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Onirikk – Volume 1: the last of the Saïwa

The Story Of Onirikk

Norval Séguin, 15, would like to find a solution to get his father out of the catatonic state in which he is plunged for many years. During a visit to the hospital, Norval meets an eccentric woman, Magdalena, who tells him that his father is a prisoner in the World of Dreams, Onirikk, and that he alone can deliver him from there and save him from his lethargy, But … will he come alive from the territories of Nightmares?

As the last Saïwa, he is the only one who can undertake this epic and perilous adventure!

About The Author

Born on July 30, 1970 in Montreal and graduated from the National School of Humor in 1997, Patrick now teaches there Creativity and Humorous Writing since 10 years. He collaborated with the texts for the shows of the humorist-storyteller Boucar Diouf “L’Africassé-e” and “Pour une raison X ou Y”.

He has been a writer for the program “On Connaît la chanson” at TVA and “Mort de rire” at Vrak TV. He has participated, as a humorist, in galas as much to “Juste Pour Rire” (“Just For Laughs”) as for the “CommediHA!” And the “Comédie Club”. Most recently, he coached people aged 65 to 90 years for the humor show “Les retraités en spectacle”.

He is the inventor of Speed ​​Creating. A creative group technique to optimize ideas and projects. Inspired directly from speed dating, this technique of creativity is adapted to the contemporary way of life: pleasure and speed. The method of speed creating is therefore based on the first ideas that arise, without intellectualizing the whole, and moved by a concern for speed and maximum efficiency.

Patrick Tremblay regularly teaches companies on corporate creativity and his lecture, “L’humour comme associé” (wich means “Humor as a Partner”). He is the inventor of Cré-O-Nirik: a non-competitive, interactive and collaborative teaching card game that stimulates imagination and creativity.

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The interview of Maud Wlek in 7 questions!

Today, Zoom on Maud Wlek, author of Nayra, whose first volume entitled “Dark Magic” is already available!

Here are 7 answers to our questions that will allow you to better know this fantastic author!

1 / You were military, were you aware of your literary fiber before you enlisted in the army?

Absolutely not. And then, at this time of my life: I did not have the same desires or goals as today. I never liked to read until Christmas when my parents offered me the first volume of the famous saga “Harry Potter“. I was a very shy person, I was reading little and writing was not yet obvious to me. No doubt my lack of confidence slowed me down before I ventured into the adventure. The army has brought me much more confidence in me and I can say that without this commitment I would probably never have had the courage to realize what I did today by creating my own fantastic saga!

2 / How did you get the idea to write Nayra, what was the trigger?

My husband has been suffering from vascular algia for years. One day, I really felt the urge to escape completely from what we lived on a daily basis. This is how Nayra was born …

3 / To write to you, it is …

freedom, leaving immortal a part of us.

4 / What do you have in common with the heroine of your saga Nayra, Lana Wolski?

Undoubtedly, I am as clumsy as she, if not more! I can also prove myself stubborn and characteristic but I am also very tolerant, honest and kind. As I often like to say: no one is perfect and that’s what makes us unique and beautiful in our own way.

5 / If you were to have only one magic power (just one!), what would it be and why?

Difficult to choose one but I would opt for healing power. Seeing the people I love suffer breaks my heart and I would be delighted to be able to help them …

6 / You excel in the fantastic, what do you like so much in this register?

It gives me the impression of being free. It is a register where everything seems to me permissible, more so than in the others. And the fact of keeping one’s feet on the ground, with the share of reality peculiar to the fantastic, reinforces the illusion that everything is possible.

7 / In life, what are the three things that matter most to you?

The three things that matter most to me are:
  • Love,
  • Tolerance,
  • Respect.
I think that with these three qualities one can accomplish a lot of beautiful things!

Interview carried out on August 14, 2017 by Leandro De Carvalho for Lysons éditions. Thanks to Maud Wlek for answering our questions!

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The interview of the novelist S-P Decroix in 7 questions!

Today, we are zooming in on SP Decroix, the author who has just published her novel La Princesse du fond des Temps (The Princess of the deepest Times), which arouses great interest on the part of many readers have pre-ordered their copy prior to its release.

We asked her a few questions so she would have less secrets for you …

1 / How many years have you been writing and how did you start writing your first novels?

I have been writing novels since I was 16 years old. I am 41 years old today, it can be said that I have been writing for 25 years. But, I must say that I had begun long before, writing poetry.

2 / What was your intention when you wrote La Princesse du fond des Temps (The Princess of the deepest Times)?

This question also answers the second part of the first.
When I wrote this fantastic tale at the age of 16, my very first, it was above all for my sisters Emmanuelle and Aurore aged at the time of 12 and 7 years. I wanted to change their ideas, to introduce them to the magic of dreams. And at their age, what better way than a beautiful heroine with a harsh character in search of an extraordinary adventure?

3 / To write to you, it is …

to escape, to invite others to travel in my worlds, is also to share, quite simply.
I find it wonderful to tell myself that I manage to make people dream, to transport people with me, “elsewhere”, just with words … it’s really fantastic.

4 / What do you have in common with the heroine of your novel, Sokorie?

No doubt: my determination, because it took me time, hard work and courage to get to where I am now.
There were many obstacles, I do not doubt for a moment that there are certainly others, but I am and will always remain standing, even if I have often doubted it. And it’s good to know that an editor really believes in you. I would never thank Lysons enough editions for their support.

5 / If you were to be the heroine of a legend other than that of the Princess of the deepest Times, what would it be?

It is certain that I would not be a new “Snow White” or “Cinderella”. I like that my heroines are a little more “resourceful”. So I would rather think of a Legend like that of “Mulan“, a great-hearted adventurer who was probably one of the first to be in the fight of prejudices. She could be assimilated to the female cause, just like the “Princess Leïa” of “Star Wars”.
Strength” is with them but not only; gentleness, intelligence also, and again: determination.

6 / You have had many literary prizes, how do you live this recognition of your work and this growing awareness?

Yes, I’ve been in competitions for a long time. It is always moving to know that your work is enjoying and that it is rewarded. But I do not think I have real notoriety. it is necessary to be wise and to remain humble because the way to be “recognized” is stony, and if to reach the summit is difficult, to fall is very easy, on the contrary. So I want to keep a cool head and act with caution, wisdom. On the other hand, if I can put this “recognition” at the service of just causes, I will do it. It is also in this context that I participate in the event of September of the “Pièces Jaunes” Foundation of my region.

7 / If you had a single message to convey to your readers, what would it be?

Hope is what keeps human peoples apart from darkness. Particularly during troubling, difficult, even atrocious events. It is also this fragile flame that allows us to see “further”. Believe in your dreams. Believe in yourself and always keep hope.

Interview carried out on August 14, 2017 by Leandro De Carvalho for Lysons éditions. Thanks to Sandrine for answering our questions!

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The Princess of the deepest Times

Today…

The Princess of the deepest Times was rewarded with the CEPAL Anticipation Award in 2004

Summary

Here you are propelled into a strange place where mysterious horsemen attack a village. Fortunately, you save a little girl in their hands.

The next day, when you wake up, you are at home, breathless, of course, but in your bed. While you enjoy your Sunday rest, you take a book that, to your surprise, traces the outline of your dream.

A question arises to you as Sokorie’s story takes you to the kingdom of Aldamar: “Was this a dream? “

There is only one way of knowing it: to shut up in a double turn and devour this story.

You will be a reader, actor … maybe dreamer? Now that you’ve started reading, it’s time for you to find out!

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[Zoom] on the novel

Zoom on the novel

Even the most reluctant to read one day had a novel in his hands. Whether it is because of a reading imposed by the school or any other occasion. Indeed, the novel is the most widely read genre in France. But, what exactly is a novel?

It is a literary genre, characterized by a fictional narrative, and which has multiple subgenres (fantasy, detective, science fiction …).

Origins of the novel

The term “novel” (Latin vulgar) means a Romanic translation of a text written in Latin. French literature born of the Strasbourg Oath, first text written in “novel”. This pact (of legal value) between the grandsons of Charlemagne was written in 842. Before that date, all the texts were written in Latin.

In the Middle Ages, in the twelfth century, the novel was written in verse. He thus evokes, through stories fabulous and close to the epic, the questions that concern most people at the time. In the 13th century, the worms became proses in the adventures of Lancelot du Lac. From this point on, the novel genre really develops.

The novel knows its hours of glory since the nineteenth century, whether historical, adventure, science fiction …

“Reading a novel throws light on life.” (Louis Aragon)

See you soon for a new “Zoom on …”

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Nayra – Volume 1: Dark Magic, by Maud Wlek

The Story of Nayra

Lana Wolski, a seventeen-year-old French girl, lives a rather solitary life in the beautiful town of Montauban since her mother’s death six months ago. Yet his life will be upset in many ways when his father is offered a job opportunity that he can not refuse, leaving his children Tom, Lana and Joy the opportunity to come with him or not. Lana will choose to follow her father and brother to Williamstown, a small village in Massachusetts, United States.

From then on, her life will change completely. Indeed, she will soon be able to integrate and have friends, putting with ease in the skin of a typical American high school student. However, strange and supernatural events are going to confront it with a reality that it did not expect at all.

And who is this mysterious girl with the blazing hair that haunts her nights? Are ties of blood the basis of everything?

About the Author

MAUD WLEK

Maud Wlek, born on 28 November 1988 in Valence, is an unconditional of reading and militates for the animal cause. Very influenced by the artistic milieu and particularly by the Harry Potter saga, which she particularly enjoys since her childhood, writing has become a real passion for her since she gave birth to Nayra in June 2013, her first fantastic saga. In January 2015, Maud Wlek signed a first contract in a publishing house where the four volumes of his saga were published. The author then began writing new projects, her short story entitled “Le Yūrei” will be selected in December 2016 to be included in the official anthology of the Japan Impact 2017. Hoisted by the support of its faithful readers and strong curriculum Maud Wlek aspires to transmit a beautiful message of hope and encouragement to the future writers of his generation and future generations through his works:

“When you have a dream, a passion: nothing is impossible! “

The young author, full of talent and human qualities, shows us with Nayra that she not only has a beautiful universe filled with imagination, but also a sensitivity to skin that knows how to touch the hearts of its readers! It also undertakes to return part of its revenues generated by the sales of its saga Nayra to the Endo France association that fights endometriosis as well as the SPA. Maud Wlek is the image of her heroine: courageous, generous, benevolent and captivating!

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[Zoom] Focus on the hero in literature

Today, we meet for a new series of articles: “Zoom on…”. Regularly, “Zoom on…” will make a quick point on a topic related to literature. And I decided to start with the one who carries the novel throughout the chapters: the hero.

The hero or the “super” hero

The hero – as we understand him today – is a human or supernatural person, showing courage and self-denial. He is distinguished from the ancient hero, whose etymological definition describes him as a demigod.

It is mainly from the nineteenth century that the hero became more realistic.

Indeed, he no longer possesses the nobility or the glorious side of ancient and medieval heroes. On the contrary, his journey, full of feelings, could be that of the reader. It is in this that it is appreciated. It is realistic, even ordinary.

Through its history, it is easy to identify with him, according to its progress, its reflections, its doubts.

Depending on the genre of the novel, the hero will embody our desire for exploration, social ascension or will be subjected to the throes of passion.

Finally,

The hero in literature unconsciously awakens the one who is dormant in us.

It’s never too late to let him express himself, and who knows, you could one day be the one who gave inspiration to an author who, in turn, breathed life into a hero through Literature !

See you soon for a new “Zoom“!

Article written by Maud Wlek, author of Nayra.

The fantastic: a subtle, engaging and revealing register!

Great follower of this register in particular, both in reading and writing, I am delighted to be able to tell you a little more about the fantastic.

The different literary genres

First, let’s make a global point. There are several literary genres:

  • poetic,
  • narrative,
  • theatrical,
  • epistolary,
  • argumentative,
  • descriptive,
  • graphics
  • And experimental.

Each has subgenera and registers. If you want to know more about the subject, I invite you to consult this page which will detail you perfectly the various genres, subgenres and registers in literature: To know more.

Thus, the fantastic is a register, classified in the narrative genre. Until then, you follow me? Perfect. It is not easy to find oneself, I grant you …


The fantastic: between magic and reality!

Let us now get to the heart of the matter: the fantastic. In this literary register, the supernatural is introduced and evolves in a realistic framework. The hero has a reaction of rejection or fear in the face of the supernatural events to which he is confronted. Not to be confused with fantasy or the wonderful. In fantasy, as in the marvelous, the supernatural is accepted and often used to define the rules of an imaginary world; The evoked imaginary is perceived as a norm and far removed from our reality … (The Lord of the Rings, A Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter …).


The origins of the fantastic register

Definition given, let us pass to the origins of the fantastic. The true source of this genre is the English Gothic novel, which appeared at the end of 1785. At that time, authors created a more pronounced atmosphere of horror in their works, propelling readers into a common query: what is real And what is not? In France, the authors are inspired by these novels and propose works called “frenetic” (or called “black romance”), including in these last the taste for the macabre or the horror. Frenetic romanticism thus rejected the spirit of the Enlightenment, as did the classical rigor of the time.

Finally, strong in these influences, the fantastic register was born in Germany at the beginning of the 19th century thanks to the writer Adelbert von Chamisso. But it is Hoffmann (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann) who will have a universal influence on this register. Moreover, it is through his tales, translated into French in the 1830s, that the Fantastic will experience a real rise in France. Great authors have tried it: Honoré de Balzac, Théophile Gautier and Guy de Maupassant. It should be noted that the fantasy registry has often been used to circumvent censorship, and to disseminate, for example, political criticism or certain claims without fear of possible retaliation.


A subtle, engaging and revealing register!

The characteristic of the fantastic would be to reveal things that are usually hidden and that we do not want to see.

According to Lovecraft, the fantasy must provoke a fear in order to generate a catharsis (releasing its repressed emotions) in the reader. Thus, the supernatural manifestations in the fantastic are mostly harmful, but it is, it seems, for our good! I do not get tired of it!


Where to find the fantastic book in the books?

In a non-exhaustive way, I quote here some of the literary works, in the fantastic register, the best known or which have had an impact in the appearance of this register:

  • Otranto Castle, Horace Walpole, 1764 (inaugurates the genre of the Gothic novel);
  • Vathek, William Beckford (one of the leading novels of frenetic tendency, written in French by an English author in 1786);
  • The Elixirs of the Devil, Hoffmann, 1815;
  • The elixir of long life, Honoré de Balzac, 1830;
  • The Leader of Wolves, Alexandre Dumas, 1857;
  • The Horla, Guy de Maupassant, 1887;
  • He who haunted the darkness, H. P Lovecraft, 1935;
  • Shining, the Light Child, Stephen King, 1977;
  • Journal of a Vampire, L.J.Smith, 1991;
  • Twilight, Stephenie Meyer, 2005.

To conclude, I will reveal to you what I like to think:

The fantastic is to be free, while keeping a little bit the feet on Earth …

Article written by Maud Wlek, author of Nayra.

Little Red Riding Hood: a New World

In Novam Elpis, Églantine, the one that everybody nicknames “Little red riding hood”, is chased away outside its village further to terrible rumors on its subject. Convinced that the girl is at the origin of the reappearance of wolves within the lands of Iterum Mundi, a real witch-hunt gets organized so that the quiet reign again.

Églantine so leaves exploring neighborhood, unknowns of the villagers. She discovers a rich and wonderful universe in which it will find its origins and will have for mission to tame the wolves which had disappeared for a long time! A quest to restore the order and the truth makes a commitment through a journey which will bring her the answers wich she settles on the life and its existence.

Leandro De Carvalho revisits the famous tale and reveals in this version the origins of Little Red Riding Hood since its birth until the tale of Charles Perrault!

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I Am An Angel: an illustrated tale at the heart of clouds!

Samuel has a real admiration for angels since his childhood and he even dreams of being one of them! When he arrives in the village of Old Eden, he discovered that nobody believes in angels; they have not enough faith in Love, except Samuel! Indeed, the king of Hell and its creatures rule the people through their submission. Terrified by the idea to spend their last days in Hell, people have lost all hope to live as free men. How to react to evil that perseveres? Samuel, he, wants to believe: angels exist! And he will prove it!

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