18 June 2013, My Writing - A Review, Centurion
Announcement: My novels Sister of Light and Sister of Darkness are about to be published. I write this blog about 2 months prior to its publication. I just heard that the proofs will be here soon--likely before the end of the week. My publisher also wants to put the entire set of novels based on Aegypt on contract--that's 5 more novels for 8 total. They also want to put my other novels on contract. The release schedule should be one novel every 2 months. I'll keep you updated.
Introduction: I wrote the novel Aksinya: Enchantment and the Daemon. This was my 21st novel and through this blog, I gave you the entire novel in installments that included commentary on the writing. In the commentary, in addition to other general information on writing, I explained, how the novel was constructed, the metaphors and symbols in it, the writing techniques and tricks I used, and the way I built the scenes. You can look back through this blog and read the entire novel beginning with http://www.pilotlion.blogspot.com/2010/10/new-novel-part-3-girl-and-demon.html.
I'm using this novel as an example of how I produce, market, and eventually (we hope) get a novel published. I'll keep you informed along the way.
Here are my rules of writing:
1. Entertain your readers.
2. Don't confuse your readers.
3. Ground your readers in the writing.
4. Don't show (or tell) everything.
You've seen Aksinya a couple of times. If you like my style of writing, you can find six of my novels in current publication with two more soon to come. I have written twenty-one novels total, over 42 published technical articles, over 15 published short
stories. Here is the publisher's blurb on my novel
Centurion. Check it out at www.CenturionNovel.com. You can find
it at most web booksellers.
Hauntingly compelling, Centurion gives life
to Abenadar, the man who was entrusted with the controversial and potentially
explosive crucifixion of Christ. A longing heart. An unlikely friendship.
Love...and the bitterest of betrayals. The son of a Galilean concubine-a
Jewess-and a Roman ambassador, Abenadar suffered disapproving stares in the
village of Natzeret, but so did the boy Yeshua, son of Yosef and Miryam. Perhaps
it wasn't unusual the two became fast friends. As Abenadar rises through the
ranks of the Roman Legion to assume the rank of Centurion, he finds love with
Ruth, a woman he rescues from the streets of Jerusalem. She believes the prophet
Jesus is the One-the Messiah-everyone has been waiting for. Abenadar is dubious.
He's seen too many messiahs.and they all died on Roman crosses. But what if
Jesus is telling the truth? As advisor to Procurator Pontius Pilate and a Roman,
Abenadar has a duty to uphold...but it may cause him to lose everything.
For more information, you can visit my author site www.ldalford.com/, and my individual novel websites: http://www.aegyptnovel, http://www.centurionnovel.com, www.thesecondmission.com/, http://www.theendofhonor.com/, thefoxshonor, aseasonofhonor.