Christian Warren Freed

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Christian W. Freed was born in Buffalo, N.Y. more years ago than he would like to remember. After spending more than 20 years in the active-duty US Army he has turned his talents to writing. Since retiring, he has gone on to publish over 25 military fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as his memoirs from his time in Iraq and Afghanistan, a children's book, and a pair of how to books focused on indie authors and the decision making process for writing a book and what happens after it is published.

His first published book (Hammers in the Wind) has been the #1 free book on Kindle 4 times and he holds a fancy certificate from the L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. Ok, so it was for 4th place in one quarter, but it's still rec
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Christian Warren Freed Speaking only for me- believability. Example: I love the LOTR movies, BUT Peter Jackson wouldn't know a proper battle if he fell into one. The battle …moreSpeaking only for me- believability. Example: I love the LOTR movies, BUT Peter Jackson wouldn't know a proper battle if he fell into one. The battle of Helm's Deep was visually pleasing, but it was a complete waste of life. I try to use real tactics and go from there. (less)
Christian Warren Freed I don't have many favorites of anything. But- one of my absolute favorite series is by Steven Erickson. The Malazan Book of the Fallen is 10 books and…moreI don't have many favorites of anything. But- one of my absolute favorite series is by Steven Erickson. The Malazan Book of the Fallen is 10 books and accompanied by several smaller companion novels set within the overall timeline. I also got hooked on L E Modesitt Jr's Recluse novels. As for influence- I would say Dennis McKiernan inspired me when I was still a child. (less)
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A Feast of Indulgence

I’ve been doing a lot of interviews this year and inevitably many of the questions are always the same, or a derivative of one I’ve answered countless time. No worries, since each interviewer has a different audience and the exposure if always nice. But it gets me thinking, especially about characters.

I see on twitter a lot where people ask about their main character’s personality traits, etc. Wh

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Standard Black Library. I was surprised that a few characters survived the end. The battles were massive, the strategy deep- and slightly alarming with the waste of lives- but the ending is building as traitor legions start operating on Terra.
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I quit. Less than 200 pages and I can't keep going. Not the author's fault. The story premise was new and interesting but I failed to care about any of the characters, I mean not a single one. Nor did it matter to me what happened next. There were pl ...more
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I quit. Less than 200 pages and I can't keep going. Not the author's fault. The story premise was new and interesting but I failed to care about any of the characters, I mean not a single one. Nor did it matter to me what happened next. There were pl ...more
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I love reading books by other vets, but this one felt...off. Maybe it was the help of the secondary author, but it didn't feel as smooth or polished as some of the other books. What I did enjoy was the rawness of it. This young lieutenant pulled no p ...more
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“Christian does a great job helping an aspiring writer get inspired to write and finish their book. It’s easy to read and understand, and provides encouragement and specific guidance, without being too harsh or detailed on fiction writing only. If you are struggling with how to put your thoughts onto paper, give this a read and establish a rhythm for your writing. Christian’s success at completing over 21 published manuscripts while leading a busy life are testament in if there is a will, there is a way. And it provides some good humor throughout.”
Rachel Braynin, Sr Program Manager at Lulu Publishing”
Christian Warren Freed, So...You Want to Write a Book?

“The old stereotypes of fantasy and science fiction are dead. What was once considered foolish is now trending. Thank you internet age.”
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“No one knows the origins of the universe. Gone was the knowledge of creation; lost to faded memories and the advance of time. History became legend, legend became myth. It is said the gods, flawless emperors of all, opened their hearts and gave life to hundreds of worlds. That love nurtured and evolved into utopian grandeur. Humanity prospered, every day reaching new heights. But all was not well. The gods were unhappy. War loomed ever on the near horizon. Realizing their plight, the king of the gods gave birth to three sons; would be kings to rule.”
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“A single drop of rain fell. Lost quickly amongst the dust and grime of the village street, the raindrop went unnoticed. Who could have guessed that a single drop would alter the course of events set in motion thousands of years ago and change the face of the universe forever?”
Christian Warren Freed, Dreams of Winter

“Mollock Bolle stared down at the outstretched skeleton nearby and sighed. Random thoughts entertained his solitude. He wondered who the man was. What dreams or torments might have inspired him to take the lonely path through the jungle? Eerie similarities sparked concern.”
Christian Warren Freed, Dreams of Winter

“I got offered a job,” I said nervously. I wasn’t sure why I was nervous. The only thing keeping me at home was my daughter. “It’s in Afghanistan.”
Not surprisingly, she told me to go for it. I smiled. Done. I was going to war.”
Christian Warren Freed, A Long Way from Home

“Order the battleships into firing positions, and begin transmitting the surrender signal to known enemy forces.”
Christian Warren Freed, Dreams of Winter

“Christian does a great job helping an aspiring writer get inspired to write and finish their book. It’s easy to read and understand, and provides encouragement and specific guidance, without being too harsh or detailed on fiction writing only. If you are struggling with how to put your thoughts onto paper, give this a read and establish a rhythm for your writing. Christian’s success at completing over 21 published manuscripts while leading a busy life are testament in if there is a will, there is a way. And it provides some good humor throughout.”
Rachel Braynin, Sr Program Manager at Lulu Publishing”
Christian Warren Freed, So...You Want to Write a Book?

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