Sunday, February 28, 2010

Horror Film Contest

Okay, so I was watching Dawn of the Dead this weekend, to try to inspire me to contine working on my novel. This month, March, I will be taking it through to completion, hopefully by Mid April, I will be finished.

Anyhow, I was watching Dawn of the Dead, and then I watched a low-budget movie that I picked up from a walmart about a year ago. And a spark of brilliance hit me, I want to have a Short Film Contest.

I call it "Two-Minute Screamer". The contest begins on March 1st, and Ends on March 15, 2010. Here are the conditions, you are to make a short film, two minutes long, of a scary/horror concept. However, youare restricted to only using props and products around the house, and volunteers as labor (if any).

Its essentially a zero-budget film, with one exception. Anything related to the actual purchase of the camera, batteries, electric bills, etc.

So what does the winner get? An autographed copy of our Four-Roses Film mailed to you, and publishing of your short film on our website! Its all the motivation any film-maker should need!

Email all questions and entries here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Four Roses DVD now available!

Get your copy here!

It will be super supportive to our company and our Four Rose Foundation (a charity we are trying to start to save the Rufus Rose House). Thanks for being a Crimson Star Fan!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


It seems the second half of winter is a bit of a slowing period for the company. Alot of people have returned to school, but Im still slowly but surely grinding forward to make things work. The biggest thing though, is that are budget is stretched entirely too thin.

Im still in the process of writing the novel. As I've stated many times, my goal is to be finished or close to finished by the end of March. Once again I still have the monumental task of shopping the manuscript around even after I finish it.

Given my current luck trying to get published, I'm wanting to make this manuscript as good as it can be. Though I know it is a numbers game.

Anyhow, if you want to support us, check out the website. Look at our comic and movie, maybe even buy something???

Thanks Yall

Friday, February 12, 2010

Emperor is Sick

Hey all. So this weekend, I went to Ft Gordon for some Super High Intensity Training. Yeah, some of you got that. Anyhow, they gave me a shot, supposedly for Swine Flu (for the 3rd time). And now I'm sick.

So I dont have too much to say. Can't write any today or this weekend.

I do need players for a new online game I've started.

Click Here

Otherwise, wait for next week! Thanks!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Just got back from a little bit of army goodness. Had some training to do. About to go back to do some of my freelance work tommorrow, and hopefully write another chapter or two in my book on thursday.

I just wanted to inform all interested parties about new potential for an online roleplaying/strategy game that I plan to run. Its a combination of Civilization and Dungeons & Dragons. If this sounds like something you wanna be apart of, check out the site.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Novel Work

I've gotten on a roll writing. I usually put in one or two hours per day, three to four days a week, of writing. It works out fairly well. Of course, the hard part will be shopping it to potential publishers. So stay tuned with me on that front.

The Rufus Rose Charity has raised $12 so far, and I thank you, if you've contributed! Remember, your donation will go to the incorporation of the charity organization. The charity itself will go towards the preservation of the Rufus Rose House. We are tentatively calling it the 'Four Rose' charity, though this is dependent upon whether or not this naming convention is registered already with the secretary of ga.

Wish to donate?

Can't donate? Take a look at our short film, and make sure to tell your friends!!! Please stumble this post to get some traction built!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sometimes you Fail

Kinda struggling this week. I've been more upset by my inability to get the VA to move on my case, and now recently, I've gotten two 'NATT's which is my little acronymn meaning "Not at this time." Aka, when I send a story to review at a magazine, they reject it on one ground or another.

Needless to say, feeling a little beatin' down this week.

But sometimes thats what happens. As authors we have to realize, that the vast majority of our attempts will fail. But its worth it for those stories that do get published. Hopefully I will have a victory in the coming month, to temper the feeling of failure I have.

But even if I dont, I won't quit. Never quit.

Crimson Star Entertainment

Crimson Star Updated

Okay, so finally added The Roman's sculptures to the main blog. After getting a second NATT from a magazine publisher for the same story; I've decided to release it online. Its $2.99, and will be sent to you as a PDF file. Its a very good story, but was far too niche to be acceptable in a magazine. However, I think the second story I sent out, will probably be accepted. Its much more artistic and much more personal.

To see some of Ed's Art, click here.

To buy my short story, click here.

The story itself is high fantasy, about a criminal waging a one-man war against an empire. But his reasons for doing so are not clear, as the investigator who arrives is further confused by his actions. Its a great beginning for a new series!

The setting is Eavton, the same as my Knight Spectre Comic, an agrarian nation of halflings and men headed by an all-powerful Emperor who shares divine lineage. A proto-typical "Righteous" nation, their society is well-structured and organized, to the extent of having huge social controls on their people. However, now, a new threat is growing in the North.

Like the idea? Read the short story. Soon I will be starting a novel and a sourcebook for the setting!
Here are some previews of his sculptures, for you guys to look at online.

Interesting, right?

Email me here if your interested in buying.