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MSR

MSR May Publishing Update

This information was released two weeks ago in the newsletter. Subscribe to get the latest information! Book 2 of the BlueSteel Series The developmental editor is destroying the recent manuscript, tearing it down so it can be rebuilt better. I hope to have it back soon. Joe took all the recommendations I presented from those

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Progress

March Updates!

Time for some updates!  I just finished a brutal stretch in my IRL work. I am my own angel investor, lol. I have a week off, and I spent the last two days knocking out a ton of stuff at home and ensuring I keep my priorities → God, Frances, family, job, volunteer/Church work, and

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Exile's Hope

Gossama has a scroll

The family at the edge of the village warned you not to venture into Miraden Forest on your own. But, it’s Miraden Forest! Surely, you could just peek inside the treeline, breathe in the fecund aromas of a fantasy forest, and pray that you might see a Dasari, right? But the treeline was boring. Let’s

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Exile's Hope

Did someone Say Riddles?

 So what about the puzzles at the end of the books? What’s the deal? We wanted to give readers a little extra fun at the end of each story. The riddle will take you to a portal on the Mustardseed Realms website, where you can enter the password and go through the portal. On the

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MSR

Return of the Lost Ones Ebook Release

Huge day for Mustardseed Realms!  Today we launch the ebook on Amazon for free.  The goal is to get the book into as many reader’s hands as possible. I hope that people enjoy the story of Stefan and Pol. I hope they enjoy meeting the other fun characters as well.  This is the whole point:

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MSR

MSR is Ready to Launch!

MSR Launches on Nov 1st In one week on November 1st, we will release Return of the Lost Ones! The print version will release on November 1st and the ebook release will occur on November 15th.  More details to come in the next week leading up to launch. Let’s start simple with a series of

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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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