Guest Post and Giveaway: “There are no limits to what you put into your stories, as long as you follow a few simple rules.” by Rosalie Skinner

Thanks Jennifer for having me as a guest today.

It’s great to be here. My name is Rosalie Skinner and I write Epic Fantasy with a twist of Science Fiction.

Why did I choose this genre?

Well, we are surrounded with science facts. Gene mapping, clones, implants, microchips, GPS and nanobots and satellites are all factual. The idea of computer obsession and total immersion virtual worlds are not so far out of our reach. So when I started writing, the temptation proved too great. I wanted to include these ideas in my epic Fantasy. Strangely they fitted in well.

My hero comes from a world where space travel is common place. His background as an obsessed teenager, totally focused on his progression through a virtual reality game, works in well with his epic fantasy quest. He must learn to survive in a world similar to those he has experienced while competing in the Game.

The world of The Chronicles of Caleath include magic, dragons, alien species, heroes and heroines. There are visitors from other worlds, but most of the characters are home grown in a world where magic happens.

Caleath’s adventures include several seafaring journeys. Book One opens when he survives a shipwreck. His plan to escape back to the stars begins to unravel soon after. He must survive being hunted by off world assassins while trying to help the people of the southern continent destroy another alien species that threatens them.

It is the little twists of combining science fact, science fiction and fantasy that has made writing the Chronicles so much fun. There are no limits to what you put into your stories, as long as you follow a few simple rules.

Keep your readers believing. Share your ideas with simple concepts, familiar ideas and common sense characters. Even outrageous ideas must have some basis for belief.

Keep your plot moving. Every scene should push the plot forward.

Keep your characters true to their nature. No matter what they face, they must behave consistently. They should grow and develop as they face challenges, but only within the realms of believability.

Have fun!!

The first four books in the Chronicles of Caleath are now available from Museitup Publishing.

You can find more about the Chronicles  at

https://www.facebook.com/ChroniclesofCaleath

http://www.RosalieSkinner.blogspot.com

http://www.Rosalieskinner.com

As a special treat, one person who comments below will be choosen to recieve a Kindle version of book one of  the Chronicles of Caleath  “Exiled: Autumn’s Peril”

Thanks for dropping in today.

Rosalie Skinner lives on the east coast of Australia. When not immersed in her fantasy writing she enjoys watching the humpback whales migrating in winter and all the coastal environment has to offer during summer. There is nothing she enjoys more than hearing from readers who have enjoyed Caleath’s adventures.

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5 responses to “Guest Post and Giveaway: “There are no limits to what you put into your stories, as long as you follow a few simple rules.” by Rosalie Skinner

  1. rosalieskinner

    WriterWendyReid, Great to meet you too and on a wonderful blog.
    SwordChin Thanks It’s a pleasure to be here.
    Michelle, Thanks for your kind words. It was great fun to write.
    KFord Thank you for following my blog.
    I am thrilled to be here, even though I mixed up the dates. This month has flown. With edits arriving for book five I have lost track of time.
    Tomorrow is the 30th June and to celebrate the End of Financial Year, book one in the Chronicles is available FREE through Amazon.
    http://www.amazon.com/Exiled-Autumns-Chronicles-Caleath-ebook/dp/B005JU9840/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1314862370&sr=1-1

    PLEASE grab your copy and tell your friends. 🙂 Thanks Jennifer for having me as a guest.
    Looks like your holiday was fantastic.

  2. It’s nice to meet you Rosalie and thanks for the great advice!

  3. This sounds like an interesting story. Thanks for sharing your advice and experience!

  4. A blend of high fantasy and sci-fi! Very intriguing. Excellent guest post!

  5. First of all let me say I follow your blog, Rosalie, and have your books on my TBR list. It was a pleasure to read your post and learn a bit more about your writing and what your stories are about. Now I want to read them more than ever!