Ever wonder what an author does to come up with a story and write a book? Curious about an author’s inspirations? Want to find out what steps an author takes to produce their new novel? Then you are in the right place.

While I can’t tell youthe answers to these questions for other authors, I can tell you the answers for myself. I’m Tom Fallwell, and here are blog articles that reveal the answers to these questions on more. Join me each post to learn more about how, why, and what I write. Let take you Between the Pages!

The Latest Blog Posts

Meet the Starship Valkyrie

December 4, 2019

Now that you've met the crew of the Valkyrie, let's talk about the ship herself. The Valkyrie is not her original name, and in fact, at the time of this novel, the ship is well over a hundred years old. She was nothing but a wreck when Nathan and Simon...

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Meet the Crew of the Valkyrie

December 1, 2019

The beginning of any story idea starts with the most essential element to a novel, the characters. Characters are the essentia of a novel. It is through the characters that readers experience the story the author has created. I will spend much time on characters, as I did with my...

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The Kingdom of Almar

November 24, 2019

The Kingdom of Almar is the setting for the novel, Dragonblood Throne: Legacy. Almar is a land that once was controlled by several dark sorcerers and necromancers, who enslaved the people of the land and battled each other for domination. It was into this land that a group of beings...

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Lights, Camera, Action!

November 20, 2019

The art of writing a good action scene requires a lot more than I'd ever expected when I first began writing in 2014. I've learned a lot since that time, and now I feel writing action scenes is perhaps one of my better abilities when it comes to writing. So...

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The Act of Writing

November 17, 2019

There are times I wonder if I am actually creating a story, or if the story is creating me. Is this tale my creation? Or do I actually belong to the tale? Does an author create, or merely chronicle? Perhaps this all depends upon the author themselves, but for me,...

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A Whisper in the Shadows

November 13, 2019

Officially, my second novel A Whisper in the Shadows, which began the Rangers of Laerean a series, featured two main characters, though it was the Ranger Baric that was featured throughout the initial trilogy. Yet, without the second character, Baric's story would never have been told. The second character that...

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In the Beginning

November 10, 2019

In the beginning was a blank sheet of paper. This is how a fiction novel starts. Nothing there, only ideas in the author's head and a slew of notes. But before the story is told, there is nothing.That's what I had when I sat down to begin writing my very...

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Building a Fantasy World

November 6, 2019

As a Fantasy author and lover of many epic fantasy series (like The Lord of the Rings) and also a fan of role-play gaming, I've always had a fascination for world-building. Building a fantasy world can involve very little, or quite a lot, depending on how you approach it and...

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Rangers of Laerean Series

November 3, 2019

The Rangers of Laerean series was born from an idea I had about a story for a character that my brother and I had created many years ago for a comic book. There were actually three characters created for that comic, but the one that always stuck with me was...

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