This last week as I have settled into my new responsibilities of my day job, I’m finally getting back into my daily writing routine. I find, after writing almost daily for a few years, I notice when I haven’t taken the time to write. I really enjoy developing characters and forming stories for them. Thinking through a character’s motives, flaws, and strengths has helped me understand those I interact with each day. I’m surrounded by interesting people. Some may be a little tougher to understand than others.
Last year, my main focus with my writing was to use it as a creative way to ease my stress. This year, I’ve spent more time trying to understand people as I have put characters together for my stories. I will never model a character after anyone I know. But I can use some of the insights I’ve gained to make my characters more real. Like everything else in life, it’s a work in progress.
The more I work to craft believable characters, the more I come to understand myself and those I interact with daily. It’s an interesting path of discovery, even if my writing is not yet as amazing as I want it.
Check out some of my books on Amazon.
My latest book, Collected Lives, is now available on Amazon Kindle and as a paperback. Check it out. This story takes place near the end of the twenty-second century, with vacations and tourism to Earth by off-worlders controlled by major corporations. The largest corporation, Collected Lives, has several enemies. The story follows the events as four people from different portions of Collected Lives’ process are thrown into the middle of a larger problem.
My fantasy, A Map, a Mage, and a Sacrifice, 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.
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.
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.