The Silver Talon, an epic fantasy by A.J. Cunder

Browsing Archive: July, 2011

Giving Back

Posted by AJ Cunder on Sunday, July 31, 2011, In : Giving Back as an Author 
As an author, I find that my primary goal is to give back. In writing a story, the end result will hopefully be an exciting, inspiring, or otherwise enjoyable and entertaining piece for whoever reads it. The greatest feeling for me as an author is knowing that someone has read my book and truly enjoyed it. This means that I've done my job! As an avid fantasy reader myself, I know how great a feeling it is to be so completely absorbed by a book that your surroundings become the characters, the...
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Character Names

Posted by AJ Cunder on Saturday, July 9, 2011, In : The Sundries of Writing a Novel 
As I continue writing the second book for the Chronicles of the Renasu Guild series, I came across something interesting: as I create random names for new characters in the story, I decided to Google the names to see if they showed up anywhere else on the web. Sure enough, almost every name I created for the characters in my story already exists somewhere in the world! These names, keep in mind, were often the creations of random letter groupings that were spawned from my pressing the keyboar...
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