I mentioned in my previous post on the fourth dystopian must have, Loss of Self-Autonomy, that in order for a dystopian to be a true anti-utopia, the very antithesis of a utopia, one of the prerequisites is that the loss of self-autonomy must be socially normal. That means for the average person, normal is not … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel IV: Police State
There are a lot of things that can be difficult to imagine in a dystopian state. One of the most difficult, especially in our day and age where we are free to do almost anything, and the one which makes a dystopian state so abhorrent to us, is the general loss of self-autonomy except to … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must-Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel III: Loss of Self-Autonomy
I redid the cover on The Ogress' Son because there were too many comments on how it looks like a horror story. :O Not at all what I was going for, but here's the new cover. I likey. And thank heavens for Fiverr, because there was no way I could have gotten a new cover … Continue reading When your genre is dystopian, but your cover says horror….
Carolyn Astfalk was kind enough to feature my new release The Ogress' Son on her blog, My Scribbler's Heart. Check it out, give her some love for being supportive of other indies. Because she's super sweet and people who go the extra mile really deserve to be recognized for it. ❤
Clean Indie Read authors are giving away a bunch of clean romance novels to celebrate St. Valentine's day. They range from Paranormal to Romantic comedy. If you love romance like I do, but live in fear of ending up with a smutty book, these are the types of authors for you! 'Clean' for these writers … Continue reading Fiction Hashtag List for Clean Romance (with Bonus free books!)
Every dystopian novel is called dystopian as a juxtaposition to its opposite, a utopia. A utopia is an ideal society. Likewise, a dystopia is premised on an idealization already having been achieved - a world where everyone gets an education, or a world where everyone owns a home, or a world where we all … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel II: Realization of Idealization
Now, I might catch a lot of flack for my opinions, I don't know. This list is based off what I've observed as a reader of dystopian fiction. I am sure all the lit. professors and other authors much more educated than I am could tear me to shreds and show me all the ways … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel I: Inorganic Society