I began setting up this blog with something in mind to post. Then during the course of setting up the blog I forgot what I was going to say. Maybe I’ll remember it as I ramble a little.
I guess the first thing I should do is introduce myself. As my profile says, I’m a writer who writes mostly middle grade fantasy (middle grade means for ages ~9-12). A lot of my inspiration comes from weird and interesting dreams. I take more influence from fairy/folk tales and mythology than stereotypical fantasy like Tolkien (I say Tolkien is stereotypical not because he fit into a mold at the time he was writing, but because so many writers imitate him. He was surely a great author worthy of being imitated, but it’s been done a lot are the imitations are very rarely up to a quality which compares to Tolkien himself.) Some of my favorite authors who I take influence from are C.S. Lewis, E.Nesbit, and Terry Pratchett.
The title for my blog (lightingliramor) is a reference to my recent novel, Out From the Darkness, where Liramor is a dark fairyland with evil fairies who like to give people nightmares.
WordPress has this challenge to blog at least once a week (or once a day for extremists). I’ve heard that you’re supposed to blog at least once a week anyway to have a quality blog going, so I’m going to try that. Hopefully I won’t keep forgetting what I was going to say.