The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

What is the Next Big Thing? It is a way to ‘pass the baton’, if you will, between the new writers of today, allowing each one of them in turn to give an insight about her upcoming work, then tag her fellow writers to do the same. In this manner, I was tagged by Uvi Poznansky. (Blame her, it’s her fault! Heheheee.)

So here is a glimpse into my upcoming work:

What is the working title of your book?

Kill ’em All – Let the Zombie eat their brains (may change.) Why? ‘Cause I’m a zombie and I’m always hungry. And if I’m going to put a book out, it might as well have a catchy tittle, no?

Also working on a story for the next Heroes in Hell book series, published by Perseid Publishing. It will be fun and full of dust and hopes and interpersonal relationships and a spear and a Mother’s love for her son …

Where did the idea come from for the book?

A long time ago, in a universe coloured by a comb of a different style, there was a forum called Choate Road, which was the home for all things Werepigian. I used to rant and post up all kinds of weird things there. We were going to release a collection of these things way back when, but things turned and went down different paths, and since then, I’ve decided to put it together and publish it.

I’m stealing the Werepig’s term: “fun book” for this. Way back then, he put out one called: “Knock, knock; who’s there? Death!” and that was a hoot to be a part of. I’ve kind of been knocking it back and forth in my mind for a while since, and decided that 2013 is going to be the year that I come out gangbusters with stuff, so why not put this out?

What genre does your book fall under?

Horror / Fun / Poetry … ummm and in general terms, random!

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

Christopher Walken, Jessica Alba, Kirsty Swanson, Peter Weller, and the Taaco Bell Chihuahua.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Rants, rhymes, random and it’s not a what you might expect, from a zombie!

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

This one will probably be self-published; unless, of course, some publisher comes along between now and then and says: “Gotta print this, ZZ dude; we’ll give you gobs of cash for it. Come on, let us print it …” But I don’t think that scenario is gonna gel between now and when I finish putting it to the shiny side, so, we’ll proceed as we will, because that’s how we roll here in the zombie world.

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

Not really relevant, as it’s a collection of stuff from across about 2 years of random postings. Some new material that I put together just for this also. So, let’s go with a random, roundabout figure of a year and a half.

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

The dictionary, the Autobiography of a Zombie, … uh, I dunno; most likely, it’s not a thing to compare, is it is more about how to share. Or something to that effect. I’m sure there’s other books out there like this, but, as it’s not a work of fiction, non fiction, or a single storey or story collection, it’s more a collection of weird, because that’s what I like … lots of random.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Everyone. Simply put, every interaction with every person I’ve ever met, is some form of inspiration for me. I watch people, listen to them, read their words; and everything that I come across percolates inside my brain for at least a minute or two, and gets filtered to the part of my brains that says: “oooo, tasty.”

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

I have cookies. They’re not in the book, but I have them. Also, I am planning on Total World Domination, and this is but one of many initiatives that are a part of the overall plan. By creating this piece of work, and releasing it to the world, I’m hoping to help many people (obviously of various dynamics and demographics from across the globe) to become prepared for that eventuality. Can’t make a World Empire, without cracking a few … eggs.

Include the link of who tagged you and this explanation for the people you have tagged.

I was tagged by Uvi Poznansky, whose blog is at: http://uviart.blogspot.ca/

Larry Atchley, Jr
Nick Nefarious
Terry Farris –
J-me Page

And now, the small print: a message for the tagged authors and interested others:
Rules of The Next Big Thing:
Use this format for your post
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.

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?

Include the link of who tagged you and this explanation for the people you have tagged.

Be sure to line up your five people in advance.

About ZombieZak

I am the night zombie! I am he who rides the winds of Doom, he who chases after cookies and bubbles!
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One Response to The Next Big Thing

  1. Blogarific! Thanks for the tag in the Next Big Thing. I will post mine next Sunday. Now to figure out who to tag in mine. Hmmmmmm….

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