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Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior

By Eugena On June 8th, 2014

Among the so many other things I did this weekend, I worked a bit on Shinigami, knowing how the main character is at “Act 1” and will be at “Act 3” (more of screenwriting terms here than prose writing), I believe it’s important to keep showing her as being true to herself. I think sometimes it takes genuine courage to do that. And it will for Shirayukihime. Just as it will for Eleya in Rise of the New Masters when she faces a truth she would rather forget. Although important in Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, this idea is not really from that series. I think it is a strong idea present in many works. The idea of being true to yourself is among the best things you can commit to. After all, who wants to be lying to yourself? Of course, in great contrast, I do have characters that are. Brianna, for example.

I think that by writing scenes with that focus for the characters that adhere to that philosophy really fleshes them out, first of all for me, then also for the audience. I’m looking forward to writing the hard scene is Rise of the New Masters, where Eleya and a few minor characters will be dealing with something that really puts what they believe in, including themselves, to the test. And in Shinigami, Shirayukihime must realize her error and choose to deal with the avalanche that is its aftermath.

Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior, and these characters won’t be backing down.

Favorite Character Moments

By Eugena On June 18th, 2013

Hello out there, Readers and Fans.

I’ve been a very long hiatus from both blogging and writing, well fiction writing that is.  I thought I’d return with a few of my favorite moments.  My favorite comedic one has to be my very short spoof, A Modern Medieval (Picture Perfect).  I laugh every time I read that over, even though I know what’s coming.  As for The Age of Merrik: The Anointing, which I know some of you are familiar with, here’s a list warning: spoilers.

SPOILERS:

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Progress on Rise of the New Masters

By Eugena On February 12th, 2011

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

By Eugena On February 12th, 2011

SPOILERS BELOW

I’M OKAY WITH SPOILERS

Rise of the New Masters Ending Written

By Eugena On February 12th, 2011

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

By Eugena On February 12th, 2011

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

By Eugena On February 11th, 2011

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

and

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: Sword Masters (Characters) (SPOILERS)

By Eugena On February 11th, 2011

Fan Question – SPOILER regarding the Sword Masters

ALRIGHT, READY FOR THIS SPOILER

The Age of Merrik: Perspective from 2007

By Eugena On February 11th, 2011

An old blog post from 2007. Reposted.

For those of you who have read previous versions of The Age of Merrik–which officially reached back as far as 2000–you will be pleased to know that Cle’an plays a more important part. The sword masters (mildly referred to in the 2000 version) have a much fleshed out history and are truly legendary.

Zaedrif’s role has changed throughout the versions. Beginning in the 2005 version, Zaedrif is hailed as the great Prince and Sword Master of Nemea–a land further explained in this final version.

Working on the screenplay adaptation helped me to develop Zibiah, Zaedrif’s sister, and Cle’an’s admiration of Eleya.

The most recent change to the series is the place and function of “The Journey”. It is a place between the mind of the present and the mind of the future where only sword masters may go. Eleya’s position as the Sword Master Regina has become more important and will be more so in Rise of the New Masters.


from a recovered portion of a 2007 blog post

Defining Characters (Spoilers)

By Eugena On January 14th, 2009

. . . Blogging at 11 . . .

“AHEM” SPOILERS!