Make it Epic!March 08, 2012
“I came in with Halley's comet in 1835, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don't go out with Halley's comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’” Those words were penned by Mark Twain. Incredibly, he foretold his death, and sure enough, he died on April 21st, 1910…the day following the comet's return. Coincidence? Humor? Twain made his stories big, and yes…they were epic.
When you envision your story, imagine it on a grand scale. Make it epic. Who cares if mortal men can leap buildings in a single bound? Why not be a pirate and sail the Caribbean’s turquoise waters in search of treasure? Or comb the hundreds of thousands of miles of the sands of the Sahara under the scorching sun? Make your story as large, grand, and epic as you like. Never think it’s too silly or preposterous. It’s your story…your imagination. Epic stories are what drive people to read books, to see movies that present great characters, great plots with conflicts, heroes, and villains. When you’re ready, step outside the box…outside of your norm, your comfort zone and act like that child again. Be that pirate, that fireman, the beautiful bride, or even a princess. Dream grand, dream big…dream epic!
V.F. Porzio is a debut writer entering the literary world with his historical fiction novel titled,
Sandro: The Forsaken World,’which will be released in early May.