Posts Tagged ‘ Ravenesque ’

More Ideas

ravenesque

Not long ago I mentioned here the ideas I have that I’m planning to work into “Ravenesque: Un-Familiar”. Since I’ve set that outline aside, more and more ideas have been coming to mind. One of them will not play much of a role in this opening novella of the series, but will have far-reaching impact throughout the series itself. The more I think about this, the more excited I get about it. More and more I’m looking forward to wrapping up the outline for “Warder: Sometimes Magick Just Isn’t Enough”, and getting back to “Ravenesque: Un-Familiar”!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Filling In Blanks

ravenesque

Several times recently I’ve talked here on this website/blog about difficulties I’ve been having with one of my works-in-progress. That project being, of course, my urban fantasy novella “Ravenesque: Un-Familiar”. Even though I’ve set that aside, for the moment, in favor of devoting my writing time to other projects, I’m still working on that book mentally. And I’ve had a bit of a breakthrough.

There’s a character that I had planned to bring to bring in later in the series. I had thought maybe about the third book in the series, or so. But, it’s occurred to me that he could be worked into a scene in this first book quite easily. Even if he doesn’t take on the larger role I have planned for him until a book or two later, bringing him into the first one should add more depth and layers to this first installment. I like the new ideas for doing so, and may well run with them. That being the case, I might be hopping back over to “Ravenesque: Un-Familiar” after I wrap up what I’m currently working on – the outline for the second Warder novella, “Warder: Sometimes Magick Just Isn’t Enough”.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

2nd “Warder” Book

Warder_Logo

Well the yWriter5 software I’ve been using to do an outline on the rework of “Ravenesque: Un-Familiar” works well as far as that goes. But it’s far and away from the outlining method I was trained to use. On top of that, the basic plot structure of that first “Ravenesque” book is still giving me problems. I guess that book simply isn’t to be at this point in time.

So…

For now I’m putting the first “Ravenesque” project on hold. I’m going to work on the next sasquatch article in the series of those I’m writing for the Bigtruth blog. Once that’s done, I’ll start work on the second “Warder” novella. The first of those, “Warder: Changing Guard”, is currently in edits. As I keep finding my thought process drawn toward that series, anyway, I hope the second book in that series won’t fight me the way the first “Ravenesque” book is.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Smoothing Things Out

ravenesque

A few times recently I’ve talked on this website/blog about the problems I’m having with writing the urban fantasy novella “Ravenesque: Un-Familiar”. I’m still in the process of smoothing some of those problems out. At the same time, I’m getting used to using the yWriter5 software for outlining purposes. The project is moving along slowly at this point, but picking up speed. The outlining stage of the project is about 3/4 done. For those of you who are awaiting the release of this project, I thank you for your patience. I hope the end result will be a suitable reward for you all!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Cork-Board Update

Cork_Board

Not too long ago I posted to this blog/website asking for recommendations or suggestions for 100% free cork-board software for writers. I think I may have found just what I’ve been looking for here. I’ve not tried it yet, but plan to do so soon. At the moment, I’m working on the panel artwork for Issue #10 of the hit webcomic “MoonWraith” that Desirée Lee and I write/create/produce. Once this issue of “MoonWraith” is ready to go, I plan to pen the next in my series of sasquatch history articles for the Bigtruth blog. After that, I hope to get back to work on the rethought draft of the first Ravenesque book. When I do that, I’ll give the Spacejock yWriter5 software a try.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Update – “Ravenesque”

As you all know, along with “Warder”, Desirée Lee and I have also decided to change “Ravenesque” from an on-going comic book series to a series of novellas. The first of those, “Ravenesque: Un-Familiar”, is underway right now. I’m about a quarter or so of the way through the first draft of it. This first novella is what had been planned for the first story of the comic book series. But, changes are being made. New elements are being added. These difference will be felt not only in this first novella, but in the franchise as a whole.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

New “Ravenesque” Ideas

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the “Ravenesque” project here. “Ravenesque” originally began as an on-going, low/no budget web-series concept. From there, it evolved into an on-going,bi-monthly comic book. However, that never went beyond a script for the first issue, and a few pieces of concept artwork from a couple of potential artists.

Now, Desirée Lee and I have taken the ideas for “Ravenesque” to a different platform. We’re planning to do with it what we’re doing with “Warder”. That is to say that “Raveneque” will be a series of urban fantasy novellas. And there are new ideas in the mix, now, too. These ideas will add to the richness of Ravenesque’s world, and take the character and settings in directions we had never even thought of before.

The catch?

I’m not sure when work will actually begin on the first “Ravenesque” novella. Hopefully soon. But, at the moment, we’re going through final edits on “Hidden Tribe“. “Warder: Changing Guard” is also in edits. We’re also keeping up with out hit webcomic “MoonWraith“. We have other projects in various stages of completion, too – both solo works, and co-authored books. And, most of all, we’re parents of a healthy, active 2-year-old girl. She’s a full-time job in, and of herself!

Still, with luck, work on the first novella in the “Ravenesque” series can start before too long. I’m very excited about it – especially with the new ideas and directions! – and eager to start the first draft of that.

Keep watching for updates, please!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Notes

Notes

Not too long ago, I mentioned here that I’ve been mulling over ideas for a new project. Over the past few days, things have really begun to crystallize in my mind on a lot of details for that book. I’ve begun making some notes for it. I even have a title in mind for it! As I’ve said here before, I don’t like to start work on a project without having a title for it. Even if that title changes later on, I like to something in mind to think of a project by. I’m happy to have a title for this one already, and not to be going through a repeat of the long title choosing process that Desirée Lee and I went through on “Hidden Tribe“!

When will I truly begin work on this book? At this point, I have no idea. Sorry. I’m very excited about it. But Desirée and I are still wrapping up “Hidden Tribe”. After that, we’ll be embarking on a new feature-length screenplay. If,that it, things do come together for that as planned and expected. That film will be in collaboration with the very talented musician Mr. Tom Smith. The script will be based on one of Mr. Smith’s songs. Mr. Smith is also interested in scoring the soundtrack for the project. Please keep watching this blog/website for more information on that project if/when it develops.

After that screenplay, I’d very much like to kick off the “Warder” and/or “Ravenesque” series of books or novellas. We still aren’t 100% sure which route we want to take on those. And, of course, we need to keep up with “MoonWraith“, and duties involving our publishing company, Umbral Press. And there are other books I have in the works, plus other things Desirée and I are coauthoring. Most importantly of all, we’re also parents to a wonderful 21-month-old daughter.

So, this new book idea is on the back burner for now. I’ve no idea when I’ll truly begin work on it. But, in way, that’s a good thing. As I continue thinking about it, new ideas come to me. Hopefully this will result in a richer, better read for you – my fans. As I haven’t really even started this book yet, I don’t want to say too much about it. But it will be fantasy – the genre so many of you have joined me on my journey for. Yet it’ll be a type of book I’ve never written before. The characters will be anthropomorphic animals. Yet the book will be for an adult audience. What I have in planned is something I look forward to writing for you, and fully expect to enjoy creating. I hope all of you will be as excited about reading it as I am about writing it.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Changing Plans

Desirée Lee and I are discussing something that will create a change of project plans. It’s actually something our fans might well like. Before, I’ve talked here about the comic book series we’re trying to get up and running – “Warder” and “Ravenesque”. As yet, we’ve been unable to find artists or art teams for those projects. And trying to keep up with two more bimonthly comic book projects may well end up being too much. There’s no time for everything now, and the only comic book projects we have running at the moment are “MoonWraith” and “Confluence“.

So, we’re giving some very serious thought to adapting “Ravenesque” and “Warder” to novels, or novellas. Either way, each would be a series. Presently, we have what had been planned as Issue #1 of “Ravenesque” scripted, and the first six issues of what had been planned for “Warder” scripted. Using that material alone, we could pen an epic “Warder” novel, or a few novellas.

Either way, it’ll be a while before we’re able to embark on such a thing. At the moment, we’re still hard at work on the sasquatch novel I’ve talked about. To take advantage of the promo opportunities this summer, that book needs to be finished, and published, within the next few months. As time allows, we’re fleshing out the bestiary and spell listings for the RPG we’re working on, too. The sasquatch novel is, of course, the top priority right now, though. And, of course, in the midst of those, we’re keeping up with both “Confluence” and “Warder”. And, as I’ve said here before, once the sasquatch novel is wrapped up, the next thing on our plate will be, assuming things work out, the screenplay we’ll be writing with the very talented musician Tom Smith.

All of that means that it’ll be a good year – maybe more – before we could really begin work on a “Warder” or “Ravenesque” book. Still, it would mean more novels coming form us, and fewer comic books. A lot of our fans seem to prefer that. So, in the end, that will likely be the way we’ll go. Nothing has been firmly, 100% decided yet. But expect, right now, anyway, for “Ravenesque” and “Warder” to make their debuts as purely written literature, rather than comic book projects.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Ravenesque”—Artist Needed

Ravenesque_Artist_Ad1Ravenesque_Artist_Ad1

Desirée Lee and I are both bestselling, award-winning writers. Between the two of us, we have authored nearly twenty books, over thirty short stories, and a number of non-fiction articles. I’m actually a contributing writer for the paranormal news website All About Occult. Desirée and I have also branched out into writing screenplays, and comic book projects. A few years ago I was hired to write a 3-issue-long miniseries called “Ultimate Boy” by the project creator. Far as I know, he’s never published the project, but that doesn’t change the fact that I was hired, and paid, to script all three issues.

More recently, Desirée and I launched “MoonWraith” as a webcomic. It’s a hit, with over 83,000 hits thus far. “MoonWraith” was originally intended as a television series. It has been Optioned as a film, but that ultimately fell through. Currently, we have another potential Executive Producer looking at “MoonWraith” as a film, a film series, or a TV series. We also have a list of people interested in being cast or crew on such a project. A couple of those people are names we’re sure you’ll all recognize if you heard them! Hopefully there’ll be more to report on that front in the near future!

Even more recently, Desirée and I started up an ongoing, bi-monthly science fiction comic book series called “Confluence“. Issue #1 is out. Issue #2 will be for sale as soon as it’s finished going through IndyPlanet’s listing procedures.

Now, Desirée and I are looking for an artist, or an art team, for an urban fantasy comic book called “Ravenesque”. Please see the above graphic for information on that project. “MoonWraith” and “Confluence” are done solely by Desirée and myself using CG artwork. However, we simply don’t have the time to produce CG artwork for another series. Though she and I will still be writing and lettering “Ravenesque”. And the series will be published by Umbral Press, as is “Confluence”.

We’re looking forward to hearing from interested artists or art teams regarding this project!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.netRavenesque_Artist_Ad1Ravenesque_Artist_Ad1

%d bloggers like this: