Inspiration – Timothy Bateson

Inspirational Characters
When I moved from England to Alaska, I found myself living in a world like the one I had been familiar with. But I have found enough differences to sometimes feel that I’m stuck between two worlds.
When I got married, my wife showed me the first draft of her novel, with a vampire protagonist who struggles to reconcile her religious beliefs with what she has become. Reading through the story, several of the characters struck a chord with me. They lived in the world we were familiar with, but separated from those around them by their supernatural natures. The werewolf barman, who happened to be the city Alpha, stuck in my mind. My wife had taken pains to show Art’s human side, which reminded me of “The Wolf’s Hour” by Robert R McCammon. His protagonist was infected by a werewolf, but fought a very human war.
Between the two, my main protagonist, and several stories were born. A werewolf who, unlike Art, revels in his abilities. Part of me is hidden in there, as he tries to balance his human and beast aspects.
Timothy Bateson is an English-born urban fantasy writer, who has been living in Alaska with his wife, since 2005. He has a writing blog at Ramblings of an Author You can also follow Timothy on Twitter and Facebook He has recently had his short story “Under A Hunter’s Moon”, published in the “Moon Shadows” available from Laurel Highlands Publishing.
© Timothy Bateson 2014
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3 Comments on “Inspiration – Timothy Bateson”

  1. […] Inspiration – Timothy Bateson […]

  2. Reblogged this on Timothy Bateson (ramblings of an author) and commented:
    A huge thank you to Freya Pickard, for hosting my “Inspiration” post. It’s an amazing feature she runs on her blog, which allows fellow authors to share their inspirations with potential readers.

  3. Moon Shadows is still available at I’d like to invite anyone who reads it to comment on “Under a Hunter’s Moon”, since feedback will definitely help me improve my writing.
    I’d also like to give a huge shout out, and thank you, to Freya for providing fellow authors with such a great way to reach potential viewers.

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