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Author: David Liberto

Podcast

MSR Podcast Episode 3: Author Jenelle Schmidt

https://youtu.be/sLTiGCZ7N3E  Welcome to the second episode of the Mustardseed Realms podcast!  Check out the video for MSR updates and a great interview with Christian Fantasy author Jenelle Schmidt.  This was a great conversation about how to approach reading and writing “magic” in Christian fantasy fiction. While there’s so much more to unpack, this was a

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Podcast

MSR Podcast Episode 2: Author CC Urie

https://youtu.be/hhigkr7jrdw  Welcome to the second episode of the Mustardseed Realms podcast!  Check out the video for MSR updates and a great interview with C.C. Urie.  Thanks for your patience with the editing and as I continue setting up the podcast with various distributors.  I definitely will keep the every-other-week pace right now, but I learned so

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Podcast

MSR Podcast Episode 1: So it begins

 Welcome to the first episode of the Mustardseed Realms podcast!  (Transcript below the article!) As described in the first episode, this podcast invites experts and interviews them regarding the many facets involved in building Mustardseed Realms. From the publishing standpoint, I already have two recorded interviews with fantasy authors C.C. Urie and Jenelle Schmidt, community

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MSR

June 2023 Updates

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for being patient. I have accomplished a lot in the last two months, and I intend to be more consistent with communication.  Two weeks ago, I drafted the first and second manuscript of book number five, at 50,000 words. Alpha readers are currently working on that

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Writing

Believable Antagonists in Stories: What Makes a Good villain?

I’ve spent a lot of time learning about stories, and one aspect that always intrigued me was the villain. A well-written antagonist creates a compelling and memorable story. But what makes a good villain? What makes them believable and memorable?  In their own eyes, villains do not think they are evil. The audience should understand

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Gaming News

April Update: Crushing Deadlines

(David rubs his hands together.)  So much going on. Let’s get to it.  Publishing news:  March was a huge month for Mustardseed Realms.  In the first half of the month, I assimilated beta reader feedback and revised the draft accordingly. That manuscript is in the hands of a professional proofreader who reported the manuscript will

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Writing

How to OutPerform AI Generated Stories

Many writers are complaining about artificial intelligence’s influence on content generation. With the ability to generate stories, posts, and tons of content quickly and efficiently, social media is awash with comments lamenting how writers, and other content creators, won’t compete or survive.  It’s simple. Do better.  While AI-generated content can be efficient, and even useful,

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MSR

MSR Publishing Interview

MSR Publishing Update wherein I interview myself:  David, tell me more about the books. What are you working on right now? As you can see from the publishing page, there are a number of books in various stages of production. As of today, I’m preparing the first book for proofreading, having received the beta reader’s

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Gaming News

Intro to Indie Gaming in 2023

Mustardseed Realms is developing our first video game for publication to be released in 2024. Our small “studio” is classified as indie as we are not affiliated with any major publisher, and I wanted to introduce the state of indie gaming which is ever changing.  Moving into 2023, indie gaming continues to thrive in diversity.

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Lewis and Tolkien

Writing fantasy is a blast, and I’ve already touched on the wide array of influences in an earlier post. Today, I want to introduce the two men who paved the way for the fantasy genre and my writing, J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. (I know that a short post is an insult to their

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