Welcome to the Fold

Get in our game. Or get out of our way.

When a young woman joins an underground street-theater movement with plans to change the world, her boyfriend follows her in to "rescue" her ... only to find it may cost both of them their personalities, and maybe also their lives.

Annika always wanted to be someone else. One day, she found a way to do exactly that: join "Sunderlands", a live-action role-playing game based on the best-selling fantasy series. All unauthorized, all underground ... and all for the sake of creating a world where heroes were possible again.

Renton loved Annika just as she was. When she vanished into the game, he followed her in to get her back. What he didn’t expect to find was a plot to rewrite the stories of their lives from the inside out. And the stories of everyone else’s lives as well.

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Welcome to the Fold: 'Welcome To The Fold' Is Now Available!

My latest novel is now out! Get a promo copy while supplies last!

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2017/07/31 08:00

Purchase on AmazonAfter sitting far too long on my desk for a variety of dumb reasons, my latest novel, Welcome To The Fold is now available on Kindle for immediate purchase, for the low low price of $6.99!

We're also giving away copies to a lucky few!

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Genji Press: Projects: Do-It-Yourselfer Helper Dept.

On preparing 'Welcome To The Fold' for (self)-publication.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2017/07/05 08:00

Greetings, fellow Americans! I hope your July 4th was better than mine. I spent most of it being sick to my stomach and beyond, with some kind of gastric virus that produced symptoms not suitable for discussion in a family publication. Eventually, I felt okay enough to pull up a chair and begin prepping Welcome To The Fold for (self-)publication.

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Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned: As Of Late Dept.

Peek at my latest novel, and find out what's happening with my next one.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2017/03/16 08:00

Sorry about the silence — been submerged in things. Here's what's rolling:

Welcome To The Fold

In case you missed it, the first few chapters — more on the way! — of my last novel, can be sneak-previewed at Inkshares.


When a young woman joins an underground street-theater movement with plans to change the world, her boyfriend follows her in to "rescue" her ... only to find it may cost both of them their personalities, and maybe also their lives.


If you like what you see, if you're already a fan of my work please register for an account there, follow me (and follow the book itself). This is vital, because it shows that there's interest in the work.

If I get enough people showing interest, the book will automatically be bumped up to the point where it will be considered for publication by the Inkshares team.

My plan is to post most, or maybe even all, of Part One, and see if that elicits any interest. If I get to halfway through the year and there are no takers, I will drop back to Plan B and go through Kindle and CreateSpace. I'd rather see if Inkshares can help me accrue momentum first.

Once again, if you like my work, please show your support there to get this ball rolling.

Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned

The latest novel from the Genjiworks is about two-thirds done, perhaps a little more, in its first draft. Don't expect to see anything with this until at least next year — the second and third drafts are likely to introduce a great many changes. The way I explained it to a friend involves language that deserves its own blog post: Don't think of it as rewriting; think of it as creating an entirely new project using the earlier draft as raw material.

A great many of the most difficult questions I had about this story were things I could only resolve by encountering them on the level of individual scenes, or even individual lines of dialogue. They weren't things I could resolve by planning ahead, because those plans were predicated on assumptions I had to eventually discard. In other words: it'll be difficult work to rewrite this, but it'll be absolutely vital. This is the kind of story that can't be properly assembled in even a couple of drafts.

I ought to resume semi-regular blogging in a day or two. See you then.

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Genji Press: Projects: A Peek Ahead, Pt. 2

The second chapter of Welcome to the Fold has been uploaded for previewing at Inkshares.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2017/02/05 08:00

The second chapter of Welcome to the Fold has been uploaded for previewing at Inkshares.

In case you missed the first chapter, it's here.

For those who just joined, this is a project I worked on from 2014 through 2015, but shelved due to other things going on in my life. I'm presenting the first part of the book on Inkshares to see if that generates enough interest to have it published by way of that platform. If not, I'll be falling back to ol' reliable Kindle and CreateSpace.

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Genji Press: Projects: The First Peek Dept.

My novel 'Welcome to the Fold' is now finally going public. A little at a time.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2017/01/16 17:00

I kept promising I would do this, but now it's time to make good on my promises. The first public glimpse of my new (well, new since I finished it last year) book Welcome To The Fold is now available on the book-networking site Inkshares.

My plan is to upload chapters — sections, really — from the first third or so of the book, about one per week, and then see how much attention I can drum up on Inkshares that way. If it turns out to be a dud, I'll drop back to Plan B: Kindle and Amazon CreateSpace, with some promotion by way of a few services I've been introduced to in the past couple of months.

I really don't know what people are going to think about this one. Even I thought it was strange. In a good way, that is. If you don't like it, don't worry — there's another book on the way that is as unlike this one as this one was unlike anything else I've done!

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Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned: Hot Off The Presses Dept.

New books o' mine! And some old ones, too!

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2016/12/03 08:00

I haven't said much lately about the release schedule for current and future books of mine, so here's some catch-up in that department.

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Tags: Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned  Palace of the Red Desert  Perfect Skin  Summerworld  Welcome to the Fold  writing 

Genji Press: Projects: Out From The Fold Dept.

Where'd "Welcome to the Fold" go? It's right here, waiting.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2016/04/13 19:00

I haven't talked much about my previous novel, Welcome to the Foldconspicuous in its absence of detail. The reason for that is simple: over the last couple of months I've been seeking representation for it. So far, no dice, but I'm giving it a full calendar year to see if anyone shows interest. If not, I'll fall back to plan B and release it myself, so you might see it sometime in '17 if it comes to that.

I may have mentioned this before in passing, but it's worth repeating here. I'm also holding off on a major reworking of the site (and an updating of the layout) until I switch publishing platforms, which ought to happen sometime next year.

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