Thank you for joining me here and for wanting to more about my books. This page is an introduction to my other worlds. I'm a planner, that means the story-lines and major plots are all worked out prior to the first draft. Before I even start to write, visuals play over in my mind like a movie. I mentally play out scenes / cast characters, scribble notes, research, and finally, once it feels right, the story comes to life and I get typing. The outlining of each chapter are the first physical steps I take towards creating the novel, just brief paragraphs of what happens for a guideline. Eventually, a bare-bone first draft is created, by that I mean, a basic story, no frills, and no edits. From this point everything has to be fleshed out. This is when I add more description, such as what a place looks like, the clothing details, basically adding all those things which can slow down the flow when writing the first draft. Scraps of papers, folders, and journals, are my universe, and I refer back to them frequently. You can read more about 'The Book Bible', concerning storing details of the stories HERE. :o)
I thought it would be great for people to see my intentions for future books in an easy list format, given below. Links are given further down the page, these are visual treats that inspire prior and during writing. Hopefully this gives you a bit more of an insight to me as a writer and person. Please visit again soon, and once again, thank you. Love and light, Trace. :o)
Novels in 'A Carpet of Purple Flowers' Series:
- A Carpet of Purple Flowers (present - part one) - Published by Urbane Publications
- Awake in Purple Dreams (present - part two) - Editing in Progress (To be released late in 2017) A cover reveal in summer.
- The Purple Book of Menteith (past) ~ (2019)
- Claíomh Solais - Shining Sword (future) - Draft in Progress (2018)
- The Butterfly Bridge (prequel)
- Women of the Sea (MZ) - Genre: Folklore Fantasy (Origins)
- Kitty's Story ~ The Missing Years
- The Deisi Origins ~ Their story
- The Heaven Stone Teachings and The Sindria
- Jonathan's Story
- Character and place related ~ Book of Haiku
Emily and The Woods - Steal His Heart.mp3
'No matter what form your soul takes, there are consequences for ones actions in which time has no relevance –
we call it karma, they call it Vororbla - Tracey-anne.
Inspiration boards via Pinterest
Okay, I admit it, I'm a bit of overzealous pinner. Shh...Don't tell anyone. ;o)
Spacedrum by Yuki Koshimoto.
I absolutely love this idea - so beautiful.
Inspiration that I had to share.
Royal Albert Hall - Opening for Dead Can Dance
Click on the pictures to take you to the website.
Spacedrum Website France
Cyan to Purple "Color Shift" Paint
With Lotus Flower Zen Tambour.
Sympathetic resonance is a harmonic phenomenon wherein a formerly passive note responds to external vibrations to which it has a harmonic likeness. If two notes are tuned to the same frequency, and one is struck, the other (non-struck) one will respond.
Create your own beautiful music in a variety of pentatonic scales, custom finishes, colors and artwork with Zen Tambour by Steve "Spike" Finch. The sound depth, artwork and finish of your drum is completely customizable. The Zen Tambour creates music that is tranquil, hypnotic and zen.
As an artist, Spike feels that the art on each drum should be as unique as it sounds. Spike has built on the "Tank Drum" idea which was invented by Dennis Havlena. He felt that the artist should be able to pick not only the scale and sound depth, but also how the drum looks. Spike built the layout this way to make the drums easy to play. One can play the scale so fast that it could sound like a harp.
Each drum is internally dampened to stop the tank "ring" and let the notes come alive. The amount of dampening is done on a drum to drum basis. When the dampening is finished, a solid wood plug is installed in the drum to increase the volume and give it a warmer tone.
The best way to play your drum is to sit in your favorite chair and place the drum in your lap. If you are playing your drum on a hard surface, place a small towel or pillow under the drum to keep the resonance within the drum. Rotate the drum until the largest note is at the lower left. It does not matter what finger you use to strike the notes. When striking the notes, it's not about how hard your hit them, but more about how fast you get your fingers off the notes. Think how you would react to touching a hot stove with your finger tips thats the action your want. When starting out some people find it useful to use mallets or drumsticks with a soft large tip. Spike has found that it sounds good if you use multiple rubber bands around the mallet.
The Hang ( plural form: Hanghang) is a musical instrument in the idiophone class created by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer in Bern, Switzerland. The name of their company is PANArt Hangbau AG.