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It’s That Time Again

By Eugena On December 6th, 2011

It’s December and that means exams. Thankfully, this might be my last December of exams ever. What a milestone.

I’m sure a couple of you readers out there are wondering, “Where have you been?” I’ve been pretty much antisocial the last month, diving into the books even more than usual and finishing up a writing assignment. It’s at this point I could be jealous of well-established writers that don’t even have to write to make money and can take whatever time they want to turn our their books. I could be but I’m not.

I’m still working on various writing projects, but they are taking a big backseat to everything else in my life. I do work on scenes here and there, and I am coming up with a very awesome finale to Shinigami #1.

Expect to see more in about 2 weeks when I may or may not move the blog to my own server. My new host for the auxiliary sites seems to be reliable – aside from that wiki hack. Spam bots are pretty tough now. But I think I’ve found some lock out methods for mediawiki.

That Obligatory Romance (Mature Content)

By Eugena On November 8th, 2011

Mature post. Not for kids!

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Ode to Donzago (Mature Content)

By Eugena On November 8th, 2011

MATURE REFERENCE BELOW:

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Some Writer’s Advice (Mature Content)

By Eugena On September 14th, 2011

Mature reference below:

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Is the book always better than the movie? Are there any exceptions?

By Eugena On August 31st, 2011

A WordPress Prompt Post — Audience, what do you think?

No.  Nothing is ever always better than something else.  Usually for those of you who read a book and enjoy it then it is a disappointment to see the movie or television adaptation.  It will never be similar enough (some exceptions).

As a writer, technically, I could write anything any way I want.  Novels are generally written as they come to me and I edit them.  Structure per se is not a necessity.

Movies, however, are an entirely different story.  The majority of American scripts are written in a particular formula or structure. There are certain variations and sometimes trend changes.  To a certain degree, I have started planning my novels in the same structure as a screenplay, at least for its backbone.

An example in action: Number of Characters

The Age of Merrik: The Anointing has a very large cast.  I will be cutting down on that cast in Rise of the New Masters but will probably be expanding it in Dark Desires since it focuses on the sword masters. When I wrote the screenplay adaptation of The Age of Merrik: The Anointing, however, I reduced the number of characters and turned The Four and Miriam into two characters.

Movies and novels are generally different.  They usually can be both appreciated.  Fans may not like a book’s adaptation.  I think the Stardust movie is much more enjoyable than the book.

Writing the Hard Scene (Mature Content)

By Eugena On August 24th, 2011

EXTREMELY GRAPHIC MENTIONS BELOW – PLEASE DO NOT READ IF DISCUSSION OF “THAT KIND” OF VIOLENCE WILL DISTURB YOU.

I Can Handle the Discussion

Fans Asked For It, Now Look For It (Mature Content)

By Eugena On August 21st, 2011

CONTENT WARNING – INCLUDS DISCUSSION OF “THAT KIND” OF VIOLENCE AGAINST OTHERS, INCLUDING AN UNDERAGE CHARACTER

PROCEED:

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No News on ADR Article

By Eugena On May 29th, 2011

I assume my article will be coming out in August 2011, but I have not heard anything more about it.  Watch the blog for updates.

Progress on Megami Pandora and Shinigami Story

By Eugena On May 29th, 2011

I’ve been doing some work on fleshing out the characters in this story.  I will be focusing on these two stories and my “Phoenix” story this summer.

Happy Memorial Day.  Have a Safe One.

Thank you to our brave Americans and their families and the troops of our Allies.

New Publication: Never Take “Yes” For An Answer

By Eugena On March 23rd, 2011

My alternative dispute resolution paper, Never Take “Yes” For An Answer: Negotiating With the Japanese will be published in the upcoming International Law Journal of the Appalachian School of Law.  It is a new publication so I do not have many details at the moment.