The Next Big Thing Week 14

Posted: September 27, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Thanks to Chadwick Ginther, for tagging me in the Next Big Thing. The idea behind the  Next Big Thing is to present chain of weekly blog posts where the tagged authors talk about one of their current works in progress.

What is the working title of your book?

The Death of Antagonis. It will be released this coming February.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I think the Black Dragons are a fascinating Chapter of Space Marines in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. They are unquestionably loyal, but are regarded by some with deep suspicion. One of my goals was to explore how the character of the Black Dragons and they way they wage war are inseparable.

What genre does your book fall under?

Military SF. The Warhammer 40,000 novels are tales of grandiose, world-shattering events.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Here it is from the coming-soon blurb itself: “The Black Dragons fall upon the world of Antagonis, summoned to combat the plague of undeath that has engulfed the planet.”

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

The Death of Antagonis is being published by the Black Library. I am represented by the Robert Lecker Agency.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Once my outline received the green light, it took me about two-and-a-half months to do the first draft. It was an incredibly exciting experience to find myself unleashed in the Warhammer 40,000 universe (and remains so), and I found myself working in a white heat of inspiration.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

The Death of Antagonis is one of the Space Marine Battles Novels. Recent entries in this line include Wrath of Iron by Chris Wraight, Legion of the Damned by Rob Sanders, and The Gildar Rift by Sarah Cawkwell.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Quite simply the work of other 40K writers. Both before and during the writing of the novel, I was reading a lot by people like Nick Kyme, Dan Abnett, Aaron Dembski-Bowden and James Swallow, and I wanted to produce the same kind of vast, thrilling adventure.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

I have a story, “The Vorago Fastness,” that just came out in the Xenos Hunters anthology and that features a Black Dragon as one of the main characters. The anthology is available here: 

http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/xenos-hunters.html

 

Tag! You’re it!

Jonathan Ball

Sally Ito

Nick Kyme

Stephen D. Sullivan

Rules:

***Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress) ***

Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them. It’s that simple.

Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing:

What is the working title of your book?

Where did the idea come from for the book?

What genre does your book fall under?

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

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Comments
  1. chancelet says:

    Hi, I was also tagged by Graeme and will be posting tomorrow.

    It’s amazing that you completed your 1st draft in under 3 months! How long did it take you to complete your outline? I’ve never written from a totally thorough outline, but I can see how it could make getting the story out much easier.

    Congrats on your representation. I wish you the best in your next big thing, and hope you’ll check out my post tomorrow.

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