The Raythe Reign Team gets together and brainstorms when there’s an upcoming hole in the schedule. It’s always a question – do we continue on in one of the fan-favorite worlds (like Ghost: Hong Kong Triad), or come up with something completely new (such as Valkyrie)?
Raythe likes to tell certain kinds of stories, so we usually start with what she has ideas for. The Erl-King / The Fell is that story that started RR — it was the story she told herself when she was 12, and it just got more elaborate and involved as time went on. It was her “dream story,” a cherished saga that she imagined over and over in search of perfecting it.
We love that perfect match – when a writer tells exactly the kind of story you want to read. You just slip into the story world, which becomes more real than your actual life.
Many authors – especially fantasy authors – do this same thing! That’s why they talk about a book being “x number of years in the making.”
What’s your “dream story?”
We’d love to hear your idea of the perfect story. If someone wrote a tale just for you, based on your personal likes and dislikes, and turn-ons and turn-offs, what would it be?
Is there something you imagine over and over, just as Raythe did with The Erl-King? What elements are you just a sucker for? (Kat’s weakness is pretty much anything that goes, “In a post-apocalyptic world filled with crime…”)