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Writing My Legacy: Book I

Published June 8, 2014 by RowanMeir Films

“You are not going out this day, nor any other day that strips away what you have yet to do. You have not fixed it. You have not done what it was you were born to do. I’m not going to do it for you. I’m not going to lift your banner for you to see it through. You’re the one, you’re the one who’s going to have to do it. You’re going to have to fight through this blow in order to shine on.” – The Wolf King

(Excerpt from Legacy © Copyright 2014 NeverMore Publications, LLC)

Rebekah and Reginald

Rebekah and Reginald

When I first began writing the screenplay to Legacy, I was in a place in life where nothing was really happening–all the humdrum of the hours was nothing but that…a hum. And what I needed was the loud beat of the drum, pounding its way into my soul, summoning the call of the soldier within to march to a different tune than the hum I was repeating from the sunrise of the days before. I had to ask myself, Why is it that I feel this way and what is it that I was ultimately after, for the answer to that alone would be the key to my unsung door. What I wanted was to be in a different place in life where I did not have to struggle so hard to live the life I had chosen for myself–that of a creator–an actor, a writer, a dreamer.

The Mariner Princess and Shark Warriors

The Mariner Princess and Shark Warriors

So I pondered my existence at that moment, remembering the day when I veered down another path than the one I was on, asking myself, what do I want out of this, and why do I feel the need to do it? Well, for one, I have to do it; there is no surer answer. And yet, I wanted to live a life better than the one I was living. I wanted to dream a bigger dream where those that came after me–my friends, nephews, nieces, godchildren, children and grandchildren–would know without a shadow of a doubt that dreams were possible…and that they could thrive, that they could grow, and that they could be lived upon. And out of that moment where I looked ahead to all the goals I had set in place for myself and all my bloodline after me (if they wanted it), I had forgotten a very simple thing: it is who you are and how you lived that is remembered best. Not the money and success you leave behind. That may encourage someone with a similar dream, but how you live and what you stand for is what truly inspires. And it was off that reminder that the story to Legacy came to life.

"Remember...remember..." - Chief Netapheha

“Remember…remember…” – Chief Netapheha

I think I wrote the outline to the screenplay in a single sitting, pouring over the pain of the moments where I have felt myself standing still, marking the barriers that stood in my way, wondering where it was I was meant to go, and knowing that when I got there I might not be equipped for the moment I alone have imagined. Weaving it into an epic fairytale, I found myself lost in the inspired worlds of my childhood–Neverending Story, Star Wars, Legend, Krull, Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia–all over again. What I came up with ultimately broke my heart and put it back together again. I had no intention whatsoever of turning it into a book, but like all things…you should always be open-minded. You never know what door is the one that is meant to be opened. And this one opened like a flood.

“To never have what you thought you wanted, to never be what you dreamed you could be, to give everything you had and get nothing in return…it is a choice you have to make, young lion. Do you engage?”
Marcus stood and looked up at the eagle captain towering over him.
“You may fail, prince…but the better question to ask is…what if you win?”

(Excerpt from Legacy; Property of NeverMore Publications, LLC)

May you enjoy the passion of my heart…my Legacy

Written by: #CorinaMarie

(Corina Marie is an actress, producer and screenwriter.)

Illustrations by Scott Edward

Illustrations by Scott Edward



(Actress, Writer, Producer)


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What Are Your Words?

Published January 12, 2013 by RowanMeir Films

I’ve heard it be said, “Write what you know.” Write the pain, write the joy, write the injustice…write your dreams. For “dreams are illustrations…from the book your soul is writing about you” (Marsha Norman).  And there should always be a purpose for what you write, for what other reason would your soul desire it? Passion does not speak in whispers, but shouts like thunder from something deep within. And so many people have that stirring within them, but they never write it down; they never share their story or put pen to paper to breathe life into that idea. They are waiting for a moment when their everyday life slows down and they have “more time” to do so. Life is all about time. It’s what you do with it that counts. And I’ve never known anyone who gained time. “It is never too late to be what you might’ve been” (George Eliot).  To tell the story that must be told, to speak your voice while your candle is still lit.

I believe that we are all creators, that every single one of us has something to say; that we all have an idea burning deep inside us. Ironic how these ideas often burst forth after listening to a piece of music, or while driving on the freeway in the middle of rush-hour traffic where you hope you can hold onto the idea long enough to write it down.  The sordid humor of the muses.  I am writing this blog to summon the muse within you. I want more stories in the world, more ideas, more words that take me to far-off places, imaginary worlds, adventurous places; ones that move me beyond any emotion I have ever felt–whether it be to drive me to anger, laughter or woe; more stories that open my mind, make me think…make me see. I want more choices, and I want those choices to be good. And what I have known, is that nothing holds more true than when someone writes from their own experience. Write what you know…  Experience elevates the ideals, speaks directly to the human heart, and ultimately binds us together by a single thread of common yearning and understanding–that we all have a song to be sung.

“Change the world with words…be the soul of the age.”

-From the film Anonymous

Be the soul of the age…William Shakespeare holds the title. But what about you? All you writers, screenwriters, songwriters, and poets…what about you? What are your words? What is the song of your soul? What is the story brewing within you waiting to be told? And more importantly…why are you waiting to tell it?

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

-Written by: #CorinaMarie

(Corina Marie Zurcher is an actress, producer and screenwriter.)