“The Lamarvelous Hour" The Writing Process
by L.C. Davis, Jr.
Myself personally, over time it’s become more of a compulsion than anything. And by that I mean, whenever I’m not writing it’s mostly what I day dream about… Even on a subliminal level, I feel like my luck is better when I’m writing. And it’s everything that you put into it… Either you’ll grow or you won’t. Either they won’t be able to stop turning the pages or they’ll nonchalantly put your book down to grab for their smart phones to check their Facebook statuses. But either or, it all starts with two cornerstones I personally believe will get you started if you are truly serious… Is your story is good, different or unique and the other, is individual voice through wordplay, point of view, and character voice and development. Now the way these factors are groomed and manipulated into a full length novel are all honestly different between each and every single person. Twenty five people can be sat down and schooled in the ways of storytelling and writing but odds are you’ll get around twenty five different levels of ability. This is where words and phrases like talent; life experience and education come in to play… My personal biggest hurdle in regards to writing a first novel was never ever really a struggle with the story or my characters. (That’s just my weird little talent, I’m not really sure how I do it)… But In fact, the construction of a modern vibrant manual of action, death and betrayal within the proper confines of the unyielding chock hold of correct literal English and punctuation rules.
If anything not knowing how good my characters were until I started to receive those first waves of positive reviews really felt original and uninfluenced to me as far as you have no idea if these real people will like what you’ve done these imagined people you’ve inflicted across the paper. And that fact now that my book has graciously received the unintentional moniker of “Character Driven”, you can’t help but feel good about that. And it’s influencing my follow up novels of the same book series.
And over time with a lot of hard work, study, unselfish reading of others books and bull headedness I really came to embrace the never ending role of being a student of literature in the art of storytelling. It’s weird to see the growth in yourself and how’ve you’ve done something for years but now your somewhat maybe, possibly, kind of, sort of, actually good J at this book writing thing. The fact that you actually might be good enough to become a newly signed book author (Seriously me??) and weave your own personal legacy in literal modern history and make your own voice heard to countless strangers and generation all over the world… That’s pretty dope if you ask me. And I’m glad for the opportunity..
About the Book
Author: L.C. Davis, Jr.
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Length: 336 pages
Release Date: July 15, 2015
Synopsis: The unexpected arrival of an ill-omened war sword serves as the perfect catalyst for the wild fire of revenge and dark magic poised to engulf four embattled brothers and their father’s illustrious crown.
Set in the feudal kingdom of Valgary, the novel “Divine” explores the first grim chronicles of an undefeated Pangean bloodline of Kings and Warlords shaken to its very core when the powerful King Vagrath’s youngest son, Royal, is unintentionally thrust into the role of his father’s successor over his vengeful older brothers, Genesis, and the vain cold-hearted twins, Grieves & Mourn.
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