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Writing Epic Fantasy

In a world called Livinity...

I'd rather not mention how long ago I started writing my epic fantasy trilogy....cough, cough, since 2001, cough, hack...
Back then I had the idea that I was writing a single fantasy novel. It wasn't until Livinity won a First Place award in 2011 for Unpublished Fantasy novel that I decided to take the advice of agent Nicole Resciniti of the Seymour Agency and split the book into two. The single novel was too long, and agents like herself would have trouble placing it with a publisher.

As I went about splitting up the completed novel, I realized that I had more to tell. That included adding scenes to the first and second books, and expanding the story to create enough content for a trilogy. It's taken a lot of time.

Book One: Done
I LOVE writing in this world. I spent a lot of time editing scenes to improve world-building, as that was a weak point in early drafts. When I completed the latest draft of Book One in the trilogy, I started querying …

A Rafflecopter Giveaway: Win an Amazon Gift Card

Writing For the Love Contest

I'm running a free contest through Rafflecopter that starts today! From April 7th through May 5th, enter for free through the Rafflecopter Link.

Q: How much time do I have to enter the contest?
A: The free contest runs from 12:00 AM EST Friday, April 7th through 11:59 PM Friday, May 5th, 2017. That's about a month.

Q: Why is the contest so long? I want to find out if I win sooner.
A: One of the entry options is to review my books. You have three books to choose from, and you can review all three for more entries. The month-long contest gives participants a chance to read my books (they are all novella-length and shorter). There is also a limit to once a day for selecting the book review entry. Anyone wanting to get points for more than one book review will need that many number of days in order to get the points. So don't wait until the last day to do more than one book review.
Q: How do I enter?
A: Click th…

Soul Attitude Press Book Sale

Book Signing
Book Signing with Local Authors Bria Burton & John Rehg RSVP ON FACEBOOK Where: Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk Beach Blvd South, Gulfport, FL When: Friday, 4/7/17 from 6-10pm
Visit local authors Bria Burton (that's me!) and John Rehg of Soul Attitude Press at the Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk on Friday, April 7th. We'll have giveaways and great deals!

My award-winning novella Little Angel Helper will be available along with my other published works. For fans of ebooks, I will sign and personalize my ebooks for you!

Forms of payment accepted include cash, Paypal, and Credit Cards.

Put a little SOUL in your story!

Bria's Books
eBook Edition Motivational & Inspirational
Bria's Print & eBook Editions
Heart-Warming & Inspirational
Science Fiction
Science Fiction
Family-Friendly Pet Stories

Award Winner: Little Angel Helper

A Broke 30-Something Guy
A Sister With Special Needs
A Teacher Who Will Do What it Takes to Help Them
At the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Awards, Little Angel Helper won Third Place in the Published Novella category.
Awards Don't Get Old It was an exciting evening where friends walked across the stage to receive their awards and the chocolate dessert begged to be finished while politely asking to be kept pristine at the same time.

Do I eat you or just admire you?
My category fell near the end of the ceremony, but I had a great group at my table. They encouraged me and almost convinced me not to be nervous.

Love these ladies!
Every year, I talk myself into not being disappointed when my name isn't called. After two First Place RPLAs, it might sound silly, but I convince myself that I haven't won anything every time. Which is why I'm so shocked when the presenter reads the logline of my book.
"Thirty-something Bradley Hunter is broke and can't take care of his…