The Next Big Thing: Week 7
What is the working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I wrote a story – The Sparkling Dew on the Lakeside – back in 2004 and wanted to adapt it into a novel. Reading back through the world history of Elenchera to get a feel for the zeitgeist, I realised the novel needed more substance and has now developed into Ansel’s Remorse.
What genre does your book fall under?
I write in the fantasy genre though the Elencheran Chronicles are more on the periphery of fantasy. I want to make the genre more accessible to readers with a greater emphasis on characters than fantastical elements or the world itself.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
John Malkovich in his Dangerous Liaisons days would have been perfect for the role of the vampire ruler, Palatine. He’d still be good now actually. An actor like Jake Gyllenhaal would do a good job as Palatine’s best friend and second in command, Ansel.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Ansel knew it was wrong, that Palatine had gone too far but by the time he chose to object Palatine had already brought an epic war upon Elenchera.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I shall be sailing the ocean of uncertainty with my brothers and sisters from the indie world.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I’m currently still working on the book. My previous novel, A World Apart, was written in less than a year so I anticipate Ansel’s Remorse will be ready by next summer.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
The use of vampires will make some people immediately think of Twilight but I won’t be deploying sparkly vampires here. These are more like the traditional vampires of old.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I’d always wanted to write a novel of The Sparkling Dew on the Lakeside but with the boom in vampire literature I resigned myself to having to wait many years. My wife convinced me the wait could be a very long one so I decided to take the plunge and get to work on Ansel’s Remorse now.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
The fact there are no sparkly vampires and that the Elenchera take on them will hopefully be different to many other stories they’ve read. Oh, and there’s a bit of romance, many battles, friendship etc
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Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing
- What is the working title of your book?
- Where did the idea come from for the book?
- What genre does your book fall under?
- Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
- What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
- Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
- How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
- What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
- Who or What inspired you to write this book?
- What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
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