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Category Archives: Age of Merrik & Sword Masters Series
Is the book always better than the movie? Are there any exceptions?
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.
Fans Asked For It, Now Look For It (Mature Content)
CONTENT WARNING – INCLUDS DISCUSSION OF “THAT KIND” OF VIOLENCE AGAINST OTHERS, INCLUDING AN UNDERAGE CHARACTER
Progress on Rise of the New Masters
A prophetic dream sequence…Eleya taking up arms against…Merrik?
Yes, audience, the development is looking good. I know there are no Jonas/Eleya shippers out there (except me) since their moments came in the screenplay adaptation, but there will be some moments in Rise of the New Masters. Stay tuned.
The Story of The Age of Merrik: The Anointing
SPOILERS BELOWI’M OKAY WITH SPOILERS
Rise of the New Masters Ending Written
I’m beginning to think I should start writing the ending first always. Well, it was easier to do since this was a sequel. Sequels are really HARD to write in my opinion. But at last, I have written (detailed outline) the ending of this book (Rise of the New Masters), now to write my way there from the beginning. Another great adventure in writing continues.
As a side note, I am considering not including Jonas in this one as he was greatly in love with Brianna who does not appear in this novel. Although he gets somewhat close to Eleya and decides what Brianna has done to her is wrong in the screenplay adaption, this does not show in the first novel. Although, I could just write in a few references or flashback scenes.
Writing and Frustration
Contains spoilers for the prequel Dark Desires and the sequel Rise of the New Masters:I’m Okay With Spoilers
Rise of the New Masters Continues
I’ve got several concrete plots going, and I have already written a draft ending–now just have to get there.
CONFIRMED RETURNING CHARACTERS:
Merrik, Eleya, Oroco, Zaedrif, ZIbiah, Zsastar, Jonas
Areya, Miriam, and Miriam’s new child.
There will be several new sword masters and old sword masters (that did not necessarily get mentioned in The Anointing).
Fan Q & A: Lianis (SPOILERS)
Fan Q & A about the character Lianis. Contains spoilers.I’M OKAY WITH SPOILERS
Fan Q & A: Sword Masters (Characters) (SPOILERS)
Fan Question – SPOILER regarding the Sword MastersALRIGHT, READY FOR THIS SPOILER