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Dan Frey Preemptively. Always spend time reading, living life with curiosity, and journaling about things you're excited about. When I’m doing so, I find that …morePreemptively. Always spend time reading, living life with curiosity, and journaling about things you're excited about. When I’m doing so, I find that I always have a wealth of ideas that I want to write at any given time. So if there's one I'm stuck on, I jump and work on something else, which usually un-stucks me… and if it doesn’t, eventually I figure that it just wasn’t meant to be. (less)
Dan Frey Find what works for you, but here's what works for me:
Keep a journal and write in it every day. Read as much as you write.
Before you start a draft, …more
Find what works for you, but here's what works for me:
Keep a journal and write in it every day. Read as much as you write.
Before you start a draft, take your time doing research (whatever that means for your project), pre-writing, making lots of notes... just saving up a ton of material that informs your book. Fill up the well, so to speak. But that doesn't mean you need to figure out every beat of the story; you just need to have a lot to draw on. Don't be precious with your idea; talk to people about it, and see what lights up for them.
Once you start your draft, go fast. Don't get bogged down in revising what you've already done. Give yourself a word-count per day (I'd aim for 1K) and hit it 5 days a week.
Once you're done... now you can slow down again. Get some friends to read it. Get feedback from multiple people (3 is good) at a time so you can always balance out and compare what you're hearing. Once you get some feedback, don't immediately start revising. Take a beat to mourn the fact that you're not a once-in-a-lifetime genius who nailed it one. Take your time to make a robust plan for what you're actually going to do in your revision, and set about executing it. Do 2-3 revisions in this fashion, depending on how the feedback goes, and then it's probably time to release the book into the world, in whatever form that takes. (less)
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The ambition of this book (and the series that it paves the way for) is astonishing, and it delivers impressively on the promise of the premise. There's definitely some nerdery here, both of the science and history varieties, and it is brought to lif ...more
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I think so. There's a little bit of language, but otherwise nothing objectionable, and the form in which it's written (compiled emails, text messages, and other types of digital writing) makes it particularly accessible to high school age readers. See Full Answer
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"**5/5 Stars**

I’ll admit that I was going to put this down after the first few pages felt like it was yet another book about tech bros gone bad (or are they just all bad to begin with?!). But then I stuck with it for about 15 pages, and I was into it." Read more of this review »
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"The Future is Yours by Dan Frey caught my attention right away. Told in epistolary style using mixed media format, it follows two friends that have developed a unique way to look in to the future. Using quantum computing, computer genius Adhi discove" Read more of this review »
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"A modern day cautionary tale meant to be gobbled up in a few chunks. Best college friends Adhi Chaudry and Ben Boyce have created a prototype device that can connect to the internet a year in the future. Adhi is a virtual genius in Computing science " Read more of this review »
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I can only imagine that watching 2020 unfold must be a particularly strange experience for Chuck Wendig, since it feels like he predicted so much of it, with such clarity and precision, in this incredibly prescient, epic novel that came out in 2019. ...more
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“If given the chance, I will always open Pandora’s box.”
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“So an antisocial introvert doing everything in his power to avoid the world … may have created a technology that will end up destroying it? Interesting. I have no further questions.”
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“I mean, how you gonna fulfill your dream of being a supervillain if you don’t get that doctorate?”
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