NEW MEDIEVAL REENACTMENT TOMORROW

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Tomorrow, I will be attending another medieval reenactment that will show what it is like to be part of a lord’s feast. This will give me more authentic inspiration for my fantasy book because it will display food from the period that I will sample. This is also where I will take the five bottles of hypocras I brewed. I told them that I was bringing it and they went berserk. Apparently the hypocras is going to make me super-popular at the event. There will also be medieval games such as archery and bocce among others. It is going to be an epic event and I look forward to being a part of it. I will share videos and pictures when the event is over.

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT/GIVEAWAY

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Over the next three days, I will be part of an author spotlight and giveaway. The spotlight is another author interview while the giveaway will revolve around some prizes I will be giving to the winner. The prizes will be a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of my third book The Young Guardians and the Revelation Orb. If you are interested, please feel free to check this out. Thank you.

FANTASY SONG IN THE WORKS

I realized that a good fantasy book would not be complete without a good folk song. In medieval times, songs were not just about festivities. They were also a way to tell stories from generation to generation. I am in the process of brainstorming the lyrics of such a song for my fantasy book. In order to write the song, I will be utilizing some of the poetry skills I acquired during my recent college classes. This song will be written by the end of the first volume and immortalize a significant event that happens in the middle of the story.

WRITING UPDATE: FANTASY BOOK (CHAPTER 19)

I am in the middle of writing the nineteenth chapter of my fantasy book. This scene will be a combination between a duel, a battle, and the beginnings of a great escape. The main character will begin another form of insane character development as they struggle to overcome despair and regain their resolve to live. There will also be a bit of a twist in the plot as another character has a few aces up their sleeve. Overall, this chapter is going to have emotional struggle, overwhelming danger, and tenacity of the human spirit against insurmountable odds.

HYPOCRAS EXPERIMENT RESULTS

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After letting the hypocras marinate in the sugar and spices for 24 hours, I tasted the final results of the experiment. The combination of richness, sweetness, and spiciness has intensified, but not to the point of being intolerable. It very much had a kind of Christmas feel to it. Who knows? I might make this a drink for the Holidays. I will definitely include this drink in my fantasy book because it will be enjoyed by the filthy rich such as emperors or kings or barons.

GAME OF THRONES: STARK TENACITY

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I have been thinking about House Stark lately and I have grown to respect them in a very extreme way. The reason for this is because no matter what happened to them their bloodline refused to die. After tragedy after tragedy, the Starks always find a way to endure. Lord Rickard Stark and Brandon Stark were murdered by the Mad King and Lyanna Stark died giving birth. Bran Stark was crippled, Benjen Stark became undead, Ned Stark lost his head, Robb Stark was murdered at the Red Wedding, Jon Snow was killed in a mutiny and later resurrected, and Rickon Stark was murdered by Ramsay Snow. Despite all of those tragedies and all of their hardships, House Stark always found a way to survive. I think in the end their bloodline will still survive the hardships to come whether if the bloodline in question is legitimate, illegitimate, male, or female. The Starks are like cockroaches because you cannot truly kill their lineage, which is a fitting feature for one of the oldest living dynasties in Westeros. Based on everything that is happening in the War of the Five Kings, the Starks will ultimately outlive the Lannisters, which would give them the last laugh.