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Soundtracks For Writing Inspiration Playlist 2: Immersive & Epic Scenes

Since music is an inspiration for many, it's also a great place for motivation. Think of some of your favorite writing tracks, and if anything, it would usually be from the lines of sci-fi or fantasy. And while there are some great YouTube channels with such sounds out there, such as Pandora, or artists like Two Steps From Hell and Brunuhville, we're here to talk about some of the most iconic, and not so iconic soundtracks that were intense, adventurously action packed, and just one word: epic. Of course, like my previous one, there will be a few you may not know, all of which in no specific order. And since some of these belong to movies series, I'll either place a few or even all together as one. If my post will fit them all, that is, which it probably won't. Oh well, at least I tried. And here they are:

1. Batman Begins (Also partly used in The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises) (Film Score)

 Composer: Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard
  Example Tracks: Eptesicu…

The Scam Of Jilliahsmen Trinity: How To Not Fail As A New Book

I've been thinking about this topic for a long time, pretty much since the end of last month.
The most of you here who read my blog will probably have no idea what the heck I'm about to go into. 
I would even go as far as saying that 99.9% of the world's population doesn't even know it exists.
But it has been plaguing me and my thoughts for awhile, and I've decided to not only show how bad this goes in terms of what it was trying to do, but also to show the few simple errors any new writer, particular self-publishing writers, can try to avoid. 
And this is coming from somebody who hasn't even gotten into the theory of publishing their own book yet. 
So yeah, let's analyse this well, because it goes deep.......

For those of you who are still wondering, there is, supposedly, a book series called Jilliahsmen Trinity, written by an unknown person called Jilliah. If those first two names left you with waving red flags, then congratulations, because that's only jus…

How To Create A Successful Story - Setup And Payoff

In every story, there's a setup to a conflict, where in the first or early chapters, an inciting moment will occur that pulls its' protagonist(s) into the complicated tangled mess of situations completely out of their control.
Of course, that's only just an example of many setup and payoffs one could have in their story alone.               
But once that setup has been made, expectations arise. Whether it be a future and clever joke, a reveal of a character or plot twist, or foreshadowing of what's to come in a uncertain event, there's a lot to consider when you write one in. 
And yes, a book's audience can take that pretty seriously.

No.3: Sprinkle it with hints.
A setup will always involve some kind of foreshadowing especially if it's going to make sense to the reading eye. 
Mystery novels are a classic example of this, with the main character having to piece together the jigsaw puzzle along with the readers, showing us the clues and information through the wr…

Soundtracks For Writing Inspiration Playlist 1: Emotional & Beautiful Scenes

In a book on film I read not too long ago (and still haven't quite finished due to its page length), it had a quote from an art critic, known as Walter Pater, that said "all art aspires to the condition of music"
And in many ways, it's a very truthful quote. As a writer, I'm a person who searches the Internet (mainly YouTube) for nearly all kinds of musical tunes. Whether it be for inspiration on my writing, or as background noise when doing homework, it's very helpful. 
But sometimes the best kind can come in the form of soundtracks. So today I've decided to show my first of many playlists of music, mostly of film or game scores that I come across, that might give you some needed inspiration. In this case, it's for writing emotional/beautiful scenes that have readers and even yourself cry. 
So make sure you have a tissue box by your side; these tunes might do that to your eyes (or ears):

1. Memoirs Of A Geisha (Film Score)
Composer: John Williams

Book Review: An Island Of Our Own By Sally Nicholls

Okay. Okay. I did have another blog post in mind for this week, but its topic is a bit of a tricky one (at least in explaining it and adding more context the right way) so I'm just going to go with a review. And while I did see Avengers Infinity War Part 1, (as that what's it's actually called in my country. Like with Avengers Assemble, or Zootropolis, just to add more confusion and annoyance. Darn you, title changes!) I decided to go with a book I read not long back and one that's still fresh in my memory. And I don't have many other ideas in my head, so let's get this over with. P.S. Seriously, though, I didn't mind writing this blog post by any means. I just had a lot of complications to finally know what I was going to do. Enough said.

An Island of Our Own is a middle grade novel meant for ages 11+, and was published in 2015 and written by book prize winning author Sally Nicholls, whose other well known works include YA novels such as Ways To Live Foreve…