Why are you writing? by Emily Guido Author of “The Light-Bearer Series”
For me, I had a story running through my mind and couldn’t get it out of my head. It was like you or me going to see a movie and someone asked us to tell them what went on in the movie. I just took a shot and started writing. When I started writing I couldn’t stop. I didn’t sleep for 48 hours and in a week I had over 100,000 words. Not being a novelist or a writer, I asked my husband what qualified as a novel and he said, “Honey, you have yourself not only a novel, but a series.” By the time I was finally finished in a couple weeks, I had over 130,000 plus and wrote the first three books,“Charmeine,” “Mactus,” and “Accendo.” It was so simple.
It was pretty much the same way with the fourth novel “Seditious” and fifth novel “Ransom”, I had the continuation of the movie going, and I just kept writing and writing. The sixth novel would be simple for me to write, but I am always promoting the first three novel and gearing up for the fourth, so it doesn’t leave a lot of time for writing. Nevertheless, the movie is still playing in my head though and I’m itching to get it out. I wrote the first chapter to the sixth novel “Conundrum” and it scared me as I was writing it!
People ask me at work because they don’t know me to be a writer at all and say, “Emily, how in the heck did you come up with the idea?” I just shrug my shoulders. But really, do you have to know? No. You just have to have the story come.
“The Light-Bearer Series,” didn’t matter to me whether or not it was fantasy or non-fantasy. The characters are what mattered, and nothing else did. I do think of myself as a paranormal romance fan. I love the genre, so in that way, you could say that it was the easy for me to write in that realm. The action-packed and romantic movie in my head,“The Light-Bearer Series,” was between two souls who had to battle to love each other.
How, as writers, can we write about aspects we don’t at least know on a broad base level? In my humble opinion, we cannot. I have to confess, there are two characters in the “The Light-Bearer Series” novel which are very easy to write for because they are part of me, Charmeine, (heroine) for her faith, acceptance and kindness, and Tabbruis, (hero) for always looking on the darker side from years of being lonely and too much into his self. The other characters have all of little aspects of my psyche and beliefs.
How do I make fantasy sound on the fringe of believable? No one is going to believe my fantasy world exists, but you have to make it on the edge of common belief. Like a couple of my characters from “The Light-Bearer Series,” are Shane and Sandra. In the novels, they served in the US War in Iraq. I had to make sure they were on the fringe of believable. They needed to have those skills and characteristics learned in the US Army and being in harm’s way for extended period of time. I guess for me, being a fantasy writer is a joy because the writing can go wherever your mind tells it to.
Readers will never fade away. People like to escape in their minds to a world that is colored and framed by the author. Yes, I know there are tons of TV-aholics and Movie-aholics, so what? The people who want to read are reading and the others can do as they wish. Naturally, I’m not going to sit here and say I don’t care if people read my book or not . . . that would be silly. Of course, I want people to read my books. However, it only takes one; one person to read “The Light-Bearer Series,” one person to like “The Light-Bearer Series,” one person to tell others how they enjoyed “The Light-Bearer Series,” one person to recommend “The Light-Bearer Series,”and the news will grow.” I am always in a twist wondering what people think about “Charmeine.” However, I just keep my head above water and use my book friends for support and guidance. They, my wonderful friends, are my lifeline and I love them to death!
About Emily Guido’s “The Light-Bearer Series”
“The Light-Bearer Series,” is a set of novels centering around two very star-crossed, hopelessly in love people, Tabbruis and Charmeine. They are total and complete opposites from one another. Tabbruis is a blood-hunter who meets Charmeine who is a light-bearer. Blood-hunters and light-bearers are supposed to kill each other because one is from Heaven and one is from Hell. However, when they meet, Tabbruis and Charmeine are anything but repulsed. They are such polar opposites that they attract like magnets! Once they find each other, they struggle to stay together. Also there are tons of twists and turns. Nothing is certain for their future accept that they love each other and their family! The series of novels I plan to write are about those struggles and how their love multiplies. Tabbruis and Charmeine create a family of love and acceptance for all, no matter how unconventional they may be, all while they battle the Evil minions of Lucifer on Earth. I do include Heavenly and Hellish aspects from modern religion however; the novels are not about religion. It is about love . . . pure, perfect and steadfast.
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