According to Merriam-Webster, the word epic can be defined as follows:
1: a long narrative poem in elevated style recounting the deeds of a legendary or historical herothe Iliad and the Odyssey are epics
2: a work of art (such as a novel or drama) that resembles or suggests an epic
The Urban dictionary has this to say about the word epic: A word that used to be used to describe a book, a movie or other work as timeless, great, and meaningful. Is now used by douchebags who combine it with “win” or “fail” to describe everyday things.
Guess epicevantyler.com is somewhere in between these two definitions.
Oh, excuse me for my rudeness—let me introduce myself! My name is Evan Tyler, and I am your friendly neighborhood blogger. I’m not delusional enough to believe I’m more epic than any other friendly neighborhood blogger, but I am ironic enough to add it to the beginning of my name. 😀
But really, I’d like to achieve something pretty epic here by presenting on this website free epics—that is, works of literature accessible at no cost to the whole world wide web, especially stories that appeal to young adults. See, I believe that reading is a fundamental skill in life, as necessary as necessary as algebra or, say, cooking. And might I add, you can learn any of those skills through a book. 😆
After some thought, I moved forward to build this site. It exists for three reasons:
1. To publish my own work
I’ve been writing almost as long as I’ve been reading and have had the opportunity to publish two books. My third one, Arabella Park, is a young adult series which I’ve decided to serialize and publish here. In addition, I’d like to present short stories and novellas here as often as I can.
2. To publish the works of other great writers
Understanding that I’m definitely not the only writer in the world worth reading, I thought to make epicevantyler.com a place where anyone with legit skills for writing canpost their works. The difference between epicevantyler.com and other platforms is that all works published here are thoroughly edited before publishing, as excellence is a top priority in the promotion of literacy.
If you feel you are the real deal and would like to publish your poetry, short stories, serialized novels, or essays on this site, you can hit me up right here.
3. To publish supplementary music and film
Being a musician as well, I was moved to make music a companion to my writing. Thus, you will see a song of the week that corresponds to each episode of Arabella Park.
Further, filming scenes from the written works here is very important to me. Reading is an experience so much bigger than turning pages. The written word in visual form is quite often the summit of our literary experience.
Thus, if you are a musician with an interest in sharing your music or a filmmaker looking for inspiration or a way to share your own script come to life through film, contact me here. I’d love to present your work!
Well, that seems to be all’s I got, kiddos. If you have any questions, just message me here or on social media.
Rock steady, everybody!