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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

Eric Feinberg


Aerovoyant

Patricia Tavormina


Alien Advantage

Lorain O’Neil


Colony

Max Florschutz


Debunked: Volume One of the Terravenum Chronicles

Dito Abbott


Entity

Shannon Lindsay

Escape First Contact

Tina Beier


Fallen

Patrick Abbott


Into Neon: A Cyberpunk Saga

Matthew Goodwin


NEANDER; A Time Travel Adventure

Harald Johnson


Night Music

Tobias F. Cabral


Of Mycelium and Men

William C. Tracy


Psycho Hose Beast From Outer Space

C.D. Gallant-King


Shepherds

James Brumbaugh


The Bygone Wars Book 1; Songs of Space and Time

Scott Robinson


The Calling

Branwen O’Shea


The Carnelian Fox

Kayleigh MacLeod


The Created

Michael McCloskey


The Dark That Dwells

Matt Digman, Ryan Roddy


The Drift

Casie Aufenthie


The Prometheus Effect

David Fleming


The Trouble with Love

Maurice X. Alvarez


Those Left Behind

Nicola Scrimgeour


Traitor

Krista D. Ball


Transference

Brandon Keaton


Transgressor: The Fated Sky

E.M. Swift-Hook


Zeroed Out

Jacob Markrof




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