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Interview with an Author Fantasy – Niniel

Interview d'une Auteure Fantasy

Today I would like to tell you about a collaborator I have worked with in recent months.

We met at the turn of a post about a medieval/fantasy band on Facebook. It is Nìniel Astraëa D'Afariel.

I offered her my jewels for photo shoots with her character from her novel ( The Tears of the Elves) which she plays in celtic/medieval/fantasy festivals.

She said yes to me right away. So we follow these few clichés where the development of the jewel is very well done.

To go further and discover her work as an author, here is an interview that I proposed to her.

I will give her the speech:

Interview with an Author Fantasy – Niniel

1°) Tell us about yourself (course etc)?

I am a young woman of twenty-four years, nurse in daily life. I have always, and ever since I can remember, been passionate about the fantastic, and more precisely about the medieval fantastic. Whether it’s through books, movies, drawings, I’ve always liked it. Very quickly, as a child, I began to imagine my own scenarios, according to my moods. It was around the age of eighteen, while I was in full training at nursing school, that I began to really imagine a story defined more precisely. I then experimented with the universe of historical re-enactment and evocation, before engaging more assiduously in pure fantasy. It is in this context that the world of Afariel was born.

2°) What is your character?

My character is actually the hero of the story I’m writing. This is a young Elf, who will have to face many trials one more difficult than the other in order to save her people and find her place in the world.

3°) How long have you been doing this?

I’ve lived in Fantasy since childhood, and I’ve been writing for about ten years. At first, I wrote texts to complement the fantastic photo sessions during which I posed as a model.

4°) What do each of your creations symbolize (the values you want to pass on)?

To answer this question, I would like to draw inspiration from a famous quote from Tolkien: «A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities». This is what I wish to convey: the power of dreams, and their importance. I wish that no dream could ever be denied. I would also like to convey values such as empathy, and understanding of others. I would very much like the people who read my story to be able to find such pillars as friendship, self-respect, courage, will, love…

5°) What are your short, medium and long-term plans?

In the short term, I would very much like to be published. I have already sent my «tapuscrit» to a publishing house, and I am waiting for an answer. In the medium term, I would say that since I am starting a new personal life, I would like to take advantage of this turning point to focus my artistic activities on my writing. And in the long term, I would like to complete the epic of the Tears of the Elves, and why not, start a new one!

Thank you to Niniel for answering this interview. Find here on her facebook page where she shows us in photos the different aspects of her character.

As for me, I’ll see you soon for another discovery.

Audrey, your creator of unique handmade jewelry made of natural stones with litho-therapeutic properties.

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