How The Truth Was Revealed
The Truth Revealed website and television show are both vital parts of the story told in The Adventures Of The Guardian: Urban legends. Neither the website or television show exist. The story of the creation of these elements will hopefully help aspiring writers understand how their everyday experiences and hobbies can inspire their storytelling.
I have always enjoyed urban legends. I have also been intrigued by the reasons people believe conspiracy theories, and why both have such staying power. These interests were always part of the story, and a personal hobby. The Truth Revealed franchise was inspired by an actual event.
One night after finishing an essay, I decided to look for ideas for stories by typing random topics into search engines on the Internet. Eventually, I decide to search for three terms at once. These were: time travel, UFOs and ghosts.
This search led to all kinds of results about how these things might be related and how governments and corporations were covering up secret information on each of these topics.
The results got stranger and more extreme with each link I clicked. Eventually, I came across a supposedly true story about two girls who took a road trip, time traveled and were chased by aliens.
I decided to check out the original version through a link provided by the website. Very quickly I realized I was the reading what seemed to be a humorous short story. The story even contained dialogue. Going back to the first website, I found links to many other websites devoted to things like alien autopsies, conspiracy theories and secret societies.
About a year later, I was writing my book and this experience stuck in my mind and informed almost the entire story. Therefore, The Truth Revealed franchise was born.
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Lee Ward - author of superhero and sci-fi stories.