Theme, just so we’re all on the same page, is a story’s underlying message. Children’s stories have only one or a few themes and make them very obvious: Honesty in Pinocchio, Diligence in The Three Little Pigs, and, my personal favorite, Eating Lots of Food in The Very Hungry Caterpillar. As the target audience ages, obviously, the themes become more complicated and numerous, while also becoming more nuanced.
The series will take us into a brand new fantasy setting of four islands where the Noykur rebellion aims to wrest control of the Severed Islands from the Minvithil regime, a nation teeming with powerful magi and indisputably in control of the ocean through a brutal sea creature.
One Noykur rebel, Asper Kujoh, strikes out on a quest into enemy territory to find ancient writings which could be the key to her enemies’ downfall.
Discovering self publishing really pushed me to take writing more seriously, and that was when I really got into studying books at a new level. I started detecting patterns and have learned so much. There are so many elements that I feel like I missed in my first book that I’m so excited to integrate.
Names come from language, and I knew then that I wasn’t going to successfully develop an authentic-feeling setting if the names were coming from several dozen inspirations and languages from literally all over planet earth.
What I’ve Learned about Self-Publishing I’ve had several people wondering about my writing journey. Friends and family members are often surprised when I talk about how easy it was for me to publish Eilinland, and I occasionally get a question here and there from fellow authors about the particular route that I took and how…
Unsuspecting Local Horsemanship Instructor Makes It Big As A Fantasy Author People were stunned Saturday, November 10th at the explosive response to local author Bailey Davenport’s debut novel release. “I never expected to make it this far,” Davenport said. “Just holding a bound copy in my hands is more than I’d ever hoped for.” Davenport…