Orlando, FLUSA 32819
May 22, 2013
Hi, I'm a neophyte writer looking to work on my craft. I'm starting small with a series of short stories and potentially a novella in my modern fantasy world setting called the Veil of Tears and would like to build up to novels.
Last book I read was the Sookie Stackhouse book 4 and before that the Hunger Games. Favorite authors are Jim Butcher, James Clavell, Fritz Leiber, Robert E Howard, Charlaine Harris, JK Rawling, Brent Weeks, RA Salvatore, and Barry Eisler. I also loved the first half of the Anita Blake books before they turned into nothing but porn :)
I have tons of great ideas and have a pretty fleshed out world and lots of story seeds to build from, but I need to work on all of the craft elements.
Heroic Modern Fantasy plus some prequels in the Historical Fantasy flavor (ie magical beings warring behind the scenes during the Crusades or the Inquisition). My world, the Veil of Tears, is a "supernatural beings exist behind the scenes and magical power is a carefully guarded secret" type world. It's going to be a dark, gritty world but hopefully some great fast paced action inspired by my love for Wuxia and the martial arts. Think the Matrix meets Underworld. Nothing remotely close to Twilight ;) The stories will be epic and world-spanning as opposed to centered in a single locale as is common for most Urban Fantasy books (ie Bon Temps for Sookie Stackhouse or Chicago for Harry Dresden).
Write what you know and love!!
I do both depending on the group dynamics.
Hi Alec, Welcome to Orlando Muay Thai, Kung Fu, and Filipino Martial arts group. Our first meet up is Aug 18th. We will be hosting a Filipino and Kung fu one shortly after the Muay Thai. We look forward to meeting you very soon.
Alec, Welcome to the Orlando Martial Arts Meetup Group. Looking forward to meeting and training with you.