5-Part Writing Special, Week 5: Aesthetics, Playlists, and ARTWORK!

First up: My giveaway wrapped up, and the winner is Alexa from Summer Snowflakes! Congratulations, Alexa! :D I can't wait to get to work on your drawing!!!!

This is the last post of the 5-Part Writing Special. It's been a blast, and I've loved getting to share some tidbits about my brainchild with y'all. Hopefully you're tantalized by the tiny details I'm able to share...it's SO HARD to talk about a book when EVERYTHING about the plot and several characters carries nothing but spoilers. EVERYTHING. *snarls with irritation*

[Note: There will not be much by way of explanation in this post. Just words and pictures and songs. I will let you make of those what you will.]












“You were trying to get information from him, and ended up insulting his mother? How does that even happen?”



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Barbarians. Kingdoms.
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Esma or Bernathel
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“I’m sorry. Are you trying to give orders? To me?” Esma’s hands flew off the bars and onto her scrawny hips.
“Do you forget who you’re talking to? You’re at our mercy, so what gives you the authority to give orders--”

“To the almighty Princess of the Pentegreens? Light of Misue and Hope of the south and all that yadda ya? Oh, spare us. Have you forgotten who you’re talking to?"








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“Yes, I do, love. I want you to help, and I want you to take courage. Don’t let this fear define what you do. You’re more than fear, Esma, and you need to learn that. I was once as afraid as you are, and I had to walk through canyons of darkness to learn to escape it. You don’t have to do the same, but you do need to overcome your terror and embrace the fact that you are a young woman of considerable strength.”



Scene of the final faceoff?
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Esma: Steel // broken // invincible // words

Bernathel: Fire // soft edges // buried truths // mother lioness

Martin: Mighty // thunder // secret fear

Kariana: Tired // tough exterior // ready to break // mind-blowing spy // secrets untold

Derek: Sleepless // selfless // optimist // leader // sacrificing

Rishatta: Mysteries // muscle // conflict

Torin: Speed // innocence // devotion

Clarence: Sweetness // restrained // uncertain

Burashna: Ice // anger // power





The princess carried light within her.







All images from my Pinterest Board for this series







Happy Good Friday, also. Make sure you remember what HE has done. Go to church tonight and remember the sacrifice our Lord made for us. He is truly amazing.




Comments

  1. First and most important, Happy Good Friday. He is Risen.

    Second and also very important, THOSE SNIPPETS!!! And the pictures!!! I am fangirling right now! Yeah, I need this book in my life. *nods* Keep up the amazing work. <3

    Have a happy and blessed Easter. <3

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    1. He is Risen. <3

      THANK YOU! I hope you'll get to read it very soon! *grins*

      Thanks, Ivie. You too. <3

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  2. AMAZING!!! This looks so awesome!!!! I'm looking forward to when it gets published....
    I love everything here!!!!!!!
    astoryspinner.blogspot.com

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    1. THANK YOU! I couldn't tell you /when/ it will be published, only that someday, and hopefully soon, it will be....

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  3. I totally forgot that it's Good Friday *hangs head* I keep forgetting that it's going to be Easter.

    Anyway.... This is FANTASTIC, Faith! Like everything that I learn about your story only makes me more interested in it!

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    1. Yeah, I probably would've forgotten too if I didn't have like five church services this week :P Well, at least you remember now! XD

      THANK YOU! I hope you'll get to read it, and soon! <3

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  4. Those snippets were hilarious and heartbreaking! :'')

    Happy Good Friday! He has Risen.

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    1. Ahhhh, thank you. <3 That's kind of the vibe I was going for....;D

      He has risen indeed! <3

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  5. All of this was awesome! I loved the snippets the most, I think. Those were amazing! Great job!!!

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    1. I'm so glad! <3 I'm very proud of those snippets.

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  6. Your snippets are great! You also have fabulous music taste, FOB!

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  7. *drools over all the pretty thiiiings*

    I'm just eating up these snippets! That first one totally made me chuckle. XD

    Alllll the lovely pictures and wonderful aesthetics for the characters. I love every bit of this! It's been so wonderful getting a closer look at your series. I fall in love with it more and more with each post you talk about it. I do hope all the writing is going well!

    And happy Good Friday! <333

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    1. *grins SO BIG*

      Thank you!!!! You mean the "insulting his mother" one? XD That part made me laugh pretty good too....

      THANK YOU! <3 Ahh, Christine, your words are so encouraging! The writing is going great....other than the fact that it hurts my soul to hurt my poor babies.... :'(

      Thank you! You too!

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  8. I love so many of these stories.. I seriously love listening to Everybody wants to Rule the World on repeat ;p And fun(ny) snippets!

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  9. Those snippets are EPIC!!! Can I read this book right now???

    Lately I’ve been into Believer, by Imagine Dragons. Not sure why, though.

    Thanks for doing the special, and I hope you enjoyed it!!!

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    1. Ahhhh, Julian. <3 Soon, I hope! ^_^

      I LOVE that song, too! Imagine Dragons is just kind of my favorite right now....also not sure why, but ya know.

      I LOVED it! Thank you so much for hosting it!!!!!

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  10. I feel you on the spoilers thing (as someone who spilled the beans *growls*)

    All the pictures were SO cool!! And I love the snippets intermixed in.

    Happy early Easter!

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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    1. That's never fun :( I spoiled a huge plot twist in each of the latest Star Wars movies for my mom...thankfully she still loves me XD

      THANK YOU!!!!!!!

      Happy Easter! He is Risen. <3

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  11. I particularly liked the word aesthetics for the characters - Bernathel, Kariana and Derek's especially interested me (mother lioness! <3). (And I have that same path + forest picture! :D)

    Fall Out Boy isn't my usual style, but I'm trying it, due to your playlists! (same for Imagine Dragons - they're both artists that seem to be quite popular in the blogosphere, but I'm still undecided on them ;)
    - Jem Jones

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    1. Ahhhh, thank you!!! (That's so neat!!!! Pinterest FTW. :D)

      Ooh, yay! Those are my two favorite bands right now....<3 (I hope you like them!)

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  12. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. These aesthetics are AMAZING!!!

    And the snippets? Beautiful, AS ALWAYS! :D

    Love all of it!!!

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    1. Thank youuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!

      <3 THANK YOU.

      THAAAAAAANNKKKKK YYOOOOOOUUUU!

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  13. AHH, this is GREAT! The snippets are wonderful. I really liked the two hands with the fire/ice. Those two provided a cool contrast.

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    1. Thank you! The contrast of fire and ice is actually a really important theme throughout this series, so...I'm glad you like! :D

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  14. I love Whatever It Takes!! Imagine Dragons is one of my favorite bands! :D

    And that first quote... Oh my word, I want context so bad. XD

    AWESOME aesthetics! This whole post just makes me so happy. ^_^

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    1. That song.... <3 I LOVE IT JUST SO MUCH. All the love for Imagine Dragons.

      I actually made myself cry I was laughing so hard when I wrote that scene XD

      Thanks! :D

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