As I have stated in the December IWA Blog, developing and designing fictional tales takes patience, preparation, and perseverance—along with mixing wild imagination with fascinating storytelling. The joy of creating new materials demands hard work and is self-evident.
Once publishing a work, the writer will experience the unexpected. That element is having the confidence in believing that the finished product is worthy of critical review, promotion, and selling. In other words, sometimes it is easier “to sell” someone else’s product than your own. Through self-reflection and the sharing of others, I would suggest that three factors may guide the author as they seek to expose their fiction books to the world of readers.
Everyone has that writing project that they want to see in print. But the actual getting the “writing” part of the project done is the hard part. Whether it’s a book you have always wanted to write or a series of short essays you wanted to share or the long poem you wanted to write down, you have to actually write it for the project to come to life. And the best way to do this is to create a writing schedule – and stick to it.
Creating a fantasy adventure can be more exciting than living the fantasy adventure. Although extremely rewarding and fun, designing such literature takes preparation and persistence, mixed with wild imagination and orderly, but fascinating storytelling.
As author of the So Many Secrets fantasy adventure series, I have discovered the joy and challenges of writing, especially in creating five published books that are sequential (two more books to follow). One of the challenges was to fashion believable characters, which readers could relate to and empathize with as they enter into one incredible adventure after another.
International Writers Association / FHSR