Meet My Villain #2 (The Windcaster)

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

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The Importance of Having a Good Book Cover (Part 1 of 2)

Potential readers judge a book by its cover. Everyone does; anyone who says otherwise is lying. The first thing anyone sees is the cover and if it’s attractive and gives the reader an idea of what the book is about, they’ll pick it up. Then they read the blurb. Then they flick through it. If your book passes all those tests, then they may even read or buy it.

Say your work is fantastic. Literary perfection. Best book ever. Stick a crappy cover on it and most likely it will never attract many readers and definitely not the reader base it deserves.

One of the pitfalls I had when I first started on Wattpad was lack of a good cover. I had no knowledge in image manipulation. I was arty, but my medium was traditional: acrylic, oil, watercolour, pencils etc. The only image manipulation program I used was Paint. How on earth was I going to get a nice cover with any of those?

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The Windcaster Bonus Chapter 2: When the Soldiers Came

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This is a bonus chapter to the full-length novel The Windcaster, free on Wattpad.

2094 V.F., a village 20 miles from Ptarmigan Fortress.

The sun bore down, unrelenting in its heat. Enlil sighed, wiping the sweat from his forehead, but it didn’t stop more from pouring off his hair and down his face, stinging his eyes. It was so hot he could feel his body evaporating. He didn’t complain. His older brothers were just a few metres away, and would tease him if he was the first to give up.

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Meet My Character Blog Hop

This is another blog hop I’ve been meaning to do for a while. As part of the “meet my characters” series of blog posts I’m doing for the next few weeks, here I’m introducing the main character to my novel “The Windcaster”, Tiamat, the Windcaster-in-training. At the end, I’ll be tagging a friend to continue the hopping.

**SPOILER ALERT**

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Meet My Villain Blog Hop (The Windcaster)

So I’m entering this contest by esteemed Wattpadder and blogger Erin Latimer where I answer a few questions about one of my villains. I decided on King Asag from The Windcaster, so *cue SPOILERS* below.

At the end of this post, I’ll tag a few friend-bloggers of mine to continue this hop. I hope they’ll also enter Erin’s contest for a chance of a critique.

So here it is: King Asag of Mawlin.
Asag of Mawlin

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The Windcaster Bonus Chapter 1: The Day Mommu Came Home

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This is a bonus chapter to the full-length novel The Windcaster, free on Wattpad.

2095 V.F. Mooncliffe

Tia couldn’t focus. There was the Master’s study room she must clean, as well as the used carrier hay from yesterday which needed to be removed. The kitchen was not yet tidy and there she stood, tapping her feet and squinting through the open wooden door with anticipation. Her broom lay against the wall, forgotten. The only thing she had done was practise her Windcasting, and she had completed the allocated tasks within the first few days of the Master departing. There was still so much to do.

But he was coming home today.

By the time the Master’s hooded head peeped over the top of the hill, Tia was practically wringing her hands out of their joints, hopping like a rabbit on the spot.

“Master! Master! Ma—” She stopped, spotting another hooded head behind the Master’s pale blue hood. A chilly breeze coursed past her; winter had passed not long ago and a chill remained in the air. Tia loved it: Hearing the Wind had never yielded more during cold spells and she had perhaps too much fun Singing and Casting. Continue reading