The right characters make the story better. They bring out the good or the bad in the main character and the story. As I outline and prepared my idea for my next book, I’ve found myself thinking of many books I’ve read where the characters stick with me.
Creating the right kind of characters can make all the difference in the story. Whether they are supporting characters, mentoring characters, or even antagonists in the story, choosing the right characters is important. The same thing can be said for life and the people we surround ourselves with.
If the characters see the world through a negative light, it can affect the protagonist. But in the same way, if the characters try to approach life positively, it will also affect the protagonist. in life, I’ve seen the same kind of influence from people around me. Sometimes, we can’t choose the characters around us, but I think paying attention to how their attitudes affect my actions is important.
I’m watching this as I build and finish my outline for my next book. Check out my books on Amazon.
My latest book, For All the Stones, takes place in a world that is coming to terms with the rising technology and the waning magic. Even though the magic has faded, some are still after the ancient glories of the mages who once ruled the land.
My book, Collected Lives, 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 ancient technology where sacrifice of lifeforce brings magical power. The greater the pain and suffering, the greater the magical energy generated. The Forty mages controlling the empire 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.