Showing posts with label A Novelist Idea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label A Novelist Idea. Show all posts

Sunday, December 3, 2023

December is a Winter Frost Wonderland

2023 is coming to a close. Even though next year brings changes to our content and lineup as we grow, Undawnted continues spreading the Yuletide spirit in the now.

A Novelist Idea will have another graduation for completers of our newsletter's creative program, Hint of the Divine, but this curriculum will move from the newsletter to a fee-based membership in 2024. Stay tuned as Undawnted's Member's Only area develops. 

This last month of the year will see more events arise. The cover reveal party for The Town Santa Forgot will be hosted by our publisher: Sonoran Dawn Studios: Yuletide Jingle: Cover Reveal Party. December 9th-11th, this party will bring our audience new authors to follow and read, as well as contests and prizes. Don't miss your chance to celebrate the holidays with DL Mullan, especially her upcoming Winter Solstice and The Town Santa Forgot release parties (via A Novelist Idea Newsletter). 

Join now and be ready for more publication and cover reveals in the coming weeks. Undawnted's Winter Frost Seasonal Reads program helps with gifting and getting into the spirit of the season. 

This year has been wonderful for creativity and the imagination! 

Thank you all for your continued support of independent creators.

Have a joyous and fulfilling holiday season.


A writer at heart, Undawnted's own creative spark, DL Mullan, began writing short stories and poetry before adolescence. Over the years, Ms. Mullan has showcased her literary talents by self-publishing several collections of her poetry. She also writes novels, designs apparel, and creates digital art. Ms. Mullan‘s creative writing is available in digital and print collections, from academia to commercial anthologies. As an independent publisher, she produces her own book cover designs as well as maintains her own websites. She is an award-winning digital artist and poet. 

 Keep up with her activities by subscribing to her monthly/quarterly A Novelist Idea Newsletter.


Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Undawnted Expands into Poetry, Prose, and Promo Shorts

Promo Short
Undawnted is still in our Summer Time seasonal reads program (Promo Short), but the month is counting down to September and the beginning of Autumn Cider. 

The third and final installment of the Saint series will be published and will have a wide release party later this month. We will continue to provide our creative writing program and projects via A Novelist Idea until the end of the year.

Behind the scenes, Team Undawnted is hard at work creating and uploading poetry and prose shorts to our YouTube Channel. We have added the section: Poetry Slam (Playlist), which will house our poetry videos, including our feature films. 

The short videos will also give our readers samples of DL Mullan's prose content. Hear a snippet before you read it! These prose selections will be placed in their appropriate playlists.

As always, the book covers, art, and writings on Undawnted are human derived from the creative imagination, but our shorts and other video compilations are using AI (artificial intelligence)/CGI components to them. These tools allow us to create more variety and expand our entertainment offerings. 

We hope you continue to share in our journey. 

Have a great and wonderful day.


Friday, June 23, 2023

The Jonah Collector Release Day and Book Event

Literary, lyrical prose in the form of nautical narrative is: The Jonah Collector

Inspired by the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Jonah Collector offers something new to the seafaring, mermaid, and pirate genres. The tale is about a sea captain whose days are bogged down by regret, stress, and homesickness. 

Captain Christopher Houston is a seafaring man. He lives on the sea. He is the best ship captain in the world. He is also deceased. 

In this epic tale, we discover that in his youth, Captain Houston committed a heinous crime. He lied about his age to get onboard a ship because his father had died. The young man wanted to support his mother by earning a wage. Unfortunately, he was too inexperienced. He found himself labeled a Jonah, the weakest link, and forced to walk the plank. 

As his ship sailed away, the ocean took him down to the Locker. In the Depths, a beautiful mermaid made him a deal. Captain Houston did not understand the contract that saved his life, and was later able to nullify the mermaid's evil intent because he was not of age to consent to such an agreement. 

Years had passed since his encounter. Something inside of him stirred. He knew that his youthful mistake was about to catch up with his present. 

Unbeknownst to him, the mermaid, Aetheshella, devised a scheme to lure Christopher back to her through fate. She went after his son. Now, Captain Houston has a choice: save his son or himself. 

Will he be the next victim of The Jonah Collector?

A Novelist Idea newsletter is hosting the Ignite Your Imagination: The Jonah Collector Release Party on June 23, 2023.

If you love the sea, sailing, and stories, then The Jonah Collector is a short fiction odyssey created for you.

Visit Undawnted's dedicated page for information about The Jonah Collector.

A Novelist Idea [now Undawntable] Newsletter will be having a release party with prizes and trivia, plus Subscribers receive Early Access to purchase the e-Book. Be sure you are a Subscriber, because this is a Member's Only event.

This year's program is the: Hint of the Divine, in which participants learn the archetypes found in human culture, and storytelling.

Bring depth to your writing.

Join our Creative Tribe

Learn. Grow. Master... with Undawnted.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Hot Off the Press! Midnight Roost Cover Reveal

Greetings, Fearless Philes!

Today, Kaye Lynne Booth of Writing to be Read revealed the book cover I designed for Midnight Roost horror anthology, which will also have my short story, Mangled in the pages. The anthology will be released in October 2023.

Just in time for your Halloween parties and campfire storytelling adventures!

For those readers new to Undawnted, my name is DL Mullan. I create art, poetry, and prose. All the art, images, and book covers on Undawnted's website, I produce myself. 

If you like what I do, then please bookmark, like, subscribe, comment, buy and review. My newsletter, social media, and other links are in the menu (right side of page). 

Undawnted will begin our Summer Time Seasonal Reads program at midnight tonight! Don't miss another release/popup party, Movie Night with the Novelist, or monthly creative project on A Novelist Idea newsletter. Subscribe to my Creative Tribe to be the first to view my book trailers and other videos on Undawnted's YouTube Channel

What are you waiting for? 

Undawnted lets imagination become unpredictable, insatiable, and undeniably... unleashed.


This year's program is the: Hint of the Divine, in which participants learn the archetypes found in human culture, and storytelling.

Bring depth to your writing.

Join our Creative Tribe

Learn. Grow. Master... with Undawnted.


Wednesday, March 22, 2023

A Novelist Idea Newsletter Spring Dreams 2023 Quarterly

A new season, and astrological year, has begun.  

Just like spring:

Undawnted has some growing news for this season. We are alive with the sound of flowers and butterflies! Our Spring Dreams (Seasonal Reads Program) lasts from March 1st to May 31st of each year, in which we offer selections that help you break from the shell of convention.

This season we are adding to “Become the Characters” with “Be Your Own Hero” as we find the creator within and grow our imaginations with thoughts of bees buzzing, flowers dancing, and birds soaring into our hearts. We use this season to begin our year, seeding in our mind’s eye with the accomplishments we want to pursue. We will use events and parties to celebrate living in the moment. And, we invite our community of subscribers to participate along with Team Undawnted.

Join A Novelist Idea and receive all the latest events, news, and updates from Team Undawnted. 

 Learn. Grow. Master... with Undawnted.



Monday, October 10, 2022

Another Successful Release Party! Wild West and the Pueblo Diablo is Published

 Welcome to Undawnted on this fine autumn day!

In the old west, when Arizona was still a territory, a devil began killing with impunity. A lone sheriff tracked this evil to a pueblo in the Sonoran Desert.

Would he and the villagers be able to defeat this malignant spirit?

We had our theme music: Intro: Rise Up Dead Man, and plenty of ambience. 

What? You didn't know? Well, we can fix that issue: Join Undawnted's A Novelist Idea. Then you will be updated monthly on creative projects, inspiration, and release parties as well as many other activities. 

Last night, Wild West and the Pueblo Diablo Release Party commenced with a scavenger hunt for free stuff to celebrate the publication of this Long Form poem. 

If you love creativity, then you would get hooked on Undawnted. 

This article is your invitation to become a part of our growing community... Like, Comment, Share, and Subscribe.

And, take the time to Believe in Magic this autumn

Team Undawnted 

Monday, September 26, 2022

Baptizing the Dead, the Literary Lyrical Long Form Poem, is Published!

Undawnted, and our Fearless Philes, had a wonderful time at the Baptizing the Dead release party last night. You didn't get the invite? Well, you can receive one for our next event by signing up with A Novelist Idea Newsletter...

Subscribers always get the goodie bag! 



What is this poem about? 

The Devil has come to town to baptize followers for the other team in order to steal their souls... do you know who your preacher is?

Even the Devil Can Quote Scripture


Critical Acclaim

What readers have to say about this poem?

"What happens when you give the Devil a run for his money!"

"Another great piece by our generation’s [Gen X] Genre Laureate."

"Ah such a talented woman I can only hope to be as good as you one day love your poems."

"Irreverent, but topical in our current cultural climate. Perfect."


Info Guide

Do you want to know more? Then visit Baptizing the Dead on Undawnted.  


Believe in Magic... Autumn Cider Seasonal Reads 



DL Mullan is an award-winning poet. With poems in numerous publications, including academic and commercial anthologies, Ms. Mullan is becoming Generation X's Genre Poet Laureate.

Want to read some free selections? Venture over to her page on My Poetry Forum.

The creative imagination stands the test of time. 

Learn. Grown. Master... with Undawnted.



Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Undawnted's Newsletters are Expanding

Recently, Undawnted began A Novelist Idea, then added the forthcoming WordWalker, professional writer's courses. 

As an added bonus: Undawnted's resident creative spark, DL Mullan has a newsletter of her very own. She is a gifted polymath. She can discuss the topics of the day as well as many other subjects from news, medicine, arts, dyi, science, spirituality, and much more. 

Join her on her epic journey as a student of the universe.

Monday, March 14, 2022

On My Poetry Forum for Review: The Painted Veil

Delve deep into the atmosphere of the rhyme-filled poem: The Painted Veil.

This poem takes you to a dystopian paradise of a thought-controlled society. An antithetical piece for the upcoming chapbook called: Impetus
This poem is being moved to Undawnted's YouTube Channel.
If you like novels like 1984, Animal Farm, and The Dispossessed, then this poem will fit in your mental bookcase just as well. 
Undawnted's YouTube Channel offers poetry shorts to full-fledged poetry feature films in our Poetry Slam section. This new playlist will give you more of the rhymes you crave.

Subscribe for more award-level poems written by DL Mullan.


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Undawnted's A Novelist Idea Newsletter is Available for Sign Up

Well, we did it! 

Undawnted has its very own newsletter: A Novelist Idea. It's not a forum. It's not a mailing list. It's not a paid subscription service. 

 A Novelist Idea is on Substack and it's free. Sign up is at:

Hurry and sign up. Don't miss out on our first month of activities. February is being sent out today!

We cannot wait to see you there! We have wonderful plans for every month of the year, plus publication release dates, website updates, as well as DL Mullan news. 

Learn. Grow. Master... with Undawnted. 

See you there!



A writer at heart, Undawnted's own creative spark, DL Mullan, began writing short stories and poetry before adolescence. Ms. Mullan decided to showcase her literary talents by publishing collections of her poems. She also writes novels, designs apparel, and creates digital art.

Ms. Mullan has a number of poems published in digital and print collections, from academia to commercial anthologies. She produces her own book cover designs for herself and others. She is an award-winning digital artist and poet. 

Currently, she is embarking on a successful prose career. Join our community of creators... become a Fearless Phile.

Be a part of Undawnted's growing community!  

Join A Novelist Idea on Undawnted's Private Substack.  

Monday, January 10, 2022

A Novelist Idea: To Newsletter or Not to Newsletter... That is the Question, Do you want to be on Another Mailing List?

Sad to say, but I don't enjoy mailing lists. 

After I get what I want from a topic, I usually unsubscribe. Am I the only one who is like this? 

I am working on getting a newsletter mailing list up and running for Undawnted, but the technology seems to be unsatisfactory. I guess you get what you pay for when the service is free. I am sure that is to push people into purchasing a product/service if they feel they are the reason that the free one doesn't work. It must be me! I need to pay for a service because I am so incapable.

Or, gullible? 

Oops! Did I say the quiet part out loud? I have a habit of doing that. The truth just slips out into the atmosphere from my fingertips. In these times of reactionary politics, that turns into censorship, it is no wonder that I am in the wilderness alone. 

That's a problem. 

I mean, who I am going to outrun if I am chased by a hungry bear? I should probably invest in some climbing gear, or a jetpack. Truth be told, again, I have always wanted a jetpack.  

Okay, back to the need for a newsletter and mailing list. 

I already use my blog for this purpose. Is a blog that unsatisfactory? Do you all hate blogs but love being pestered by email? An inquiring mind wants to know. 

Seriously, let me know on my social media accounts. 

Have a great and auspicious day! 


We decided to newsletter through a private substack!

Undawnted's A Novelist Idea Newsletter gives our members popup/release parties, contests/prizes, early access, projects, certificate programs, plus Subscribers receive discounts at our Special Editions Store. Be sure you are a Subscriber for these Member's Only benefits!

Our writing program has monthly projects with a certificate for participants at year's end. Projects like: the Hint of the Divine, in which participants learn the archetypes found in human culture, and storytelling. 
Bring depth to your writing.  

Learn. Grow. Master... with Undawnted.



Thursday, January 6, 2022

A Novelist Idea: Fueling the Imagination is about the Center, Anchor, and Authentic Self

As a writer, I don't subscribe to the notion that I must write every day, let alone write X amount of words on a daily basis.  I do as I please. 

Because it is not the word count that counts; it is my imagination. If I cannot see, hear, and feel my characters and the story in my imagination, well, neither will my readers. So how is pushing writing as a daily activity going to fuel the very mechanism that is my creativity? 

It does not. 

Writing for the sake of writing is just writing... 

Undawnted is where the imagination is unpredictable, insatiable, and undeniably... unleashed. This statement is how I live my craft. Everyone should have a guiding principle, or vision, for their writing career.

What is yours? 

Ask yourself: 

  • What do you see in your writing that you would like others to enjoy?
  • What do you want to convey that is unique to you? 
  • How do you want your reader to feel when they are done reading what you have written? 
  • What is it that you want out of writing that would satisfy your audience and your compulsion to write? 

Another question to ask yourself is why do you write? I make this inquiry because I see many writers who have one-sided political views that they use to social engineer their audience. The psychological manipulation of your audience or writing for a small segment of the population will eventually sour people to your writing.

But... I want to be "inclusive!" Watch out for buzzwords. Those types of words usually resonate with fads and failures. I want to represent the underrepresented! If that segment of society is at 5%, then that is pretty much a forgone conclusion. A writer in this category is not interested in being inclusive but rather to the exclusion of 95% of the population, and thus creating a sect, or club. Maybe even a cult mindset in their writing. 

Writers need to be wary of such extreme behavior. 

If a writer writes exclusively for 15 million people who label themselves "Numerics", then that is all the readership you will hope to cultivate. And, writers must be aware of how their writing is accepted or rejected by this section of society. If you are seen as pandering, then you have pretty much excluded them too. 

So what does a writer do? No one wants to be seen as "Numer-phobic," but pandering, and social engineering are just as terrible behaviors to pursue as the former. 

How do writers become authentic? 

That center for which writers get their creative drive is individual to every writer. If you don't know or feel your writing center, there are a few exercises you can do to center yourself. A writer could go somewhere quiet. Sit under a tree, in a library, or in a bookstore. Watch people interact from all walks of life. Do you feel their energy? Do you feel the trees? books? people? buildings? 

With meditation or a creative exercise, find that feeling within yourself. What does that feel like? Can you delve deeper until all there is in the feeling is you? The original emotion that anchors you to a silent reverie of creativity and energy, do you feel that?

Does that center from your spiritual anchor spell out a one-side political or social agenda? Or, is being an authentic person more about all things under the sun, moon, and stars in the sky? Is being your authentic self about personal goals, integrity, and fulfillment? 

Then why do you believe that being exclusive and manipulative has anything to do with being a creative architect in the craft of writing? art? media? science? math? instruction? medicine?

If you are an authentic person, then there is no need to belittle your audience with ridiculous or even immature behavior. A creative person, or anyone, who is centered needs only to live their vision statement as a role model. Behavior that manipulates or panders is against that which centers our spirits and anchors our souls.

I take on the challenge of writing from this universal consciousness. There are no inclusive or exclusive energies. I am not beholden to any belief or feel that I must target society as a change agent. The natural course of change is slow over centuries, not quick in the span of two decades (as we have seen in several artificial mass hysteria events since Y2K). 

If you know who you are and what you are about, then the psychology and sociology of group dynamics does not affect you. Rather, you are driven by what is authentic, real, and tangible. An authentic person wants a centered sense to their world.

When you place yourself into your writing with the energy of authenticity, then your readers will respond in kind. In that center, you cannot look to others for guidance. That place is where you stand alone. It is you: raw, unfiltered, and unencumbered by outside forces. Since every person has this energy center, no matter their age, race, religion, politics, or orientation, your reader will have a deep connection with your writing, and your imagination.

Who do you want to be? Do you want to be your authentic self? Or, are you content with being a marionette in someone else's vision of you? 

I choose to be authentic. 

Have a great and wonderful day.


A writer at heart, Undawnted's own creative spark, DL Mullan, began writing short stories and poetry before adolescence. Over the years, Ms. Mullan has showcased her literary talents by self-publishing several collections of her poetry. She also writes novels, designs apparel, and creates digital art. Ms. Mullan‘s creative writing is available in digital and print collections, from academia to commercial anthologies. As an independent publisher, she produces her own book cover designs as well as maintains her own websites. She is an award-winning digital artist and poet.

Currently, she has embarked on writing her multi-book Legacy Universe, Supernatural Superhero Series.

With her education and experience in writing, DL Mullan shares her knowledge via her newsletters. If you too want to become a Fearless Phile, then subscribe to one of her newsletters on Substack.

Her innovative style teaches writers how to reach their creative potential, and write more effectively.

Learn. Grow. Master… with Undawnted.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Let It Snow! Over There, Please for January 2022's New Year

January 2022 begins a whole new year and it is time to get creative. 

Undawnted has on tap for the month*:

See also: Undawnted's Seasonal Calendar of Events and find out what Winter Frost has in store for you! 

Have a great and snowy day! 


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