Inspiration for Demons in Rune Mage

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In Rune Mage, summoned demons play a part in wreaking havoc in the country of Karma and serves as a point of hatred for Seiren Nithercott, the main character, due to the demons’ wildness and propensity for destruction. They are actually based on real-life creatures, up-scaled in size.

From Chapter 1:

Orange skin with reptilian spikes covering it from head the toe, the demon crawled on all fours, stumbling into the debris of the wall it had destroyed on its descent, blinded by Seiren’s rune. Long curved claws clacked on the stone ground. A large mouth stretched across most of its face from ten feet high.

A bearded dragon.

The black and white lizard featured in end of Chapter 1 and throughout Chapter 2 is an Argentinian Black and White Tegu Lizard

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Meet My Villain #3 (Rise of the Vengeful Dragon)

This post is about one of the villains in my fantasy novel Rise of the Vengeful Dragon, which is free to read on Wattpad. As with all “Meet My Character” blog posts, this contains **SPOILERS**.

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Wattpad Spotlight: A Will of Steel

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As a renowned Drak Rider, Rhiannon Elers and her dragon, Iberax, fly all over Ilrion exploring what she never got to see when executing quests for her Master. All of a sudden, that new-found freedom is pulled out from beneath her.

Now on a mission for the king she has to find the Orb of Egregious in the forbidden Dark Lands. Not only will she be traveling all across Ilrion for this orb, but she has to do it with Darrin Hallacre – a fellow Drak Rider and the king’s pet. He is as charming and handsome as he is mysterious, and Rhiannon’s heart and mind is put to the ultimate test.

And just when Rhiannon thought she knew everything, a shocking truth forces her to take a step back and question everything, even herself.

Rhiannon will endure a quest that will not only alter her life forever, but prove that a will of steel is what she needs to survive.

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Plotting: Rise of the Vengeful Dragon (Part 2)

In my previous post, I talked about how I started the plotting process for Rise of the Vengeful Dragon. After answering the major questions heading each parts of the story, all that’s left is to assemble the parts, spice them up (my annotations after the assembly are in bold), and I can start writing.

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Plotting: Rise of the Vengeful Dragon (Part 1)

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Ah, plotting. The bane of my life. And the joy of some writers. I hate plotting, but I need to know where to go when I’m writing, so I definitely need it. Initial skeleton-drawing is fairly easy, but it’s the branching out that’s so much harder. The roots are easy to take hold. The trunk grows without much trouble. Branches and leaves require the sacrifice of several internal organs before they form.

A few people in the past have asked me how I plot. I haven’t found my own style of plotting yet and have experimented with different ways of plotting over the past few novels I have written. So here it is: how I plotted Rise of the Vengeful Dragon.

To plot RotVD, initially named ‘Essence of Gisella’ as a starting chapter for a story contest, I looked to this, on PublishingCrawl: how to write a synopsis.

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Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: “Rise of the Vengeful Dragon by KatrinHollister

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This is an epic fantasy by Wattpad-featured writer Katrin Hollister, which follows the journey of a 15-year-old girl destined for revenge and bloodshed. Along the way, she learns about the heritage of Draconian Families, the bloodstained bond that tie her to Gisella, and ultimately the value of sacrifice for the greater good — even if they are loved ones. Continue reading