Archive for October, 2015

Update – “Warder: Changing Guard”

“Warder: Changing Guard” is moving along nicely. I’m nearing completion of the first draft. Most of the material is still taken directly from the scripts I had written years ago for the first three issues of the planned “Warder” comic book series. There is some new material in this book that is unique to it, though – things based on ideas that have occurred to me since. These are elements I wanted to bring in later, and am taking this opportunity to set the stage for them right from the start. Hopefully this book will be going into edits in the near future.

For those of you not familiar with this project, “Warder” had originally been planned as an on-going, bimonthly comic book series. It falls squarely into the genre of high fantasy. The main character is a 19-year-old girl named Kayley Enid who goes to a wizard, hoping to be taken on as his new apprentice. Kayley ends up getting much, much more than she had expected, or wanted, out of the visit.

“Warder: Changing Guard” is adapted from the first scripts for the comic series. This will be Book 1 in a series of “Warder” books. As excited as I am about finally doing something with this property, I’m seriously tempted to jump right from drafting Book 1, and into Book 2. But, I need to at least take the time between those to do artwork for the next issue of “MoonWraith“.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

PART 3: Best of Feature Screenplay Fantasy/Sci-Fi Loglines:

My script “Dart” is on this list!

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi FILM & WRITING FESTIVAL

Deadline for Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplay Festival (Feature, Short, TV Pilot)
http://fantasyscififestival.com/

PART 3: Best of Feature Screenplay Fantasy/Sci-Fi Loglines:

Title: DOPPELGANGER
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/doppelganger_by_alexander_n_hay.html
Written by: Alexander N. Hay
Genre: Fantasy Comedy/Drama
Type: Feature Screenplay

Title: DOLPHIN
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dolphin_by_ray_whittinger.html
Written by: Ray Whittinger
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Romantic, Fantasy, Mystery, Family, Drama.

Title: DAN’A TENINA: TALES OF THE TWELVE PEAKS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dan_a_tenina_tales_of_the_twelve_peaks_by_celine_tricart.html
Written by: Celine Tricart
Type: Feature Script
Genre: Adventure – Fantasy

Title: THE DEVIL’S RANCH
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_devils_ranch_by_zack_van_eyck.html
Written by: Zack Van Eyck
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Type: Feature Screenplay

Title: DEADLY DIMENSIONS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/deadly_dimensions_by_sam_mytys.html
Written by: Sam Mytys
Genre: Sci-Fi Thriller
Type: Feature Screenplay

Title: DART
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dart_by_scott_harper.html
Written by: Scott Harper
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Title: The Czar of Calipri
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_czar_of_calipri_by_rheah_mclendon.html
Written by: Rheah McLendon
Genre: Fantasy
Type: Feature Film

Title: CYBER ZOMBIES VS MUTANT HO’S
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/cyber_zombies_vs_mutant_hos_by_ed_vela.html
Written by: Ed Vela
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Comedy/Horror/Sci-Fi/Action/Adventure

Title: Cybersp@ce
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/cyberspace_by_jeff_w_horton.html
Written by: Jeff W…

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“Within These Stone Walls” By Desirée Lee

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Within These Stone Walls“, by my wonderfully talented wife, Desirée Lee

Danica Heuer gave her word to her Uncle Arthur on his deathbed. She would take her inheritance and buy a castle. The remark was flippant at the time, but now that Uncle Art is gone, she is honor-bound to keep that promise. The castle Danica buys turns out to be the boon she needed to lift her spirits. Majestic and dignified, she falls in love with her new purchase immediately. The majordomo is helpful and very informative about the castle’s rich history and lore. Things are perfect. Or are they? Danica’s dreams become tumultuous. Strange sounds in the night wake her. The longer she stays, the more hushed whispers she hears in town about her castle. What will Danica do when she discovers the terrifying truth about her castle, contained deep “Within These Stone Walls”.

Grab your own copy right here, now, before Halloween!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Voice Talent

Voice_Talent

For anyone out there seeking voice talent, I have a recommendation for you. She’s a friend of mine who is an actress. Her name is Michelle Jeanmard. Michelle has recently turned her talents to voice work, especially for audio books. Samples of her work can be found right here. If you’re in need of voice work, please keep her in mind.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Positive Thinking

Being a writer means dealing with a lot of rejection letters, crass critics, and jerks who simply want to make themselves feel good by putting someone else down. It’s very easy to start doubting yourself, and your talents. It’s very easy to fall into a trap of negative thinking. Sometimes it’s the hardest part of being a writer.

Even for those of you who aren’t writers, positive thinking is usually better than negative thinking. Here’s an article I found on that topic very recently. This piece explains what negative thinking can physically do to your brain. I found it very interesting, and thought all of you would, too.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Tremors” Franchise

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Anyone who knows me know that I’m a huge fan of the “Tremors” film franchise. I was thrilled when I found earlier this week, via Netflix, that “Tremors 5: Bloodlines” has been released. It’s been 11 years since the fourth installment. It’s about time the fifth one got made! Despite its short-lived presence on TV, I quite liked “Tremors: The Series” when it ran for its one lonely season on SyFy, too.

Several year ago I put word out that I wanted to work on a “Tremors” project. Seeing as #5 has just been released, I’ll put this out there again. I really, really want to work on a licensed, official “Tremors” project – be it a film, a renewed television series, a video game story line, a novel, or a comic book. If anyone reading this can make that happen, please get in touch with me via the “Contact” page of my website. I’ve been a fan of the franchise since “Tremors” was released back in 1990. I’d dearly love to turn that fandom into something even more.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Black Eyed Beings

Hello, everyone!

By now you’re probably all familiar with my short story “Black-eyed“. That piece was what first attracted the attention of the screenwriter/actor/director/producer who got me into screenwriting. As I found this on-line the other day, I wanted to share it. Those of you who have enjoyed reading (and re-reading) “Black-eyed” may find this post from paranormal investigator David Weatherly of great interest.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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