Friday, August 24, 2012

Be Inspired!

I want to thank L. G. Keltner at Writing Off The Edge for passing this tag on to me. To complete the responsibilities of this award, I must answer some questions regarding my current writing project.

What is the name of your book?
The working title for my new book is called The Hidden City.

Where did the idea for your book come from?
The idea for my book came from a picture of a ghost town out in the desert. I decided to transform it into a hidden city on an arid planet.

In what genre would you classify your book?
I would classify this book as Sci-fi/Fantasy.

If you had to pick actors to play your characters in a movie rendition, who would you choose?
I don't have anyone in mind right now, but someone who was young and muscular would fill the bill for the protagonist. He is strongminded and determined.

Give us a one sentence synopsis of your book?
A young man with a telekinetic chip, that gives him special abilities, is stranded on a backward planet and must escape a saboteur to save his home planet from a plague.

Is your book already published?
My book is just getting started.

How long did it take you to write your book?
It has taken three weeks to establish the basic plot. Now I'm starting to weave in the subplots.

What other books within your genre would you compare it to? Or readers of which books would enjoy yours?
Readers of Issac Asimov's I Robot and Orson Scott Card's Homecoming Series would enjoy this book.

Which authors inspired you to write this book?
Issac Asimov and Orson Scott Card

Tell us anything that might pique our interest in your book?
Matt will be stopped by his angry brother, who is seeking revenge, unless an old man, who is sworn to keep the city's secret, divulges their whereabouts and helps Matt repair his ship so he can deliver the antidote to a plague. Good versus evil? If the secret community is found out, it could be annhilated and the citizens' freedom lost forever. Is it worth losing his community to save an entire planet? What will the old man decide?

Now I'm supposed to tag 5 more people. I have no idea who has received this award already. I'll pick 5 of the many bloggers who inspire me the most. This tage is my way of saying your blog inspires me. Whether you choose to pass it on or not is up to you. We're all busy, after all.

M Pax

Susanne Drazic - Putting Words Down On Paper

Amanda Rose - Flowering Fiction

Elysabeth - Elysabeth's Writing Emporium

Alex J Cavanaugh

There are many others who inspire me everyday, but I'm only supposed to name five. I hope you all are inspired by someone today!


  1. Thanks, Karen. Sounds like you have a good plot going. Thank you for saying my blog inspires you. i still need to post the Liebster Award posting - so much to do and so little time. I will try to get a posting up tomorrow, for both the Be Inspired and Liebster Award - work calls - hope yu have a good weekend - E :)

    Elysabeth Eldering
    Author of FINALLY HOME, a middle grade/YA mystery (written on the same lines as a Nancy Drew mystery)

    1. I can wait to read what you write about. My plot is all I have right now, but I'm working on the beginning.

  2. Sounds like an interesting read! Good luck with your writing, and I can't wait to hear more about your progress!

    1. Thank you! I plan on giving progress reports as I write and revise.

  3. Your book sounds great. Good luck getting started.

  4. Thank you! And you get into your writing much faster than I do.

  5. Susan: Thanks! I've revised the plot several times now. Somewhere I'll find a happy medium.

    Alex: I'll go back to the beginning again, I'm sure. I want to use an outline this time, but I'm having trouble mapping it out so far.

  6. Hi, Karen! Thank you for this honor. I'm so happy that my blog inspires you. : )

    1. Susanne: I hope you have time to share your latest WIP with us. It will be exciting, I'm sure!