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by Phill
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Messages from P. H. Campbell
Topic: Being P. H. Campbell
Replies: 20
Views: 4263

Best laid plans, and all that

Howdy folks! Upon reading through the first book, I realized it's, well, boring. It needs spice. It needs pizazz. It needs more than what it has to make a story that will keep a reader's interest. So, the "clown car" is being put into a car crusher. It'll end up as ONE very long book, but it won't b...
by Phill
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Messages from P. H. Campbell
Topic: Being P. H. Campbell
Replies: 20
Views: 4263

Re: Being P. H. Campbell

Two announcements today. The first is the most relevant to my readers: What my next book will be. I thought I'd be going with Booster Cogwheel, but as I mentioned, comedy writing like that is hard. And it's especially hard when I'm not feeling in the comedic mood. So, instead of a one-off book, I'm ...
by Phill
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Messages from P. H. Campbell
Topic: Being P. H. Campbell
Replies: 20
Views: 4263

Trying for editing funding once again!

Howdy Folks! It's that time of year when I decide to get a wild hair and see if I can get financing for editing services. I know I write well (at least that's what readers tell me), but as when I tried the Kickstarter campaign a while back, I also know my books can use some professional editing. Dam...
by Phill
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Messages from P. H. Campbell
Topic: Being P. H. Campbell
Replies: 20
Views: 4263

Re: Being P. H. Campbell

Greetings all! After having had a decent year of book-writing and publishing (4 books this year so far), I had mentioned in other book threads recently that I was hoping to put out another book by the end of the year. However, in looking over each of these books, many finished and only needing editi...
by Phill
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Seren: The Roots of the World
Topic: Seren: The Roots of the World - Description
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Seren: The Roots of the World - Description

Four years after the Day of the Southern Sun, when Seren sent the Magic back to the dimension it came from and fixed the DNA of the inhabitants of the world so that they'd start to have Human children again, Seren, the Chief Magistrate of the Magentians, needed a break. One couldn't say the previous...
by Phill
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Seren: The Roots of the World
Topic: Seren: The Roots of the World - Backstory
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Seren: The Roots of the World - Backstory

To be honest, there isn't much of a backstory to this one. It's the sequel to Seren: Secret of Magic, and starts off four years later. About the only remarkable thing I encountered in writing it was a horrible experience in chapter 7. I just couldn't seem to get all of the action right, and no matte...
by Phill
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Legacy of the Skytouched
Topic: Legacy of the Skytouched - Backstory
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Legacy of the Skytouched - Backstory Part 2

Well, folks, Skytouched is finished. In case anyone wonders, the way I tend to write is to throw out the story first, then edit, edit, edit, edit, edit, edit (that's six times, sometimes seven). Each edit does two things: expands on details, and fixes plot holes. Note the fixes plot holes part. I do...
by Phill
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Messages from P. H. Campbell
Topic: Being P. H. Campbell
Replies: 20
Views: 4263

I'm still me

Having just finished the rough draft on yet another book "Legacy of the Skytouched", I figure it's time to talk about the goings on in my life. Generally things are going. There are ups and downs. The downs first: My cat isn't doing well, and I'd be surprised if she lasts til the end of the month. B...
by Phill
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Legacy of the Skytouched
Topic: Legacy of the Skytouched - Description
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Legacy of the Skytouched - Description

Into each life, something unexpected falls. For Grebek, the son of the village shaman out gathering essential herbs for medicines the shaman uses to minister the villagers of their tribe, that something unexpected was one of the Skytouched, smashing into the soft ground not far from him. He raced ov...
by Phill
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Legacy of the Skytouched
Topic: Legacy of the Skytouched - Backstory
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Legacy of the Skytouched - Backstory

Not very long ago, I was listening to some music and, oddly, the title song from the movie Brave made me think. It sung about stormy seas, tall mountains, flying and touching the sky. The latter phrase "touching the sky" struck a chord (no pun intended) in my head and I started turning that around u...