Iffix Y. Santaph

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Iffix Y. Santaph

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Born
in Hibbing, Minnesota, The United States
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Influences

Member Since
September 2014


Greetings readers,

Welcome to my author profile!

I have been writing stories since I was only seven, and finally, after 21 years, I have decided to share my craft with any who might enjoy it.

I took an interest in science-fiction and fantasy very early in my life. I love that there is a greater freedom of imagination in speculative fiction. In fact, I chose to write for tweens and teens for the very same reason. While I love the freedom to write to a slightly older audience, I love that young ones haven't lost their sense of wonder and their freedom to believe.

I have a profound respect for authors who write to share a concept and change the world, but for me, an adventurous plot and personable characters are the highlight of a good sci-fi st
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Iffix Y. Santaph If there's a writer's block, I take a step back and ask myself if there's some reason the story doesn't work. Usually that is my greatest block.…moreIf there's a writer's block, I take a step back and ask myself if there's some reason the story doesn't work. Usually that is my greatest block. Something isn't quite right.

Along with being a writer, I have spent some time in my history as a table-top roleplayer. So I have come to see that just because the narrator wants something to happen doesn't mean the character always agrees. If I let the character guide the story, usually it gets the job done far beyond what I would have hoped for as a narrator.

Actually, the decision I made to publish a novella series was a character-driven decision. I had been in the process of finishing a narrator-driven novel and my characters essentially said they didn't like where their story was going.

I took a step back and found out I had essentially written two completely different stories into one novel. (If you're a Brandon Sanderson fan like myself, imagine Elantris if the three main characters' paths never crossed. That was essentially what was happening with books 3 and 4 of my series.) I concluded that splitting the story into novellas would make the story more easy to follow and the overall product would be more coherent.

I'm pleased with the result so far. I hope you will be too.(less)
Iffix Y. Santaph I love being able to go on vacation in my own little world of my own design. It's a blast to see something appear on the page that I didn't expect…moreI love being able to go on vacation in my own little world of my own design. It's a blast to see something appear on the page that I didn't expect would be there. (I free-write most of my main-drafts and it isn't uncommon to still add new fun things to my stories into later drafts.) I am not one of those authors expecting to be on the best seller list. But I'm okay with that. Writing is fun for me, so I do it, and if someone takes up my book hoping to be entertained, I'm certain they'll be surprised what they find, and hopefully pleased with the journey.(less)
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Second Time for Everything

 


(A Serialized Short-Story/Epic 1000 page Novel, yet undecided.)


163859-2001

The Butler


As the elephant settled in the overgrown savanna reeds, Beatrice glanced back over her shoulder at Mr. Bleak. She’d noticed his grip around her abdomen had tightened and was about to question his motives when she noted his petrified expression. “Huh, it really was your first time.”


“It wasn’t yours, Madam?” Beatrice sho...

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