Dominic Sceski is a home-schooled high school student. He wrote his first story when he was seven, and he's loved using his free time ever since to create epic, fictional worlds. He enjoys watching himself grow both as an author and a person through his writing, and he hopes he will always be able to continue writing throughout his life.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do! I wrote my first story when I was seven, and it was "twenty-three" pages long. I say "twenty-three" because it technically wasn't that long. I left lots of room for pictures, just to make it seem like it was longer. The story actually instigated a novel that took me another seven to eight years to finish. I kept the same plot, but obviously many things changed (including the size of the novel). The story/novel was about a knight whose little brother was kidnapped by a group of monsters (called Gilliks), and he had to rescue his little brother before the monsters turned him into one of them. The novel, although it's not published yet, is sitting at four-hundred pages, with the next book in the series fully written too!
What is your writing process?
Hmm. That's a tough one. The way I usually play it is like this; think of an exciting beginning to the book/series. Really try to think of something gripping, and maybe even dark. Establish a big problem that your main character will have to solve. Get yourself excited about your book. Then, decide who your characters are going to be. Develop them a little. And then, design the ending. After that? Fill in everything between. Maybe that sounds a little...disorganized. But it works for me! I also like to invert the saying "quality, not quantity". If you initially write for quantity, you'll find that all your crazy ideas, subplots, and characters will be able to grow and expand. Some of the ideas and subplots may not be useful to the story; that's where the "quality" part comes in. But I never make outlines; I never limit myself like that. Explore, experiment, and create. Then you can erase and rewrite. That's usually how my process works.
Locked in a fight to the death in the subworld of Kiilda, John’s only option is to defeat Kiilda if he ever wants to see his little sister again. Meanwhile, Faith is quickly forming a friendship with Tarsh Landid. But when Castrum Fortress is surrounded by the Brown Bandits, it looks like the only thing that will satisfy them is the former “Ghost of Hedekira”…whether he’s dead or alive!
John, Faith, and Bernard have come farther than they ever thought possible. They’ve persevered through every struggle, every personal trial, and every foe that has come their way. Now the final battle has arrived. Allying with the people of Castrum Fortress, John and his friends must storm the city of Howaito Maki and defeat the three Evil captains…or every prisoner of the Evil will die.
A name is being whispered throughout the northern region of the Golden Lands. And wherever it is whispered, death quickly follows. “Hedekira” is the only word voiced by the strange “ghost” who appears at random, causing chaos wherever he strikes. Neither John Hedekira nor his friends know why the ghost is after John…nor that they are going to be in the fight of their lives if they’re caught.
John and Faith now know the plot of the Evil that kidnapped Soror and Frater, John’s little sister and brother; they, along with a host of other humans, are to be sacrificed to the ominous god of death. Meanwhile, Faith is realizing the true, dark nature of John’s desire to hunt the Evil. Can she stop him before his thirst for vengeance consumes him…or will it consume her instead?
Left for dead by a band of strange, dark warriors, John Hedekira sets out on a quest to get revenge and to rescue his siblings from the hands of his attackers. Joining him is the kind, innocent Faith Pinck, and together they must stop the evil warriors before they can complete their mission: a dark plot to collide humanity with the world of an unholy, supernatural being.