My Introduction Blog for SPSFC2 - Team Escapist
First off, congratulations to SPSFC1 winner, S.A Tholin for Iron Truth.
As a quarterfinalist in SPSFC1, I was offered the chance to resubmit Nexus Point. I declined as I had decided to judge this year for Team Escapist.
As a judge, I’ll be looking at the critical functions of storytelling, not just genre and style. YA, romance, horror, dystopian, it doesn’t matter, as long as the story is written well.
I’ll be looking closely at story writing dynamics. How, and how well, is tension built. Is dialogue realistic? Does each chapter serve a purpose, and is there conflict? I hold self-pub almost to the same level as trad pub. You are both selling a ‘product’ to a reader. I don’t subscribe to the belief that self-pub is for writers who couldn’t get a trad deal because their book wasn’t good enough, therefore you still have to put the work in.
Most readers buy books not knowing if it was trad or self-pub. Don’t let them know!
I will be posting my reviews of all the books I read on my personal blog, but only books with higher scores will have their review posted on Goodreads or amazon.
Team Escapist Books
A Dream of Waking Life
Debunked: Volume One of the Terravenum Chronicles
Escape First Contact
Into Neon: A Cyberpunk Saga
NEANDER; A Time Travel Adventure
Tobias F. Cabral
Of Mycelium and Men
William C. Tracy
Psycho Hose Beast From Outer Space
The Bygone Wars Book 1; Songs of Space and Time
The Carnelian Fox
The Dark That Dwells
Matt Digman, Ryan Roddy
The Prometheus Effect
The Trouble with Love
Maurice X. Alvarez
Those Left Behind
Krista D. Ball
Transgressor: The Fated Sky