Mani He had a successful serialization on Bewildering Stories Issues #947-952, and the wonderful folks there are sharing the first chapter of The Augmented Man, “In” 1 April 2053 Surface.
You can get some of The Augmented Man‘s backstory at 31 Years to Publication. The novel and backstory led to my working the Katie Koestner organization as Producer, Dear Katie: Survivors on the Page Book Club; Editor, Dear Katie: Survivor Stories.
I joined the Katie Koestner organization as Producer, Dear Katie: Survivors on the Page Book Club, and Editor, Dear Katie: Survivor Stories (should you click on the above link, I’m on the far right).
This is a wonderful opportunity to help trauma survivors get their stories and work out to a wider audience.
For those who don’t know, Katie Koestner was on the cover of TIME Magazine at the age of 18 as the first person to speak out nationally and publicly as the victim of “date” rape. She is now the Producer and Host of the Dear Katie: Survivor Stories podcast.
My function is two fold. One, to find any creatives (not just authors) whose work deals with trauma and healing, and engage them in podcast conversations regarding their work and their lives post trauma. Two, to help find trauma survivors who’ll share their stories for the main Dear Katie podcast, review episodes before they go to air, edit, and make suggestions as necessary.
My own work in this area can be seen in the material listed below. Your work doesn’t need to mirror or echo my subject matter to be considered; it only needs to be well-written and deal with survivor issues.
Please leave a comment if you or someone you know has written a fiction or non-fiction book, article, or story about surviving trauma. Include the title of the published work, the publisher, a synopsis of the story, and a link to where I can find it online.
a recurring character/setting/element anchoring the reader in the story that keeps the reader interested
I use throughlines in my own writing and mentioned them previously in Using One-Line Summaries to Write Better Stories and Writing Mentoring.
Recent conversations demonstrated confusion; some people thought a throughline is the same as a plot line, some thought a throughline was an expanded TOC (Table-of-Contents), some thought…
I appreciate the confusion.
I also appreciate Einstein’s “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”
Therefore, I’m either about to explain throughlines to a six-year old or demonstrate I don’t understand it myself.
Let me know which I achieve.
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Elizabeth Chatsworth, kind, gentle, and giving person she is, interviewed me and published our exchange at AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR JOSEPH CARRABIS.
We talked about
- My The Augmented Man novel and how the story originated
- The bizarre path to publication (took 31 years)
- My sister, Sandra, and her influence on my work
- My author heros
- Favorite scenes, favorite characters, and my writing process.
I met Joseph Carrabis through his former publisher. He’s a fun guy with a wonderful imagination, and a very interesting past in marketing. Today, we’re going to talk all about that, and he’s going to introduce you to his work.
The great and glorious (and everwise. mustn’t forget everwise) Justine Manzano, author of The Order of the Key and other novels, interviewed me on her blog.
We talked about The Augmented Man, my writing process, music I write by, my publishing plan (currently in phase III of IV), examples of good publishers and an example of a bad publisher, blogging about wildlife, and more.
Give it a read.
And comment. It’s always nice when you comment.