I am simply that. Published. Self-published.
Only digital for the time being, a hard copy to follow once I’ve finished polishing the edges and typing up the dear-god-why-did-I-start-this glossary.
If you happen to download a copy, please go to good reads and give me a quick review. I’ve not had much by way of feedback and am honestly getting a tad curious as to what people think of it.
One of the key elements to my writing style for The Weathered Kingdoms, is the fact that I don’t include a lot of descriptions. Bare minimum, in fact. I have chosen to do this as I wish for my readers to create their own, very personal images of the characters and locations.
That being said, I have decided to include descriptions of one physical attribute of each of the main characters, to lend depth. These are few examples of what I’m including;
I have finished the writing and typing up of The Weathered Kingdoms.
Three years of writing and a few weeks of typing have brought me the accomplishment of 15500 words over 28 basically formatted a4 pages. And now it need to make sure that it actually makes sense.
During the typing process I changed a few names which need to be checked for continuity. My grammar is also quite poor, especially, I believe, my use of apostrophes when used to identify a possession. Not to mention the fact that I typed the whole thing out using an iPad and, whilst I tried to catch every auto correct that tried to insert itself, I’m fairly certain a few remain.
I feel the need to point out that, despite the fact that it is a story aimed at children, it is very wordy. I will not be editing this issue. Simply put, this is how I write. When I was a child, I would read books that were more advanced that my own vocabulary because of the superior story quality. If there was a word that I did not understand, I would learn it, and in doing so, expand my knowledge of the English language. This is a quality that I am aiming to inspire in my younger readers. I will include a glossary at the end of the book and also on this site (to save the digital readers the hassle).
If there is anyone out there that is interested in doing a bit of proof reading for this story, leave a comment on this page or message me via my Facebook page.
Copyright is the most basic right when it comes to your creations. The most simple way to describe what copyright actually is, would be that it stops other people making money from something that you have created without your permission.
It can apply to pretty much any kind of creation; story, movie, art work, design and idea.
All that you have to do, in order to claim copyright, is to prove that you had it first.
To do so, is also very simple. Post it to youself.
Put a copy or a photograph of your creation into an envelope (I use padded, just in case), take it to the post office, make sure that it is sent with one of those printed our stamps that include the date and be sure to get a proof of posting.
When you receive the package, do not open it. Put it somewhere safe, with the proof of posting, until it is needed.
Alternatively, you can email a copy to yourself, although this method is less concrete as any proof can be tampered with of photoshopped, making the postal method must more effective.
Keep you creations safe, and they’ll keep you safe.
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As many of you either know, have figured out or read the info page for this blog, Rocky Norton is not my name.
It is my pen name, one that I came across on Facebook, what feels like, eons ago. It was one of those; what’s you pirate/movie star/stripper/zombie name posts. For an author, you had to take the name of your first pet and the street that you grew up on.
Rocky was the most docile bishon frise you could ever meet, he was a ball of fluff that thought he was cat, looked like a sheep and was (towards the end) as blind as a bat. A first true love, if you will, was that dog, I keep a picture of him on my bookshelf.
Norton, as in Norton Crescent, was where I spent about 16 years of my life. It holds many memories, both good and bad, and is more a place that made me into the person I am today more than any other place I can think of.
My creative name could have been quite literally anything, but thanks to some crappy internet trend, I was able to encapsulate the perfect name that represents my heart and who I am.
This is who Rocky Norton is.
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Otherwise known as proof as to why I will not be the one to illustrate my story.
Flames of white whipped the fire into a frenzy, the flames rose so hush as to scorch the eaves of the ceiling, an overwhelming scent of sulfur, of rotten eggs, caused each member to the assembled to reel away from the hearth.
Using her disguised form to her advantage, she flew around her to create an enchanted circle to contain the magic, then landed on the finger that had been extended towards her, as the queen had noticed the beautiful dragonfly encircling her.
From then moment the stone had come into contact with that woman, the black crow stirred. Through every movement it had stayed in place, stuck fast to the young seer’s shoulder.
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