The story world begun…

Here’s another short vlog from my process of creating the story world of my novel, The Next Testament. The story is set in an alternative near future dystopia. But how did we get there?

An insane civil war that left the country shattered.

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Published in: on May 23, 2019 at 1:04 am  Leave a Comment  
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How the book began…

The following is a short video, showing how I sketched out an idea for a story, the very beginning. It evolved into my novel to be released in October 2019, titled, The Next Testament.

I usually start with a title. Everything points in that direction. From there, I start sketching out some of the big concepts and action that will take place. Then it’s characters. More vids to follow, showing the details of the process in short form. Stay tuned.

Duomo, Florence, Italy

Here’s a daylight image of the Duomo in Florence, Italy.

AtpgqUpyTC2Llgkza8CKiQThe exterior style contrasts greatly with many of the church and cathedrals I saw in Spain, which are typically left the natural color of the cut stone. Let’s go inside:

DSC_3494Another rather plain interior. But don’t miss the clock at the rear of the building:

DSC_3493You can climb to the cupola of the Duomo and also the tower, but I was busy seeing so much else, that I didn’t want to wait in the long line. Here’s a night view, just for fun:

jKNhEXCrTTmGm3mrLJhKEAMy hotel was across the street from this magnificent structure. Photos to follow soon.

Published in: on December 6, 2018 at 4:31 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Vatican Museum, part 3, Raphael

Continuing in the Vatican Museum, here is a look at a room painted by Raphael.

DSC_3254Each wall contains a huge mural.

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For models in the following work, he used many of the luminaries of his time.

DSC_3255Looking closer, perhaps you’ll recognize Leonardo and Michaelangelo.

DSC_3258Incredible stuff, among the great works humanity has produced in all of history.