Monday, November 17, 2014
Writing Doesn't Have to Be a Solitary Act
The slogan for The Writers' Community of Durham Region is not just a mantra, it's a singular truth. Writers often feel closeted in their passions. We dream of other worlds as we examine the past, envision the future. And sometimes we don't tell anyone for years at a time what's going on in our creative mind's eye. We quietly, obediently live other lives, and do what reality requires on a daily basis. But whenever we can, we take the opportunity to hide away and escape to that other world that accepts our musings as reality. Our real reality.
The WCDR is holding a massive book fair in the Durham Region to encourage local writers to come out of the shadows and unveil their creative selves for the benefit of booklovers. I will be joining over 80 others at UOIT to reveal the creative world that has captured me for so many years.
The image above is a new drawing created by Brittany Leclerc and Amber Robinson of AmberAnimations which I will be unveiling at Bookapalooza on Saturday, November 22. It is part of a collection of tapestry images that brilliantly unfold the story of my trilogy, Legend of Three Crowns.
Over the next few weeks, we will be posting these images in a new portal about the world of Aramanda, the princess and would be queen of three mythical kingdoms. Legend of Three Crowns, Dark Lady and The Third Crown follow Aramanda through her early days as Princess of Lyxton, her contests with her brother, battles, dark secrets, mystical conquests, tragic love, and bitter struggles. Palaces, court life, sumptuous balls, and sixteenth century towns come to life at the expert of hands of Amber and Brittany.
We look forward to sharing these images with you on this site over the next two weeks. I will be posting excerpts from Book One for you read and enjoy as we add the character portraits and scenes in vivid colour. And, yes, there's even a booktrailer. But if you can't wait, come to Bookapalooza and see them for yourself. I will be at booth 45, beside the marvellous historical fiction writer, Elaine Couglar and across from the fabulous Writing Fairy and Booktrailer101. We promise you a world of creative imagining and plenty of reveal about the secret musings of writers. And admittance is free!