The Dragon's Wing Analysis

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1. Please give us an introduction to what The Dragon 's Wing Enigma is about. The Arkana Series as a whole is a global treasure hunt. The concept is simple. Take one lost artifact and scatter clues to its whereabouts across the entire planet. Add a secret society and a fanatical religious cult vying to claim it. The Arkana wants to preserve it for posterity. The Nephilim want to exploit it to create a terrifying new world order. Only one faction can win. More importantly, only one can survive. In THE DRAGON 'S WING ENIGMA, agents of the Arkana and the Nephilim leave no stone unturned on the island of Malta in their search for clues. A new crisis erupts on the home front when a runaway bride seeks refuge with the Arkana. The girl is the youngest…show more content…
Which character did you find the most challenging to create? I found my villain to be the hardest. Abraham Metcalf, the patriarch of the religious cult, represents everything I detest. Because I couldn’t relate to his values at all, there was a real danger of writing him as a caricature instead of a human being. I had to delve into his personal psychology so that, even if I didn’t like what he was doing, I could understand what motivated him to behave in such appalling ways. 9. Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer to just see where an idea takes you? Since the Arkana Archaeology Adventures is a seven-book treasure hunt that takes place across the entire planet, I couldn’t afford to free-associate when I wrote it. Such a plot-driven story requires lots of planning. I already knew how the series was going to end before I wrote the first word of book one 10. Do you ever suffer from writer 's block? What do you do to combat it? I have a theory that writer’s block strikes authors who suffer from performance anxiety. They focus on impressing an audience instead of writing what authentically moves them as an artist. So, no, I never suffer from writer’s block. I do, however, sometimes encounter trouble untangling a plot point. When that happens I take a walk in nature and let my mind drift. By the time I return to the keyboard, the problem usually resolves
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