TLBodine

Hey lovelies! 
          	
          	Many apologies for my silence - I've been traveling and had no time to write recently.  But I'll have new Hound chapters up asap

TLBodine

Hey lovelies! 
          
          Many apologies for my silence - I've been traveling and had no time to write recently.  But I'll have new Hound chapters up asap

TLBodine

Congratulations to all the Watty's Shortlist names! Looking forward to see who makes the final cut. To the rest of us...better luck next year :)

TLBodine

We are creeping up on the end of The Hound (at least this draft). I'm hoping everyone is enjoying it, and I always love the comments, votes and feedback! 
          
          Once it's finished, I'll be editing River of Souls and preparing its final version. 
          
          And after that....well, that's a surprise. But I'll give you a hint: Think cold. REALLY cold.

Starelf555

To respond to your response , the way I have the story planned out , this is necessary for two reasons . First , the creature is intelligent , and leaves taunting messages for the characters , which they have to have translated , and this gives them a clue to what they're dealing with . Secondly , this would also provide them with the information they need to determine the item or ritual they need to kill or banish it .

TLBodine

@Starelf555 Demon released by a spirit board is definitely a totally viable way to go. And there's a lot of wiggle room involved in creating demons, because there are so many different mythologies surrounding them. Good luck!
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Starelf555

Thanx for the suggestions ! I think I'd probably need to go more in the direction of a demon , since part of the story already details how the creature has been trapped for a period of time , and gets released by some people fooling with a spirit board . But the fae were definitely interesting , and I think I may have found some possible antagonists for an urban fantasy story that I'm still sort of mapping out in my head .
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TLBodine

@Starelf555 Ahh, I see. Well, it depends on the type of monster you have in mind, of course, but there are a number of possible folklore options that are pretty open-ended that might work in terms of intelligent, game-playing, language-using creatures -- choosing from a whole race as opposed to a specific mythological figure. It sounds like something a demon might do, if you wanted to take a Judeo-Christian slant (see: Insidious, and several other similar stories). Or, and this is potentially more interesting, a fae. In folklore, faeries are frequently not-very-nice. They have a tendency to mess with humans just for fun, have a propensity for riddles, can come in all sorts of shapes/sizes, and it's 100% permissible to sort of free-style your own fae creature that's only loosely inspired by existing folklore. 
            
            Some possible inspiration, if you want to explore some options in the fae direction and see if that gives you any ideas: http://listverse.com/2013/12/06/10-frightening-fairies-you-dont-want-to-mess-with/
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EvaGora

Hi there, thanks for your follow. Its surprising but I can't say I'm not thrilled, thanks darling. I can't wait to read your books, it seems interesting. Xoxo Evagora

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