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Into the Mystic Lands (stands at): 46,321 words, 184.16 pages!!!

Into the Mystic Lands: The Eastern Sea Revolt (stands at) --6,851 words, 27.4 pages!!!

The Adventures of Walrus Island: Editing, 70,211 words, 146 pages.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Child Labour

Just recently I had to write a post for my school on the positive effects of Child Labour. I, being a strong Christian found this hard to work with and struggled on the assignment. So, I decided (now that the assignment is done) to ask you about your thoughts on it. Personally I would enjoy if you would talk about the positive benefits of Child Labour, but if you are strictly against it then no need to worry. Here is my copy below.

Child labour is necessary!
Probably one of the first things that come to mind when you hear of child labour is the unnecessary torturing of children whose parents must send them to work because they can’t afford to pay debts or to take care of their family. This is true, but only to an extent. Child labour also has some positive effects on children as I have shown below.
Child labour has proven again and again to be a cheap way to boost an economy that is falling into bankruptcy. It increases their intellectual capital (all resources that determine the value and the competitiveness of an enterprise) and makes higher quality goods with only paying a subtle wages to children who are working.
This type of labour has also proven to be necessary because adults can’t do the same jobs that children are able to. For example chimney sweeping, hauling coal, and working with the power loom are tedious jobs for adults, but for children it is easy to work in those specific conditions. Children have also been found to be extraordinarily good at working with repetitive tasks that require specific skills. An example of this can be shown in the assembly line wherein children can do the same job all day and not ‘mess up’ like adults sometimes do.
Child labour has also affected children’s lives in positive ways, it allows children to become accustomed to working conditions and it teaches them how to provide for their future families so they won’t have to make their children work to bring in an income.
As you can see from my post, child labour is not always bad and it is certainly not an unnecessary torture, but rather it will shape children to become positive and committed adults.

~Son of the King~

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Writers Block

Hey everyone, just lately I have been having HUGE problems with writer's block until I found these following sites.

How to overcome writers block 1.

How to overcome writers block 2.

How to overcome writers block 3.

If you have any other ideas or if you just want to share your thoughts I would appreciate it. Thanks!

~Son of the King~

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spine tinglers

I don't know about you but I find it fun to break writers block by writing a spine tingler. Here is one I just did recently. 

Michal relaxed in his chair and waited for the time when sleep would take over his weary body. As he though back on the meeting he had just attended a smile came to his face. The president would be happy to know that he had signed a weapons manufacture bill the nation of Russia and that he had gained the trust of the people that they had once forsaken.
As Michal stared out of the window of the passenger jet many questions flooded his mind. Who was that man who came up to him and started asking him weird questions at the meeting, why did he want to know about the plane he was taking back to his homeland.
Michal quickly drowned out the thoughts by shoving his headset over his ears and plugging them into the armrest of which he was resting on. Although he was not an athletic man Michal was often mistaken for a runner, or someone who did sports. As the memories flooded into his mind he started to chuckle at the thought of the good times in life. He remembered that time when a child though he was some famous base ball player. Without realising it he suddenly slipped into a deep sleep.
Upon his awaking Michal realised that his assistant Mr. Bitson was ordering a small snack from the flight attendant who was passing down the aisle.
“Would you like water or pop”, she asked to Mr. Bitson. Quickly the stout man answered
“Uh, what do you have to eat?” “If it is those old cheese burritos I will pass, but if you have a sandwich than I think that would be good.” The flight attendant answered
“The sandwich is two dollars, now do you want a drink or not?” Mr. Bitson was about to pull out his wallet when a sudden motion caught his eye.
A passenger near the front of the plane started moving down the aisle toward him, although he knew he should not take a precaution with the ordinary passenger he still had his doubts. As the person drew near Michal realised that this was no ordinary person, but somehow it was the same man that had questioned him at the meeting.
The flight attendant started getting impatient with Mr. Bitson who was still in the motion of taking his wallet out, and she soon left him so she could serve the other complaining passengers who were also waiting to take their orders. Michal elbowed Mr. Bitson who turned as the minor assault came towards him and caught him straight in the solar plexus. Although winded Mr. Bitson whispered something into Michal’s ear.
Quickly the two men acted as if they did not notice the strange passenger that when by the name of Jordan. As soon as he had passed they realised that there was no need to worry when the man made his way to the washroom. Mr. Bitson suddenly said “You know, that guy is somehow related to something weird around here.” Michal quickly brushed off what had been said and also made his way to the washroom in the back of the plane.
As he waited patiently for the man he knew as Jordan to make his way out he heard several strange noises that sounded something like Click, Whir, Click, Whir and so on and so forth. Although he wondered what could make a sound like that he was quickly relieved when the passenger came out.
After Michal had settled back in his seat he quickly asked his assistant a question. “You said earlier that you though that Jordan guy was weird, right?”
Mr. Bitson replied, “Yes, if you did not notice when I was about to pull my wallet out I saw a weird L shaped figure drop out of his coat pocket.”
Michal said “I don’t think it was a weapon, those new sensors that they installed into the airport would have picked up anything metallic that he had.”
Mr. Bitson was about to reply when a sudden shudder ripped through the plane. Michal saw Jordan standing in the cockpit with the gun against co-pilots head. Michal realized that when the shudder had happened the gunman had shot the pilot in the back of the head. Fear and Anxiety rushed through his blood. Now he knew who this Jordan was, if only he had paid attention to the recent terrorists on the short PowerPoint presentation he would have realized that this Jordan was one of the most wanted terrorists in the entire empire of Russia!
Quickly the man started choking the co-pilot and after a few seconds the man had lost conscience. Because this was one of the newer planes that was just made the autopilot took control of the situation that seemed to be an emergency. When the falling subsided the terrorist jogged into the middle of the airplane than turned back to the pilot’s board for calculations and released a full clip before the shooting quieted down again.
Woman and children started screaming as the plane started banking to the left and then started falling from the sky. Jordan lost his balance but warned everyone to stay in their seats with a quick shot through the ceiling. As soon as the terrorist knew that there was no way possible to escape he raised the gun and opened his mouth.
Mothers protected their children from seeing the body drop to the floor. As quickly as he could Michal slid through the cabin toward the co-pilot who was just regaining consciousness. Michal quickly tried to awaken the co-pilot and allow him to rouse faster, but all of his attempts were crushed when he realized they were about to crash into the ocean.
A few seconds after Michal arrived in the ruined cabin his assistant had also followed suit. Without thinking Mr. Bitson Shouted out “Everyone, reach under your seat and grab a parachute, those of you in the emergency exits grab the rafts and open the emergency doors as fast as you can”. Although the people had done as instructed in a few seconds it had felt like hours for Michal who was in temporary shock.
As soon as everyone had jumped out of the rapidly falling plane they tried to open their parachutes but were caught off guard when they did not open, it came to the mind of everyone of the passengers that the terrorist had sabotaged every last resource including the inflatable rafts. As the ocean raced faster and faster toward Michal he knew that he would never be able to tell the president about the good news because he was about to die, maybe not from drowning but certainly from the sharks that inhabited the area. The ocean raced faster and faster in front of him until he felt the first wave of ocean come over him, death was upon him. Suddenly a ferociously blinding light appeared in front of him and then, there was a sight he had longed to see for a long time. The rapture had come!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Ring

Just recently I was on Hidden Doorways and found out that Squeaks is holding a contest for advertisement. So, to get an extra entry for the prize I am going to follow the third rule.


The prize for the winner is as follows:

- Your latest stories will be advertised at the top of my news section (note that I might not be super fast on updates because this month is busy; this will only occur for 1 month).

- You'll get an entire page dedicated and written up about you (if you want to write it that's cool too). It will portray your blog, a bit about you, and if you want a blip from one of your stories. This will stay up for max 1 month.

- You'll be given the chance to write a maximum of two posts on my blog. I'll have authority over whether they get published or not, so keep things clean and God-centered :) The time-line for writing is 1 month from the draw date.


Here is how you get to be entered into the draw...

  1. 1 entry for joining my blog and commenting [edit: if you're one of the 20, this doesn't count for you]
  2. 1 entry for being one of the 20 followers
  3. 1 entry for announcing this draw on your blog (please write a comment to this post letting me know if you've done this)
  4. 1 entry for having participated (before this date) on any of the writing games


The Ring draw will occur on May 12!

Thanks Squeaks for holding the contest!
~Son of the King~

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I'm back!

Sorry for the long pause in the blog, it gets that way with school on the go. :P

My book is moving along slowly, like usual, and I am starting a new series somewhat like a sequel. It is going to be a backward version of most of the books that are published, it is going to have a certain person getting transported to earth from a different world wherein they will have to locate three gemstones. The stones are in unknown locations on earth and they have to find them so they can defeat a rampaging army that is nearly invincible. I am just finishing my outline and am going to start writing within the next week. :)

~Son of the King~