Category Reflections

Reflections: Unreally Real

Industrial RadianceThe goal in any fictional, fantasy writing is to create an unreally real experience for the reader. Think of the stories that really stuck with you, the characters that are closest to your heart. Now think of the things that made those characters, those stories really stand apart from the rest.

For most of you, the biggest thing will be the connection. You feel a tie to the character, to the situation, and you feel their ups and downs more distinctly.

Think of a modern-day patriot, shipped off to do a tour in Iraq. Despite the abundance of commercial jobs he could get, most of them easier and better paying, this soldier has chosen to put his life on the line to protect his country...