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On this episode of LIVE!, author A. G. Riddle talks about his best selling, breakout novel The Atlantis Gene (it has over 14,000 reviews). As the first book in the Origin Mystery series, The Atlantis Gene found a loyal base of fans years ago and has remained high on the bestseller charts since then. What makes the story so successful? Listen to this episode of Keystroke Medium to find out.
Riddle also shares insights to his stand alone novel, Departure, complete with some very slight spoilers and one fact about the book that surprised Scott and Josh (but not Ralph who has already ready it.) Departure, despite genre conventions, is really long. His fans love it.
The hosts fields questions from the chat group, which leads to some great discussion of the beta reading and editing process of books this size and scope. It seems there comes a point to defy conventions and focus on what readers want.
Are there deal breakers, things that stretch believability? Riddle shares his from his extensive reader feedback on what to listen and when to just write something in the hopes of blowing the readers minds.
Riddle’s latest book, Pandemic (Book 1 in the Extinction Files) required a lot of research. The hosts and live viewers put forth some good questions and a lot is learned about Riddle’s actual writing process.
So what does this mean, or more accurately, what can be found in this entertaining and conversational interview? Everything from outlining in notebooks to advice for new authors. He shares lessons his success has taught him, and insights to his writing style that can’t be found just anywhere.
Please come and enjoy the show.
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About our Guest A. G. Riddle:
“A.G. Riddle spent ten years starting internet companies before retiring to pursue his true passion: writing fiction.
He released his first novel, The Atlantis Gene, in March of 2013. It became the first book in The Origin Mystery, a trilogy that has sold over two million copies in the US, has been translated into 23 languages, and is in development to be a major motion picture. The trilogy appeared in bookstores around the world in 2015.
His recently released fourth novel, Departure, follows the survivors of a flight that takes off in the present and crash-lands in a changed world. HarperCollins published Departure in hardcover in the fall of 2015, and 20th Century Fox is developing the novel for a feature film.” - Amazon Author Page
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What is Live?
Have you ever been part of those intense conversations about books that are, quite honestly, a little awkward for your friends who haven't read a book since high school? Did you think, of course Daenerys Tagaryen will walk through fire and tame a dragon? After years of talking to each other about what make stories great, Scott and Josh wanted to expand their knowledge and share what they learned with the world!