Trivia: Details. They make a story feel real. When an author includes tidbits of detail in the action, just the right amount so that it doesn't interfere or slow the story, he enhances the reality of the setting.
For example, notice the hatch on the right-hand wall. This is where my hero emerges from a maintenance area I posted earlier. He can't just walk out; he has to jump, so including a jump was essential. And, since he's escaping, what's the first thing he notices? The fire escape sign.
When I'm reading, I like to see details sprinkled throughout, but not paragraph after paragraph and page after page, as I have seen in many fantasy novels. I believe details need to be salted, not dumped, just enough to enhance the flavor. Otherwise, readers scan through the boring details, looking for where the action picks up again.
News: I have decided on a prize for the contest I will be running next month. I got this idea from Wayne Thomas Batson, author of The Door Within series and Isle of Swords. I will give away books for life, that is, the winner will receive a copy of each new book I publish for the rest of my career. Since the contest will have a points system, I will give smaller prizes to the rest of the top ten finishers. Look for details in the next couple of weeks.
Beyond the Reflection's Edge is an amazing book filled with action and adventure. You won't ever want to put it down! If you're a lover of action and adventure, I highly recommend this book! Mr. Davis, keep up the great work! ~ Alex Dickinson, Age 15
Beyond the Reflection’s Edge is an amazing blend of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Mystery. This is one book I could not put down. I am a fan of Bryan Davis' previous works. This book did not disappoint me! ~ Caleb Gwynn, Age 14
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