Opening Ceremony

Becoming a fantasy author was actually not as difficult as I thought it would be. In fact, truth be told, the hardest part of becoming published was writing the book. That’s why I decided to start this blog here (tada!) and devote my spare time and energies, few as they may be, to helping others attain the correct level of Swaraj to join me in this very exclusive club.

So, in my blog you will find many things, like tips on what words not to use. “Things” is one of them. Notice how you felt dull and uninterested at the preceding sentence. You may have even skipped it! That is because I wrote “things.”

Anyway, the ancient Greeks liked to list things, and they were smart so I’m going to do the same thing follow in the  sandy footprints they left for us 4,000 years ago (better, right?):

  • Guides to solving menial writing problems which slowly evolve into world-crises, such as writer’s block
  • Commentary on various number of ways to find inspiration from the other arts and in combining these arts [music, sculpture, etc.]
  • Genre blending
  • “The problem with artistic writing” and solving it. Yep.
  • Finding new ways to push the fantasy genre forward and seeing where it takes us!

Also a list of characters whose name you will most likely see very frequently:

  • Composers: Beethoven, Hans Zimmer, Bruckner, Mahler, Bartók, Liszt, Ravel,
  • Artists: Dalí, Michelangelo, Renoir
  • Writers: Melville, Kafka, Borges, Faulkner, Tolkien, Homer, Virgil, Caesar
  • Philosophers: Aristotle, Kant, Schopenhauer, Smith, Hegel if I’m feeling crazy
  • Romans: all of them
  • Greeks: some of them
  • A host of other very inspiring dead people

So don’t be surprised if those names reoccur in various blog posts! They are meant to be there!

Otherwise, I’ll see you next time!

               Let’s do this.

Fantasy author extraordinaire,

Ascklion the Tyrtatian

(Nickolas Urpí)

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