Tuesday, November 11, 2014

a GREAT STORY happens when preparation meets inspiration


“If you're stuck at any point in your story, just sit back and ask yourself this question: How can things get even worse for my main character?” Keep on NaNoWriMo!

SCHOOL OF MAGICAL STORIES: Learn to Write Your Own Fantasy Novels by Don Bosco http://www.amazon.com/School-Magical-Stories-Fantasy-Novels-ebook/dp/B00IS3GKIC





Friday, November 7, 2014

a storyteller is someone who weaves a dream for others to share


“If a fantasy story is like a dream, then a storyteller is someone who weaves a dream for others to share.” Because NaNoWriMo!

SCHOOL OF MAGICAL STORIES: Learn to Write Your Own Fantasy Novels by Don Bosco http://www.amazon.com/School-Magical-Stories-Fantasy-Novels-ebook/dp/B00IS3GKIC

ebook now on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords, Super Cool Books iPad app, and more. for children / teens


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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Welcome to the SCHOOL OF MAGICAL STORIES! 

Do you enjoy reading fantasy books? Have you ever been inspired to write your own stories? Now you can! Speculative fiction author Don Bosco has designed these lessons to help you develop your talent. You'll learn: How do stories work? What makes a story special? How does a writer weave a magical adventure out of thin air? 

These are questions that have been asked for thousands and thousands of years. Yes, storytelling is probably the oldest art in this world! The lessons here should give you hours and hours of creative pleasure. You'll soon be using your imagination to create something new and wonderful, which you can share with your family and friends. 

May you be showered with all the creative magic that you can expect! 

Chapters: 

* Introduction 
* Lesson 1 ~ Why are Stories Magical? 
* Lesson 2 ~ How to Catch an Idea 
* Lesson 3 ~ Preparing the Three Elements 
* Lesson 4 ~ The Sign of Trouble 
* Lesson 5 ~ Ways to Mesmerise Readers 
* Lesson 6 ~ Your Bag of Creative Tricks 
* Lesson 7 ~ A Charmed Ending 
* Lesson 8 ~ Your First Great Work
* Lesson 9 ~ Developing Your Higher Talent 
* Meet Don Bosco, The Wonderful Wizard of Words
* Bonus Story — Ghostly #1: The Terrifying Teacher 

Happy reading, and enjoy your writing!

SCHOOL OF MAGICAL STORIES: Learn to Write Your Own Fantasy Novels by Don Bosco http://www.amazon.com/School-Magical-Stories-Fantasy-Novels-ebook/dp/B00IS3GKIC




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

enter our SCHOOL OF MAGICAL STORIES


We’re doing NaNoWriMo too! 

SCHOOL OF MAGICAL STORIES: Learn to Write Your Own Fantasy Novels by Don Bosco http://www.amazon.com/School-Magical-Stories-Fantasy-Novels-ebook/dp/B00IS3GKIC

ebook now on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords, Super Cool Books iPad app, and more. for children / teens



Saturday, November 1, 2014

free comic download: LEGEND OF THE CARDBOARD HERO


Here’s a free comic book for our younger readers.

We’ve been a big supporter of maker workshops for kids, and we came up with this idea after going on a tour with local cardboard artist Bartholomew T last year.

This free download includes the original comic story “Legend of the Cardboard Hero”, a special feature on Bartholomew T’s amazing work, and a brief introduction to the Captain Cardboard Storyhacking Workshop that we organised with StoryCode Singapore.

Do share this with any young cardboarders you know, let’s inspire them to dream bigger, build better and share with kindness.


Synopsis:
Two young friends, Cindy and Faz, meet an old man who used to fight crime in 1960s Singapore as a cardboard-clad superhero. They want to help him revive his dreams, but they can’t decide if he’s just a little eccentric or outright crazy.

Thanks to:
Polly Tam (comic artist), Keith Perkins (lettering), Joseba Morales (illustrations), The Bosco Brothers (cardboard crafts), Bartholomew T & Pearly Ng (Tri-Wall Creatives), Marco Sparmberg & Jacqui Hocking (StoryCode Singapore), Alice Lin (Imagination Foundation)

Download the comic here (Google Drive).

Read on Scribd.



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

mystery is in the air, and in our books too


Been a busy day here at the studio. Went over lots of designs and illustrations that our artists are creating for some new projects. Also spent time working on the Erika Lind series, which has been slightly delayed, but you can still expect two more books before Christmas. And of course the Super Cool Books iPad app: we're talking to some really brilliant people about doing something special with this. Hush hush for now but all will be revealed soon. Take care and enjoy your reading!

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Year: 1891
Place: Singapore, Crown Colony

Join young Sherlock Hong, newest member of the International Order of Young Seekers, as he works with his friend Aisha to investigate secret conspiracies, expose criminal masterminds and solve braintwisting mysteries.

Book 1: The Immortal Nightingale
Book 2: The Peranakan Princess
Book 3: The Scroll of Greatness
+ more coming 

Follow the series on Kindle, iBooks, B&N, Scribd, Smashwords, Kobo and more. Imagine the adventure! Brought to you by Super Cool Books. Download the iPad app here.