My name is Dominic.  I’m a home-schooled high school student, focused on making a positive impact on the world.  The way I intend to do this is by writing, hoping my words will have some influence on people to help change their lives for the better.  I chose the name “Aul” (AE-OOL) to be my public name because it means “Giver” in Elven; the Elven language in a book I’m writing.  Givers are people that do and want what’s best for other people at the cost of hard effort.  To give is to love, and not love as in cheesy love, but hard core love, where sacrifices are made, and giving things up is necessary to achieve what is best for those to whom the Giver is loving.  My book series, The Saga of Montairyus (TSOM), is about people who become Givers for the sake of those they love and for their world.  I hope you read and learn more about the book within the pages and posts of my blog.  May you be inspired by my writing and the messages in the stories.



36 thoughts on “About

    lizzab said:
    April 8, 2014 at 4:54 AM

    so what is Elven language and what is your book about?

      Aul responded:
      April 8, 2014 at 11:35 AM

      The Elven language is just that; a language in Elven, only my version of Elven. I gave a general description of what the book is about on the opening page, but if you really want to know, I advise that you read “Sneak Peak at ‘I Was Called’!”. The plot is really decided by those first two chapters.

      thinking.is.free. said:
      April 27, 2014 at 2:28 PM

      LOVE this idea. Can’t wait to learn more about it 🙂

        Aul responded:
        April 27, 2014 at 2:52 PM

        Hey, stick around and you just might 😉

        lizzab said:
        April 27, 2014 at 5:32 PM

        I’m sorry I am not sure what your talking about?

        Aul responded:
        April 27, 2014 at 5:58 PM

        Yeah I’m not sure what happened….I think you got a response that I sent to someone else. Sorry!

        lizzab said:
        April 27, 2014 at 6:19 PM

        It’s okay.

        Aul responded:
        April 28, 2014 at 3:30 AM


    Kitt O'Malley said:
    April 21, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Dominic, I am quite impressed by what you are accomplishing at such a young age. Wearing your hoody in your Gravatar picture, you look like a monk. Very cool, actually (looking mysteriously like a monk).

    Aul responded:
    April 21, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Thank you! It means a lot to me to hear people say that.
    I never thought of myself looking like a monk…I just thought it was a cool a picture! 🙂

    Adshayah said:
    May 15, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    I have been asking a lot of people this question. How do you plan to make the world more amazing?

      Aul responded:
      May 15, 2014 at 6:25 PM

      By inspiring others with my writing!!! Writing is an excellent way to help others to see what good a person can do in the world. And creating exciting stories with awesome, inspirational characters really helps!

    bookwhacked2014 said:
    May 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    You are such a talented writer and it is thanks to bloggers like you that I have once again found my spark, thank you and I’m nominating you tonight for the Liebster Award (7pm eastern time)

      Aul responded:
      May 29, 2014 at 4:24 AM

      Thanks for the compliment! I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to do the Liebster Award!

        bookwhacked2014 said:
        May 29, 2014 at 7:57 AM

        Its okay, I actually had a power outage last night so I’m doing it this morning, if you wanna check it out 🙂

        Aul responded:
        May 29, 2014 at 8:58 AM

        To be honest, I’ve already been nominated twice in a month! Thanks anyway though.

        bookwhacked2014 said:
        May 29, 2014 at 9:35 AM

        Not a surprise at all, it’s okay! And thanks for writing!

        Aul responded:
        May 29, 2014 at 10:24 AM

        You’re welcome!

    Kitt O'Malley said:
    June 12, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award.

    The award’s four rules are:
    1) Provide 11 facts about yourself.
    2) Answer 11 questions created by your nominating party (me).
    3) Nominate 11 blogs.
    4) Provide them with 11 questions of your own to answer.

    My eleven questions for you are:
    1) Where and how do you like to write?
    2) When did you start blogging?
    3) What motivates you to write?
    4) Do you consider yourself a disciplined writer? Why or why not?
    5) Are you an early bird or a night owl?
    6) Who is your greatest supporter?
    7) What do you consider your greatest triumph?
    8) What is your favorite memory?
    9) What do you do for fun?
    10) What adjective best describes you?
    11) What would be your ideal vacation?

      Aul responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 1:11 PM

      Thanks for the nomination! It might take me a few days to participate, but I’d be happy to!

        Kitt O'Malley said:
        June 13, 2014 at 3:38 PM

        Awesome! Take your time responding.

    purpleperceptions said:
    August 4, 2014 at 6:05 AM

    Pleased to meet you! Hugs, from your friendly neighborhood Cookie Monstah! 🙂

      Aul responded:
      August 4, 2014 at 6:55 AM

      The pleasure is mine! And it’s an honor to meet you, your Cookieness. 😛

        purpleperceptions said:
        August 8, 2014 at 9:24 AM

        You doughnut have to bow. 😛

        Aul responded:
        August 9, 2014 at 6:21 AM

        I’m afraid I don’t understand that sentence…

        purpleperceptions said:
        August 9, 2014 at 7:32 AM

        It’s a pun in relation to the cookieness? Doughnut = do not 😛

        Aul responded:
        August 9, 2014 at 12:45 PM

        Oh I get it 🙂 Haha!

    rebekahrushton said:
    August 10, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    I haven’t read any of your posts yet, but I definitely will when I have the time! I appreciate your reasons for writing! I like to write too, but I find that I’m not exactly sure what my purpose in writing is yet. I was inspired by your About page. So I guess I can look forward to reading more. 🙂

      Aul responded:
      August 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM

      Well I’m glad I inspired you 🙂 Thanks for the follow and the encouragement! It means a lot to me.

    madreperlam said:
    August 11, 2014 at 3:34 AM

    Hi! You’ ve asked about your blog design and, in my opinion, it’s just the way it should be. Even at first sight, it’s pretty clear that the blog theme is about a fantasy world. You’re a skillful writer. And, one more thing- are you going to put a monk as an important figure in your story? Your avatar picture made me think of it.
    Good luck!

      Aul responded:
      August 11, 2014 at 11:54 AM

      Thanks for some positive feedback!
      Haha no, there isn’t a monk in my book. You’re the second person that has suggested that my avatar looks like one…I was going for a rather anonymous, secretive look. Oh well 🙂

    K. Caffee said:
    August 12, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Umm… Wow? Thank you is too banal, and I do my best to stay away from that subject. It hurts. Speechless, stunned, flabbergasted comes closer! I am honored to accept the nomination you sent. Here is my reply: http://pukahworks.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/i-am-stunned/

      Aul responded:
      August 13, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      Haha you’re welcome!

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    neighborhoodotaku said:
    April 2, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Hey I wanted to let you know that I am very inspired by what you are doing on WordPress! I am also a high school student, although I’m not home schooled anymore, so I do understand the perspective that you are coming from. Keep chasing your dream to impact the world through your writing, and I know that you will reach your goals! There is a quote from one of my favorite anime that I have watched that I believe would help spur motivation to continue your work; it explains that effort and time will always produce positive results, even if they are not what you expect.

    “Human kind can not gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy’s first law of equivalent exchange. In those days we really believed that to be the world’s one and only truth. But the world isn’t perfect and the law is incomplete. Equivalent exchange doesn’t encompass everything that goes on here, but I still choose to believe in its principle. That all things do come at a price. That there’s an ebb and a flow, a cycle that the pain we went through did have a reward and that anyone who’s determined and perseveres will get something of value in return, even if it’s not what they expected.” (Alphonse Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist)

      Aul responded:
      April 2, 2016 at 11:06 AM

      Thank you so much for such a well-thought-out comment! Your encouragement means a lot to me, and lately I’ve really needed it. So thank you!

      YES. Fullmetal Alchemist is my favorite anime too!! I just wrote a post all about Equivalent Exchange: https://thegoldenlands.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/fullmetal-alchemist-discussion-is-equivalent-exchange-real/

      You should definitely check out my book series “The Golden Lands”. It’s basically a fantasy/Christian/anime series, geared towards teens like you. I’m really glad that I found you! You’re exactly the kind of person my books appeal to!
      And by the way, it’s great that you’re taking time to point out which anime shows are good for Christians…it’s definitely a struggle finding good, morally-upright TV shows anymore. So thank you!

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