What is Eras?
An entire world of lost magick. And a personal work space. How convenient.
When I returned to writing fiction at the age of 27, I knew I wanted to create a fantasy. With a newfound love for A Song of Ice and Fire inhabiting my every waking moment, my first notion was to develop a world much like Martin's. I would fill it with a group of heroes and tell a story. But I knew, almost at once, that I wasn't ready.
I spent six years of my life focusing exclusively on critical writing due to my career at IGN . My grasp of fiction was about as strong as my willpower while drunk at a pizza parlor. Writing a novel was beyond my grasp. I had to practice. I had to create a world in a different way. Baby steps, they say.
Eras is a world that should have existed, but for one reason or another, it didn't. It occupies my thoughts and fingers alone -- a personal wiki of adventure. And it's a great place for me to hone my ability to tell stories. It's a fantasy world -- much like the many greater worlds created before it -- that I intend to build brick by brick. Town by town. Soul by soul. One that blends together my eclectic interests that range from video games to Korean pop music.
Every short story set in the world of Eras will stand alone. But together they will slowly form a cohesive whole. The stories needn't be read in order. They occur across different continents, at different times. All of them are also learning experiences for me as a writer, because I require a horrendous amount of learning. But I hope that you can glean at least some enjoyment from them along the way. I want to share them because public feedback encourages improvement. And venomous hatred.
But swords and shields and spells are only one side of Eras. The name also represents my humble (and usually poor) contributions to English fiction. Consider it the stylized name of my portfolio. An easy reference for my collective writings.
Also, it sounds fancy.
I hope you find something to like in Eras. As with all my work, I appreciate -- and beg -- for feedback, both contented and critical. Check my contact page for details on how to reach me.