Month: August 2014
“MONTAIRYUS: A NEW WORLD OF FANTASY” PRESENTS…
A “HOMESCHOOLED INDUSTRIES” PRODUCTION…
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LITTLEST CHRISTMAS ELF
The answers to the biggest questions of those Narnia fans…
What exactly happened to Santa Claus after he gave Peter, Susan, and Lucy their gifts? Was he attacked by the White Witch’s forces? Did he successfully bring Christmas to Narnia? Did he bring gifts to anyone else? And just how long is his beard? Find out in the exciting story of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Littlest Christmas Elf, written by Aul!
A Word from the Author
It’s great to explore the world of Narnia and contemplate what really happened to Santa Claus. I’m excited to work with new characters and really get a feel for C.S. Lewis’s creations. I look forward to posting the first part of the adventure as soon as it’s finished. Please stay tuned, because this is going to be one fantastic story!
Managing Editor for “Montairyus: A New World of Fantasy” and author of The Saga of Montairyus
The new age of stories.
Given birth to by the next generation of writers.
A supreme, powerful force, that literally holds the threads of society in its hands, because of the weight of the influence it carries.
The fight has just begun.
There is no place for fear. There is no place for doubt.
Fear is a choice.
Doubt gives birth to fear.
Do not choose fear.
Strive harder. Fight harder.
Seek to know how to inspire. Drive the message home.
Impact lives. Save lives.
Guide souls. Give love to humanity.
We are writers.
And the new age of stories has just begun.
Please support my series The Saga of Montairyus as I endeavor to give birth to a new age of stories that will change people’s lives for the better. My first book, “I Was Called” has already been completed and we are currently waiting to hear back from a contest to see if my manuscript has won. Prayers, encouragement, and any type of support is appreciated to the utmost.
My dear, dear followers,
In case you didn’t notice, I haven’t been posting very much lately. But–hopefully–you will have no more to fear. You won’t have to agonize over when my next post will be. No longer will you wait with dimming hope for the sweet words that flow from my…fingertips. That’s write (and that’s a pun), because, after two weeks of football camp which practically separated me from all other hobbies, I have returned. If you would like to play epic music at this point, please feel free to! I am not sure why, but I feel that new themes will be appearing in my writing; thought-provoking themes; themes of beauty, meaning, and maybe pizza.
My dear followers, thank you for welcoming me back.
Your most humble blogger,
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Today, I thought I’d write about answering a question that I believe is worth pondering. It’s a big question for writers, so it deserves significant debate. What’s the question then?
If you are writing a book and you get a new, and possibly better, idea for a book, should you stop writing your current book to pursue this new idea?
I have heard it from a couple sources that yes, you should write the other, new book, if the idea seems really good and could create a better story. To a certain extent, this makes sense; why waste your time continuing to write a book that is lesser in comparison to a greater book that you could be writing? Why not embrace this new and better idea?
I believe that, under certain circumstances, this notion is very valid. If you’re writing a book that you find to be very boring, a book idea that you once thought was great but now don’t even like, then stop wasting your time. If a new idea comes around, one that you think you can take all the way, then drop the boring story and focus on the exciting one. Whatever captures your imagination, go with that; don’t settle for anything less. Writing has to be something you enjoy if you want to do it well. So why write something that you don’t enjoy?
On the other hand, suppose you’re writing a book and you love the story. You love the characters. You think about this book every day. And then a new idea comes along; it seems more magnificent than the book that you’re currently writing. You have a sudden desire to jot this new idea down. Maybe you can work on both this new story and the old one. Or maybe the new one deserves your undivided attention. What should you do?
This has happened to me several times; from the time when I was ten years old to the present time. I can’t say that you shouldn’t go with the new and better idea when it comes, but if I had done that, TSOM would most likely be a forgotten document on my computer. I stuck with TSOM the whole while, throughout all my years of writing. Not because it necessarily interested me more than a different idea at some point in time, but because I felt that I had to stick with it. I had to persevere. Thanks to the support of family and friends, I also continued to rediscover why I liked TSOM so much. That being said, let me give you some advice, or a piece of knowledge that I find to be very true:
When others find your writing exciting and interesting, it makes you rediscover how awesome it is to you.
Gather the opinions of others. Let them read a bit of your story. Let them share their thoughts with you. Rediscover your own, God-given brilliance. And persevere. Maybe this isn’t your style to stick with one idea, but it worked for me. And I believe that, because I persevered with TSOM, I have also shaped my personality so that I can persevere in other areas of my life. This brings me to my last point.
Your writing says a lot about who you are. What does your writing say about you?
“Character quotes” will consist of the wise, silly, or serious things that my characters say. I hope you learn, enjoy, and are inspired!
“He was going to say [a quest] ‘unlikely to succeed’. Can it be that impossible to gain entrance into Gillik?”-Terren
Ah…the editing process. What a difficult, tall mountain that is to climb. You think for a moment that you’ve reached the top, but then, as if it is a tree, the mountain grows, springing up into the air with the sound of a waterfall crashing, higher and higher until you think that it is impossible to arrive at your goal. How can one possibly persevere against this Tower of Doom, this Tower of Tediousness? The editing process…what a woeful experience.
What does one need to climb this mountain, to ascend this tower? Can he rely alone on the strength of his mind; his own, fresh ideas? Certainly, this will help, but no. Can he rely on the aid of others? This will give him an advantage, a new way of seeing things, but in the end his own friends cannot do what he himself must do. And can he even rely on the inspiration that can so easily be absorbed from his surroundings; the beauty of a countryside, the influential works of other artists, or the impressive feat of another? No, not even this will help him overcome his foe, his challenger. What is necessary for someone to overcome the beast that is the editing process?
All of the suggestions that I have given, a fresh mind, the views of others, and inspiration, come together to make what is necessary to defeat the editing process. But what binds these together?
I don’t care who you are or how good you are at writing. If you don’t have discipline, you can’t write a book, and you will not be able to overcome the editing process. Your own willpower must be strengthened and it must remain firm, for if you persevere, remaining disciplined, and true to your quest, you can overcome the editing process. You can defeat the beast that terrorizes the World of Writing.
Get ready! The beast has begun his assault!
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