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Wow.  It has been a while.  Apologies to all of you who keep stopping by for something new (Hi mom!).  I've been busy with work and my writing projects.

I have now edited the first seven chapters of Western Watch.  I am uncertain whether I can truly call this a second draft.  From what I have read what i am doing is creating a cleaned up first draft.  Having said that I have also got about 1/2 of the sequel plotted out.  Some of the other writing related things I have been pursuing:


I wrote a series of blog posts on creating a book trailer using very simple tools.  You can see the PowerPoint only version of the Western Watch book trailer on SlideShare.  It very, very, basic, but will be used as a basis of more advanced versions when I get around to it.

I'm thinking of commissioning some more art. If I do, will show up on DA, of course.

Speaking of art, several of the images above are done by the incomparable :iconsyoshiko:,

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Brant Forseng
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I started writing in my late forties, focusing on Xena, Warrior Princess and X-Files fan-fiction. Very quickly I decided I wanted characters of my own so I could become published in the future. I focused on topics and characters that appealed to me: Empire, history, politics, military strategy and tactics, and strong, yet flawed, female protagonists. Alternate history fascinates me and that is reflected in my writing. However, though my stories are take place in an alternate world I avoid magic and magical creatures. Lady Merreth and her adventures are set forth in my first novel – Western Watch -- which I am currently writing.

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Menkillers Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
Thanks for watching Wink/Razz
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fhelalr Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017   Digital Artist
Wonderful collection of artworks Brant!!!
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LadyMerrethsAuthor Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
Thank you!  I am not, however, the artist(s).  I merely have had the great good fortune of working with great artists to bring Lady Merreth to life.  :)
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fhelalr Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017   Digital Artist
You’re most welcome!
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EternityBlue Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for watching! I absolutely love your style~
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LadyMerrethsAuthor Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Why thank you, but to be honest, it's actually :iconsyoshiko:, :)  I write the stories, she does most of the artwork.  And she does a magnificent job!   However the one you faved done by Max Forward is great too.
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EternityBlue Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hey, that's pretty cool that you've got some great artists by your side to illustrate your work~ I shall check them out~
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SYoshiko Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the renewal! my revenge will be awessome
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RevolverComics Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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LadyMerrethsAuthor Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
You are welcome!
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