Writer's Journey

Writer's Journey is my reflections of ideas, the thought process, inspiration and difficulties I encounter during my writing. Hopefully, it will help you avoid some of the pitfalls I've encountered and provided you some helpful hints along the way.


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Many thanks to Felix Barthel who graciously allowed me to use his beautiful ship as in the new Novel/Screenplay Assurity: My original design three years ago for the ship Assurity was very similar, but of course, I'm no artist and he is. The novel/screenplay is now complete. Many exciting adventures await Veronika Taylor Morgan and her crew aboard Assurity. As of now, I'm waiting upon the publisher for release.

   My 2015 rendition of Assurity.







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WHEN YOU SPEND YEARS WRITING A NOVEL OR A SCREENPLAY—you'd better fall in love with your characters, especially your main character. He or she may not be someone you'd choose as a friend, maybe not even a very nice person, but they must be dynamically interesting. So for Assurity—a big story spanning a great deal of time and travel—the structure of the acts had to be configured properly first. In a screenplay, this is a very formal arrangement of timing and events. The viewer expects certain events to take place, although they may not know it consciously. Most space sci-fi is not character-driven—it is action and event-driven first. I wanted to make Assurity as much of a character drama as a space piece so that each character, each in their own way would contribute to the theme:

"Even in deepest space, He's as close as your very breath." 

Thank's for reading!

Anthony Barbera





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