Tuesday, October 23, 2012

You Have the Dream; DO IT!

It never goes away you know; that aching in your heart that there is something you were meant to do. When you slow life down enough to listen, you hear it. You can't deny it and you can't make it go away. You can only make life louder in an effort to drown out the heartbeat, but, in the end, you can't win. Because even if you manage to make life loud, the day will come when everything is silent. Maybe it will be bad news from the doctor, or old age, or a tragic life event, but sooner or later life will grow quiet again, and it that quietness you will hear it;
pum pum, pum pum, pum pum.
The unmistakeable sound of your hearts dream.

Don't fight it!

Don't try to silence it!

Feed it!

Exercise it!

And watch it grow!

It's yours, and nobody else can live it. Take your pulse and

Sunday, October 21, 2012

E. Otto explains names and pronunciations

Many people struggle with how to pronounce the names in the Realms Trilogy so here is a video of me pronouncing them.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Keeping It Going

As an artist, you are obligated to do the one thing that only YOU can do. Get the art OUT! Deep in your creative vault is a piece of art waiting to be born and only YOU can get it out. Once it's out, there is a small army of people who can help you develop it, but only YOU can get it out of your vault and into the world! What is it that you've always wanted to do? Start the process now. Flirt with your imagination, court your creativity and plant the seed that will grow into your incredible DREAM.

E. Otto Tilley

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Editing of Knights Fall in progress

The critics gave rave reviews!

"Darker and more suspenseful than the first book!" 

"The intensity keeps building!"

"Have to get book three to see what happens next!"

"Couldn't stop reading!"

"Love the battle with the Lindarians!"

"Great second book to the trilogy!"

The manuscript has been sent to the editor...won't be long now!

Think Christmas for your friends!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Status Update for "Knights Fall"

The rough draft is in the hands of several trusted critics. The cover design has begun. Next step - professional edit, interior design, then PUBLISH!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Friends Review

Just gave a rough draft to a friend to proof. Here are his comments.

I think you have grown as a writer.  I felt more emotion when reading this
second book.  To give you an example - when you describe Sarah and her
encounter with her slain family.  I was SO with her!  Your writing really
drew me in and connected me with that character.  I could feel that raw
emotion.  I could feel more emotion with every character especially the way
you described their confusion, fear and inner conflicts.  Okay, the young
Ecel and Erin becoming friends very well written with their conversation -
that scene gets a Big Ahhhh from all the women.

Lindar was awesome!  You have a tremendous imagination.  Not just the
Langrans but the plants, council chambers, no roof, the membranes (membranes
- very clever !!).  Loved Salome' battle speech - I wanted to fight!  To be
a Warrior! Great Job!!!

Should be heading to the editor within the month and then it's time to Publish!!