An origin Story
As I have likely mentioned before, Elf Mastery was originally intended as a cartoon. I had made a pitch bible and everything, and had several scripts written up, complete with accompanying songs. That plan was set aside after a discussion with someone in the animation industry, after which I decided to write it as a book first. Digging back into old files, I have found some of these old scripts and the lyrics to the songs and thought I would post them here.
To start, here is an early version of the script when the working title was Earth Unlimited.
Here are some songs I had written. One is a song between Kyla and her father as she is leaving home; another is Denzig the dragon's introduction to Kyla; one is a song explaining Lili's rationale to being mean to people; and one is a song sung by the people who spin the earth on its axis. Most of the scenes surrounding these songs were included in the book, save Lili's song. Her mindset is revealed much more slowly in the books, though I think it eventually gets there.
Just a little look back at the origins! I still like a lot of the ideas, and would love to try again to make this into a cartoon someday.
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Bryant Reil currently resides in Kelowna, BC. Recent accomplishments include completing a Master's degree, and having finished two books, Elf Mastery and Elf Doubt. The third book, Elf Righteous, is underway.