Over the past year, the Adventure Writer’s Blog has transformed from a conglomeration of reviews, musings, and photography, to a place where I primarily discuss my writing endeavors. I hope to do some more of that soon, once there are further developments in the publishing process and in my others works. It’s slow-going at the moment, and I’ll likely begin making more queries soon, as well as starting a serialization project that I can self-publish.
In other news, after Protagonist Rising, I developed another short track of music which I’ve deemed the Antagonist Theme. It’s very short, and very gritty in terms of tone, heavily relying upon guitar and bass. I find that while I’m taking a short break with my writing, I can continue to express through my music. I may also use this theme for a movie project I’ve begun with a friend.
Below is the video in question:
Secure Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe7_9IgSCOU
The host of loops within Apple’s GarageBand ’11 is simply extraordinary. The fact that one may utilize them in innovative assortments is better yet.
Shortly after writing my novel, I decided to redirect my creativity to music. I had developed songs before, using the aforementioned application, but I had frequently had a particular objective in mind. This time, however, the ‘lines’ which were to guide the project were much less distinct. I decided that I would make the soundtrack reminiscent of one of my novel’s characters, the protagonist, Jake. I utilized guitar, violin, drum, even choir melodies, until I had something significantly varied in sound and tone. Although, upon its conclusion, I found that it hardly sounded anything like the character I had in mind. Albeit I still liked the results!
I’ve named the video, Protagonist Rising, in light of its previously designated purpose.
A few days ago I published a photography sampler eBook entitled, The Parisian Experience,
as a precursor to the full-length book I am developing.
This free edition features some of my most well-received photographs which have appeared on the Adventure Writer’s Blog, including Louis XVI, Omaha Beach, Notre Dame de Paris, and multiple others.
The book is currently being reviewed by B&N and Apple’s respective quality assurance teams.
On a different note – tomorrow I hope to post my comprehensive Hunger Games review, as well as an audio edition for the AW Blog YouTube channel.
Over the course of a few days I developed a soundtrack for a mini-movie which I will be presenting before an English class representing the poem, Dover Beach. This is the soundtrack in question, with shooting for the video in progress:
In January of this year, I provided the manuscripts for my short story publications on this blog, without
the extras provided by their ninety-nine cent counterparts, and developed my Literary Feedback page to gather the opinions of my readers and subscribers.
Since then, months have passed, and I’ve updated my publications. War at Our Doorstep has had punctuation errors and an imagery [literary] device was altered. 400 Years of Silence was extended to include additional background about the character Manasseh, and pave the way for the potential novel to come.
These new additions are available on their old posts:
If you’re looking for a quick read, these should do the trick, and as always, I’d love to have feedback (that’s why I changed “Leave a Reply” to “Share Your Opinion” – much more welcoming).
Passion: White Flag is the latest installment from the Passion music series, recorded live at Passion 2012, and debuting commercially March 9th, 2012. During its first day, it climbed to the top of the Gospel Christian charts and achieved a high ranking overall.
It is a thoroughly diverse album, featuring the talents of such artists as Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, Christy Nockels, Charlie Hall, Matt Redman, and the recently retired David Crowder Band who made their last performance at the live event. Boasting [in Christ] an incredible seventeen songs, four videos (including a sermon by GA Pastor & Passion Pres. Louie Giglio), and song booklet – the deluxe edition is certainly the best deal financially and in terms of quality content.
Its tone is vibrant – full of energy and passion. Its lyrics are not watered down, but beautiful, powerful, and pertinent. A common thread of surrender [and conformation] to Christ unites the album, hence the name, White Flag.
The full content list reads as follows:
» Not Ashamed (feat. Kristian Stanfill) » White Flag (feat. Chris Tomlin) » Jesus, Son of God (feat. Chris Tomlin) » How I Love You (feat. Christy Nockels) » All This Glory (feat. David Crowder) » Lay Me Down (feat. Christy Nockels) » You Revive Me (feat. Christy Nockels) » One Thing Remains (feat. Christian Stanfill) » Yahweh (feat. Chris Tomlin) » Sing Along (feat. Christy Nockels) » The Only One (feat. Chris Tomlin) » Mystery (feat. Charlie Hall) » 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord - feat. Matt Redman) » No Turning Back (feat. Chris Tomlin) » Let Me Feel You Shine (feat. David Crowder Band) » Who You Are (feat. Kristian Stanfill) » Jesus, All in All (feat. Charlie Hall) » Twenty Seven Million (feat. Matt Redman & LZ7) » How Great Is Our God (World Edition - feat. Chris Tomlin) » Fearless (Passion 2012 Talk - Louie Giglio) » Passion 2012 Slideshow » Digital Booklet
The Adventure Writer’s Blog Rating:
10/10 - Quality, diverse content with something for everyone.
Yesterday Andy Cherry released his first album, Nothing Left to Fear, containing the hit song Our
God’s Alive - a beautifully orchestrated piece with unique vocals and a dynamic personality.
This is by far one of my favorite songs within the Contemporary Christian genre, with well-thought out organization, instrumentals, and powerful lyrics with a simplistic message, effectively echoing the salvation message through a captivating medium.
News (3/07): Our God’s Alive is currently available for free [legally supporting the artist] on iTunes for a period of one month, by download code. Instructions are available on this page.
Tonight I’m revising my 400 Years of Silence six-hundred word story publication by extending it to
encompass the same scope as its duet-play counterpart. Once completed, the updates will be sent to the iBookstore and Barnes and Noble (NOOK).
I pray that, as I make these revisions, I will stay true to the heart of God – even if that entails extending it to the length of a novel.
The story in its current forms are available for reading on the Adventure Writer’s Blog. If you enjoy the story, you may also download the eBook version from the NOOK or iBookstore.
The Adventure Writer’s Blog presents its first… collage!
Feel free to express your opinion in the comments.
This picture was ridiculously large (in its original posting) and had the potential of long loading times. However, if you would like to view the full version (which I would recommend if you have high speed internet) click here and take advantage of the size by zooming in on all the various details.