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ART

As an artist, Austin loves to create art or have it made to represent the fictional worlds he creates. Check out artwork for Austin’s upcoming games and novels.

BOOKS

Austin Colton is an American writer of epic fantasy and horror. He has written several novels and is working towards getting them published. Sample chapters and short stories are available here to read for free.

GAMES

 Avid gamers get lost in the worlds they play in. Austin not only has a passion for gaming but a passion for creating them as well. His gaming studio Banish Creative develops solo player RPGs.

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Writing Tools

Motivation is often hard for aspiring writers. Finding good advice is even harder. Our Writing Tools are designed to help writers build a toolbox of writing skills to help them build better stories. We share how you can use these tools to build the best story possible.

ARK Writer

ARK Writer is Austin’s YouTube channel which details the good, the bad, and the ugly of modern storytelling is all its mediums. Ark Writer analyzes different mediums of story to better understand what creates the best experience.

Blog

 Austin looks at works of art not only as an admirer, but as a creator. He searches for inspiration around ever turn, and analyzes stories the way a creator looks at their work. Keep up to date with weekly blog-posts.

We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it.

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When was the last time you watched a film where you couldn’t stop thinking about it? Can you remember the last time you opened the first page of a book and didn’t see a single word? How long did the experience last before it faded away and you forgot what enthralled you? 

Most people fall in love with stories at a very young age. These stories shape and influence their lives and can provide inspiration to fuel your dreams. As a film addict, Austin’s love for story grew as he sat down to watch movies as a child. As he grew older, his love for stories transitioned into a love of books as well as video games. Throughout his life, there was nothing he wanted more than to become a writer so he could create amazing stories of his own. 

Austin looks at art not only as an admirer, but as a creator. He believes that you can find inspiration around every turn and that by analyzing stories you can learn how to better create the ones you want to tell. 

If you have a fondness for stories, love finding ones that fuel your passions, evoke emotion, and drive your desire, then you have found the right place. Check out Austin’s work which ranges from books to games to find something new and inspiring. 

About Austin

He likes to make things up and then write them down.

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austin@darkfriendstudios.com

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