After years of writing and editing, I’ve finally published my first book! The Legend of Nariko: Mark of Silverfrost, first book in the Nariko Series. Amazon Page : https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06Y49265Q Goodreads Page : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34821817-the-legend-of-nariko The past few years have been chaotic with school, work and trying to complete my first book, but now with everything stabilizing, … Continue reading First Book published and Blog Resurrection!!
Hello everyone!I must apologize once again, life seems to get in the way far too often. Work piles up, papers and midterms need doing, relationships ending, all the usual time killers. It's become more difficult to consistently write new chapters and, while writing during my commute to school and work provides some writing time, it … Continue reading Update and Reflection!
It took me a while, but finally I've done it! Really excited! Might be able to publish the story soon! Thank you all for following me along this adventure - Raphael
this is what happens when you become a writer you scrutinize everything every cliche every repeated story sequence looking for that one thing that is truly different a story truly worth telling - Raphael (I honestly hope I didn't just unconsciously rip someone off)
Many of you who have been reading this blog may be aware that I am also working on completing my first novel. I am happy to say that I have been able to make a lot of progress and I hope to finish writing by December!My main problem, which is probably the problem most young … Continue reading Darque Legacy Novel Update! An Aspiring Author’s Dream
It is something I often ask myself and I believe many rising authors do as well. But how do you determine if what you've written hasn't been done already? Is it still possible to be completely original when so much has already been written and explored? I honestly believe that yes, it is quite possible … Continue reading Is Originality Still Possible?
I set a goal for myself, finish writing my novel by the end of summer. By that I mean writing, not editing, but still an accomplishment to be sure, if I get to that point. But I find myself struggling to sit down and write out the remaining chapters. There could be many things preventing … Continue reading Struggles of an Aspiring Author: Motivation and Inspiration
Character Development is a challenge every author faces when writing a meaningful story. The above is a picture of one of my characters of the story I’m currently working on. I find that drawing my characters helps me to see them better and help them grow. It took quite a long time for me to … Continue reading Writing Tips #2, Developing Characters for your Story
Possible one of the most painful yet rewarding experiences I've had, writing a novel has really helped with my own sanity. For the past couple years it has taught me some lessons in how to write a story that is entertaining to read (depending on your audience of course). Normally credentials are necessary to prove … Continue reading Writing Tips #1, Tips on Writing a Novel from an Aspiring Author