I am currently figuring out what kind of novel I should write while in the Peace Corps. This will be my fifth one. The thing is, I found a niche for myself with my previous novel–The Stagner Chronicle. I am thinking about exploring this realm/genre of oral histories even further. It worked well with a dystopian novel. Now I’m starting to wonder–would it work with literary fiction? How about science fiction? Comedy? I have a few ideas up my sleeve, but I want to hear from my readers. Are you guys interested in reading Oral History-style books like World War Z and Rant?
I’m falling in love with genre. It allows the story to be a character. Since the players in the story are the narrators, it pulls you in. It makes you decide what really happened. There is no black and white when it comes to an Oral History. That’s why I love it. Now I want to do know if you guys feel the same. If you haven’t read one, feel free to grab a free download of my last novel–The Stagner Chronicle–Here.
For the first time in quite awhile, I am writing again with a great level of consistency. Along with this comes the concern of disclosing what I am writing. It’s difficult to talk about what you are writing about without losing the excitement. So, in the meantime, I think I am going to work on re-organizing the website so that it can include older works.
I started writing 9 years ago–at the age of 14. It started with romantic poetry. It developed into flash fiction. That quickly turned into short stories. By the time I was 20, I had written my first novel. The thing is, I don’t have many of my older writings here. They may not be as good, but I love the idea of presenting them as a way of seeing my progress. I will likely start updating them this evening.
It will take awhile. In the meantime, check out an old Sci-Fi Short story. A recent discussion with a lovely girl reminded me of it. I think you will love it.
31 years after the conclusion of America’s Second Revolution, those involved in the events release “The Stagner Chronicle.” This oral history documents a drastically different history from the one set in the history books. While living in a dystopian America, three young men and women accidently spark a revolution. When they are declared enemies of the state, the trio must avoid capture or risk being thrown in an underground prison-known as a Black Site. Meanwhile, The Revolution gains some real traction.
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With the start of my Kickstarter campaign quickly approaching, it is time to unveil my fourth novel. The title of the novel is “The Stagner Chronicle: The Oral History of the Second American Revolution.” It is a science fiction/political mashup that takes place in the near future. Below is a link to the page that contains the first chapter in the novel.
If the novel looks interesting to you, make sure to follow my blog and look back in the upcoming days. When the Kickstarter campaign starts, you can preorder a copy of the novel for yourself. There are also plenty of other goodies available–from a bookmark of the revolutionary flag to the poster of the central text of the novel. I hope you will join me in this campaign.
The Stagner Chronicle