Went to see the Maze Runner last night. Yet another Dystopian YA book adaptation. I know people love The Hunger Games and Divergent books but I thought the Maze Runner was a better movie and the concept seems just as grand if not more grand than The Hunger Games and Divergent. Looking forward to the next one.… Read more
- Blood & Soul did this on July 30. Fantasy: #1 in Metaphysical & Visionary, #2 Epic, #2 Sword & Sorcery, #2 Coming of Age, #159 over all rank.
- Blood & Soul is still on the bestsellers list and it’s been there for a solid month and a half in the fantasy niche Visionary & Metaphysical.
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FARMERSVILLE, TEXAS, July 26—Epic fantasy author Allen G. Bagby will give away his e-book version of his 5 Star reviewed epic fantasy BLOOD & SOUL. “If writing a good book is like catching a fly with chopsticks,” says Allen, “Writing a great book is like catching a gnat with pool cues. Catching that elusive gnat is what I’ve gone all-out to do.” Regularly $4.99, catch it for FREE on Amazon starting July 29th through 31st here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LCC1400… Read more
Today is the day! Buy Blood & Soul for $0.99. Thank you! If you wanna know more…keep reading.
Last night, blurry-eyed and exhausted, I uploaded the final edits to the First Edition of Blood & Soul on Kindle Direct Publishing for e-readers and CreateSpace for print readers. Blood & Soul has been in a preparation mode since I uploaded it about a month ago, without counting the 7-year, million-word brainstorm.
As a writer I’m at a loss for words and deeply moved by all the sacrifices good friends and colleagues have made to go the extra 100 miles in the last moments.… Read more
Here’s what early readers are saying about BLOOD & SOUL:
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Just as the good guys are going to get a break, a new, bigger, more threatening menace arises. As in all good stories, the final resolution is climactic, memorable, and unforeseen. – DY
It pulls you in from the start with hints of intrigue, treachery, and something malevolent happening in the shadows…. The writing is immersive without being tedious. Most importantly, I find myself looking forward to seeing what happens next.
When I requested bids for a book trailer for my heroic fantasy epic Blood & Soul I was overwhelmed with 100 bids. I’m a fan of epic music such as Two Steps From Hell and Audiomachine. I knew well the feel I wanted. A lot of extremely talented composers bid on the project and sent powerful music pieces. I was overwhelmed. But Patrick Rundblad reached out to me in an email. When we talked on the phone he was genuinely enthusiastic about the project and actually inspired me with his passion.… Read more
I’ve written over a million words in the last few years about stories within this exotic world that I’ve been building called the Creed of Kings Saga. I’ve learned about a thousand lessons, many brutal. Some lessons seem impossible to learn, like not leaving words out. So much has been learned that is far more valuable than my seemingly inborn weaknesses and sins of the past such as not learning grammar better in school.… Read more
The Hero’s Journey is not built well on stereotypes. It excels on archetypes. Below I have listed the sequence of the hero’s transformation. These are recognized patterns in great stories. It is seen in everything from High Noon to Star Wars to Lord of the Rings.
- Discover the hero in his ordinary world, but hinting at the seeds of change.
- Call to adventure. The hero must do something. He has to undertake a challenge.
A few years ago, when I finally SAW my Muse she dressed in worn comfy denim. She had gossamer wings. She looked just like Nova (Linda Harrison) from that old Planet of Apes original, her dark hair silky and shining. Every golden morning my Muse would hover at my bedside and awaken me with angelic ethereal humming. Dazed and inspired, I would rise and scurry off to my bus route. Afterward, I would take her hand like a ritual.… Read more