Times of Change

Hello dear readers,

with certain life changes the work on book two has been going slow, but I will continue nonetheless. Expect more adventures with Nomo and Jo, Asmada finds something important, and sometimes there are worse things in the dark than you may know.

New Site and New Horizons

Dear Readers,

as you may have noticed the site has changed a bit due to a change in providers. With this change I’ll be rekindling my efforts to finish book two of The Chronicles of Terlan. This time I will focus on Nomo and Jo. The overall story continues, but there will be more focus on these characters.

I hope you all look forward to reading as I do in writing these stories.

All the best,

Dañiel

Experience with Copyright

I think this is a subject that has come up often over the last few years but not many people actually pay too much attention to. Unless of course you happen to be a gamer who complains as to why the fan created game project, based on his favourite hit title, is not available for download anymore or has been shut down.

This is something I have talked with my illustrator about recently, because she at the time did not have much experience with it as well, when we were deciding on how I could use the image. The reason I bring this up is because I think it fairer for both parties to understand why it is an advantage for both to make up a contract that clearly defines what rights you have to your work that you make for a customer, and which rights you as the customer have.

For example, in the case that the image becomes a smashing success, you don’t get a penny because you don’t have the rights as the artist. On the other hand, you as the customer don’t want the image, for which you just paid hundreds of Euros for, to suddenly be used to promote a different book or something else unrelated to what it was intended.

It’s not my intent to write too much about this subject, but I encourage you all to look up the topic and discuss these things, either if you are an artist making works for other people or you are paying to have something made.

Cover

Hi,

today I had a meeting with my cover illustrator. The work is coming along fine. The style will be less realistic than most fantasy covers, but it feels quite atmospheric and eye catching. Expect to get a first look at the beginning of February.