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The interview of Maud Wlek in 7 questions!

Today, Zoom on Maud Wlek, author of Nayra, whose first volume entitled “Dark Magic” is already available!

Here are 7 answers to our questions that will allow you to better know this fantastic author!

1 / You were military, were you aware of your literary fiber before you enlisted in the army?

Absolutely not. And then, at this time of my life: I did not have the same desires or goals as today. I never liked to read until Christmas when my parents offered me the first volume of the famous saga “Harry Potter“. I was a very shy person, I was reading little and writing was not yet obvious to me. No doubt my lack of confidence slowed me down before I ventured into the adventure. The army has brought me much more confidence in me and I can say that without this commitment I would probably never have had the courage to realize what I did today by creating my own fantastic saga!

2 / How did you get the idea to write Nayra, what was the trigger?

My husband has been suffering from vascular algia for years. One day, I really felt the urge to escape completely from what we lived on a daily basis. This is how Nayra was born …

3 / To write to you, it is …

freedom, leaving immortal a part of us.

4 / What do you have in common with the heroine of your saga Nayra, Lana Wolski?

Undoubtedly, I am as clumsy as she, if not more! I can also prove myself stubborn and characteristic but I am also very tolerant, honest and kind. As I often like to say: no one is perfect and that’s what makes us unique and beautiful in our own way.

5 / If you were to have only one magic power (just one!), what would it be and why?

Difficult to choose one but I would opt for healing power. Seeing the people I love suffer breaks my heart and I would be delighted to be able to help them …

6 / You excel in the fantastic, what do you like so much in this register?

It gives me the impression of being free. It is a register where everything seems to me permissible, more so than in the others. And the fact of keeping one’s feet on the ground, with the share of reality peculiar to the fantastic, reinforces the illusion that everything is possible.

7 / In life, what are the three things that matter most to you?

The three things that matter most to me are:
  • Love,
  • Tolerance,
  • Respect.
I think that with these three qualities one can accomplish a lot of beautiful things!

Interview carried out on August 14, 2017 by Leandro De Carvalho for Lysons éditions. Thanks to Maud Wlek for answering our questions!

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[Zoom] on the novel

Zoom on the novel

Even the most reluctant to read one day had a novel in his hands. Whether it is because of a reading imposed by the school or any other occasion. Indeed, the novel is the most widely read genre in France. But, what exactly is a novel?

It is a literary genre, characterized by a fictional narrative, and which has multiple subgenres (fantasy, detective, science fiction …).

Origins of the novel

The term “novel” (Latin vulgar) means a Romanic translation of a text written in Latin. French literature born of the Strasbourg Oath, first text written in “novel”. This pact (of legal value) between the grandsons of Charlemagne was written in 842. Before that date, all the texts were written in Latin.

In the Middle Ages, in the twelfth century, the novel was written in verse. He thus evokes, through stories fabulous and close to the epic, the questions that concern most people at the time. In the 13th century, the worms became proses in the adventures of Lancelot du Lac. From this point on, the novel genre really develops.

The novel knows its hours of glory since the nineteenth century, whether historical, adventure, science fiction …

“Reading a novel throws light on life.” (Louis Aragon)

See you soon for a new “Zoom on …”

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Nayra – Volume 1: Dark Magic, by Maud Wlek

The Story of Nayra

Lana Wolski, a seventeen-year-old French girl, lives a rather solitary life in the beautiful town of Montauban since her mother’s death six months ago. Yet his life will be upset in many ways when his father is offered a job opportunity that he can not refuse, leaving his children Tom, Lana and Joy the opportunity to come with him or not. Lana will choose to follow her father and brother to Williamstown, a small village in Massachusetts, United States.

From then on, her life will change completely. Indeed, she will soon be able to integrate and have friends, putting with ease in the skin of a typical American high school student. However, strange and supernatural events are going to confront it with a reality that it did not expect at all.

And who is this mysterious girl with the blazing hair that haunts her nights? Are ties of blood the basis of everything?

About the Author

MAUD WLEK

Maud Wlek, born on 28 November 1988 in Valence, is an unconditional of reading and militates for the animal cause. Very influenced by the artistic milieu and particularly by the Harry Potter saga, which she particularly enjoys since her childhood, writing has become a real passion for her since she gave birth to Nayra in June 2013, her first fantastic saga. In January 2015, Maud Wlek signed a first contract in a publishing house where the four volumes of his saga were published. The author then began writing new projects, her short story entitled “Le Yūrei” will be selected in December 2016 to be included in the official anthology of the Japan Impact 2017. Hoisted by the support of its faithful readers and strong curriculum Maud Wlek aspires to transmit a beautiful message of hope and encouragement to the future writers of his generation and future generations through his works:

“When you have a dream, a passion: nothing is impossible! “

The young author, full of talent and human qualities, shows us with Nayra that she not only has a beautiful universe filled with imagination, but also a sensitivity to skin that knows how to touch the hearts of its readers! It also undertakes to return part of its revenues generated by the sales of its saga Nayra to the Endo France association that fights endometriosis as well as the SPA. Maud Wlek is the image of her heroine: courageous, generous, benevolent and captivating!

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You can also buy Nayra on Amazon, in the standard format here

and pocket size here.

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A great mystery: where does writing come from?

Writing: the mysterious invention that allowed evolution!

Imagine a world without writing… Impossible, you would say! And for good reason: we need it every day! Let us now see how it was born and all its benefits over humanity…

The article on the Fantastic you very much liked, I am delighted. It was a question of evoking the origins of a universe that carries the Nayra saga. Starting from this momentum of origins, I would like to talk with you today about those we particularly love, readers and authors: writing.


What is writing?

Let’s start with the basics: what is writing? It is a means of communication, representing language, through the inscription of signs on various media. Each culture has its own graphic, but respects the same structure: vocabulary, speech, semantics, grammar. A writing system is an organized, language-based method for storing and transmitting messages. These systems can be classified into three categories: semmasiographies (although specialists do not agree to consider them as scriptures), logographic writings and syllabic scriptures.

Where does the writing come from?

According to some, Prehistory ends with the birth of writing. Historically, writing was born 6000 years ago, in Mesopotamia and Egypt, and almost simultaneously, but nevertheless differentiated. However, the recent development of literacy studies leads to a reassessment of the dates of writing. The development of writing has undoubtedly been influenced by pragmatic requirements such as the codification of laws, the exchange of information, the recording of history, and the keeping of financial accounts. Thus, writing allowed the preservation of history.

The alphabet is a system of writing, composed of a set of symbols. “The oldest traces of the ancestor of all the present alphabets are located in the Sinai desert around the fifteenth century BC. J.-C “(Wikipedia source).


Some authors of fantasy and science fiction have invented an imaginary alphabet to develop their universes: the tengwar (The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien), the Enochian (John Dee) …

Some religious systems saw writing as a threat to oral transmission and the existing order. Moreover, according to an ancient Egyptian myth taken up by Platon in the Phaedrus, writing and language were invented by the god Thot, nicknamed the “lord of time”; Considered as the one who holds knowledge and transmits it, as the incarnation of intelligence and speech, charged with transmitting his unlimited knowledge, he would have invented writing to do this! Writing would thus aim to restore order, notably by forming legal systems, to preserve history and to spread knowledge.


The impact of writing

Writing has had a strong cultural and social impact. These effects will be multiplied with the mechanization of writing by printing. It is only necessary to note all the works which are sold by millions in the world and which have a considerable influence on our culture and our way of thinking about life and the world.

The Bible, for example, has passed over 2500 million copies throughout history; The Little Red Book has sold more than 900 million copies and the Koran has more than 800 million copies! These three books have been the most sold in the world for centuries and have never been dethroned until now! These writings have a direct impact on our way of life, our way of thinking and acting.

According to linguists, out of about 3,000 languages listed in the world, hardly a hundred are written.


In conclusion, I find it exciting to say that despite the technologies we have, we are at the moment not sure about the appearance of writing. Each new discovery can challenge the history that we took for granted. Still today, writing remains a great mystery because no one really knows how it appeared … only certainty: without it, we would have a hard time explaining the universe, life and the world, to communicate , To immortalize our memories, to entertain us, to express our emotions, our feelings, to develop our imagination and to leave traces to help the future generations, because writing is what makes us human beings at the forefront of evolution.

“Writing is the painting of the voice,” Voltaire.

Article written by Maud Wlek, author of Nayra.

The fantastic: a subtle, engaging and revealing register!

Great follower of this register in particular, both in reading and writing, I am delighted to be able to tell you a little more about the fantastic.

The different literary genres

First, let’s make a global point. There are several literary genres:

  • poetic,
  • narrative,
  • theatrical,
  • epistolary,
  • argumentative,
  • descriptive,
  • graphics
  • And experimental.

Each has subgenera and registers. If you want to know more about the subject, I invite you to consult this page which will detail you perfectly the various genres, subgenres and registers in literature: To know more.

Thus, the fantastic is a register, classified in the narrative genre. Until then, you follow me? Perfect. It is not easy to find oneself, I grant you …


The fantastic: between magic and reality!

Let us now get to the heart of the matter: the fantastic. In this literary register, the supernatural is introduced and evolves in a realistic framework. The hero has a reaction of rejection or fear in the face of the supernatural events to which he is confronted. Not to be confused with fantasy or the wonderful. In fantasy, as in the marvelous, the supernatural is accepted and often used to define the rules of an imaginary world; The evoked imaginary is perceived as a norm and far removed from our reality … (The Lord of the Rings, A Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter …).


The origins of the fantastic register

Definition given, let us pass to the origins of the fantastic. The true source of this genre is the English Gothic novel, which appeared at the end of 1785. At that time, authors created a more pronounced atmosphere of horror in their works, propelling readers into a common query: what is real And what is not? In France, the authors are inspired by these novels and propose works called “frenetic” (or called “black romance”), including in these last the taste for the macabre or the horror. Frenetic romanticism thus rejected the spirit of the Enlightenment, as did the classical rigor of the time.

Finally, strong in these influences, the fantastic register was born in Germany at the beginning of the 19th century thanks to the writer Adelbert von Chamisso. But it is Hoffmann (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann) who will have a universal influence on this register. Moreover, it is through his tales, translated into French in the 1830s, that the Fantastic will experience a real rise in France. Great authors have tried it: Honoré de Balzac, Théophile Gautier and Guy de Maupassant. It should be noted that the fantasy registry has often been used to circumvent censorship, and to disseminate, for example, political criticism or certain claims without fear of possible retaliation.


A subtle, engaging and revealing register!

The characteristic of the fantastic would be to reveal things that are usually hidden and that we do not want to see.

According to Lovecraft, the fantasy must provoke a fear in order to generate a catharsis (releasing its repressed emotions) in the reader. Thus, the supernatural manifestations in the fantastic are mostly harmful, but it is, it seems, for our good! I do not get tired of it!


Where to find the fantastic book in the books?

In a non-exhaustive way, I quote here some of the literary works, in the fantastic register, the best known or which have had an impact in the appearance of this register:

  • Otranto Castle, Horace Walpole, 1764 (inaugurates the genre of the Gothic novel);
  • Vathek, William Beckford (one of the leading novels of frenetic tendency, written in French by an English author in 1786);
  • The Elixirs of the Devil, Hoffmann, 1815;
  • The elixir of long life, Honoré de Balzac, 1830;
  • The Leader of Wolves, Alexandre Dumas, 1857;
  • The Horla, Guy de Maupassant, 1887;
  • He who haunted the darkness, H. P Lovecraft, 1935;
  • Shining, the Light Child, Stephen King, 1977;
  • Journal of a Vampire, L.J.Smith, 1991;
  • Twilight, Stephenie Meyer, 2005.

To conclude, I will reveal to you what I like to think:

The fantastic is to be free, while keeping a little bit the feet on Earth …

Article written by Maud Wlek, author of Nayra.

Nayra: the amazing fantastic saga!

 

Nayra is the first saga from the imagination of Maud Wlek, a young author who portrays a teenage girl who is prey to supernatural phenomena.

If you love magic, complicated love stories, mysterious intrigues that keep you going, you’ll love the adventures of this young woman called to live an uncommon destiny.

A 17-year-old French young woman, Lana Wolski leads a rather lonely life in the beautiful town of Montauban, since her mother’s death six months ago. Yet his life will be upset in many respects when his father is offered a job opportunity that he can not refuse, leaving his children Tom, Lana and Joy the opportunity to come with him or not. Lana chose to follow her father and brother to Williamstown, a small village in Massachusetts, United States.

From then on, his life will change completely. In fact, she will soon be able to integrate and to have friends, putting with ease in the skin of a typical American high school girl. However, strange and supernatural events are going to confront it with a reality that it did not expect at all. And then, who is this mysterious girl with the flaming hair that haunts her nights? Are ties of blood the basis of everything?

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