Author questions 1-5

1. What is the most valuable piece of advice you’ve been given about writing?

I actually had the most unhelpful advice and that was “no one wants poetry”. I would have two to three times the amount of poems without this advice, but I was too impressionable to realise. For fantasy, the most valuable advice has been to brig out the characters in more depth.

2. What do you think is the best way to improve writing skills?

Experiment and practice, I am always trying to push myself a bit further. For fantasy, it has been in the preparation and having regular writing routine.

3. What advice would you give to help others create plot lines?

With poetry the simplest idea can resonate and have meaning. For fantasy, it takes a while for the plot to take shape, the story tends to be complex but at the heart is what motivates the characters.

4. What has helped or hindered you most when writing a book?

It took a lot of convincing to publish after receiving bad advice, I had been carrying a misconception for years about poetry. For fantasy. it is finding the right part of the story to tell that can either be a blessing or a curse. Each story has its own momentum and style.

5. Does writing energise or exhaust you? Or both?

The actual process is done with enthusiasm and leaves a sense of exhaustion from achievement. There are times when it can be difficult and life can cause a distraction.

Published by Chantelle Griffin

The ultimate quest is about to begin. If you love fantasy with adventure and a hint of the unexpected. Escape into fantasy, and the mystical world of magic mixed with adventure. Where you are in good company. Although chose your company wisely. There are anti-heroes, wizards, and a range of chaotic characters ahead. Not to mention dragons. A fantasy world set in an ancient mythical world has to have dragons. Tales of sword and sorcery with danger thrown in. Captivated Chantelle from a young age. Reading until all hours of the night to find out what would happen to the characters. There was just one problem the fantasy world was not enough. The story would finish far too soon. Hidden away in the distant past the life of a fantasy writer began. The real life struggles have been a saga all of their own for author Chantelle Griffin. Originally known as Chantelle Lowe and born in Tasmania, Australia. Her dreams haunted her from an early age. Vivid tumultuous dreams carrying adventure and danger. Took the author into her own fantasy world filled with sorcery and treachery. A story that continues to captivate her writing. If you love fantasy with adventure follow the Legacy of Zyanthia series.

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