Tag Archives: CREATIVE WRITING

WORLD BUILDING

Before I started my first fantasy book, I had difficulty building the history, lore, and overall structure of my stories’ respective worlds. As a result, my stories’ worlds were all over the place to the point in which they confused my readers. One of the most important aspects of writing stories is building your world. When I wrote Numen the Slayer, I managed to build my own fantasy world from the ground up. I managed this by binge-watching countless medieval historical documentaries and was able to model various kingdoms, characters, and events on what I learned. One of the best way to build a world is to take something like a historical event and use it as a blueprint on how you want your world to be shaped. I enjoy world building lately because it allowed me to have a much more vivid picture on what kind of world my characters lived in and what kind of world I wanted my readers to see.

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MY OPINION OF WRITING BOOKS

I have always been an avid fan of both reading books and writing them. To me, books are not just bound piles of paper with writing on them. They are gateways and portals into a multiverse of worlds and universes forged by the power of the human imagination. When I read a book, I am walking through a portal to an unexplored world like when Christopher Colombus discovering America. When I write a book, I am shaping and bending a new universe to my will like a blacksmith forging a masterful sword. In both of these cases, I am presented with new possibilities and new frontiers to explore.

MY EVOLUTION AS A WRITER

I started sharing my fantasy series with some of my beta readers and they said that my writing has greatly improved over time. I began my career as an author with a self taught writing style and trouble with tenses. Now, thanks to my creative writing classes in college and my writers group meetings I have grown and evolved as an author. With my fantasy series, I am feeling a lot more confident as a writer and look forward to sharing it with all of you when the time comes.

WRITING UPDATE: FANTASY BOOK COMPLETE!!!

I have finally finished the first volume of my fantasy trilogy! It has been a very enjoyable experience engaging this project. I gave the story a dark and foreboding ending that promises an even more epic sequel. I have now officially set a new record of writing a whole book in just six months. Normally it takes me a year or so to write a whole book so this sets the bar even higher than before. I look forward to my next project. Wish me luck and I will keep you updated.

WRITING UPDATE: FANTASY BOOK (CHAPTER 38)

I am now either two thirds or three quarters of the way done with my fantasy book. The fall of a dynasty has begun and the rise of a new one begins. I can’t believe that I am almost done with my fantasy book. Normally, it takes me a years or two to write a book, but I will have finished this book within a matter of months. That has to be a new record! ¬†As a heads-up, this chapter is going to have a scene that is as dark and insane as a Greek tragedy.