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Steven Raaymakers

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Steven Raaymakers I am lucky in that I have never experienced this. I used to paint landscapes, though, and have experienced artist's block. It's a pain, and the best…moreI am lucky in that I have never experienced this. I used to paint landscapes, though, and have experienced artist's block. It's a pain, and the best advice I can give is to keep painting. I assume writing is the same.(less)
Steven Raaymakers The feeling of pure creativity is a real rush. Fantasy is the perfect genre for this.
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October 2019 Update

This year has been great. While studying my second degree full-time, I have managed to publish second novel in the Aria of Steel trilogy, A Canticle for the Fallen, and have begun the third and final installment, A Canticle of War.

My serial stories are coming along well, and I really look forward to sharing them with you next year. They will be published in a book called Scars of Magic, and foc... Read more of this blog post »
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The Hidden Queen is an interesting novel about court intrigues, personal development, and the effects of theology on a kingdom.

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"Overall a very good and interesting short story collection. Definitely worth checking out.


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“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them”
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“The closer men came to perfecting for themselves a paradise, the more impatient they became with it, and with themselves as well. They made a garden of pleasure, and became progressively more miserable with it as it grew in richness and power and beauty; for then, perhaps, it was easier to see something was missing in the garden, some tree or shrub that would not grow. When the world was in darkness and wretchedness, it could believe in perfection and yearn for it. But when the world became bright with reason and riches, it began to sense the narrowness of the needle's eye, and that rankled for a world no longer willing to believe or yearn.”
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“To minimize suffering and to maximize security were natural and proper ends of society and Caesar. But then they became the only ends, somehow, and the only basis of law—a perversion. Inevitably, then, in seeking only them, we found only their opposites: maximum suffering and minimum security.”
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