Every Story Needs a Hero

We’re nearing the end of 2021. What an odd year? It may not have been as rough as 2020, or it might have been worse. I’ve been thinking a lot about stories, especially since I’m working on outlining my next book. One of the big things I’ve noticed over the last year as I write and develop characters is that each of us has an internal story. For me, my internal narrative drives a lot of my choices.

As we near the end of this year, I’ve looked back at what I have done. I’m improving my writing each day as I sit to write, outline, or build settings. One of my favorite things this year has been working on characters. The main character of the story has some of the toughest struggles to overcome. They also have the greatest potential.

If you’ve read some of my earlier posts over the last year, I’ve struggled a bit with the pressures of my day job. They haven’t gotten easier, but like the main characters in a good story, I’ve found ways to work through it. One of those ways for me is writing stories. They help me work through my stress. Like characters in a good story, I’ve grown as I’ve been challenged.

Chances are, my writing goals will change with time. But one things for sure, I will continue to write each and every day. It’s my way of being calmer and better prepared to weather the stress and storms of my day-to-day life. Like the hero of a good story, instead of reacting to what happens around me, I’m proactively working through it and trying to make it better.

Each of us have our life story, that narrative in our minds. Be the hero of your story. It’s never too late to change.

Malignance, my third book in my time travel series that began with Resonance and Dissonance, is on Amazon as a kindle and a paperback. That was a fun series to write, and for now, it is completed. I have also placed all three books from that series into one volume titled The Machina of Time.

My fantasy, A Map, a Mage, and a Sacrifice, was a fun book to write. It is set in a world with limited technology, but where sacrifice is a necessary element to magical power. The greater the pain and suffering, the greater the magical power generated. The few mages in power use voluntary sacrifice of the citizens to generate power they use to protect and defend the empire. But their rule may be coming to a close.

If you’re looking for a science fiction story, try my book The Promise of Dust, which takes place in a cloud city floating in the atmosphere of Venus. Or Progenitor’s Legacy: Deceit, which takes place many years in the future on a tidally locked world that orbits a red dwarf and has been reached by humanity in their search for the alien progenitors who seeded the galaxy with nano machines.

If a young adult science fiction is more to your liking, check out my series This New Earth, that starts with Demons of a Dead World and Secrets of a Dead World.

If you are looking for a young adult fantasy, check out my book The Threads Unbound.

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