Ever since my book was reviewed by three highly insightful people (you know who you are!), I’ve been determined to make all necessary corrections to my story.
Please make note: for those of you that have read my book, or those of you that plan to read it, this post is EXTREMELY important, and will be affixed as a page hereafter.
So, without further ado, here’s an update of my fantasy series, Elithius.
I basically rewrote the book
Yup. Just “basically” rewrote it. If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been all this time (say, the last 9 months), here’s an explanation.
After being told that there is WAY too much “telling” in my book, and not enough “showing”, I’ve gone through the entire book and changed this. Scenes have been completely rewritten and changed as a result, and hopefully the story feels more compact, complete, and polished.
I changed the names of characters, places, etc., to create a specific culture
Because of all of this, I highly recommend that you REREAD my book, once it’s been republished. I don’t want you to be confused with names.
Why did I do this? I felt like the names of my characters didn’t make sense for their given setting. I also wanted to create a more developed world, so I created a whole culture (very akin to Norse culture) and made sure that everything catered to this culture. Names, places, and even manners of speaking have consequently been reformed. Hopefully, this makes the story feel more developed, fitting, and in-depth.
I changed the structure of the story/how things happen
A lot of things are different. I mean a LOT. From the way characters meet, to the time they enter the story, a lot of things are different. I think that all the changes will result in better plotting and more familiarity with each character, hopefully creating a better reader-to-character relationship.
I think it’s a LOT better
Obviously, every author will tell you this. So you just have to take my word for it. The universe I’ve created is more polished, the writing style has been purified and reinforced, and the characters are more relatable. Overall, I’m excited to see what you think!
Thanks for sticking by me through all this. Here’s to a new edition of Elithius!