The Bewitching Book Novels



Left Blog Magic Title Design Writing Contest for The Bewitching Right Blog Magic Title Design

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Writing contests are a fun way to get your work seen by others. It’s also a great way to come up with ideas of your own when your faced with the torturous struggle of writers block. Focusing on a short story for someone else helps me when I start to struggle on my own writings. I believe part of it is because it helps to quiet the mind. Some of the decisions are already made for us because of the writing contest rules. Fan fiction has the same allure. We already know about the characters. We are allowed to place our favorite characters into our own fantasy situations.

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Left Blog Magic Title Design The Bewitching Character Contest Right Blog Magic Title Design

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 2:44 pm

The Bewitching Character Contest with Example pic of Madison Rockwell as Elyssa

The Bewitching character contest is now on! Anyone who’s read The Bewitching and checked out the website will have noticed the character page has pictures of how I envisioned my characters. Let’s add some more! The pictures used were from those who I knew that resembled The Bewitching characters both physically and personality wise, in some cases because I based them loosely off of friends.

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Left Blog Magic Title Design Hidden Bits in the Character Designs Right Blog Magic Title Design

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Design was something that was important for me in my novel. One of the interesting things with putting together The Bewitching was when I had to come up with a website and the graphics for the characters. Pulling off a dark website is difficult enough. The character graphics and design were even more of a challenge. One of the things I wanted to do when designing the character graphics was to incorporate some of the spiritual things I had read about colors and symbols. Like the book itself, I attempted to mix the fantasy with some real world things.

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Left Blog Magic Title Design The Bewitching, How it Started Part 3 Right Blog Magic Title Design

Posted on April 28, 2013 at 9:05 pm

By this time Twilight had come out. There were also a few great films I had watched that focused on relationships. One of my favorite TV shows at the time was the first season of Nip/tuck because of the dynamics of the relationships between the characters. Buffy the Vampire Slayer had also just ended not long before. While I had hated Spike in the earlier seasons, his love and hate relationship with Buffy was interesting.

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Left Blog Magic Title Design The Bewitching, How it Started Part 2 Right Blog Magic Title Design

Posted on April 28, 2013 at 5:34 pm

At some point it seemed I had written all I could think of in terms of relationships. Maybe I just became bored writing about the problems I saw in those relationships. I wanted to apply it to film, or to the scenes I use to write in classes, with my new understanding of human nature. I wanted a challenge and to see how deeply I could affect someone with what I wrote. I believe it was the famous actress Uta Hagen who once said that it was easy to get applause as an artist. To actually touch or connect with someone when performing in a way that you can bring tears to their eyes was a whole different challenge. When you do, that’s when you know you’re doing something right.

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Left Blog Magic Title Design The Bewitching, How it Started Part 1 Right Blog Magic Title Design

Posted on April 28, 2013 at 3:58 pm

When writing or doing anything creative, one of my odd curiosities with people who are successful has always been to wonder, “How did they get started?,” or “Where did the idea come from?” I think to some extent it might be normal for most of us, but particularly for those of us wanting to be actors and writers, or for any of us interested in the more artistic forms of expression. Maybe we’re wondering how to get started, or we’ve struggled for years and can’t seem to get anywhere so we look to how others began their careers. With the arts, and those who are well-known, their lives are out there for us to read through, and to see how they made a name for themselves. There’s that hope in us that maybe through them, or there experiences, we can discover a path there for ourselves to copy or modify in our own way.

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