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'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned' is about to drop!By Serdar Yegulalp on 2018/10/15 08:00
Yesterday I put in my order for the proof copy of Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. I've also finished assembling the Kindle edition of the book, so once the print edition is OKed — which could happen as early as the end of this coming week — the book will finally be out for real.
Took me long enough, didn't it?
The soundtrack for my new novel.By Serdar Yegulalp on 2018/10/01 17:00
With each book I write, there's almost always a soundtrack of some kind to go with it — music to match the mood and tempo of each scene. That said, I find I almost never listen to the music in question when writing or editing the scene in question, as I find that too distracting; there's other music I have specifically for the writing process.
Odds are you can find most, if not all, of these by way of your friendly neighborhood music streaming service.
A discussion of the themes in my new novel, and how they are embodied there.By Serdar Yegulalp on 2018/09/26 17:00
Last time I posted in this series, I talked about the characters, major and supporting. This time around, I'll run down some of the major themes in the story as I saw them.
I keep telling myself, writing the next book isn't going to be such a marathon.By Serdar Yegulalp on 2018/09/10 17:00
No, I didn't want to spend upwards of two years working on Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, but there you go. Life happens, and a little more of it than I wanted to happened over the last ten to twelve months.
But there's some kind of home stretch in view now. End of September, is what I'm thinking. And then I take the rest of the year off to reorganize the office and read books that aren't mine for a change.
For fun I sat down and mentally traced the progress of my earlier SF-space-opera thingy Flight Of The Vajra.By Serdar Yegulalp on 2018/09/09 13:00
We got to talking the other day about how the finished version of a story looks nothing like its original version. For fun I sat down and mentally traced the progress of my earlier SF-space-opera thingy Flight Of The Vajra. Even I was surprised by the number of steps involved, and the evolution along the way.
A discussion of the supporting cast in my new novel, and the roles they play.By Serdar Yegulalp on 2018/09/03 17:00
Last time I posted in this series, I introduced a few of the main characters - Aki, the protagonist; Börte, his wife and Yannick Seyrig, the godfather of the crime family (for lack of a better term) they were welcomed into. Now some notes about the rest of the cast:
One thing that occurred to me when compiling all this is how I have an affinity for fairly large casts of characters, as a way to mirror or exemplify all sorts of different aspects of the story. But at the end of the day I know a story has to be about one person at the center of it. That person is going to be our psychopomp through the story's underworld, leading himself and us alike out into the light. But they will need a kind of company that by its very existence comments on what the rest of the story is about too.
In the next installment of this series, I'll break out some of the themes it touches on, and how I chose to treat them.
UPDATED 8/28: My SF novel 'Flight Of The Vajra' and my mystery/thriller 'Welcome To The Fold' are available for a limited time as giveaways!By Serdar Yegulalp on 2018/08/28 17:00
This is my once-every-so-often post about giveaways, freebies, promotions, and other must-haves from Your Friends At Genji Press, which appears for no particular good reason on Tuesday.
My sorta-kinda thriller/mystery novel Welcome To The Fold is available as a free giveaway, for a limited time, by way of Instafreebie:
My sorta-kinda space-opera novel Flight Of The Vajra is also available as a free giveaway, for a limited time, by way of Instafreebie:
Many other books from other authors are also available in those lots, so go check 'em out as well. There's a good chance an itch you didn't know you had may well be scratched.
Also bear in mind my TYPO BOUNTY! If you find mechanical mistakes in the text (spelling, grammar, inconsistencies, editing blunders, etc.), collate as many as you can find, drop me a line and I'll fix it up, and throw you a goodie for your trouble. Limit one goodie per person per book.
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