Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Accomplishments of Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan has created amazing books based off of histories of myths, architecture, ect. You may recognize his most famous series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians. This series in particular was inspired by his skn who has Dyslexia and ADHD. He created stories to tell to his son before bed of Greek myths (because he was learning about the Greeks in class). He told of a young boy who learned he was a demigod and realized his Dyslexia was for reading greek and not english, and ADHD for his battle reflexes in fighting the greek creatures of myths.
My point is that Rick Riordan has made an amazing series off of his inspiration of his skn and off of real history and myths and bringing them forth into modern day.
I believe in my previous post I mentioned that you have to create an amazing story and plot to really get your book published. My example is Rick Riordan. His Percy Jackson became such a hit over the creativity of the series and the plot so incredible... His creation was so good that the fandom brought upon the attention of directors and producers. In February 2009, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Theif, was released on movie screens across the nation.
After compleating the Greek Mythology series of Percy Jackson, Rick Riordan wasn't done with doing more research for a new series. All around the same time, Rick Riordan released to new series; one of Roman Mythology (that continues off from the Percy Jackskn world), and egyptian mythology. When The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero released, fans died over all this new material of history (thats never been done before) brought on Percy Jackson fans to devour this next set of awesomeness. With the add on of The Kane Cronicles: The Red Pyramid was released, people were just baffled on the creativity and smashing hit of Rick Riordan's creations that the publishing industry really pumped up their standards for authors.
Even after the Twilight series of Stephanie Meyer, authors and writers changed what teens were askkng for. Auhors of today have to do some serious researching for something NEW. Something that will be the new Twilight. Soon (and kinda already) the new Twilight is The Hunger Games. With all the fans of this new series introduced by Suzanne Collins, fans are dieing for the Hunger Games movie to hit screens on March 23rd, 2012. Filming just completed Thursday night and now the first tast of this new Twilight will hit MTV screens this Sunday at the VMAs.
Although Rick Riordan has the amazingness of the Percy Jackson series hitting the movies, he has created a decade of challenge to better author's books.
What authors have to do since Twilight became so big is to RESEARCH! My last post mentioned that you have to have this amazing (not already done) storyline PLUS research for something new. Writers of today have the biggest challenge to do some really amazing geniusness that the competition is getting more tougher and tougher. After Hunger Games gets HUGE, the competition will be tougher than ever.


  1. The PERCY JACKSON , KANE CHRONICLES, and HEROES OF OLYMPUS series' are awesome!



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