Travis Peck is a fellow Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off author; our books are being read by the same reviewer/blogger. I thought it’d be fun to reach out and shine some light on Travis, his writing, and his book, RAVINOR, which you can find on Amazon. (Read about the SPFBO here.)
So, first we need to exchange the secret History major handshake. Did you have a specific area of study?
Shh! Don’t give them any hints! We will exchange the rest of the ritualized greeting via our Enigma machines…
My thesis focused on medieval Japan, but I really find most time periods and world regions to be very interesting: Ancient Rome, the Golden Horde, Tsarist Russia, the World Wars, to name a few of my favorites.
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“My character told me he certainly did not want to go on a date with his intended love interest.”**
“My protagonist decided she had a fear of space-walking zombie rabbits, despite the fact that she single-handedly eradicated the emperor’s face-eating hellhounds.”**
“My supposedly loyal warrior waltzed into the scene and said, in no uncertain terms, that he would, in fact, betray his oath–for the right price.”**
** These are statements invented by yours truly, not pulled from anyone else’s blog, tweet, or brain.
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I’ve been asked a few times about writer’s block and recently expounded on my take on the subject on a Goodreads Ask the Author question. I thought I’d pop over here to share those thoughts.
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I’ve debated writing about this for a while now. I hesitated giving you access to something so intimately tied to the character I’ve been holding in my heart for nearly two years. But I think it’s kind of fascinating because this is the only instance of this I’ve experienced while writing.
Remember when I wrote a post on the music I listen to while writing? Specifically the music I listened to while writing the third book? Immediately after I wrote that post, my writing playlist was overwhelmed by something new, something that took over during the final push to the end of the third book. On the day I finished it, because I knew I was going to finish it, I selected eight specific pieces and listened to those exclusively as I wrote the last 3,000 words.
So what is this music that put its stamp on the soundtrack of book three?
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