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Back in the old days, I used to say that my writing inspiration tends to come from the anime I’ve watched, the manga I’ve read, and the video games I’ve played.

You don’t just see me saying that in the author profile section of my books. But you will see the same thing on my social media profiles as well.

For the most part, that statement holds true for my book, Twisted Destiny since I did read many sports manga and watch sports anime to write the book.

I doubt that I can write a sports novel if I didn’t watch sports anime or read sports manga. Those materials work wonders as a reference for me.

Twisted Destiny sure does embody the statement that my inspiration comes from the anime that I’ve watched, the manga that I’ve read, and the video games that I’ve played.

But the rest of my books?

Most of the inspiration doesn’t come from anime, manga, light novels, and video games.

They’re coming from somewhere else.

You can say that these books are a clear representation of me following my muse.

The actual backbone of my writing inspiration

As someone who gravitates towards a story that feels realistic, it’s not surprising that I’ll be striving for the same thing in my writing as well.

Sure, that may have something to do with me being a thriller author.

But it can also have something to do with me loving the story that blends facts and fiction. I just love the idea of learning something new while entertaining myself.

And it doesn’t matter even if the things that I learn from the story are random things that don’t have anything to do with my life.

I doubt that I will come across this wealth of knowledge if it’s not because of fiction.

When I say fiction, it can be from anime, manga, light novels, video games, and even TV series.

Sure, it’s hard to differentiate which one of them is facts and which one of them is pure fiction. But for the most part, they can be based on true stories or real events.

Since I prefer to write a story that feels realistic, then there’s no doubt that I tend to draw my writing inspiration from nonfiction books.

There are many nonfiction books that I read that become a foundation for the story that I write.

One of them is Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life which becomes the basis for the Trigger Locked prequel, A Triggered Past, and the first book from the Trigger Locked series, The Mind Control Assassins.

You can also add The Ice Man into the mix since it’s the basis for the third book from the Trigger Locked series, The Virtual Mass Murder.

Of course, nonfiction books aren’t the only place where I got my writing inspiration from.

I also love to draw inspiration from watching documentaries and TV series that I find interesting and reading random articles that I come across online.

That’s a lot of places to draw inspiration from, right?

But there must be a manga or light novel influence even if it’s only a tiny bit, right?

Well, I won’t deny that my books still have manga and light novel influence in it.

I won’t go as far as saying that none of my books have any manga or light novel influence at all just because I tend to draw my writing inspirations from nonfiction books for the most part.

But I will say that it’s more about making my books have a similar vibe to manga and light novels that I enjoy reading.

So, what kind of manga and light novels that I tend to mimic, you ask?

When it comes to manga, then it has to be Psychometrer Eiji and Dr. STONE, hands down.

It’s not hard to figure out why I want my book to have a similar vibe as Psychometrer Eiji. The story in Psychometrer Eiji does have a mixture of facts and fiction.

And let’s not forget that the story also highlights the social problems that were happening to the Japanese youth at that time.

While I don’t highlight the social issues in any of my books, some parts of the story do have common social issues in Japan.

Heck, even the story in The Mind Control Assassins seems to have a similar parallel to the Jeffrey Epstein case. And it was way before when Jeffery Epstein wasn’t even a thing!

Same goes for Dr. STONE. While I may not be into the post-apocalyptic story that much, I won’t deny that I enjoy learning anything and everything to do with science.

As for the light novel, it has to be Root Double. It’s the only light novel that falls into the thriller genre by far.

And yes, the story does have a few facts in it with murder mystery into the mix.

If you prefer to read a story that allows you to learn something new along the way, then you will enjoy reading any of my books.

Will my writing inspiration change over the course of the years again?

To be honest, it’s hard to say since I tend to follow wherever my muse is bringing me.

But for now, I will say that nonfiction books, documentaries, and TV series will be the biggest influence on my writing inspiration.

As much as I love anime, manga, light novels, and video games, they seem to have the least impact on my writings.

Sure, they’re there to entertain me, of course. But it’s not surprising at all if that’s the only role they will ever play in my life.

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