I write fantasy novels because I have always loved absorbing creative stories, through movies, games, and especially fantasy books. Imagining a different world and relating to the characters provides a mix of escapism and challenging reading. I aspire to write fantasy novels with compelling characters and serious themes.
Do you use an outline or just start writing?
I have tried different methods of writing, but only one works for me. I first come up with an idea, there is no structure I use for that, I just wait for an idea to come and write it down when it does. I typically have a store of ideas. Then, I flesh out the basic setting, world, characters, plot and themes. I know basically what will happen, but not the details, sub plots or side characters. I then jump in and start writing, developing and expanding as I go, and often going back to change what I have written.
What is your next project?
I am working on a hybrid fantasy series of novels, I am not talking more about it, but it will be available soon :). The sequel to Steel, Magick and Faith is also about half way done, and is titled 'The Shard of Palrinah'.
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