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Dean F. Wilson

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in Dublin, Ireland



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USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

Dean F. Wilson was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1987. He started writing at age 11.

He is the author of the Children of Telm epic fantasy trilogy, the Great Iron War steampunk series, the Coilhunter Chronicles science-fiction western series, the Hibernian Hollows urban fantasy series, and the Infinite Stars space opera series.

Dean previously worked as a journalist, primarily in the field of technology. He has written for TechEye, Thinq, V3, VR-Zone, ITProPortal, TechRadar Pro, and The Inquirer.

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Dean F. Wilson I've always been a big fan of mythology, and I consider fantasy to be its modern heir. I wanted to portray a world where the gods are just as vulnerab…moreI've always been a big fan of mythology, and I consider fantasy to be its modern heir. I wanted to portray a world where the gods are just as vulnerable as everyone else, and where the line between man and god was blurred. Since all good stories involve conflict of some kind, war is almost a natural environment for a realm populated by various peoples with different cultures.(less)
Dean F. Wilson Getting to create entirely new worlds and experience them through the eyes of other people, and to play with language in the process.
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“When writing, there are some scenes that are emotionally overwhelming. They completely overcome the author, and only when they do this can they cause a similar reaction in the reader.

Through this, the author gets to experience multiple lives. If a character's life flashes before their eyes, it flashes before the author's eyes too, and he or she remembers it as his or her own.

With reading, we get to live other lives vicariously, and this is doubly so with writing. It is like a lucid dream, where we guide the outcome. In this, we don't merely write *about* a character -- we momentarily *become* them, and walk as they walk, think as they think, and do as they do. When we return to our own life, we might return a little shaken, likely a little stronger, hopefully a little wiser.

What is certain is that we return better, because experiencing the lives of others makes us understand their aims and dreams, their fears and foils, the challenges and difficulties, and joys and triumphs, that they face. It helps us grow and empathise, and see all the little pictures that make up the bigger one we see from the omniscience of the narrator.”
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“That was the trouble with explaining with words. If you explained with gunpowder, people listened.”
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Rusty Nugent Hello,

Hopefully, we will become great buddies. I am an 42 year old southern gentleman author. I am working on my third novel. It's an paranormal, horror, adventure, magical, romantic, urban, dark fantasy book series, named Moonwarriors: In An Blackened Dawn. Take a look at my second novel Moonwarriors: Guardians of the Night. Come by and we'll chat, leave a comment.

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Rusty Nugent Thank you for being my friend. You can read 10 free pages of my first dark fantasy book on amazon. Here is the link please share it with your friends :

Enjoy! Please tell me what you think about my writing skill by posting a message on my profile, Amazon, or Barnes and noble. Thank you so very much.

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