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Sunday, 5 October 2014

I always forget to post things on here.

Well, I was going to post character art, one character at a time - but since the last post, Thomas' illustration has been updated - also, I've since come up with a potential title for the book:

Left to right: Jamie Hays, 16 year old human, Hannah Eloise, 20 year old human, Elizabeth Angeline, 21 year old witch, Suzanne Angeline, 19 year old witch, Thomas Denson, 19 year old part-zombie and Mitchell Day, 16 year old human.

Hopefully their outfits will help give you an idea/incite into their personalities.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Character art!

As an artist, I find it helpful to create visual stimuli to help with the writing process of my book.

As you know, I've ceased the production of 'Sam' because it has a shitty plot, invented up by the 14 year old version of me.

So from now on, you'll only see posts of me updating you on my 'Zombies book'.

Anyhoo!

Here is a fashion illustration of one of the outfits I could possibly have 'Thomas Denson' in (although, I'm not 100% sure, just because it's not as scruffy and dark as I would picture him. Which is fine, this is only the first example, and it gives, at least, a general idea):


"I swivel ‘round, put my Doc’s on and start rolling a cigg as everyone else is panicking. Crandall sits next to me and starts revealing his plan of action or whatever."
- Thomas Denson

Chapter 12


Friday, 18 July 2014

Damn..

So I know I've not written on here for a while, and I could say sorry, but I'm 98% sure that nobody reads this blog anyway...

So I've recently come to the realisation that I'm not a huge fan of the book I've been writing - the one I've not decided on a name, but call 'Sam'. I started planning it when I was 14 years old - And I'm 19 going on 20 now, and I don't relate as well to 14 year old me's ideas - she was young and naive and really had no idea how to construct a book.
I could spend time fixing it - but that would take forever.
I probably will though - just because I would always have it in the back of my head gnawing away at me.

I am, however, making progressions with my Zombie Apocalypse novel. I've started writing in a peculiar way - I find myself writing at strange times of the night, writing chapters that I've yet to include because I'd have to sort an order first. I started a small plan, so it shouldn't be hard to fill in the gaps - and honestly, I'm enjoying this method more - because it means that I'm not waiting around for my inspiration and motivated idea's to be allowed to be included - and writing them down whilst they're still fresh and exciting.

On another note!!

As some of you may or may not know, I am an avid film maker - amateur, but brilliant - and soon to be professional, after my first my paid job - as up till now I've been doing a lot of work for either myself or pro bono.
But anyway! When I'm planning short film idea's, I often find myself writing monologues instead of a video plan. But I think It might be a nice idea to start posting some of these monologues - Maybe it'd give you a chance to get into my head. See how I work a little bit. I was about to start a blog just for them - but then It made sense to post them here - because although they're completely unrelated to my books - they still make for interesting reading material.

What I do ask, is that, you don't use them for your own use - and if you do want to - then you can email me, and ask me about that.
Also, if something takes your interest as an actor/film maker/creative person - and you want in on trying to create a film based on a piece of my work - then feel free to hollar at me and I'll be more than likely to be game to make that happen. I almost never pass up on opportunity to make a film.

I'll post soon!
Banarn

Friday, 31 January 2014

p.s

I have a friend from my school dayz, and she has a book out!
She's a brilliant writer. She won the poet laureate competition in 2013, I believe.
Her writing is incredibly poetic.
You should definitely check her out:
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BethanieHardie
Her blog: http://bethanie-hardie.blogspot.co.uk/

And also, of course!, go purchase her book!!:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/An-Immortal-London-Corruption-ebook/dp/B00E9RGXEM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375433753

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Publishing situation..

So during 2013 at some point, I'd spent some time researching self-publishing and publishing, and at some point during this research, I apparently signed up to be considered for my own publishing consultant.

I think it was last week when a nice man rang me on my phone, and my being socially awkward, hung up after he said hello. He rang again, almost immediately after the previous call, so I asked a friend to answer instead and find out what he wants. He then had a conversation with the man, and I had no idea what they were discussing, but Jord then told the man on the phone to call back in 5 minutes. When he hung up I was like "What the tits mcgee?"
to which he replied "It's about publishing your book"

So then I was like "sheeeiiit"

I had started walking to the bus station with some friends in the pouring rain at night, and I received another call. I was supposed to be walking with Aidan B, but dude was late for his bus and had begun sprinting. 
This man on the phone, asked about my book, and if it was done, and how long it would be till it'd be done and how he had been assigned to me as my publishing consultant - which was freaking me out. I then stopped him talking and requested an email instead, as I was speed walking to the station in the rain and could barely concentrate.

I then hung up and slowed down to reveal that I had a publishing consultant, which the other two people walking with us had congratulated me on and offered his services for illustrating the cover - which was nice of him.

So, I was initially quite excited about this entire situation - but then I got home and I felt the pressure. And I didn't dig that - I'm a very laid back person, or at least, I like to be laid back. The more stressed I am, the more un-productive I am. And with the stress of college already among a tit load of other things, focussing on publishing just seemed like a daunting experience. So I sent him an emailed reply, saying that I'd prefer to not focus on my book and publishing at this time, and just focus on my studies...

When I've finished the book, I think that I might like to re-look into publishing - but I wouldn't want to self-publish.
Self publishing can be expensive and the success rate is not as high unless you know what you're doing. 

Anyway yeah - that's the story of how I had a publishing consultant, for like, six hours... maybe less.

Friday, 17 January 2014

#BackInAction

After doing a tit load of research, and then forgetting about it for a few months, and then re-remembering about it, I went ahead and bought an external hard disk enclosure.

It's this thingy maboob, where you put an old hard drive inside, screw it all together and then using a USB, plug it into your laptop like it's an external hard drive (like a large memory stick).

Which means, you simpletons, I've got my book back!
The one that I initially called 'Cyborg Sam' - which is incredibly unfitting, considering that I switched the idea of her becoming a cyborg long ago, so for now, is called just 'Sam'.

I added in a few chapters that I'd written on my phone, and neatened it out a bit. Which gave me the chance to catch up on my gurl Sam. p.s the story is getting hella juicy!

I hope it finishes in under the next 20 chapters though.
It's just that I'm going through a tit load of chapters, and I just want the juicy juicy stuff to happen. And people to die and fight and I don't even know. But I want stuff to happen. Which it will. Because I'm in charge bitchez!

Anyway, like the title says #BackInAction #bitchez

Friday, 20 December 2013

"I'm really not sure what happened - I remember crying a lot. He started to drift away from me, and I started reciting a spell - but this was a spell that I'd never read before..."

- Suzanne Angeline

TheUnamedZombieApocolypseStory