October 31, 2016 at 4:54 am #7080
I am seeking a CP and writing buddy for my new 71,000 word manuscript. This is my first novel, but I am a published journalist with significant editing experience. My strengths include word building, character development, and scene setting. I could use a little help (someone to bounce ideas off of) concerning action scenes and balancing dialogue and narrative. If you think that we would be a good fit, and wouldn’t shy away from a novel with strong political/progressive undertones I would love to connect!
Decades after The Seclusion, during which America constructed massive border walls and sealed itself off from the outside world, thirty-one year old Patricia Evans lives within the panoptic nightmare of a total surveillance state. History and geography are classified, and any attempt to find out the truth regarding the world at large, past or present, is considered to be treason. Anyone who fails to toe the line finds themselves on the receiving end of Law Enforcement’s directed energy weapons. Those who escape summary execution are drafted into the military, an organization whose activities beyond the border are unknown to everyday citizens.
While on a routine assignment scouting the viability of dwindling natural resources outside the massive urban centers most citizens call home, Patricia and her co-worker Rexx discover a relic from the past containing dangerous contraband—unedited books from before The Seclusion. These texts will spark an unquenchable thirst for the truth and start Patricia off on a journey of discovery. The true history of her family and her country will begin to unfold, and Patricia will be forced to determine the lengths to which she will go to protect the former from the latter.
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