Proving rather difficult.

Well this is proving quite difficult to pin down the beginning of the series. With all that is to come, it’s hard to put into words.

Below is the second draft from the beginning of The Diaries of James Purcell and is there fore copyright Adam Bryant.

The werewolf looked up into the cloud covered sky seeking the full moon that was glowing somewhere above. Rain was falling in a great torrent and his fur was already soaked through, the rain running down his back along his skin. A shiver caused by the cold water caused him to shake and for the third time in ten minutes, he stretched and gave a canine shake in an attempt to shed some of the accumulated excess weight. He was here by order of the clans elder who had told him that he was to bring about a great war of which he was to become the greatest leader of the clan. Tonight was the first step is a plan that would take nearly twenty years to come to fruition.

In the street below him, illuminated by the amber glow of the streets gas lighting, people were spilling out of the theatre having enjoyed whatever show had been on. Old an young exited the building completely oblivious to the werewolf stood on the roof watching them, some of them had the forethought to remember an umbrella but of those who didn’t, he watched them running through the rain. He was on the look out for one newly engaged couple, the woman he could have his way with but then man was the key to the future of the world. As he watched, the last of the theatre goers walked out of the door into the night, standing hand in hand was the couple matching the description that had been given by the elder. The were wolf cast a look up and down the road looking for signs of police, happy to not see any source of distraction, he turned and jump off the roof, landing in the alley that the couple would be passing.

The end of World War 2

What if what we knew about Germany surrendering causing the end of World War two is all a lie?

*Warning Possible Spoiler* 

While planning out season one of my Victorian Fantasy series, I came across a scene that will take part during WW2, The real reason for the end was because an army that was spread out through two dimensions broke out in the middle of Europe. Germany and those countries surrounding her had no hope to survive and battle there forces on their own. A tense and very fragile alliance was quickly made between all the countries of both worlds and they would work together to survive the coming darkness.

Well I must finish the rest of the series first but this is the plot plan for the end of series one of The Diaries Of James Purcell.

The black flame.

The lost prediction concerning the fall of one good man who will lead a great war for the forces of darkness as they claim the world and his soul.


The human soul shines like a flame on a candle, it will continue to burn bright until it’s life come to an end. There are many candles that burn bright, if just one special candle burns with a black flame, then all candles with go out and the world will be covered in darkness.



See you in port soon airship pilots.

The evolution of an idea.

It all started with the Halloween story Eleanors Beast, since then I have written several shorts, the first draft of two books and started the third.

While seeking help from alpha readers I ended up with a list of plot holes that needed filling because there were causing confusion for those that did know about the shorts.

While I had not intended writing the book that is set before the actual start of my series, alot of the holes was caused in that period of the main characters life. I have started working on this prequal book which will now be the new book 1. 

What am I getting at here?

During the crafting of this book some of the original characters have evolved and attitudes between them have changed. What was a good reunion in the short has involved into near hostilities due to a reader pointing out about how people grieve over the ones they lost. I hope that when I am finished with this series of drafts the books will be more emotionally attractive to readers.

Well thank you for taking the time to read through this and follow me in my endeavour. 

See you in port next time, Airship Captains.

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The Short Story: A Way for a Writer to Experiment?

Creative Writing with the Crimson League

test-tubes-1256556-mEarlier this week, to commemorate my mom’s birthday, I wrote about a fun memory: how she taught the value of branching out and trying new things. This is no less applicable to writing fiction: all authors need to stretch themselves and leave their comfort zone to develop new skills.

What are some ways to do that, though?

Well, of course, there’s always reading. Find an example of a great novel that exhibits the qualities you want to try out, to see what makes the technique work.

When it comes to giving that technique a shot on your end, though, the short story is GREAT for experimentation!

I realize none of those observations are particularly deep or earth-shatteringly brilliant. Still, I’m sure I’m not the only novelist out there who avoids writing short stories, and I think that’s not good for me.

I don’t think it’s good for any writer to…

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