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A Marvelous Work and A Wonder: How I Want to Use Social Media to Bless the World

May 30, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Social Media can be a gift or a curse; it all depends on how you use it.

The Hero's Journey: A Metaphor for Overcoming One's Demons

May 25, 2024 by S. R. Watts

The Hero's Journey can serve as a metaphor for many aspects of our mortal lives. This blog post focuses on one such metaphor: overcoming the demons that keep us from progressing.

YouTube: The Most Powerful Social Media App For an Emerging Author

May 24, 2024 by S. R. Watts

There are many good social media platforms on which to build a following. For my money, though, YouTube offers more for a budding author looking to make a significant impact on the book world.

The Power of Virtue: How My Upbringing Influences My Writing

May 23, 2024 by S. R. Watts

As an individual, I strive to be more than I am. That is why I live by a simple principle that governs how I live my life, which helps me become more divine with each passing day.

Epic Fantasy and Visionary Fiction: A Brilliant Fusion of Two Genres

May 18, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Blending two genres can produce some fascinating results, especially when working on a story you’re passionate about. Here is how my experiment with the process has yielded unexpected fruit.

Why Correct Grammar on Social Media is Important for an Author’s Success

May 17, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Social media isn't going anywhere, so it is very important to know why authors must use good grammar when using various platforms.

To Every Nation, Kindred, Tongue, and People: The Divine Will Speak

May 16, 2024 by S. R. Watts

With so many different cultures in the world, it might be hard to imagine how the Divine can communicate with those who have never heard of them. This is just one example of a time they did.

How J.R.R. Tolkien Has Inspired Me as a Fantasy Writer

May 11, 2024 by S. R. Watts

For many readers like myself, J.R.R. Tolkien is a name that has become synonymous with epic fantasy. His lasting legacy has been an inspiration to many fantasy writers throughout the last century, helping many to become greater authors in the genre themselves. This is how he has inspired me as a fantasy author.

Crafting Stories for Your Audience: The Art of Subtle Messaging

May 10, 2024 by S. R. Watts

It's not enough to want to promote your message in the stories you tell. You have to understand all the intricacies that go into good storytelling and then apply them to get people to listen to what you have to say—and it all starts with knowing your audience.

The Universal Language of Storytelling: Bridging Faith and Understanding

May 09, 2024 by S. R. Watts

If the Divine love us and want the best for us, doesn't it stand to reason that they would communicate their will to use through a language we can all understand? What if that language were an art form, such as storytelling?

Art and Destiny: How Writing Has Played a Role in My Life

May 04, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Everybody writes for a different reason. Some write for fame, some write for Fortune, and some write to leave a legacy. This is why I write.

The Celestial Flame: A Beacon of Healing in My Fantasy World

May 03, 2024 by S. R. Watts

Magic systems take many forms in fantasy literature. The one I created for my novels was designed to do more than just offer a means of roleplay for my fans.

The Impact of Grammatical Errors on an Epic Fantasy Novel's Success

May 02, 2024 by S. R. Watts

For authors of any genre, grammatical errors can prevent one from finding success in the publishing industry. A case could be made that this is even more true for authors of epic fantasy novels where the story can be much more complex.

How World Building Can Be Therapeutic

Feb 28, 2024 by S. R. Watts

This is a blog post that deconstructs the world-building process in fiction writing and discusses how it can benefit one's mental health.

The Power of Themes

Jun 22, 2023 by S. R. Watts

Looking back on all I have learned about good storytelling, the theme is the one thing that ties all other elements of a fictional work together.

How a Simple Breathing Exercise Inspired a New Genre

Jun 21, 2023 by S. R. Watts

From my years in therapy, I have learned one thing that has helped me process my emotions: a simple breathing exercise that, over time, influenced my writing in ways I had never thought it could.

How Stories Saved My Life

Jun 10, 2023 by S. R. Watts

Stories aren’t just some fascinating aspect of the human condition. They are the very reason why I am alive today and why I continue to write my own works of fiction.