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Mythica – $0.99 ebook sale

Mythica: A Quest for Heroes: Official Movie Novelization is out in ebook and paperback on Amazon.  What’s even better, the ebook on Kindle is only 99 cents right now.  Go grab it here. It won’t be 99 cents for long.

The book itself was a fun project to write because it was based off a pre-existing movie.  Go check out the novel and then go watch the movie too.

About the Book:

Mythica: A Quest for Heroes

“Kevin Nielsen’s Mythica: A Quest for Heroes novelization is an epic fantasy thrill ride with a dash of poignant humanity….Bringing together the best elements from dungeon crawling and epic fantasy, Mythica is not to be missed.” —David J. West, author of Whispers Out of the Dust and Cold Slither

Mythica (the five movie franchise) is the most ambitious indie fantasy project ever undertaken. This official movie novelization now joins the ranks of this epic fantasy series.

Stuck in a life of indentured servitude, Marek dreams of becoming a wizard despite it being a dangerous profession and her position in life as essentially a crippled slave. When Marek’s stubbornness pushes her master over the edge, she escapes and sets out to make her own way in the world. No one takes the hopeful magician seriously until she meets a severe priestess named Teela, who is in such desperate need of help she accepts Marek’s offer. After recruiting a warrior named Thane and a thief named Dagen, Marek leads the four of them on an epic quest to defeat an ogre and rescue Teela’s sister.

“Mythica: A Quest for Heroes is a classic adventure with all the elements that make readers love fantasy.” —Paul Genesse, bestselling author of the Iron Dragon Series

“Fans of the film will be delighted, and anyone looking for a brisk tale filled with unexpected magic, relatable characters, and tension-filled action will love it too.” —Michael Darling, author of Got Luck

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How a Script becomes a Novel – Process Post 1

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When I set about to start the actual writing of the novel, I’d only seen the movie once.  I recalled bits and pieces of peripheral details – the main heart of the story – and most of the characters’ names, but that was about it.  I decided to watch the movie again and take some notes on places I knew would be tricky.  I’d requested a copy of the script, but hadn’t received it yet.  So I watched the movie again.

I didn’t take any notes.

I realized it was ALL going to be tricky.

I needed the script.

(***FAIR WARNING – MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD***)

The script arrived a day or two later, so I printed it out, read through it, and discovered that the movie was different from the script, sometimes by a very wide margin.  So I decided to watch the film while comparing it to the script and take notes (in red pen, of course) of the differences between the two on a scene by scene basis.  As you can see in the images, it was a lot of notes sometimes.

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What followed was a solid week of watching a scene, pausing, taking notes, rewinding the scene, and doing over again to make sure I hadn’t missed anything.  I also took notes on what I saw on character’s faces, their emotional state, and the overall feel of each scene.

This was a 9pm-2am process every day for a solid week.  Some of the script pages ended up so entirely covered in red ink I wondered if I’d bled on them.  Not really, but the visual on that is cool.  Authors like to season things with a little hyperbole every now and then.

After that grueling week, I had everything I thought I needed.  I was excited to start the actual writing process, especially because I was on a serious time constraint at the time.  I felt accomplished and ready to take on the world.  I sat down to write.

I hit a snag on the very first sentence.

 

Check back in later to see how I overcame that particular issue.  In the meantime, please hop over to the KICKSTARTER here and contribute if you can.  Even if you can’t, please share the link on social media.  Someone in your friends list will thank you for it.

Here’s the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1820327466/mythica-a-quest-for-heroes-official-movie-noveliza?ref=5729ad

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