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Final Notable Quotable of 2013: Study Greatness

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“Study! Do your homework! I used to always tell you, do your homework. Get footage! How the fuck are you going to know how to be great if you don’t study GREATNESS?!” ~Tracy Morgan, 2012

Well, here we are. Closing out a third year of writing and telling narrative. This year was a very, er… MIXED year. I won’t really get into that, but I think it was successful in some choice aspects. The first book of The Twisted World came out, and we’re well on our way into the next book with hopes that it will also be out this summer. (more…)

Readers Love The Twisted World Verse One: The Dusk Harbinger

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I’ll let them speak for themselves.

“I absolutely love this book!” -Mel

“Once I started reading I did not want to put it down. When I finished and looked at the clock it was 3 AM!!” -Ruth

“The character development in this story is mind-blowing.” -Andrew

“In short: Dusk Harbinger, come for the characters, stay for the story, and finish begging for more.” -Erin

“The world is deep and well constructed – you can imagine a dusty shelf hidden away in a castle keep filled with books on the history of this world, its creatures, its inhabitants.” -David B.

“What a breath of fresh air to the fantasy world.” -Nikki

“I am avid consumer of dark fantasy, and truly feel that the Campbell-Potts team has hit the jackpot here.” -Chad

“OUTSTANDING development of the story and the people in it, can not wait till the next one comes out.” -David H.

So what are you waiting for? The people that matter, the paying customers, have spoken. Take the plunge with us.

The Twisted World Verse One: The Dusk Harbinger, only on Amazon.

~Oliver

Dusk Harbinger Updates: Glossaries, World Maps, and More

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Not a full post here, mind you, but some quick heads-ups regarding stuff going on with The Twisted World: The Dusk Harbinger that people might want to know:

  • There is in fact a glossary of terms; We are working on this diligently and all digital copies from Amazon will receive an update containing this glossary. Shelfari also provides a glossary of terms (that you can access straight from your reading device), but we’re debating the best way to sync these together.
  • There is also a world map of Su Nobieta. We are currently trying to figure out the BEST way to implement this (either as a very rich digital download straight here from the blog, or inclusion within the ebook itself).  There is also internal discussion regarding whether or not to make a full blown poster size of the map, because why ISN’T that fun?
  • The paperback of the book that is still being worked on (it is currently getting another typo pass for good form’s sake, which will be reflected in the ebook as well), and will include BOTH the glossary and world map. No ETA on this just yet, but “SOON.”

Thank you for your understanding.

~Oliver and Danika

The Twisted World: The Dusk Harbinger Released, And Is Free!

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Kurt Kathan, the accidental king of Gwenaelle. A man who has everything that any adventurer could dream of having, and unsure of what to do with it.

Sadah Loc, the woman from the land draped in near perpetual darkness. A beautiful songstress who can no longer sing.

Piotr Carlyle, a rather unremarkable boy with a remarkable ability to change the world. Yet he has no desire to do so.

Strange phenomena known as Twists litter the world of Su Nobieta, taking common place things and morphing them into seemingly impossible realities. Through chance, young Piotr is bestowed the power to undo the horrors that these Twists have wrought.

This is the journey of these three fated individuals, each deeply scarred by a harsh world. They will uncover the secrets of the Twists, the nature of the Gods of creation, and most importantly, discover themselves. (more…)

How Do You Destroy A Man? Or; The Difference Between Literary Fiction and Genre Fiction

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You better kill me afterwards, because if you don’t… I’m coming for you.

Some days ago, I posed a simple question to friends on Facebook (unlike other people, I don’t use Facebook for playing games and other tom foolery; I actually use it as it was intended in the beginning, as a communication medium!)

I asked them, “How do you destroy a man without killing him?” Their answers were intriguing and insightful. (more…)

Twisted World Book I: The Dusk Harbinger Sample Available For Your Consumption!

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It’s been a long, LONG time coming (4 years, actually. WOW), but today is the day that we start the gravy train on this. As of right now, the first 10% of The Dusk Harbinger is up and available for you to read, FOR FREE. No catches or anything ridiculous. Just jump on over to the sample page and enjoy it.

We’ll see you in July when the full book is released!

Enjoy, won’t you?

~Oliver & Danika

Notable Quotable: It’s Up To You to Make It Happen

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I waited there outside, and I was the first person when he pulled up. He got out of that car, and he was so beautiful. He looked right at me… and I didn’t know what to do! I mean, I couldn’t say anything, I couldn’t even move. I never even talked to him and he was RIGHT THERE… I still have that red bandanna.

The thing is, you never know, you know? Had I at least said SOMETHING…. you never know.

Anyway, the point is I totally realized, fate! There IS fate. But it only takes you so far, because once you’re there it’s up to you to make it happen.

~Jenna Elfman, Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)

What is fate? What is opportunity? Are they not the same thing? Maybe fate isn’t as complex as a series of events that will always play out regardless of the actions that you take. Maybe fate is just a synonym for opportunity, moments where everything is positioned JUST RIGHT for you to take an action, to move forward.  (more…)

Put Up Or Shut Up

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I’m the best basketball player there ever was, I’m sure of it. Even though I won’t practice, won’t dress out for games, and won’t study game tapes. Oh, and I don’t actually play. Don’t worry though, I’m totally the best. Just you wait world, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

Hey folks, it’s been a while. Been finishing up with The Dusk Harbinger, started a brand new video game review site with a whole gamut of talented first time writers, and have been hustling every day. But that’s not what I wanted to talk to you about.

I wanted to talk to you about cowardice of many writers, and why you need to knock that shit off. I’m going to give you some sternly and profanely worded truths. And if you can’t handle it, then you seriously need to ask yourself if you truly want to write, and want to be successful at it. Hold onto your butts, and if you think you’re brave enough to go on… then do so. (more…)

My Kind of Genre

We had a talk last night about genres, and Oliver has this really cool theory about how you can guess a person’s favorite by certain facts about their life. It was hilarious and fun (and a topic for another post). Thinking I was slick, I asked him to tell me MY favorite genre.

 

I want to go to there...

I want to go to there…


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You Like Rabbit in the Road? Okay, Show Me.

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So, Rabbit in the Road. It’s been out for over a year now. Over 25,000 downloads on Amazon, great reviews and many happy customers. Do you think that Rabbit in the Road deserves a bigger audience? If so, then I’d like to ask you to prove it. (more…)