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Welcome to my blog! This is my journey, my first steps into the world of fictional writing. This blog is an online journal of sorts, where I share the progress of my work as well as what I have learned along the way. I hope you enjoy your time with me and that my experience may be of some use to you.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Current Projects part 27


Welcome back,



Spring is finally making an appearance, and not too soon either, as this winter was particularly challenging. This new season marks a fresh start, as nature starts blossoming anew, which I is quite similar to my present situation. I’m still dealing with some issues from all the recent changes in my life, but everything is slowly falling into place.



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I managed to make some decent progress on my characters in the last few weeks. My story’s love interest character, Lindsay Reed, was completed! This character proved to be a challenge, but I trust my audience will like her. I have now moved on to another secondary character, Evan Holt, who will be the protagonist's best friend, and play a major role in their journey of self-discovery. Additionally, I have also made progress on chapter 1 and added a few more details to my  timeline sheet.


During some down time at work, I also created additional banners for my blog (like the one above), only this time they are specifically taylored for my different types of articles (book reviews, writing prompts, author interviews, etc). In the spirit of April Fools, the majority of this months blog posts will be Comedy inspired. My focus will primarily be on learning more about humour, jokes and the principles behind comedic expression.


Here are just a few things I will be writing about this month!


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April's book review will be revisiting an author I have read and enjoyed in the past; A. Lee Martinez. I figured it would be nice, since his humorous style has an interesting approach to supernatural adventures/mysteries.


As a Copyright Specialist, my work sometimes has me looking into some pretty strange subjects. One of my recent projects had me doing research on old circus posters. I thought this would be a great subject for April’s comedy themed inspirational post, plus re-using my research material proved to be a great time saver.


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As for work with Missing Worlds Media, I was not assigned any new projects in the last month. A new lore update was released in March on the MWM kickstarter page, giving us details about one of the neighborhoods in the game's setting. Here is a link to the article:





            Quick last minute addition to this section. After completing this post, the latest Missing Worlds Media update article got posted to their website. It’s a look at upcoming spandex designs and how they were created. However what has me excited is that to showcase the styles they have included pictures of in game characters, one of which I wrote the backstory for! You will find the article in the link below, on that page their is a row of seven characters, the 7th dressed in black and blue spandex is named Particle, and is the character I worked on.




I would like to mention that I am always looking for more authors to interview. If you, or anyone you know, is a published author and would be interested in having an interview posted on my blog, feel free to contact me. It is a great opportunity to share advice you may have with other writers, as well as free publicity for your own work.


On that note, I wanted to thank you all for dropping by and I will see you at next month's progress update post.


Cheers,

            Patrick Osborne