S. M. White
S.M. White survives on a steady diet of Fantasy novels, sweet tea, and procrastination. He has no liking for cold weather or small arrogant animals.
In regards to his writings, he is quoted as saying, "I think I'm a swell writer, although I do tend towards the exceptional." Later, he rescinded the latter half of the quote in an effort to seem humble. But the damage was done.
Asked to describe himself in one word, Mr. White responded with, “Why?” After a moment of thinking, he said, “Damn, I should have said ‘inquisitive.’”
Once given a firm shake, Mr. White eventually ceases with the japery and hands over his thoughts on writing fantasy.
“I find myself leaning more in the direction of grime and grit and terrible things. I think this is because that aspect of life is the polar opposite of who I am and what I experience. And I find it interesting and engaging to place characters in horrible situations, beneath immeasurable duress, and see how they deal. With fantasy there are few set rules. The whole of my imagination is laid out before me, and often that’s unlucky for my characters.”
He also has two dogs, Alana and Dio, that he scolds hourly, as well as a maddeningly energetic cat named Montoya.
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The Unfortunate Tale of Talid Farrowheart
When Talid Farrowheart barters with the Burnt God, he comes to learn the true terror of granted desire.
"The Unfortunate Tale of Talid Farrowheart" is a work of Dark Fantasy with adult themes and choice words. Not intended for children under 13.
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Smashwords book reviews by S. M. White
- Chaos Rises
on Oct. 20, 2014
This is an introduction tale to a longer story, one in which the antagonist "Chaos" is introduced. While there were high points within the story, moments of imagery, strong characterization, and emotion, I came away feeling that the story was incomplete. My main gripe is the magic system and how it was used in the resolution to the conflict. Not only was I confused as to how the magic worked, but it was also unclear as to how the setting at that point played out, as well as how the villain was actually "defeated." Without giving too much away, I came away with the feeling that the fight was taking place in an open area and that the villain somehow couldn't see the protagonist and the protagonist's "army." The ending felt forced and rushed and lost me in terms of suspended belief. It gets three stars simply because there are glimmers of a wonderful story waiting to come out. But it needs more thought, more work, and more flesh for the bones.