Throughout the book, Kennedy injects ridiculous, fun, creative, and downright terrifying future tech which is outlandish, prescient, realistic, and sad all bundled into one. It’s a monumental piece of future world building, comparative to older novels like Neuromancer or Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.
So why Personnel? I wanted to take a moment to tell everyone why I’ve chosen to invest countless hours in Tyler’s writing, working with him to craft a story ready for the world to read. Two Doctors Media Collaborative is working with Tyler because we believe in his story, and we believe in his voice.
Mendelson establishes her visionary mind by exploring a set of ideas through brief stories that will make you think about potential dystopias, and, living into its title, recognize the good in the present.
One game aspect that I continually fall in and out of love with are games that seem so deceptively simple. You know, games where everything on the surface seems normal, straightforward, and almost casual in nature. You see your moves three turns ahead and, before you know it, you’re trouncing your opponents and basking in the warm glow of another crushing victory…
I remember I once grabbed a romance book (that I mistakenly thought was about vampires since a vampire woman was on the cover) when my 4th grade class took a trip to the library and other students made fun of me for it. So, avoiding ridicule, I put it back and rented Cat in the Hat for the up-teenth time.
Solace Lost, by Michael Sliter, explores a dark fantasy world rife with murder, magic, and mayhem. Its principle characters, Fenrir and Merigold, experience tragedy after tragedy on their journey toward finding some semblance of peace in their lives. Their lives intersect with each other in unexpected ways, culminating in a final series of battles that push each character to their limits.
I’m not really sure why I made a Star Wars reference in the title to this review, but it fits, so it stays.
I had minimal expectations when I opened Little Gnome, Big Water. Why? Because I really don’t like the book cover. While the artwork is creative, it doesn’t really communicate anything about the story to me . . . and after reading the book, I absolutely think the narrative goes well beyond what is displayed on its front.
Sonny Collins’ The Ocean Road is a relatively light tale filled with all the hallmarks of a good fantasy story: monsters, heroes, princesses, villains, and, of course, a glowing mythical stone that holds the key to saving the world. Collins’ work is very accessible, geared toward young adults, and could inspire readers of all ages to enjoy letting their mind untether from reality and float in the ether of fantasy for a while.
It’s historical fiction, but not the sort of historical fiction many readers might expect. It’s not a book that explores a significant event in history from a new perspective. Rather, Schleicher thrusts readers deep into the early part of the twentieth century, with real people living real lives and experiencing a thrilling, suspenseful tale.
it’ll suck you in, thrusting you on a whirlwind of magic, fantasy, and introspective thought as you consider the roadblocks facing our own world. We’re facing down a climate crisis, just like the Agraxians. The stakes are just as high, the barriers just as big.
Welcome to the Faction, a series of novels written by Tyler Hanson and published by Two Doctors Media Collaborative. For your first introduction, enter the Redacted Files.
Mono faces down the Holy Empire as it drives relentlessly toward the borders of his people. Yet even in the face of daunting odds, he holds onto their religious prophecies. Will hope reign supreme, or will Mono and his Legion succumb to their enemies?
Everyone should go check out A Million and One Magazine, and while you’re there, read Simulating the Senses of Trolls by C. D. Tavenor!
Martin, no one denies the great service you’ve performed for your nation, and for your species. You managed to survive on Mars for three months all alone before the Goliath arrived to pick you up. It amazes me, and all of us, that you did what we thought was only possible in movies.
And hopefully a guide to achieving similar results yourself :)
I’m sure many of you know it’s hard to find a quality book cover, especially a quality cover designer! For Chronicles of Theren, I worked with Violeta Nedkova, an artist I highly recommend. With her permission, the Book Builder’s Blog is going to discuss my experience working with her. More importantly, I hope it will help you think closely about what you want out of your book covers, and what you want out of your book cover designer!
Join the Indie Author Collection Initiative! It’s going to take a lot of work, it’s going to require more people than just me to act as leads, and we’re going to need to figure out a lot of logistics for distribution of royalties, but if we succeed, collectively we can all find new readers, expand name recognition, and increase our sales.
If First of Their Kind sells 1000 copies by May 31, 2019, every client I work with between May 1 and December 31, 2019—right now I have about a dozen authors scheduled through November—will receive their edit ABSOLUTELY FREE. They won’t pay a single cent.
Introducing #IndieAprilSpotlight! Bring me your books, only a few spots available!
Ignore your own intent. Kill your pride, and let the words tell the story on their own. Only then will your story become what it was meant to be.
Writing is often a cathartic experience. Something of ourselves bleeds into every scene and speaks through every character. During this process, especially when it comes to main characters, we’re tempted to limit the unattractive aspects of a given personality.
A blog by Rebecca F. Kenney. Every book begins with an idea. Inspiration, some call it. Others claim to have a muse—inner voices that won't stop talking, or a secret world locked in their minds, clamoring to be released.
Hi there, I'm Victorique and I mostly write historical fiction. Research in historical fiction is synonymous with the genre. If you want to write in this genre, you’ll spend a lot of your time reading. Whether it is before you write a word in your WIP or after, you’ll spend a lot of time looking things up. And a rule of mine is, if you aren't sure, don't assume, investigate, and ask around if you know any experts.
This weekend, I had the opportunity to write a guest post for the wonderful EJ Allen, another author. Go check out his website, he has a lot of great articles on writing, but more importantly, if you’re interested in a deeper dive into the writing of Legion of Mono, here’s my post from his blog!
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