With the advent of self-publishing we as writers have been handed an artistic license like never before. There is no longer that voice in the back of our heads about what might publish well and what might not. No. Instead we can craft and idea and bring it to life without hindrance. So long as you have a bullet proof marketing plan, following or big supportive family you can see your book go along way.
Why am I writing this? Two reasons and we will start with the obvious. My new book Our World: Recovered Journals recently came out Thursday October 16th at Amazon.com. I have taken advantage of this artistic license in the layout of this book. You will see it is not your traditional novel. Second and more importantly is that those writing in this genre have the ability to take advantage of this incredible freedom at our fingertips. What other genre of writing could build a more fantastic storyline, book layout and break the mold style than our own.
It gets me so excited to imagine just how wild things could get between a cover if authors put there minds to it. What could a story look like if it were to become something other than chapters and words, more than a numerical layout of a story?
Our World: Recovered Journals is a self-published title. Complete at 245 pages this book is a fictitious case study done by a man named J. Singfire and his colleagues. The meat of the book is made up of four journals from a shrouded time period in America know as the Dark Decades (2019-2041)
These journals highlight the struggles of four individuals:
Sharon Kimball is an IT professional living in Phoenix who comes face to face with a human trafficking ring.
Kurtis O’Leary, a father who lost so much in the early days of this time period and is struggling to keep Connor, his son, alive.
Gilbert Hernandez is a criminal, plain and simple. Bare knuckle fighting for food keeps him from mugging and hurting people.
Terrance Howard is the prepper. Deep inside a bunker with his family Terrance reflects on the days leading up to this terrifying time, that is, until a group of marauders gets a whiff of his location.
Within these journals each character wrestles with their own emotions all the while piecing together their part of the story. These entries were meant to be authentic and the frustrations of survival will include cursing and vitriol, so beware. As the reader J. Singfire tasks you with analyzing these entries and putting together your own theories of what happened within the Dark Decades.
Sure this was an article about a book but also a call to the writers of great prepper fiction, sci fi, fantasy and dystopia. Let us take advantage of the new found freedom in self-publishing. Take your books in a new direction build them as though you are an architect. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Book Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZqaNCXu28A