Allen G. Bagby

Author of the Creed of Kings Saga
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One Reason Why Star Wars Was Great

tattoine-625x276I’ve totally revamped Out of Oblivion the last 6 months after an epic bazillion words. When I got to the end of the first serious draft I was not happy with the ending. I don’t settle.

Recently I got together with two of my genius friends to discuss the end of Out of Oblivion. I sent them a message on Facebook prior to meeting basically saying the following:

What Makes a Story Great?

Let’s use Luke Skywalker’s “moment” in the finale of Star Wars over the Death Star.… Read more

Well Worth It!

I hate boring vacation videos. Thus, I suffered great anxiety over squeezing this video down to a gargantuan 19 minutes. I estimate I took about 12 hours video. I originally tried to whittle it down to 4 minutes and one song. But were just too many “moments”. So I worked hard to make it interesting and exciting. I’m a storyteller. So, tried to amp things up as it progresses to the end.

Good friends. Good times.… Read more


I finally feel 95% normal after committing mass genocide Wednesday afternoon. No regrets. I went to bed at 8PM that evening a bit nauseated with a mild headache. I watched an hour-long documentary about N. Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

The headache intensified and my gut started churning while watching the doc. Since I had no guilt over the mass executions I had committed, I thought it was something I ate that day, but I had eaten the normal stuff.… Read more

Out of Oblivion First Draft Done

12308775_10207271787625708_8364153024136053772_nWhat’s the most important thing a writer can do when writing a book? FINISH!

No matter how rickety the construction, get…it…done! I learned this with Blood & Soul. To me, my struggle was monumental because I put a lot of pressure on myself to write the best book I could write. I labored long, long hours to find the theme, the message, the climax for the first book.

What is the moment of resolution for Out of Oblivion?… Read more

Giving Blood & Soul Away For 5 Days and other news

To celebrate Spring Break and provide an epic escape for those inclined, Blood & Soul is FREE on Amazon starting tomorrow at 12:01AM. I will GIVE it away until Thursday at 11:59PM. So, to my friends who’ve read it, SHARE THIS POST on the social network of your choice or forward the

Writing what was to become the fourth book in the Creed of Kings Saga.

Writing what was to become the fourth book in the Creed of Kings Saga.

link along to someone who you think would enjoy an epic adventure.… Read more

Price Reduction on Blood & Soul and other stuff. :-)

All I have to compare is my own experience. Blood & Soul continues to sell a fewBlood_&_Soul_Frontcover_FinalAGB books a month with zero promotion and it’s been almost two years since publication. Although I’ve tried to understand why it’s still selling, I’m bewildered and happy about it. I could have promoted it more in the last year but I’ve been working on the next book, Out of Oblivion. At the end of the day (pardon the cliche…and the rhyme) I have to write more.… Read more

Out of Oblivion & A Couple of Recent Blood & Soul Reviews


Feelin’ kinda satisfied.

I’m a few days away from completing the first draft of Out of Oblivion, the next book in the Creed of Kings Saga. I suspect it will take a few more drafts before it goes to my editor, Andrew Doty at Like Blood & Soul the next book can be read separately.

Thought I’d share a couple of recent reviews of Blood & Soul. To see on Goodreads click here.… Read more

Great Progress

Chipping away.  After wasting some valuable time, I’ve finally got things in place for writing more. I’ve had big issues with my laptop and time over the last year. My laptop was huge. I loved the big screen. Some of you have seen it. It’s an anchor. It’s powerful. I think it could be used as a weapon. It’s lethal and it’s awesome.

But when I sit down to write at my favorite places it’s like setting up camp.… Read more

The Longest Way is Often the Shortest

In other words, I believe that if you rush things, take shortcuts, you only make mistakes or won’t choose the best route thus it slows you down and things get complicated. It’s an old adage – slow and steady wins the race.

I had to back up on the next book in the Creed of Kings Saga. Wow. Such revelations if you plumb the depths of your story. Out of Oblivion is shaping up nicely.… Read more


Lots of people are asking on a regular basis if I’m writing the next book. YES! I made huge strides during the editing of Blood & Soul on the next book. I wrote the outline to Out of Oblivion.  WhySpiritual-Awakening-Sedona write an outline you may ask? Well, I’ve written 5,001, even 10,001 words that got obsoleted by a change in the story. That is why I outline now and will continue to do so in the future.… Read more