I've been wanting to start a Youtube channel to talk about writing but didn't want to record myself talking into the character. So, I came up with a character named Professor Krag, an orc who teaches elements of writing. Curious for feedback if the character/content are engaging. Done in the style a lot of Youtubers use with the stillframe avatar. Anyway let me know what you think. Here's the link:
While I was recording audio for Elf Mastery I found a few spots with misplaced/omitted commas, awkward wording, etc. and decided to do another edit. I also changed the font of the body of text to Book Antiqua, so hopefully that's a little more pleasant for readers than Times New Roman. Should be up shortly on Amazon - I've uploaded it, but it needs to pass inspection.
Also looking for opportunities to promote my book! Will be sending a copy to CBC book division.
Taking a bit of a break but plan on recording Elf Doubt as well.
I've got a Wacom tablet and have decided to learn how to draw. I'd like to learn to sketch my own characters, and went looking for models online so I can get used to tracing their features. The first I found was bang-on for how I imagine Kyla (at least in Book One):
While Kyla's shirts would likely have fewer buttons, even the color scheme looks right. So, this girl's face is my new reference image for learning to draw Kyla. I haven't found reference images for the others yet. I feel like learning to draw is going to take some time.
I've spent the past few weeks recording Elf Mastery in an effort to distribute an audiobook to gain exposure. One reason it's free is because I recorded it in my living room, and I'm not a voice actor, but I think it actually came out pretty well. Anyway feel free to download it and have a listen. I would truly appreciate it if you'd leave a review for Elf Mastery on Amazon/Goodreads. Maybe even pick up the ebook or paperback on Amazon if you enjoyed the audiobook!
Due to the file size, I haven't found a way to upload it to either Weebly or Soundcloud, so for now I have placed the mp3 in Dropbox. Let me know if you have trouble accessing it. Just press the button below for the link, click the 'Open with' tab, press it, and there should be an option to download. File size is about 570 MB.
Audio is about 12 hours long - nice for a road trip or long flight!
EDIT: I was able to get it uploaded to soundcloud when I split it into 2 files (about 6 hours each). Here are links to those:
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.