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My Reading Update

Hey Guys,

So I thought I’d let you know all of the reading biz that is going in my life.

  1. Reading

Slowly, I been trickling back into the world of reading. Overall I have read 7 books in the last little while. After having a huge reading slump from Harry Potter I have FINALLY dived back into reading . While I have started I want to try to start slow and work my way up this means something small, AKA a Graphic Novel. For those who don’t know what a graphic novel is basically it’s a long comic book that you have to read in order to get the story, unlike some comic books in which you can just start wherever. Anyway I decided to go with something fantasy and started a Graphic Novel called Amulet.

It’s by Kazu Kibuishi and it’s made me obsessed. I started with book one and thought it was okay. Next, I started book two and it was better, Finally I started book three and was hooked from then on. For those who aren’t aware Amulet is basically about a girl named Emily who gets an amulet, finds another world, oh and did I mention her Mother got kidnapped by a creature in this “new” world? The book is very interesting and I would highly recommend it to people who want to start reading Graphic Novels.

Novel wise I have sucked. I’ve started a few books and I just can’t seem to be able to finish one. I started reading the Iron Trial by Cassandra Clair and Holly Black, It wasn’t bad, in fact it was good. I just couldn’t seem to find the motivation to find it. THOSE WHO HAVE READ HARRY POTTER AND BEEN IN A MAJOR SLUMP  HOW CAN YOU SURVIVE? I NEED BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS AND I NEED THEM FAST. I CAN’T SURVIVE THE SLUMP MUCH LONGER!

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2. NaNoWriMo

In other news National Novel Writing Month is coming this November. For those who don’t know it’s a time when all writers of the world try to write 50K which is essentially a novel, in ONE month. Yes I know it’s crazy, Yes I know it seems impossible. BUT I CAN DO IT! I can’t really tell you a bunch of my plans for it but it’s probably my best idea yet and I think it’s “The One.”

Anyway thanks for reading this post! I will try hard to continue to post now that school is clearing up!

Thanks,

Jared

-dabook.club

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A Recap

Hey guys,

I have not been on this thing in a little bit and I apologize. I’ve been busy with no internet, a bunch of reading, and NanoFailMo. Let’s begin.

NaNoWriMo: Well this was a fail. The Hunt, my book. Started out good, but then I stopped. We had no internet because of drywallers. So this sort of went in the toilet. Overall I did get 7K words… But still I got words, It’s a good start! So overall I’m a bit proud of myself for writing that much in a little short of time.

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Reading: Reading wise, I read so much I read I think like five books. They were all really good and so I will get those reviews up at a later time. In case you want to see what I’m reading you can find my goodreads account and follow that.

–>  https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31697424-jared-dabook-club

Well anyways that was my short recap of this last little bit. I’m hoping to get at least two reviews up by the end of the week so stay tuned to that.

Thank you for reading this, and stay tuned for more. I’m Jared and this is dabook.club.

 

 

Writing Goals March-April

Hey Guys!

Today I’m gonna set some goals for my reading, writing, and well everything in the book industry!

Well Let’s just get right into it!

  • -Well I was kinda thinking, WAIT NEVER MIND THIS CAN WAIT. SAY HELLO TO SOMEONE WHO’S DOING APRIL NANOWRIMO! I finally convinced some friends and were about to embark on this wonderful journey!
  • -Also with writing 50K for Nanowrimo, this is kinda gonna be the only goal I’ll set for myself besides reading one ARC copy being sent in the mail.
  • For March well I want to review Elsewhere part Uno! (Like that? Little culture in the’s post’s now!) Well basically what happened is I finished Part Two of a whole other POV. And I’ve totally forgotten a bunch of details and other junk. So that’s what I’m going to read the rest of March to refresh.

– Also I want a solid outline for Nano, Sorry Jared, no crazy mess the night before, It didn’t really work out. I’ve already started on an outline, It’s pretty big, like I have a list of events I want to happen but now I gotta piece them together.

  • Let’s think…  I’d like to read at least one more book before Nanowrimo. I am in the huge slump and trying to fight the slump and read as much of The Alloy of Law, but hey hopefully this will break the slump!
  • Request a book, IDK I need another book in my life!

Well that’s basically it, short and sweet! And a ton of writing to do! Anyway’s thank’s for listening to me ramble on about my goals!

-Jared

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February Writing goals Re-Cap!

Hello guys I hope you are having a wonderful day. Today I want to re-cap my goals for February! (I think I failed)

Let’s look back at all of my goals.

My Goals for Feb.

-Well First is going to be a crazy amount of writing for Elsewhere. I am planning to write 10K. This will be my main focus but I will also try to do other things.

-Start thinking of a story for April’s Camp NaNoWriMo. (Because I can 🙂

-Reveal another snippet of my writing. May write a short story or chapter.

-A huge page of links for the writing process with advice and stuff.

-Do a bookshelf reorganization post about ways to do that.

-Review 10 books in Febuary?

-Post something everyday? Or at least maintain a schedule.;

– learn how to incorporate good sub-plots into my writing

Well overall I think I did very well, I wrote 10K to Elsewhere. I outlined my April novel, released the prolouge of Elsewhere. Did not make writing advice and also did not do a bookshelf reorganization. Also I did not review 10 books or maintain a schedule, but hey I learned how to incorporate Sub-plots! (:

So all in all here are the results.

Did  / Did not

4        4

All in all I got a 50% which is okay. But hey I’m gonna give myself two extra bonus points for writing 10K with the busiest schedule I’ve ever had!

Did/Did Not

6      4

Well that was sort of cheating but oh well, I can!

Thank you for reading, my names Jared, and stay tuned for my next post, so until then goodbye!

-Jared

Dabook.club

 

A possible prologue for Elsewhere?

Hey guys,

So I’ve been writing, and  I decided I want to follow the NaNoWriMo format for my story. Write 50K in one month, let’s do this thing.  Then I looked on my website and saw one of my goals was to release a sneak peek for Elsewhere. So let’s do this thing too, I guess. Keep in mind that this is just a first draft and nothing is final or perfect, so if you have any constructive criticism please leave a comment below and I would love to see your input.

Well without further ado, here we are the first prologue for Elsewhere is sort of here!

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Galorin walked pulled out his sword from his leather sheath. This was it, this was the battle he’d been preparing for the past couple years. He was done with having a dictator from the Coastillan line. Galorin stared at his apprentice, his son, and his friend. Or at least was all of those things one time or another.
He wiped his long, gray hair,and held his sword, ready to fight.
“Father how many times have I asked you to put up with this foolish nonsense and come and join the crown.” King Coastillan sighed slowly walking across the room.
Galorin glared at him and huffed. “You know very well why I have never accepted that offer. You have become a dictator, the crown has poisoned you as had me. Now it is time for you to step down and help me create an independent nation or you will be removed.”
King Coastillan nodded. “Removed, “ he said blowing his long black hair to the side, “You mean more like killed!”
“If it need be.” Galorin replied.
“Then I guess that you’ll just have to get on with that, after I have you dead I’ll bury you next to my puny brother who forced me to step in his place.”
Galorin cringed. “You take that back now!”
“Never!” King Coastillan yelled as he gnashed his teeth. He drawled out his sword and lunged.
Galorin held his sword blocking the first blow.
He pulled back, raising his sword above his head and striking down, determined to destroy the dictator of Aconite. The dictator he was before he stepped down from the throne, and the dictator Aconite didn’t deserve. Galorin new he was old, he knew he wouldn’t win, and he knew he couldn’t make the King change. But he could try.
King Coastillan blocked the weak attempt of a swing and laughed.
“It’s really quite funny watching you play with your sword, you act as if you’ve never seen one.” King Coastillan turned his sword in a circle knocking Galorin’s sword out of his hand. The king rested his sword at the point of Galorin’s neck.
“Join me?” King Coastillan asked.
Galorin closed his eyes and sighed. “Never.”
King Coastillan scoffed. “I was afraid it would come to this but never the a lass everyone has their day to die, your’s is just sooner that you thought.”
King Coastillan stabbed Galorin, with his knife, and pulled out.
Galorin’s eyes became droopy. I must pick and heir! he thought. He closed his eyes imagining a girl, her hair as sleek and as red as a fox’s pelt. He smiled, she was the heir.
Gallorin’s white tunic started to turn red.
He fell to the ground as Kind Coastillan turned, leaving his Father to die in his throne room.
Galorin’s eyes widened.
He was as ready for death as was death ready for him.
Everything would turn out fine in the end.
Galorin closed his eyes and sighed.
Finally he had a break from all the fighting.

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That was it! Did you like it? Do you want more? Comment below and tell me how I did!

Thanks for reading, my names Jared and I will have another post up soon so bye!

-Jared

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NaNoWriMo 2015 UPDATE!

Hey Guys! It is now the end Nanowrimo, in short (National Novel Writing Month), and I’d like to thank you with your patience this month. My Story, finally titled Elsewhere is now at 25K words! and I did not manage to complete Nano, but hey, I got a 25K story written in a month! How crazy is that! I would like to finally giveaway the cover for my Novel that I had done as a sort of gift for myself for doing this! So Here it is!

Elsewhere By: Jared Brown!

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In the near future after a boat load of revision, and after I get this beast done with! I will start sharing chapters of my novel to you guys!

But for now I guess you guys will have to do with a little snippet.

This Scene is when one of my main character’s (Eva.) Is battling an Alect (One of the King’s guard’s) and fighting her way out of a city to get to Elsewhere

 

A Little Snippet..

When I see the Alect, I run.
Pulling two of my knives I toss one in each of my hands, ready to throw.
I run forward to one of the Alect, a girl about my same height and perhaps even my same age. I don’t care that she’s my age nor my same height, all I think is that she works for them and deserves to be stopped.
I throw one of the knives in my belt, aiming for her stomach, as she pulls out her sword and hits it like her sword was a baseball bat. I pull another knife from my belt, and run forward, ducking as The Alect Girl swings with her sword, barely missing my head. I started to panic, would I make it? Would I win this fight? Would we make it to Elsewhere?
I have to make it away.
I lunge grabbing the Alect girl’s sword by the hilt and pull it out of her hands.
I toss it to the ground and attack, holding my knife stabbing her into her stomach.

 

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Thank’s for reading this post, I’m Jared and I’ll see you next time.