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Character Files from the ToiBox 3: Giovanni- Stats

ECGA-GGiovanni-bkBasic Stats: Subject EC: GA 3-Giovanni aka Gio

Full Name: Giovanni

Age: 200?

Sex: Male

Height: 6 feet six inches

Weight: 235 pounds

Origin: He was born of a human women of unknown origin somewhere in the New England area of the U.S. Information of the father is unknown.

Language(s): English

Character Traits: Soft spoken, short tempered, loyal, naïve, and strong willed.

Special Attributes: green thumb, empathy, protective, very intelligent, healer

Purpose In EC:GA: He is the hero that’s trying to find his way. All other character exist to either aid him or conflict with him.

Author Insights 03

authorinsightSo I’ve been thinking a lot about the whole idea of writing something every day. Am I less of a writer if I don’t? If I don’t, does that mean I’m in a rut or have a block? I go to work five days a week, but I don’t feel like less of a teacher when I’m not teaching. As a writer I should also read, but what’s more important, reading so many pages a day or writing so many pages a day. When did being a writer become so complicated?…Then I really begin to question myself and wonder if I’m just making up excuses for being unproductive and or lazy.

Writing, to me, is supposed to be fun.

When I ignore the rest of the world, it is.

I enjoy writing for many reasons and as with anything one enjoys I try to improve upon it, but I like having on own since of voice and style, even if others aren’t crazy about it. I don’t want to sound and write just like someone else. I want my voice to be heard. With that being said, I wish I was a better writer than I am.

To me, storytelling is magical and I really mean that. Not everyone can tell a good story and come up with ideas that others want to hear. I happen to think that’s the one thing I am really good at. I have a very creative mind, but turning that into a story that people want to read is very hard to do. Since I started writing by accident, I never knew just how difficult it would be please people when it came to writing a book. I never set out to be a writer, but I feel like it’s just who I am now.

Whether anything ever comes of it or not, I’ll keep writing my stories and sharing them with anyone who cares to try them out. I’d like to think that if I’m able to find so much pleasure and joy in the writings of others, surely someone can find the same in mine. So maybe I’ll never write the next great American novel, but few truly entertaining stories is pretty good to me.

For any writers in doubt out there, write for yourself. You’ll enjoy writing a lot more.

WIP Update 03

WIPUI’m still working on the outline for my adventure story. I think I’m pretty much done; I’m just not sure how much I want to share. I still haven’t settled on a title, but I have plenty of time for that.

Solomon’s Sword

The Redeeming Blade

The Land of Curses and Covenants

At this point, I’m done making alterations to Eternal Curse: Battleground. I’m going to read through it once more before sending it off for editing. With that being said, I have plenty to keep me busy with Eternal Curse: Covetous Angels. This story just keeps growing and developing in so many ways, but all in all everything is still lining up with the way I originally imagined the story ending. I guess I’ll just have to see how that holds up as I make my way through this third installment of the series…I’ll be slipping in tidbits about the second story building up to its release, which has no date at the moment.

As for It’s Like the Full Moon, all I can say it that it’s coming along.

Do you have a WIP update to share?

6 Sentence Sunday 03: ECB

This is a weekly meme hosted and originated by 6 Sentence Sunday.

Eternal Curse: Battleground-6 sentences from the prolog (a work in progress).

“Do you know why I haven’t killed you? Well, do you?” roared the mindless figure hanging over him like a shadow. He hunched over in a congealing pool of his own blood refusing to answer the pseudo-being before him. The pain he felt was immeasurable, but he was still a mighty warrior and righteously proud. He’d been robbed of his sight by the unsteady hand of a possessed minion welding a dull curved blade, and yet, Fred would not give is captor the satisfaction of degrading his honor by interrogating him in a false form.

Finally, Ivor approached and knelt before the now broken body of Fredrick, the visionary, and subsided as his shadowy host revealed the very edge of his being to great warrior.

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ECS Update 02

ECSUpdateHere’s what happening in the world of the Eternal Curse Series and Blog.

EC:B Survival Guide Updates coming soon!

Here’s what happened at the ECS Blog last week (1/13 – 1/19)

Guest Post 07: Gary Goldstein http://ecsuniverse.blogspot.com/2013/01/guest-post-07-gary-goldstein.html

Review 12: Coke with a Twist http://ecsuniverse.blogspot.com/2013/01/review-12-coke-with-twist.html

Interview 11: Gary Goldstein http://ecsuniverse.blogspot.com/2013/01/interview-11-gary-goldstein.html