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Ej Fisch
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Author. Artist. Gamer. Nerd.
Author. Artist. Gamer. Nerd.

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#ThursdayAesthetic: HOME

Aroska physically lives in Noro, his homeworld's largest city. In the 4 yrs since the events of the last book, he's worked hard to create a new environment / mindset for himself.

But then during downtime between missions, his mind is often...elsewhere.
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Out of all my recurring secondary cast members, Emeri's growth has been my favorite. I love how he has evolved to have an almost paternal role in regards to my other characters.

casually reads all of his dialogue in Sean Bean's voice
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#ThursdayAesthetic just asked for something WIP-related today, so I decided to explore Fracture’s theme: brokenness. People who are broken. People breaking things. People breaking each other. Me breaking all of them 😈
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Today’s #ThursdayAesthetic theme is “Yesterday,” meant to highlight past projects you’ve set aside, shelved, or even scrapped. I’m focusing on that third one ;) When I was like 13, I went through a major obsession with shows like 24 and NCIS and wanted to write a story in that same vein. It featured a snarky, ill-tempered female FBI agent heading up a counter-terrorism squad. You guys. It was SO bad. This collage makes it look way cooler than it really was. I often had the characters doing things just for the sake of being cool, when in reality it was all totally unrealistic and made no sense logistically. I actually finished one draft and started a sequel, but unfortunately I don’t have any of those documents anymore because I was a terrible person and deleted them when I realized how bad the story was (#writetip: NEVER do this). I’ve actually found bits and pieces that I sent to friends (and omg they’re written in Comic Sans), but it’s nothing substantial. Despite all of this, aspects of my main agent lady character’s personality ended up carrying over to my protagonist in the sci fi series I eventually published, and the plot of the sequel I started drafting ended up serving as the basis for book 2 in that series. So even though it was all terrible and I lost all of my work, I don’t feel like it was a complete waste. I actually ended up resurrecting my FBI agent lady for another story project in a high school English class that actually had potential, and it has always been lurking in the back of my mind, so maybe I’ll have to write it sometime ;)
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I know I’ve been hovering fairly close to this number for a shamefully long time, but I have officially broken 50k in Fracture 💪🏼
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Oh, just a little extended Fracture excerpt to brighten your Monday, NBD ;)
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Big thanks to everyone who helped spread the word about my May sale!

I actually got into one more promo this weekend, so in case you missed out, all three of my books will remain 99¢ for Kindle for the rest of the week. (As always, find them here: http://amzn.to/2qHbHB0 )
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Happy 4th birthday to Dakiti, the little book that started all of this! 🎈 In celebration, download it for FREE today.

And hey, why not. Download Nexus and Ronan for free while you're at it.

And you know what? They'll be free tomorrow and Thursday too. flings books everywhere

Find them on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2qHbHB0
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Whipped up a Lazarus review because the next volume isn't getting here til Wednesday and I needed to do SOMETHING relevant because I've become obsessed with this series. Send help.
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I've been taking an odd approach while writing Fracture (and Embers), jumping around writing scenes and fragments as they come to me rather than working in a more linear order. Ergo I've been working recently on creating a storyboard with notecards (basically a physical version of Scrivener's corkboard feature). I come up with a descriptive name for each scene, then write down the setting, the POV, and any other cast members, and on the back I jot down bullet points with a few important things that happen in that scene. I finally finished this project yesterday—I think it really helped to go through and try to organize the scenes/chapters I have finished, as well as identify where all the holes are that still need to be filled.

I went through and stuck some of the data in an Excel spreadsheet, mostly for the purpose of sharing with you all :) I don't have that many scenes that are actually done, but some of the ones marked "incomplete" are thiiiiis close to being finished. The ones marked "needs rewrite" are scenes where I need to change the POV before continuing but haven't gotten around to it yet. And then I was able to come up with ideas that bridged all the gaps as well. There's only one place where I'm anticipating a somewhat wonky transition between scenes, and that can be fixed either by adding something or rearranging something.

It feels good to finally be getting back into a mood where I really want to work on this!
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