When I first started writing I didn’t know I was going to create my own concepts, but a quarter into writing, I realized that I wanted the idea to be completely my own. I wanted everyone to be able to understand the idea, but yet, I wanted to make it unique and stand apart from what is already out there.
When I started writing a book, I never imagined that I would create my own world of concepts. But as I wrote I felt drawn to the idea of making it completely my own. Some of the ideas within the book that stem from the bible have always had me in constant question of many things that have no answers. I wanted to create answers that could possibly make sense in our world.
I’ve only visited San Francisco once, but there was something majestic about having a city within the beauty of green rolling hills along the ocean. I moved the scene from San Francisco to Los Angeles because it felt like it fit the tone of the book as it changed. I have a fondness for California though, I grew up there.
No. A lot of what I came up with was just random thought completely made up. Some of my ideas came from things I know, but most of the concepts came from ideas I have no answer for. I’ve always found myself questioning the unknown.
When I create a main character, I always think about the type of character they are first. I think about what the character stands for. What I want them to stand for. I try to find a name that represents a meaning similar to how I see the character, such as the name Ariella. I chose her name because it means Lioness of God. I knew she would be a strong confident character, so I wanted to give her a name with a fierce meaning. Nathanial and Zachary are also names with powerful meanings. Check them out online if you are curious what the names mean.
Yes, as the series continues the reader will find out more about Ariella’s past lives on Earth. The first book focuses more on figuring out her life before Earth. But there will also be more in the second book about her past life before Earth. A small spoiler from the second book, there will also be parts in the next book about Zack and Nate’s lives before Earth that doesn’t include Ariella.
I knew who I wanted my characters to be, and I knew that I wanted a strong love triangle. I wanted to read the love triangle myself and feel confused about who she should pick.
But yes, she will eventually choose between Nate and Zack. I wanted the triangle to be believable. In most books, you find that one male character is the lead. I wanted to write a book that had two male leads that could easily steal her heart. Hopefully, the reader feels just as confused about which guy she should choose as I am, or if they prefer one over the other, I’d always love to hear someone’s opinion about who they feel is best for Ariella.
I created a story that has never existed. Have you ever heard of my concepts before now? I haven’t. As the story unfolds, the characters will never represent anyone whom we’ve already heard of. The story between Good vs. Evil that will unfold will be unlike any other story you’ve ever heard before.
There is never a typical day in my life as a writer. I usually try to write in between taking care of three little ones that are all stay at home because they aren’t old enough for school yet. Between feeding, changing diapers, and the constant routine of raising the three most precious things in my life, I squeeze in writing when I can.
When I do eventually have a moment to sit down and write I like silence. I listen to the inspirations that come from deep within. I have many ideas and thoughts that I write down. But when I go back over them, if I don’t feel like I’d enjoy reading the idea myself, or I would never find the idea believable; I scratch the idea and move on. It’s funny, but some of my best ideas come when I’m not thinking about writing at all. When I wrote the first book, I wrote it without an outline. I did have to go back and fit pieces together correctly, but the ideas flowed better when I wasn’t trying to force small ideas on paper into fitting into a book. I like writing to be a natural process. If I try to fit everything into a nicely shaped outline, I end up not liking what I wrote any ways.
I am new to the world of writing, and I am not an expert. If anyone dislikes The Created, I believe in everyone having their own opinion, but please do not be mean. I would never walk into anyone else’s job and tell them how terrible they do their job.
I wrote this idea hoping that people would like an original story, question the unknown themselves and hopefully enjoy reading the book. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me on my contact page.