Post by michaelwalker on Jul 16, 2014 13:59:52 GMT -5
I've been lurking about for about a week now and going through Jeff's Fiction Writing Tips. I've got it into my head to start working on my very first book. I have always enjoyed writing fiction but never really thought I could take on such a massive project as a novel. Little by little I'm learning that it is done little by little.
I have been sporadically chewing on the idea for my story for about two years now. It takes place in a fictional universe where there are two main factions. The Seers are the older, and those who belong to the Academy. Seers and Academy are just placeholder names for now. In this universe, there are two main realms, the Seen and the Unseen. The Unseen is separated from the Seen by a Veil. My protagonist will discover that he is a Seer and has the ability to pierce the veil. What lies behind no living man knows. I don't even know yet.
A little bit about me:
I've been a nerd for most of my life. I married an adventurous flight attendant in 2009 and we have one beautiful son. I like playing computer games, reading fiction, and generally taking it easy. If I could sit down and have a pint with anyone in history right now it would be C.S. Lewis.
I am what is called a Business Intelligence Developer by trade. All that really means is that I write SQL queries and build reports for a living. I'm in between jobs at the moment but there is a silver lining. I have a lot more time to spend with my son and work on my book.
Post by Bethany J. on Jul 16, 2014 18:42:50 GMT -5
Welcome, Mike! I like the premise for your book. It sounds intriguing.
“The Christian should be the person who is alive, whose imagination absolutely boils, which moves, which produces something a bit different from God’s world because God made us to be creative.” – Francis Schaeffer
If I could sit down and have a pint with anyone in history right now it would be C.S. Lewis.
I hear you. I wish I could ask what Lewis what he would think of Postmodernism, for one. (Though, I'd like to have that talk with Tolkien too, since hyper-realism really complicates and relates directly and indirectly to Tolkien's philosophy of sub-creation.)