Wednesday, May 15, 2019

OWS CyCon Fantasy Blog Hop: Guest Post--What Makes An Author's World Unique?

About The OWSCyCon Fantasy Blog Tour

As part of the OWS CyCon 2019, we asked our fantasy authors to write about what makes their world, or the world of another author unique. Each of them has come up with very different answers which reflect their writing processes, their research methods, and their views on world building.

We hope you find these insights interesting, and that they maybe give you some new things to think about when you pick up a new book, or even start writing your own.

After reading this interview, be sure to check out the responses from our other fantastic writers:
What Makes Your/Another Author’s World Unique?

By Caleb Smith

I’d like to start off by saying that I can be pretty hard on myself at times, just as many other authors are about their work(s). There are times when I write a chapter and I am thrilled with the outcome. There are also those occurrences when everything I tap into the screen stinks like a pile of heaping [crap], in my opinion of course. I can almost smell it wafting through the blue light. 

As a new author in the realm of fantasy, I don’t honestly know how unique my world truly is. I guess this is a question geared towards the reader, sorry, I am brutally honest. All I know is what I have experienced in the 40 years that I have taken breath in this life. How truly real is anything other than what is experienced? Instead of stroking my ego and talking about how cool, unique and different I think my author's world is, I feel it would be more authentic to explain to you what my goal for the reader is.

The formula is pretty simple. Most every fictional author does it. I take what I know through experience and research and paint a mythical tale around those facts. I know my story is different than any others because I am different. I wrote it from within the individual depths of my essential makeup. I choose fantasy because what I know is fantastically related.

There is a world, a different realm of greater dimensional space right in front of us that we can’t see with physical ordinary eyes. It’s right there for the taking, I promise it’s there, would you like to see it? 
In order to see it you must leave the mundane behind. The job, the car, house, apartment, kids, spouse, pets everything that you have ever partnered with or accumulated in this life and leave it all behind. This world is meant for you to find on your own will. 
Only you can conjure the power to see and be a part of this world, no one else can do it for you. There is a thin path that leads to this world and only the very few, strong, ready and willing, can walk it. This is a place that knows no time, pain, weight, vice or opinion. It is perfection that delivers the keys to supernatural supremacy. All the things you once deemed impossible are suddenly possible. 

There are no longer miracles because once you are in, you become the miracle. With great wisdom comes greater responsibility. In this world you will see everything in its true natural form. You will see past the physical world and into ethereal essence. In this realm the cosmic laws of the world are granted to you, and you my friend become a true super-being. Only now will it be up to you to protect and serve humanity from the fallen hoards that aim to infect and destroy it. The choice is yours. Longevity awaits you.

About Caleb Smith
Caleb Smith is a debut author from Bangor, Maine. He loves to read, write, research and explore the unknown. Caleb is currently writing a Paranormal Fantasy series titled - Longevity. When Caleb is away from his work you can find him at the local golf course, on a hiking trail, or on the water exploring nature. Caleb also loves family time, art, poetry, history, film and science. -Live Your Legend-

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Learn More About the OWS CyCon 2019 Event
CyCon is the biggest online book event of the year, bringing together authors and readers from all over the world for an entire weekend of book-related fun. Between the organizers, and 230+ writers, you’ll be able to view live (and recorded discussions), listen to samples of their stories, vote in the various genre tournaments, browse the author booths, and discover some amazing books and writers.

We hope you enjoy this event as much as we enjoy bringing it to you. For more information, and links to all of the activities, visit us at:

You never know, you may just find your next best read!

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