Friday 17 July 2015

The Earthing Stone

Unearthing an Earthing Stone

To create believable fiction, a writer must get their facts right.

Earthing Stones, one of several artifacts created for the Star Ways, have been designed to maintain a cohesive back story for this starry tale.

Earthing Stones pack a presence.  They are tall, dark and (I think) handsome.  What’s not to love about the biggest pet rocks on the planet? 

In fantasy fiction, writers spin magic with their word craft.  They implant seemingly inert objects, such as rocks, with significance that is directly proportional to the requirements of the plot.  These mythical devices should give the impression that they have always existed.  That they exist for a purpose, and if that purpose should ever be challenged, then get ready for a story climax!

From the tale’s start to end, these objects must abide by the world that the author intended.  And in a science/fantasy tale, scientifically proven laws of nature must mesh with, well, the lore’s laws.

Creators, whether they be writers, painters, sculptures, movie directors, carpenters, bakers or candlestick makers, when seeking to replicate the eternal story, will leave no stone unturned, no earth unplowed to transform ‘potential’ truth into truth.

Scientifically improvable details may enhance a fiction, just as they can do for a face cream, but don’t let that get in the way of a good story.  Your creation story is your own.  Keep it real.

The rock in the this week’s Reel Time might look like an insubstantial object to some, but to me, the creator of the Star Ways, by its very nature, it rocks with more biophotonic energy than anything else on earth.

Jasmine Neutron Star is the first book of the Star Ways Chronicles.  It is a novel most suitable for young adult and teenager readers of speculative, fantasy / science fiction, urban fantasy.  It is a humorous account of Jasmine’s first adventure into the world of light – Quanta.  She is a spirem – a new kind of superhero – and perfect for the sphere of Terra.

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