Writing Meme

Found this here. Needed to do it.

1) What is the title of your next book/work?

The next one will simply be Riesel Tales: Two Hunters, Volume 2. I'm also working on Volume 1 of a new, related series.


2) Where did the idea come from for the book/work?

Several sources, but mostly from my past sci-fi roleplaying exploits and other adventures on the Internet.


3) What genre does your book/work fall under?

Science fiction, dystopian, cyberpunk, action, comedy, and a little bit of slice-of-life.


4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

That's a very good question, and something that I have been debating for a while since one of my ultimate goals is to at least get RTTH set as an animated series, if not a movie.


5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Two bounty hunters work together to make ends meet on the urban dystopia world of Riesel, all while bickering and snarking it up.


6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

It'll likely be self-published, just like Volume 1.


7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

Current book: Probably a year, give or take.

Next book: Still working on it.


8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I'm not sure, but others have compared it to the works of Andre Norton and Terry Pratchett.


9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?

My life, the Internet, and a writer's heart. I frequently collaborate with that last one. It's in a jar on my desk...I mean, uh, an integral part of my being.


10) What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?

- A richly detailed, immersive setting. You can practically feel the vertigo and pollution!

- Characters who cannot go a single day without snark.

- Characters who are likeable and hateable at the same time.

- Distant future sci-fi.

- Aliens who aren't just Humans with rubber foreheads and unrelatable cultures/emotions.

- Humor, sarcasm, and humorous sarcasm.

- The distinct lack of romance, especially since the two main characters, Runge and Ramy, are respectively male and female.




I tag you, you and YOU to do this questionnaire as well.