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My Fifth Review of Old Soul

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I have completed my fifth review of Old Soul. This story explores the concept of an immortal who discovers there are eventual ramifications to their actions. In this chapter, John also makes a macabre discovery when introduced to something from Edgar Allen Poe.

There were 40 modifications made to this 10 page chapter leading to a 41% reduction in changes when compared with revision four.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad display the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, so please feel free to make use of this capability.

My Fifth Review of Hadrian’s Legacy

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I have completed my fifth review of Hadrian’s Legacy. This story focuses on the construction of the Grand’s defensive wall, the Georgian involvement and the reasons behind it being commissioned. John is also introduced to the existence of the Grand in this hard-hitting revelation.

There were 46 modifications made to this 8 page chapter leading to a 48% increase in changes when compared to revision four.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad display the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, so please feel free to make use of this capability.

A Speakeasy Cover

Nothing is quiet as iconic to the Roaring Twenties and Dirty Thirties as a speakeasy.  These were places were people went to drink, dance, smoke and enjoy themselves.  Movies often depicts the classier clip joints as places filled with live bands, cigarette girls and the hedonistic Flapper.

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The cover for the Grand was designed to be temporary.  Sites like Wattpad demanded a cover even if the work was in progress, so I found shots from the era and used them as a cover.  While the cover served admirably, I never owned the rights to the image. Sure it should have been out of copyright,  but such laws are always a bit ambiguous.

Recently I had the opportunity to visit a Speakeasy in Halifax and I took a few shots.  Turns out that one seemed to have some of the elements desired.

To make the cover work I did the following changes:

  • Altered the face and features;
  • Clarified the image to bring out details;
  • Added a series of silhouettes to the background to hide unnecessary detail;
  • Converted the image to look like a watercolour based painting, a theme that was adopted by the Portrait.
  • Filled the glass with blood-red liquid; and
  • Made the models eyes grey, which seems odd and inhuman.

Overall it makes for a cover which is uniquely mine.  While I will likely experiment with other cover designs in the future, this one will at least set my fifth revision apart from the others!

My Fifth Review of Penny Dreadful

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I have completed my fifth review of Penny Dreadful. This chapter introduces John Cabot to the valley, town and some of the local lore. The story focuses on The Diary of Frederick Samuels and takes place 30 years prior to the The Grand.

There were 62 modifications made to this 11 page chapter leading to a 35% increase in changes when compared to revision four.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad display the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, so please feel free to make use of this capability.

My Fifth Review of the Man and the Sea

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I have completed my fifth review of the Man and the Sea. This chapter introduces John Cabot, one of The Grand’s lead characters and deals with his love for the sea.

There were 12 modifications made to this 2 page chapter leading to a 29% reduction in changes when compared to revision four.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad display the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, feel free to make use of this capability.