From the first idea of Bunneh. Born in the mobile game Pocket Build
The Journey of Bunneh started with me playing the mobile game Pocket Build. Here I made small stories with screenshots for the amusement of their Discord server. Out of that one special character was born.
Bunneh The rabbit.
As a writer, I took inspiration from behind the scene from "Finding Nemo". One of the reasons they had success with that story was the many many re-writes. What works? How could this be more fun? It is like molding a sculpture.
After 2 years of writing and reading and studying what makes a good story, I found out something:
"It is not the story, but the way the story is told through the characters."
An example of that is the first Star Wars movie that came out, episode 4, A New Hope.
It is a very simple plot: An evil dark knight kidnaps the princess and has a doom device, a young boy loses everything and meets a wizard, and saves the world with help from some funny friends.
How simple is that? Or is it?
Star Wars is not simple. Every character has a solid background, and everything in the world has a huge plot, politics, and rules. But the great thing about how Star Wars is, you do not need to nerd yourself into that background to enjoy the story but you can feel there is more to it. Everything is connected.
So I started to take my Bunneh on her journey, and every time she met someone, I asked the question: "Who are they, and where did they come from?" I started to write that story too.
Then I took the story from the top again to see where that side story or character would fit in the main story, still told in an entertaining manner without boring the reader with heavy lore. But it is there to be found.
After 2 years of writing and having professional friends to look over my shoulders, I started to look for an artist.
After many good attempts, some not that great, I found Nathan McWilliams. We had crossed paths before and respected each other and I knew he would deliver the style I wanted for this.
After another two solid years of working on the project, we decided to find a concept artist and colorist to help Nathan because we realized that this story had become a real product to be made. Not just a hobby. I have watched Chita for a long time. She is a stunning artist who is pleasant to work with and someone I almost didn't dare to ask. Luckily I did and she agreed to join the team.
Some good advice for writers.
Embrace your input
It is your story, your characters, your vision, and your world, but you need to embrace the way the artists can tell the same story better.
The more alive your team is, the more alive your story will be told.
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We hope you will grab a cup of tea and enjoy our story.
The book is in store at: www.faeriesandents.com