Elayne G. James




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Elayne G. James

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In my youth: JulesVerne, J.R.R. Tolkien, H.G.Wells, C.S.Lewis, E.B.Whi ...more

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Also visit Author's blog at: http://lightbridgelegacy.wordpress.com/

YA Fantasy Author, explorer of dreams, believer of things unseen, river walker, time traveler, world builder.

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As my novels will attest, I have had a lifelong interest in dreams, intuition and inner worlds, a passion for personal and global evolution, a fascination with myth and magic, quantum realities, multi-verse conceptualization and alternate time lines, and a secret longing to explore the universe by a means yet invented or discovered.

I love creating tales set in the "real world" that have fantasy, paranormal, even sci fi elements woven into them --exciting adventures of an alternate here & now. The genre for my books would be best named "Progressive Advent
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I take a time out from the book I'm working on / having trouble with, go to iTunes and create a soundtrack for my book as if it were a movie. I focus…more

I take a time out from the book I'm working on / having trouble with, go to iTunes and create a soundtrack for my book as if it were a movie. I focus in on orchestral pieces that embody or support the "feel" of the story arc and add a more modern tune at the beginning and end (ala credit roll song).

This helps to clear my mind--concentrating on something that is not writing but still creative-- and then when I return to the book I have a fresh perspective AND a soundtrack to play while I'm writing that is wonderfully inspiring. It works every time! Try it! You'll be amazed! Envisioning your book as a movie helps in other ways too. Thinking in the visual mode makes for great, concise descriptive passages and snappy/lively dialogue. And, of course, it is a lot of fun!

Envisioning your book as a movie helps in other ways too. Thinking in the visual mode makes for great, concise descriptive passages and snappy/lively dialogue. And, of course, the whole process is just plain fun!
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Elayne G. James The best things about being a adventure/ fantasy/ fiction writer are:

FUN: Building whole worlds using nothing but a vivid imagination.

LOVE: You get…more
The best things about being a adventure/ fantasy/ fiction writer are:

FUN: Building whole worlds using nothing but a vivid imagination.

LOVE: You get to fall in love over and over again with each new character.

FREEDOM: Which to me means waking up in the morning and asking yourself, "What do I want to do with my time today?" and having the answer be, "I want to work on my book." And then being able to do so!

PERSONAL GROWTH: Always learning new things, expanding your world and opening up to new and different points of view when researching for a story, is a wonderful, never-ending source of education.

COURAGE: Having a book out in the world challenges you to push past your comfort zone and can even teach you that you are braver than you think.

TOUCHING PEOPLES LIVES: Having readers write you to say how much they love living in the worlds you have birthed, or to let you know even that your words helped them get through a difficult time in their lives, makes it all so worth it.

INSPIRATION: Being a writer means opening up to inspiration and letting things come through. Once that portal is open, it can inspire you in many other ways. It can ignite your soul.

GRATITUDE: I love my life and I am so grateful to be able to create freely (and to live in a country that allows full creative freedom).
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The greatest lessons in life sometimes come from the most unexpected places. One late afternoon, on a warm spring day, I sat with a friend of mine on a cliff in Palos Verdes, gazing out at the Pacific blue. Waiting for the sun to set, we sat in silence, feeling our separate worlds merge.

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