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The Dark Tower series

The Dark Tower series

I’ve always been a huge fan of the dark tower novels by Stephen King. I won’t say that I loved every single book in the series, but I did love the overall story. Recently, it seems that I keep coming across dark Tower related things.¬†coincidence maybe, or is it just Ka. To be honest I’m not entirely sure and I don’t really care. I guess I’ll figure it out when I figure it out. Meanwhile, here is, I think, my favorite quote from any book…

 

I also stumbled across a Dark Tower wiki that I have to spend some time exploring now. here a link for your enjoyment as well.  http://darktower.wikia.com/wiki/Can_Calyx

Now, that would be epitome of cool. Someday having an After the Storm wiki page! Yeah I know, keep dreaming.

Back to work with me,

Don

 

Action scenes

Action scenes

Not sure if I’ve mentioned this lately, but I LOVE writing action scenes. It brings me a certain type of joy and excitement that doesn’t show up in the everyday writing process, at least not in mine. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy writing dialogue and descriptive scenes as well, but there’s something very cool about writing an action scene that actually gets your blood pumping.

You get to get into your characters head in a different way. You see there best and worst traits come shining through when they’re under that kind of pressure. I’ve seen my characters make great¬†decisions and horrible ones. Right now I’m in the middle of an action scene for my third book in which there are war weary vets who have been in countless battles along with rookies who have never been stuck, alone trapped by hordes of people who want them dead. They’re finally getting their first respite and I have a feeling that when they have a bit of time to settle down and realize how big and bad the pile of shit they’ve stepped in is that some of them may not handle it very well. Read the rest of this entry