Thomas Rekem has is an independent author living and working in Detroit, Michigan. He has built a large following of readers of his fantasy novels because he knows how to captivate an audience with his stories and how to write well. He graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2009 and took all of the teachings from his role models there to heart. He hopes to continue his success as an indie author long into the future. Here are three rules of good writing:
- It should be specific. Writing in generalities is boring. The best way to produce a compelling story is to get the reader to the specific detail and consequence of what’s happening. Give precise descriptions of your characters and explain their motivations.
- It should be as simple as possible. You don’t need convoluted language when telling your story. Sometimes using words right out of the thesaurus can be distracting. Thomas Rekem keeps his language as simple as possible.
- It is or it isn’t. Nothing in your writing should “seem” wet or dark or happy. It either is wet and dark or it isn’t using words like “seems” in certain contexts creates doubt in the reader’s mind when there doesn’t need to be any. Thomas Rekem works hard to keep all of his descriptions and language absolute and confident.
Thomas Rekem has produced ten novels in only five years. He loves the act of creating new fantasy worlds for his characters to inhabit and interact with. He maintains a large readership around the world.