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Greetings, Bearers!

Continuity, continuity, continuity: if there is anything that needs to be addressed by writers of books, screenplays, etc., it’s the dire need to pay attention to the fine details, and this is ESPECIALLY true of those of us who write in the science fiction and fantasy genres, where the readers are oftentimes the most exacting and demanding (and rightly so) of their authors to put together a plot that makes sense in the midst of an imaginary world that makes sense. No matter how far out there the concepts and the characters are, there still has to be (in addition to character development and a strong plot) the stable base of consistency which provides for the audience a sure footing in an alien world.

So when we as writers develop our details, establish our laws of physics and science (or lack thereof), and put together the what and the why of our characters’ motivations and actions, we MUST. BE. CONSCIOUS. OF. CONSISTENCY.

Because nobody likes to read a story (or watch one unfold on the silver screen or the television) in which the obvious is overlooked, or the decisions are made without a sense of logic, or where a previous plot point is countermanded by a neglected line uttered by the character which makes the audience members pull their hair out and shake their heads crying out “Are you really serious!?!?!?”

Enter CinemaSins.

I stumbled across these guys a little while back, and have watched several of their videos. While some of their comments are off-hand roasts or inside jokes (note the “Doctor Who” reference in the video review of Oculus), others are good criticisms of inconsistencies in plot, setting, dialogue, etc., that kill the suspension of disbelief. If you are a writer, I STRONGLY suggest watching their videos and taking note of some of the things they address, as they have more than once nailed movies for writing mistakes that could have been avoided with a little bit of thought and logic.

I appreciate these guys for doing this stuff, even if some of my movies do end up losing a bit of their lustre (I REFUSE to watch their analysis of The Avengers, though).

So watch and enjoy. And keep on enjoying my published works as well. Let me know your thoughts!

See you in the Vein!
J. Dean

GREETINGS, BEARERS!!!!

(Do I sound excited, or what? :D )

And now the moment you were all waiting for, the moment that you, my precious and patient readers have been told about for a good long while. The moment that has taken many days, many hours, and many fatigued fingers worn away by typing, editing, re-editing, RE-RE-editing, and buffalo wings (gotta eat sometime!).

After all this time, I proudly present to you The Summoning of Kran: The Third Descent Into the Vein!!!! Now available HERE on Amazon.com, and HERE on smashwords.com. The barnes and noble link is not yet available, but if you own a nook you can still utilize the Smashwords website for the book.

A special thanks goes out to Mickey Goins, an associate of mine from the Tombs of Kobol website, who helped me out in a pinch to get this going. He did a heck of a job, and has my eternal gratitude… and his choice of liquid refreshment should the opportunity for the two of us to meet face-to-face ever come about :) Thanks again, Mickey.

So to my readers out there, no more waiting!! Get on out there and get your copy! Let’s continue on with the adventures in the Vein! I hope you enjoy this long labor of love I have undertaken. Let me know what you think!!!

And now, I sit back and breathe…. for three seconds…

See you in the Vein!
J. Dean

Greetings, Bearers!
I am now proud to announce that Surrealities II is now available on Smashwords.com for 99 cents! This is the second installment in the Surrealities series, which is a nod to the influence of serial shows such as The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, Inner Sanctum, and other similar programs. This particular installment ventures into the realm of science fiction, with a pair of stories that touch upon the wondrous as well as the terrifying. I hope you enjoy it!

See you in the Vein!
J. Dean

Greetings, Bearers!

So here I was thinking that my routine would slow down after fall began, and that getting updates and books out would be easier for me to do.

Silly me.

On a better note, you can expect Surrealities part 2 to be released next week–no, seriously! It WILL be out! (I heard that snicker in the back of the room). I had a little… shall we say, “trouble”… with getting it prepped (If I told you the story, you wouldn’t believe me). But it will be ready for public consumption definitely by next week.

And The Summoning of Kran will also be ready soon as well. I’m waiting on some final alterations to the cover, and that will FINALLY be out (Boy, this whole “getting-your-book-out-in-a-timely-manner” thing is harder than I thought. You’d think I was neurotic about it or something… ;) ). Plus, my re-release of The Summoning of Clade Josso with its new cover will also be ready soon, so this is going to be a very productive fall for me (unlike my beloved Michigan Wolverines; anybody here know a good coaching staff?).

So hang in there, and keep reading. Let me know your questions, comments, thoughts, tailgating recipes, etc. at any time! And if you like what you’ve read from me (as a few have expressed), tell others about the books!

See you in the Vein!

J. Dean

Greetings, Bearers!

Two quick things:

1.) For those of you who supported me on Kickstarter, I’ll be sending the advanced copies of The Summoning of Kran tomorrow. Thank you for your support!

2.) Alex Rommel, who is working on my re-covering of The Summoning of Clade Josso, has (with my permission of course) displayed the cover in progress on DeviantArt.com! Click HERE to check it out if you’ve not yet seen it!

Okay, back to work. Things are coming along, my friends… bear with me :D

See you in the Vein!
J. Dean

Greetings, Bearers!

Enjoy THIS LITTLE TIDBIT from Deviantart! http://today.deviantart.com/art/The-Meeting-470999041

And prepare for some releases in the next few weeks! :D

See you in the Vein!
J. Dean

Greetings, Bearers!

HERE’S another great discovery from Deviant Art. Enjoy! And look for an update from me soon about a couple of upcoming releases!

See you in the Vein!
J. Dean

Greetings, Bearers (and others)

I’m taking a break from my writing and editing for a few moments and invite you to watch this human rights-related video and make you aware of a terrible inhumanity being done in the world–and I’m not making a joke of this. Please take the time to watch this video and see what’s going on in other places of the world, places that we sometimes forget about because of how good we have it here in the U.S.

VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgRV4uAM6Dc&list=UUEP950zoH0nnP2WXHJcWslw

Thank you,

J. Dean

Greetings, Bearers!

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted. I’ve been working like a dog in an attempt to get The Summoning of Kran ready, as well as writing the Fifth Vein book and my upcoming non-fiction piece.

And… I lost my internet device as well for a while. :(

Good news is I got it back and am back to writing with the pace of a frantic, weaponless runner chased by running zombies. So I’m pushing hard.

Regarding the Kickstarter update, I failed. :( So the cover is going to take longer than expected to have ready. Those of you who DID help me out, thank you very much, and if you make sure to Email me personally (jaiello_01@yahoo.com), I’ll still send you the thank-you package for your pledge. Even though we didn’t make our goal, I appreciate your intent, and as far as I’m concerned, that’s good enough for earning the thank-you gifts. As of now, I have two people who need to contact me; if you’re reading this, have donated, but have not yet received my thank-you gifts, it’s because I need your email addys. So get a hold of me! :D

On a related good note, the Rad Con event in Washington has been moved to 2016 rather than 2015, so I have more than enough time to get things rolling. That’s a good thing.

And finally, here is some art for you to enjoy: http://today.deviantart.com/art/Bowman-442552496

See you in the Vein!
J.Dean

Greetings, Bearers!

Okay, so it’s not Friday :(  But I did find a piece that I think you’ll enjoy.  Look HERE!

Still writing, still editing, still time for you to join the Kickstarter  project!  Make a pledge today!

 

See you in the Vein!
J. Dean

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