Archive for January, 2014

“A Dragon’s Tale”

Some of my 30+ published short stories are on-line still and/or again. Here’s one called “A Dragon’s Tale” for you to enjoy: http://authspot.com/short-stories/a-dragons-tale-2

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Confluence” Logo Revealed!

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There you have it—the title logo for the upcoming comic book series by myself, and Desirée Lee. “Confluence” is going to be unlike anything you’ve ever read before. It will be a unique blend of science fiction and fantasy. It’s a series where anything can—and just might!—happen. “Confluence” will be published bi-monthly by Umbral Press.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Dresden Files RPG

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At the moment, Desirée Lee and I are reading the 2-volume set of the RPG based on Jim Butcher’s New York Times bestselling series “The Dresden Files”. The RPG volumes are titled “Volume 1: Your Story”, and “Volume 2: Our World”. Both of us are fans of the series. Both of us are interested in RPGs. That’s why we’re reading these books.

However, we’ve discovered another excellent reason for reading these—they are an outstanding resource for writers in general. These books share a wealth of information on setting up plots, and twists in a story.

Even if you aren’t a fan of Mr. Butcher’s work—if that’s the case, what is wrong with you, I must ask!—and/or have no interest at all in RPGs, I still highly recommend reading these books. Again, they’re a great resource for writers in general in the form of plotting tutorials.

Two catches:

1) The books are out of print. It was a chore for Desirée and I to track down copies.

2) If you haven’t read “The Dresden Files”, but plan to, do so before reading these RPG books. At least as far as “Small Favor”, which was the current novel in “The Dresden Files” series at the time of these RPG books’ release. There are a lot of spoilers for the novels in these RPG volumes.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Check it Out”

“Quagmire Fen” is now on Tanya Watt’s “Check It Out” blog:

http://authortanyawatt.wordpress.com/

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Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Artist or Art Team Needed

Desirée Lee and I are looking for an artist or art team for an on-going, bi-monthly, fantasy comic book series. The project is titled “Warder”. Please see the ad below for details other information.

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Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

New “Quagmire Fen” Book Review

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Check out the latest review for my novella “Quagmire Fen” over at Bitten By Books: http://bittenbybooks.com/60875/quagmire-fen-by-scott-harper-2/

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Upcoming Interview

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I just turned in a batch of material for a new interview. This interview will focus on comic book projects that Desirée Lee and I are currently involved with. The main focus of this interview will be “MoonWraith”—www.MoonWraith.com—and our upcoming new series, “Confluence”.

“MoonWraith” has been running for 70 weeks. During that time, we have seen over 40,000 hits. This past summer, “MoonWraith” was also optioned as a movie. Desirée and I want to thank everyone for your support of this project. Issue #4 just began this week. Keep reading, please, because there is a whole lot more to come!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Rainbow Brite

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Who else remembers Rainbow Brite from the 1980s? The franchise wasn’t aimed at guys, but I still liked the character—and, no, I’m not the only guy willing to stand up and publically admit to liking Rainbow Brite!

Now, at 38-years-old, married, and with a 6-month-old daughter, I’ve been thinking about over animated cartoons from my childhood. “Rainbow Brite” is one I keep mentally revisiting—with admittedly fuzzy memories. I’ve looked on-line, hoping to find the original “Rainbow Brite” films and TV series from the 1980s on Blu-Ray. Hasn’t happened, though I have turned up a few on DVD. I plan to buy those for my daughter someday soon, by the way. And, yes, I plan to, quite happily, sit and watch them with her.

These Internet searches make me sad. Apparently, there has been no new official “Rainbow Brite” projects since the late 1980s. Why? So many other 80s properties have made a resurgence in recent years—”He-man and the Masters of the Universe”, “G.I.Joe”, “My Little Pony”, “Strawberry Shortcake”, “Care Bears”, “Smurfs”, etc. Why hasn’t there been a new “Rainbow Brite” series created? Or a new theatrical “Rainbow Brite” feature film? Traditional, hand-drawn cel animation, or CGI—Rainbow Brite’s world would work in either.

Please allow this to be my official request to be brought on board a new “Rainbow Brite” project—film, TV, or both. Hallmark Cards produced the franchise in the 1980s. I’ve no idea who owns it now. But, whomever controls the “Rainbow Brite” franchise now, if you’d like to have a bestselling, award-winning author with a large amount of fantasy writing experience, and some screenwriting experience, aboard a new “Rainbow Brite” project or franchise, I’d dearly love to be hired onto such a project. It would be a true joy to work on such a project—both for myself as a “Rainbow Brite” fan from way back, and to create something special for my daughter to enjoy. You have my word that I want to stay true to the original tone and feel of the franchise, and not do what has been done to many others such properties. In other words, I have no desire to see “Rainbow Brite”…”modernized”…shall we say, and filled with crude humor. I want to work on a “Rainbow Brite” project that is pure “Rainbow Brite” to its core.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Mash-Up

Early this morning I dreamed that I had been hired to write a novel that would be a combination Batman story, and a Ghostbusters story. As Desirée said when I told her, that would be a dream job for me. “Ghostbusters” is my all-time favorite film, and I’m also a huge Batman fan. Since waking up from that dream, my mind keeps wandering back to that concept, toying with plot ideas. Too bad I’ll probably never get the chance to actually write such a book!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Sick

Sorry to say, but Desirée and I are both down sick at the moment. If you should contact either of us, and not get a response right away, our cold/flu is probably why.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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