Who am I ?
That is indeed a very interesting question.
Firstly, my name is Soar Vandergeid, or at least that is my pen name. I am a storyteller, or at least I like to think of myself as such. I am a man who likes to imagine stories, invent worlds and try to write them down on paper for others to enjoy. I do not see myself as a great writer but I have the conviction that my ideas are worth the tale, that the world and the characters I have brought to life through my words are worth telling about. And through this blog I would like to share these stories of mine with you readers.
I have many a tale to tell you, dear reader, but here are two among them that I wish you to hear. The first story, Tales of Ore, is a fantasy story, some might even call it ‘high fantasy’, that takes place in another world filled with magic. It’s a story I have been thinking about for a long time, creating the outlines of the plot in my head, and have finally decided to take to the next level by putting in into words.
The second is The Hero’s Mask, it takes place on Earth, in a near future, and is mainly about supernatural happenings and mystery. The part I’m writing now, Forging, is the first of at least three large arcs that I have planned. It’s the story of Maximilian and his journey to learn more about himself.
I mostly write what could be called teenage novels, novels which are primarily directed towards teenagers, but I do try to vary my repertoire from time to time with more serious or adult-like stories. I call them web novels because, well, I feel that my stories are novels or at least will become novels one day, when they are finished. Web novels, because I publish the chapters on this blog, which mean they are freely accessible on the internet. I do this because I want to share my stories with as much people as I can to please the readers but also to get as much feedback on what I write as possible and to improve over time.
Now, enough about the site and more about me !
My name is Soar Vandergeid but it isn’t. This is the pen name I have chosen to create this blog but, as you might have guessed (or not), it is not my real name. I’m 20 years old and I live in France. French is therefore my mother tongue but I like to believe I can speak English quite well too (though I may be overestimating myself a bit). I’m fluent but I still have many things to learn and I try my best to deliver the best work I can. So, if ever you find mistakes, things that don’t seem right in my way of writing, don’t hesitate to point them out, I’m here to learn as much as I can !
Now, back to me. Yes, I love me ! So as I said, I’m French, I live in France and I speak French. Then why the hell do I write in English ?! I hear you ask. Well that is very simple, I have two reasons actually : first, because I can and I want to, to learn how to speak, write and read it better and better ! Secondly because English is much more widespread than French, a lot more people speak the language of Shakespeare around the world that Moliere’s. I won’t lie, I also write in French, it’s a bit easier for me, but I wanted to do this because believe me or not I take my notes about the story in English and most of the time I think it in English. I visualize as a movie and most of the cool movies, I must admit, are in English. So there, I said it. English is cool to talk and to listen to things, it helps a lot on Youtube but, that said, French will always be my favorite !
I’ve enjoyed writing since I was in high school (we call it college in France, it may not be what you know as college so feel free to check it out), so around 13 to 14 years old. That’s when I really started thinking about writing stories, my stories. I had already been thinking, imagining bits an pieces of them for some time already, but as it had become more clear over the years I finally decided to take the first step in writing them and took a sheet of paper and a pen and I scribbled a few words on it. It was not good, quite bad in fact, but it was mine and its what gave me the desire to do more, to try and expand, and perhaps someday complete these stories.
Since then I’ve been scribbling as often as I could, as much as I could, it hasn’t always been easy or very productive but bit by bit, word by word, I’m getting closer to finishing them. Now I want to share them with you and I hope that one day we will be able to see my work complete and perhaps even read by others.