Category: The Solune Prince

  • Recurrance in Storytelling

    Here we go,From The Solune Prince, Draft 3. Chapter 1 Chloe jumped as the metal latch behind her clanged then stopped, dropping back into place. Whoever it was at the door paused and thought better than to walk in. Then a knock rang out through the heavy wood. “Speak,” She said, almost failing to hide […]

  • Doing a Full Novel Rewrite

    The novel I’m currently working on, The Solune Prince, has been in the works for over four years now. And so this summer, when I started getting a good hold of the ropes of publishing and self-publishing, I truly and finally realized how far the current state of the novel was from being clean and […]

  • Appeal to the Throne – Vignette B

    Apart from the guard near the door—who Chloe recognized as not a guard but rather an Agent of the Solune—there was the Monarch, his Wife, and Natasha Glass Rhye; Chloe Rhye’s eldest sister. Lilllich was slightly taken aback by the size of the King, and it seemed to Chloe, maybe also the height of Natasha. […]

  • Meeting – Vignette A

    From The Solune Prince; most recent draft Alexandre, alone in her little college office and standing over one of the heavy tables, wrote in one of her notebooks. Frustrated, she ended up pushing her silverpoint pencil through the page as she wrote the next word. Fine. She dragged the stylus across until the paper caught […]

  • Drafting: Attempting a New First Chapter of TSP

    Recently, I began working more seriously with my novels. At present, I am revising and preparing The Solune Prince for indie publication. This is taking me a bit more work than I expected, and the reason is that the first draft of Book 1 of The Solune Prince had some issues. Don’t get me wrong, […]

  • Woes of Publishing and How I had to Pivot this Website

    Over the last month, I made a realization that forced me (in many ways) to completely alter the way in which this blog is run. This realization resulted in a feeling of great loss. It reminds me of a portion in Steve Carell the film, Little Miss Sunshine, in which one of the protagonists, a […]

  • The Developed State of The Solune Prince

    I have developed my own new writng method which includes both planning and a lot of spontaneity, and even integrates a third element, editing, into the mix without getting hung up on it.

  • Vignette: The Solune Prince [Community]

    It took a few minutes, but Annissette returned, out of breath, holding an instrument that looked strange to the Solune members of the room. “Here! Here! What do you make of this? Isn’t it similar?” She said, overflowing with energy and joy. It had a long neck and five strands, four doubled, for a total […]

  • Chloe’s Journal (Entry 2)

    The first days of my journey. What have I done? I volunteered to take on this task, this diplomatic mission, but…what will I do? This is my first time on such a quest, and I have taken it on all alone…why… Yet—no, father sent Kent with me. He has experience in the role of a […]

  • From the Journals of Anselm Siren

    From the logs and journals of Anselm Siren. Recollections and quotations further exacted by aid of Miss Dirge. An Introduction Alexandre Dirge’s mood could change quickly, but usually to one of a similar nature. That is, her tongue would change on a snap from blowtorch to battering ram. Fascinating. It took quite a lot of […]

  • Chloe’s Letter: Distress and Regimes

    To His Serene Reigning Majesty, King of the Solune, Oh father, what will I do? Father, I hope this letter reaches you well. There is no conventional route directly between the Lussa City and and The Solune Kingdom. The conventional route is all the way around, to the Djeb and then across the desert. It […]

  • Musings on the Lussa City

    The Lussa City was designed in my mind as old and messy. It is unlike the Djeb city-state, which is layered on the old, built on a solid foundation they had found in the desert sands, which turned out to be the sunken ruins of a previous civilization. Even their architecture are layered, the roofs […]

  • Here Once Again

    Another blog regarding The Solune Prince It was unfortunately only six months ago that I wrote a piece like this, addressing the issues I was having in the writing process of The Solune Prince. This blog post has a different goal than that one, though I will give context for anyone who is unfamiliar with […]

  • The Lussa Confederation

    Cerulllus, by the grace of THE NAME Ruler of ALL LANDS: We the Priest Poets address you; King of the Lussa People, Progeny of the Sollussa Nation; in council relating the succession of thrones and the citizenship of slaves. BEGINNING Due to the horrific, unstable, and enstrifed histories of our people; especially of yours, who […]

  • The Solune Prince: Walk the Earth Alone.

    The Solune Prince Novella 1 Chapter 28: Walk the Earth Alone. The Legendary Event was similar to a war, but it is technically to be seen as an invasion. An invasion of giants. They had come over the north wall and directly into Hannibal. They had come because they found the taste of the Solune […]

  • The Solune Prince: Walk the Earth; Horde

    The Solune Prince Novella 1 Chapter 27: Walk the Earth; Horde They were on higher ground now. The top of the bluffs was less than a person high, and would have been easy to climb if they had wanted. The Elken forest continued to brood on their left, threatening and black as night. Chloe and […]

  • The Solune Prince: Walk the Earth; Hannibal and Beyond

    The Solune Prince: Walk the Earth; Hannibal and Beyond

    The Solune Prince Novella 1 Chapter 26: Walk the Earth; Hannibal and Beyond This area is too confined and the footing is poor. It would be wise not to linger. Kratos Aurion Travelling within the kingdom was easy: Follow the roads north. Chloe’s group arrived in Hannibal, the largest city in the kingdom before nightfall. […]

  • The Solune Prince: Fly By Day

    The Solune Prince Novella 1 Chapter 25: Fly By Day Chloe headed back to the armoury, which was awkwardly positioned near the front entrance of the castle; out from the throne room and to the right. It was very busy inside. At times like this, it was common for the Castle Guard to double as […]