How I Waited Three Years to Start My Novel… And Why I’d Never Change That.

Creative Writing with the Crimson League

fantasy writing, like all writing, takes time to come together. fantasy writing, like all writing, takes time to come together.

In today’s post, I wanted to share a personal story about inspiration in creative writing, and how we can hope for it, and lay the groundwork, but we can’t force it.

It’s interesting how sometimes a story just needs time to settle…. A lot of time, in my case.

I’m feeling “inspired” today to talk about my original idea for “The Crimson League.” I don’t know if I’ve ever done that on this blog. I got the original idea Freshman year in college after a dream. I wanted to write a story set in a different world about a resistance group fighting an evil sorcerer, and I wanted some characters to have magic, others not to. (That all ended up being a big part of my final novel and trilogy.)

I liked the idea of magic in Herezoth being symbolic of…

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