Oh wow!! That is so cool! Where are you in the process? (What book?)
I am slowly finishing book 1 due to work.
That sounds sooo cool! Battles are my *ahem* weakness in writing, and yours sounds amazing. How does the design on her crown look?
Thanks! I have enjoyed reading battles and sometimes have this feeling of thrill when you know the rightful reasons why this battle is being fought and that the bad guys are going to served proper justice. I have become decent at describing the scene as a whole as I love military strategy and tactics but my weakness is zooming into the battle and describing a fight up close, especially the character(s) martial prowess on the battlefield. How are you with up close fights like duels or small fights?
Again. WOW. It sounds you put a ton of time and thought into the creation of your world and I’m sure it shows in your writing. What gave you the idea for all these races? Are there certain races that are distinctly band and some that are distinctly good or are they mixed for the most part?
Yeah, worldbuilding has always been a hobby. One my weaknesses is actually providing a good description of my original races and creatures such as their mannerisms, antics, and etc. I am getting better but still have much to learn. One reason for all the races is due to Tolkien and other authors who made it fun and exciting to imagine what would a world be like if humans were not the only race created by God. I don’t mean this in any political way but biblically; the other reason is my sense of humor of how this world is so focused on trying to turn any conflict they can into a battle between races (the proper term is ethnical issues). If people would like to see a true racial conflict of where one race for example elves are trying to exterminate another race like humans as a fight for survival, then they are in the right place. XD lol
However, this where my biblical sense kicks in that if the creator put multiple races on a planet, they better throw out the idea that this world not big enough for the both of us. God placed them there for a reason because He loves them all equally as his children and desires what is best for all of them. The racial discrimination, conflicts, and centuries old hatred will be my princess’s biggest obstacle but also her greatest triumph as she proves unconditional, Christ-like love is not exclusive to any one race but to all of God’s people. Through this lesson the the generations to come after my princess’s time when her people travel the stars, they can be the best diplomats and examples to galaxies and beyond that God is always good and His love is boundless.
Yes, some creatures are bad some due to customs and way of living such as the weasel folk and toad folk. Others particularly the mutants are cruel bullies because their master is even more cruel and leaves no room for deviation from his grand plan. In a way I am being like Tolkien of having a clear line of good vs evil. However, in his Silmarillion, there are many times where there was not a clear line as the supposedly good races fought among themselves. I am going spotlight that more, because all creatures are selfish. There are some who are less selfish than others because they govern themselves well with good moral code that is apart of their way of living, particularly those who believe in the Creator as their God, knowing the simple truth who He is and what he has done. My story will also use a great deal of religions as faith in something greater that include false religion based on lies and selfish schemes, somewhat true ideas but horribly twisted to meet selfish goals, and one true faith and that is believing in the Creator (God) and knowing Him for who He truly is.
What is the major Christian theme/focus of your book?
A real hero remains accountable until the end.