I wrote chapter 27 earlier today. One chapter short of my goal. Chapter 27 went pass my minimum word count of 1,250 words for a 50,000 word novel.
This chapter is narrated by Amber Clearwater. The scene is set in a church in Bordentown. The intent of the chapter is to see how Amber, Gabby, and Leon are all reacting to the events in Chapter 25. Eventually they will decide on what to do next.
This is one of four scenes that compose the “Dark Night of the Soul” from the Save the Cat methodology.
Writing the chapter was pretty fast once I started. Amber’s chapters (formerly known as Shantel) are averaging around 1500 words. Trying to keep her personality and motivations consistent is more challenging than the other characters.
I feel I accomplished the goals of the intent and that the characters all feel genuine. I didn’t focus too much on powers with this chapter as it is a reflection. I also have the challenge of making the reflection sound different than Chapter 26.
Overall, I’m happy and can see the finishing line. You can check out Leon’s redesign concept and lore here. For Gabriella redesign concept and lore click here. Amber redesign concept and lore will be coming soon.
A man hath no better thing under the sun, then to eat, and to drink and to be merry. The duty of a caretaker is to provide nourishment, both physically , spiritually, and mentally and Gabby takes this role for the team.However, taking on the problems of others can drive her to drink her problems away and with her allergies she mishandles her medicine.When the ghost of their dead from comes for help she wants
to help him because she feels responsible for not protecting him and wants to help him and her friends. What will she do when it becomes too much and GLUTTONY calls her for a drink, when the allergies demand medication, or when loneliness needs food? With her psychic ability to manipulate the weather, Gabriella will storm into action for her friends. Follow Gabriella in the upcoming novel and comic Favor of Ares.
Book Cover Design: Redesign concept of Favor of Ares Series by Terrio Jenkins
Updating the covers for the Favor of Ares series.Although some of the covers were interesting, overall the symbolism was a little lost and the colors (at least for Lust) were also lost.
Here are some of my goals for the redesign.
Eye motif to reference the “third eye” which is connected to psychics.Psychics eyes( Iris) glow when using their power. They can see ghosts, most possessions, enhance a physical or mental ability, astrally project or physically travel to the astral plane.
Color: represents the sin the murder revolves around.The color also represents the mental disorder related to the sin.
Circles: the shape is used as a symbol for containment, in this case the containment of power.
Title: I still want to have a ghostly type font/effect similar to Gothika. This is to add the element of supernatural to the covers with glowing gradients of the title and sin.I ‘m going to experiment with a white, gray, or silver text for name, title, and subtitle. Keeping with the theme from previous designs.
Spear: they symbol for Ares, optional at this point, but will be centered if used.
Favor of Ares Lore: Although the matters of the world seems bleak, Willow is is the heart of her group of friends who strives to make the world a better place. She is opinionated and stubborn in her beliefs and has a hard time working with others especially if their ideals are different. When the ghost of her friend appears she joins the group to find his killer because no one deserves to be abused, except the abusers. Those who persecute the weak will feel her WRATH, but will she become like the predators she preys upon? With her psychic power to grow retractable sharp quills from her any hair follicles, Willow will cut the enemies of her ideals down for justice. Just make sure you don’t get in her waybecause she will be the one to hunt you down with or without her team.Follow Willow in the upcoming novel and comic Favor of Ares
No character studies, cartooning practice, or character designing today. I did, however, set up my comic art-boards in InDesign and Photoshop. I worked on my first comic page (ever I think). Today I just focused on layouts and getting references. I’m planning on doing a page a week, but we will see how it goes.
Poll time for the two of you who read this lol. What type of ghosts should I use. Ghost that only certain people can see (Sixth Sense, Gothika, Ghost (1990)) or ghosts that everyone can see (Insidious, Ghostbusters, The Ring)?