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The Adventure Begins: How A Guardian Chronicle Began

The Adventure Begins: How A Guardian Chronicle by A. Russell began.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Welcome and thank you for joining me! (In A Guardian Chronicle universe or in real life!)

In March 2017, I began writing a story. I wasn’t quite sure where it was going or, for that matter, what I was doing. Having a background in leadership and customer service, not an English degree, it was a lot of research and a lot of learning. The more I wrote, the more my mind opened. I transitioned from loving to read stories into loving to write stories. Passion unlocked and I held on for the ride.

Over the course of the next year and a half, I wrote A Guardian Chronicle: Journal One. The main character, Josslyn, is close to my heart. I wasn’t sure how to write a book or how to develop a character, so I started where I was and wrote what I knew. I had recently quit my job, loved reading, fantasy and tea, which are qualities Josslyn acquired. Her journey began, in sync with mine, before the bomb exploded in her life. She had a choice to make and that’s when things got interesting.

I plan on writing A Guardian Chronicle journals for the rest of my life, because our life is a journey and the end of every adventure starts another. While the extent of our similarities are superficial (how I wish I could jump through time and space!), there is a thread of truth in every story we encounter. And, I’m excited to discover if she and I overlap more.

Or maybe, your journey and Josslyn’s will converge at some point in time. I’d love to hear about it, when it does!

Aspects of journeys are intriguing. They are the stories that shape us. We engage with them, whether vicariously or by taking a step to live it out. They resonate deep within, flowing with inspiration & challenge. They have the capacity to drive us down the path few travel. The focus of my site will draw on these aspects & provide glimpses of character journeys, as well as insight on tid-bits learned along the way & how the series burst to existence.

Where Josslyn’s, as well as my, journey leads is a mystery. But, I have a few good ideas. I hope you join the conversation.

I’m excited to find out how this goes.

By A.Russell

Author of A Guardian Chronicle sci-fi fantasy series.

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