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MikHoest

Location: Esbjerg, Denmark

Gender: M

Member Since: April 2020

Last online: November 2020

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Last Updated Aug 22, 2020

The Starmist Poet is slowly coming together

The process of bulding a story is, to me, a messy and uncertain one. It never starts with a specific theme or an interesting "what if?" scenario. It's usually the thought of one scene that suddenly connects a bunch of older ideas which have been simmering in my head for a while. Conflicts meet with other conflicts to become create nuance. One-note character types merge together to be more rounded. As time passes, the process is smoothed out and irrelevant elements are left out to make a more complete narrative.

I think this weird process comes from a desire to make something genuinely original and unpredictable. Whether I actually accomplish this is up to the individual reader, but the desire is definitely there, and it's one of the things that drive me the most.

The Starmist Poet has been especially weird in this regard. The protagonist - Richter Javy Dunnerham - has not existed for the majority of the time I've had the concept floating around in my thoughts. The journey of the titular Starmist Poet was the original story, but it was always meant to be discovered by a different set of characters. For now, the Poet remains a mystery, and will continue to do so for a while.

Chapter 9 is one I have high expectations for. I want it to be one of the best in the entire story. It's a point of transition between the more grounded world established early on and the borderline-horror fantasy vibe that you get a taste of in chapter 8. I also want it to give a new layer of depth to Dunner, kick off the rest of the story in a manner that doesn't feel jarring, and drop a few more clues as to who the Poet actually is.

I hope you've enjoyed the tale so far, and I wish you a wonderful day!

 


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Started writing in 2018. Mostly been pouring my brain-juices into one story, but I haven't been able to resist starting a few others in the meantime.

Inspired by everything from gritty crime drama to idealist fantasy epics and absurdist comedies.

Currently available:

Up Against Mooneye: Fun, family-friendly fantasy about sorcerers. A man who wants to make something of himself one day gets the chance to become a sorcerer's apprentice, on the condition that he helps fight a cruel monster that has cursed them all.

  • Leel Crystalheart's Troublesome Little Incident: Bonus story set shortly before Up Against Mooneye. It follows one of the other sorcerers from that same story.

The Starmist Poet: Dark pirate fantasy about an ex-bounty hunter following the trail of someone threatening his home country's royal fleet.

Gasoline Freak: The Iron CircleThe first of what I intend to be a running sci-fi novella series centered around a mysterious, gasoline-powered robot.

Souphate: A non-fictional and humorous retelling of the events that led to my hatred of soup.

Sjago and the Parasite: Short-story set in the same world as the Starmist Poet, but over a thousand years prior. It's about the legendary figure Sjago and his final effort to save the world from a horrific apocalypse.

 

Hope you find my stuff enjoyable! I usually have a lot of fun writing, and I'm hoping it shows.

Feedback is appreciated. :)

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