Enter the Superverse

Yuan Jur's blog

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I write epics of a vast superverse involving complex and fully developed races in both macro and micro culture. My worlds seamlessly traverse mortal and ethereal boundaries, which have their own politics, personalities, heroes and serious bad guys. The plots and story lines interlace just like the world we experience and meticulous attention is paid to how the characters communicate, what motivates them and where do they come unstuck. To make all that work to the highest possible standard so a reader is in the story not just reading about a story, I also write highly condensed short stories of the same superverse. They are snap shots that force me to consider every line with no bloat or padding and identify what is critical to each characters life and present experience. Short stories and epics have two separate speeds. Changing gear in that way I have found a rhythm a sympathetic value that exists between the two extremes. They both force my story to live as if it were today's news. After the tale has been concluded to a tight final draft it's time for the real step outside the comfort zone of my created world. I batten down the hatches to be edited by a professional impartial and skillful mind that knows my genre and is only interested in two things. Enthusiasm aside, does this work transport the reader to believe this writers imagineered world? Is it desirable in today's market? I am privileged to have an excellent editor who ensures everything is synchronized, consistent and relatable for readers across the citadel 7 series and who is removed from my beta test group. When a green light of good to go occurs after the editing is done, then it's time to send the story aloft into the world or writing competition to see how it stands up in a blind an unbiased shootout. That's how the stories of Citadel 7 are prepared.

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My blog's aim is to lay down some thoughts on the art of storytelling as told using written words in invoke and open the vast reserves of imagination we all have. Artists who use a brush or indeed theses days a tablet are not so different from the imagineer who paints with words. The artist using a brush or stylus lets us see his intention by producing a background, middle ground and foreground. The writer reveals their story to the reader via a beginning, middle and end. The painter uses color to define the subject, scale and depth of their 2D or 3 dimensional story. The writer uses words to identify the subject. The more powerful those word constructions the more potent the reader's experience. This is the writers brush stroke. Color for the writer is represented with words describing the scene's mood and depth. This gives readers' a way to digest and experience the world they are to discover as they turn the pages through their own imagination and empathy. Both painter and writer attempt to have their piece come to life in the mind of the observer and both often find their works have opened far more lateral view points than ever intended. I simply write stories for fans of the work to travel and explore the far reaches of their own imagination. I write stories with the hope that readers will want to walk alongside my characters, warn them, and shout at them if they believe them wrong. I write for the reader to see what the characters saw and felt. But most of all I write because the reader is the greatest and most significant part of the story. For without them, my Citadel 7 superverse crumbles to dust. I hope you will follow along as the Citadel 7 superverse is revealed traveling alongside characters old and new as they discover the circumstance of their own living present.

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Announced June 8, 2013, book one of Yuan Jur's foundation trilogy for the Citadel 7 series called Earth's Secret has won 1 st place in the American Chanticleer Cygnus Blue Ribbon Book Awards 2013. This is the next step in the amazing evolution of the next biggest title in Science fiction paranormal Fantasy. Earth's Secret is now in the running for outright winner of all categories. The Series is getting set for the countless numbers of fans immersed in the Science fiction fantasy genre. Congratulations to all winners in other Chanticleer Categories competing in 2013. The intercosmose of great stories is a better place for being exposed to these tales of adventure and intrigue. An excerpt from the Chanticleer advisory page is below. First Place Category Winners for the Cygnus Awards for Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Steampunk 2013 By Chanticleer On June 8, 2013 · Chanticleer Book Reviews is honored to announce the First Place Category Winners for the Cygnus Awards 2013, a genre division of the Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Award Writing Competitions. The Cygnus Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal, Mythological, and Steampunk fiction. The Cygnus Awards is a genre division of Chanticleer Book Reviews Blue Ribbon Awards Writing Competitions.

First Place Category Winners for the Cygnus Awards are:

Citadel 7 Book Cover Science Fiction: Citadel 7, Earth’s Secret by Yuan Jur Military Sci-fiction: Virtues of War by Bennett R. Coles Young Adult/Steampunk: The Lotus Effect by Bridget Ladd Paranormal: Celia’s Heaven by Nancy Canyon Mythological: Artemis Rising by Cheri Lasota Women’s Fantasy/SciFi: The Maiden Voyage of the Mary Ann by Linda Reed Fantasy: Ragnorak: Demon Seed by E. Bishop

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This News Event highlights 2 significant achievements in the an exciting evolution for the Citadel 7 project. The Chanticleer Cygnus Awards 2013 – announced Finalists recently in SciFi, Steampunk, Paranormal, Mythological, & Fantasy. The Cygnus Awards recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of SciFi & Fantasy Fiction. Citadel 7's Scifi Paranormal Epic novel series received recognition when, book 1 of its foundation trilogy Earth's Secret was announced as a top 10 finalist in the prestigious Cygnus awards in U.S.A. There are two further rounds to go to choose an outright winner in the competition. Raising the bar further; On 14/3/2013 author Yuan Jur and his Citadel 7 series was accepted to attend the celebrated Algonkian Writers conference, held this year for the first time in Toronto Canada October 2013. An invitation only conference, Algonkian is synonymous with discovery of the next brightest talents in the international literary scene. Author Yuan Jur will take his place amongst a tiny elite group of only 40 other writers. The chosen few are first vetted and then selected from a vast international pool of applicants. There, amidst a beautiful Niagara Falls setting, Yuan Jur and his peers will all go under the microscope after having months of Algonkian syllabus pre preparation tasks to do. Each writer will engage with leading representatives' at the top of the U.S publishing market who are looking for the next great international series.  Citadel 7 aims to be one of them. Citadel 7 Superverse management is overjoyed at the interest and acceptance humans are giving their transmissions. In the next weeks, a new HD graphic intro to C7 visuals is scheduled. Stay tuned for next developments, follow us on Twitter and Face book for more updates. Citadel 7 admin

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Vastly more original and intriguing than Game of Thrones, more mature and engaging than either Harry Potter or Star Wars, the Citadel 7 series is, I believe, destined to become the “next big thing”! After thoroughly enjoying Book 1 of Citadel 7's series: Earth’s Secret, I eagerly anticipated Book 2 Allies in Anarchy. Second in the foundation trilogy, AIA immersed me in its visceral world environments, again inviting me to continue sharing the journey with characters I had come to love. The scope of the Citadel 7 series is so vast I thought I was prepared for anything. Yet still I was both surprised and amazed at author Yuan Jur's ability to ramp the story to the next level. Allies in Anarchy quickly became a high octane ride through the flyways and byways of the imploding intercosmos. Intrigue and twists abound, loyalties shift resulting in bitter struggles. I found the characters' easy to identify with. Both old and new personalities instantly came to life as circumstance complicated their experiences. All the while pace just kept building and building as tension rose until I was ultimately left asking... Where in the Superverse is Book 3? As the plot unwinds on many levels simultaneously, even though the story is fiction, I start to look at my own life in a new light.

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