Blog Hop!

It would appear that the wonderful Maggie Smith has tagged me in the Blog Hop, where you answer questions on your current work-in-progress as if it’s the ‘The Next Big Thing!’ Here goes…

What is the working title of your book?

Dramduzt.

Where did the idea come from for this book?

Months and months of accumulated ideas from so many places that I can hardly name them all.

What genre does your book fall under?

Fantasy.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie?

Well, the book is still quite foetal, so I’m not sure. I’d love to see Naomi Harris as one of the characters, though.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

I hate writing these!

When the brother of a prominent Cinderi noble is found tortured and half-alive, she sends her greatest advisor on a hunt that takes him, and so many others, to the greatest city of Men, and it’s final days.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I’ll let you know!

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Hmm.. The Lord of the Rings, A Song of Ice and Fire, perhaps.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

So many inspirations. I’ve always had the image of a great, magical fortress in my head. The Hellenistic Era. Video Games. Music. Magic.

If you plan to publish, will you self-publish traditionally?

I think authors and artists have moved on, and don’t need the backing of big companies to be successful. I think if the book is good, it will sell itself with a bit of promotion. So maybe I’ll go down the self-publishing route.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

I always aim to add a new angle to fantasy. We’re all tired of the same clichés. Dramduzt is a tale of glory where there is none to be found, how just a few people can change fate, overwhelming emotions. And there are no dragons, dwarves or unicorns.

There are some elves though.

Well, that’s it. I’m not going to tag anybody at the moment, but if you’re a writer and you’re up for it, steal this post and share your ‘magnum opus’ with the world!

‘Till next time!

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