Baby Steps…

I've been writing a lot before I start into the images. After reading a few good blogs about tips into starting a graphic novel I realized that I can't let my eagerness jump ahead too far. The fun part is writing, but so is the drawing, the planning, the... "Ooh... How should this scene look?!" …

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The Idea: Crazy… or Not Crazy? That is the question…

Welcome to my first entry into a Journal I intend to use to describe my foray into the world of writing a Graphic Novel. Why am I doing this? ...Good question... In the past few months I've been playing with an idea for a story that could work as a stand-alone prequel to my fantasy series, …

A Violent Fascination – by Melissa Berg

These words, first written by Shakespeare, now used by the Hosts of the new HBO series Westworld, point out one basic truth: Humans crave violence. For centuries we have tried to suppress it, but like trying to hold a beach ball underwater, it just pops up again somewhere else, making it almost impossible. The show …

Invocation of the Muse – by Melissa Berg– Plus Some Great Music to Inspire Great Writing!

  "O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention, a kingdom for a stage, princes to act and monarchs to behold the swelling scene! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, assume the port of Mars; and at his heels, leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword and fire crouch for employment. But pardon, and …

Prologue

We were waiting in the cold, hiding in the dark; yellowed sandstone and aged, oaken barrels our only shelter. Outside those close walls was the clean air, the ocean, the rich soil. Outside it was life. Surrounded by suffocating darkness, she breathed in deep of the damp, sheltering cold and clung to the hope, amidst …

The Story

Prophecy of the Stars: Part 1 – Revelations is the first book in an adult Speculative Fiction series called The Shifting Balance. It is an action/adventure paced, character driven story that leans toward fantasy, with elements of Romance and Science-Fiction. Part 1 is just the beginning of Mahren, Raiff, Sam, and Johnquil’s journey. There is …

A collection of excerpts related to writing action – by Melissa Berg

If you are here from Epic Fantasy Writer, WELCOME! If not, check out my article called 6 Tips For Writing Engaging and Tension-Filled Fight Scenes Below are my example excerpts taken from my first two books in The Shifting Balance Series. Two are smaller sword fights, one is part of an epic large scale battle, and …