I was reading an article about how an early draft of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire outline was leaked. It made me think about the different changes Soul Crystals went through before the published book actually came out. Now, most of the changes that happened occurred really early on. Some evenContinue reading “Early Drafts of Soul Crystals”
Author Archives: LaTrobe Barnitz
It’s been a while. Approximately 365 days from my last blog post actually. I originally mean this to be a more regular thing but work and life have gotten in the way of that. I have ideas about more posts I could do. I will see how those pan out. You are probably reading thisContinue reading “2023 Update”
I meant to make this post about twenty days ago, but life , writing, and a full-time job tend to get in the way of website updates. Anyway, I just wanted to lay out the state of Soul Crystals here in 2022. The big news is that Soul Crystals 3 is well on its way.Continue reading “2022 Update”
What Soul Crystals Characters Sound Like.
A Soul Crystals: ARC of the Amuli audiobook is in production! I just wanted to give a quick overview about some of the quirks of my character’s voices and narration. For the most part, I put what my main characters sound like directly in the writing. For example, Paul has a nervous stammer. Alice soundsContinue reading “What Soul Crystals Characters Sound Like.”
If every chapter of Soul Crystals: ARC of the Amuli was a song.
I decided to give myself a challenge and reveal my own, embarrassing taste in music at the same time. I hope everyone likes 90’s and 00’s rock and metal music. Prologue- “Pet” by A Perfect Circle Chapter 1: Innocence- “High School Never Ends” by Bowling for Soup Chapter 2: The Gift- “Smells Like Teen Spirit”Continue reading “If every chapter of Soul Crystals: ARC of the Amuli was a song.”
I’m kind of into anime
Last anime post for a while, I swear.
My Favorite Anime Series of All Time
It’s been forever since my last blog post. Between editing Soul Crystals: The Mask of Tragedy and writing Soul Crystals 3, I have not had a ton of time on my hands. I’m going to be doing something different today and provide some background on myself rather than just the Soul Crystals series. Anyway, IContinue reading “My Favorite Anime Series of All Time”
Poem: The Silver Song
It lays in its case like the feather of a majestic bird, Cradled in deep red velvet, Metallic silver with shimmering strings, A guitar slightly younger than me, Another noisy little brother. It waits for our father, The man who still dreamed of being a rock star at 35, Or a blues player the moreContinue reading “Poem: The Silver Song”
Poem: Four White Walls
“We’ll keep in touch. Good luck!” My dad shuts the door. The walls close in, Squeezing the breath out of my chest. Cold, concrete blocks, Gripping my arms with icy cold fingers Hospital-white walls, and The chemical-cleaner smell. I’m a patient. My disease is called “too old to live at home anymore.” The voices outsideContinue reading “Poem: Four White Walls”
Inside Soul Crystals: TV Influences
I’ve gone over anime, books, and movies. Now is time for a couple of American TV shows that really stuck with me. I thought about both of theses during my writing. X-Men: The Animated Series (1992–1997) In previous posts, I hit on some DC properties I really like. Now, here’s a Marvel one. The 1990’sContinue reading “Inside Soul Crystals: TV Influences”