Just When a Protagonist Figures it Out

Thinking about my next book as I write it, has got me thinking a bit about consequences. In life, every choice has a good or bad consequence and it can seem like life changes quickly. In my current story project, my protagonist has everything figured out. At least, he thought he did.

When the inciting event happens, he has to make choices. Even though he can’t see all the consequences of his choices, he must act, or things could get worse. Depending on his actions, they could get worse anyway, but it is better to act than be acted upon. A story where a protagonist doesn’t act and try to improve things, could happen, but I think it would be harder for the reader to root for the protagonist.

Reading is a great way to explore how we might react in a similar situation to the protagonists and other characters. Everyone faces struggles, some bigger than others. Writing and reading are some of my favorite ways to escape from those challenges. I wish life could always be easy, but sometimes, when I think I have everything figured out, it all changes.

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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.

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