Thursday, August 29, 2013
Stelletwal Blog Tour
But what if your decisions affected not only you and those you love, but your entire community? How do you handle failure on a grand scale? Living life is an ever revolving sequence of trial and error. There are consequences. I believe there are times when honorable causes have catastrophic outcomes and mistakes can inspire a glorious, positive turn of events. This leads me to a dichotomy that has always fascinated me: every hero and every villain has something noble influencing their motives. I take that one step further, and suggest that that duality is present in each and every human being. Think about it as a reader or from an entertainment perspective, how boring would a character be if they wholly fell into a neatly wrapped package labeled “good” or “bad”?
A few years ago I faced a choice: to write or not to write? I did not know what I would lose or gain and it didn’t matter. The muses kept calling, echoing, like one of those songs you can’t stop humming fragments of. They appeared as magical Faeries, elegant Elves, daring Pixens and vengeful Demons, each of them beautiful and richly multifaceted. Their stories are Human, torn and familiar, burdened with the trials and joys of life in a medieval, sword-and-sorcery world. I am grateful I changed my mind and decided to transcribe their tales. Stelletwal is more than a series of novels. It is a place where epic fantasy comments on humanity and the stories do not always conclude with happy endings.