?

Morality teaser

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Recently, I started reading a 19th Century novel, The Black Coats: The Parisian Jungle by Paul Feval, and translated by Brian Stableford. Predictably, the book offers a very olden writing style. Omnipotent, with numerous interruptions from the author slash narrator, and frequent point of view jumps between characters. This makes for a somewhat hectic read. But.

Writing, past, future

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Admit it, some books are better than others. And not just because a certain author makes a better work with words than his or her fellow companions. Sometimes, it comes down to a purely emotional reaction to the setting. The Hobbit Shire, the Shannara world, Locke Lamora and his band of thieves. So if you had to choose, what is your ideal type of fantasy, as a reader and as a writer?

Fantasy style

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