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Indiot is the follow-up to Ana Spoke’s debut novel, Shizzle, Inc., chronicling the hijinks of Isabella Maxwell, a naive blond who wants nothing more than to change (or help) the world, getting herself into extraordinary circumstances along the way. In Shizzle, Inc., this trouble came upon her mostly by accident, as the world seemed to open opportunities she’d then exploit for her own means, messaging the truth and more often than not, putting her foot in her mouth. In Indiot, the tables turn a bit, as Isabella (or Isa, for short) begins to take hold of the reigns of her own destiny. She still gets into plenty of trouble, but instead of unbelievable circumstances pushing her into various comedic predicaments, her conscious decisions now tend to lead her into trouble — a switch that gives her narrative more reliability than in Shizzle, Inc. It doesn’t feel as if Isa is lying as much about what’s happening, making her adventures more authentic and enjoyable. At the same time, her character seems to grow too much too fast, as if the lessons she learned in Shizzle Inc. have taken root, but have matured faster than an alien baby in a science-fiction movie. Read Full Review
When I posted my blog for my 2016 resolutions, one of them was a pledge to read (and support) independent writers by reading and reviewing at least one book a month by a self-published author. Now, I’d like to take a minute to expand a little on my plans and help you understand where my head’s at and what you can expect from me. Please, Read On
A couple of weeks ago I posted this picture to Facebook to help give readers a chance to visualize the character of Jacquline Brody form my Jaxxa Rakala series:
This week, we have two very similar answers to choose from, but answers which could send the narrative in two very different directions.
Welcome to the next chapter in our continuing saga. Chapter 9 once again brings us to new territory, as I have split the chapter into two parts. What does this mean for you, my charismatic readers? It means you get to answer not one, but two questions (that are related to each other, of course). It’ll definitely be interesting to see how I craft the story from here, but based on the answer given to Chapter 8’s question, I thought the narrative deserved a change of pace.
Before you begin, if you’d like to see the answer for Chapter 8’s question, “Why won’t the engines start?”, you can find it here. And if you’d like to get caught up on all previous chapters, or simply refresh your memory on what characters we’ve met so far and what they’ve had to go through, check out our extremely convenient cliff notes.
Now, please enjoy Chapter 9 of our story where we find out why the engines wouldn’t start.
For everyone who has wanted to join in on the fun of my interactive novel but were late to the party and don’t feel they have time to read all of the chapters — or don’t like the idea of answering the next chapter’s questions without knowing what’s going on — you’re in luck. You can now jump on over to the Cliff Notes page for Write A Novel With Me and learn everything you need to know about the project, including character descriptions, who or what certain items are and what they can do, and of course, brief chapter summaries (including the question posed and the winning answer) with links to the full chapter for your convenience.
This is also a helpful tool for those who have been following the story from the beginning, but may have forgotten a certain aspect or need a refresher on what happened so that you might better answer a particular question.
Check it out and come help write a novel with me.
It seems either everyone was on vacation this week, or the question posed at the end of Chapter 8 left everyone’s minds blank (or overloaded with possibilities) because only one person offered up an answer to the question, “Why won’t the engines start?”
Welcome to the next chapter in our continuing saga. Chapter 8 was a little slow to get started, but once I added just a small touch of my own to the winning answer, everything started flowing quite nicely.
Before you begin, if you’d like to see the answers for Chapter 7’s question, “How does the standoff end?”, you can find them here. And in case you haven’t read them yet, here are the previous chapters: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6 & Chapter 7.
Please enjoy Chapter 8 of our story where we find out how the standoff comes to a conclusion.