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10 Things You Need To Know About My SS (Short Story) Project

by dimensionaltales

So, before the first story of my Short Story Project is released to the public, I thought it would be nice to divulge some information about my project. Partially, the things that you don’t know about it. I hope you enjoy it.

10. A common theme in this project really shows my age. You may be well aware of the fact that I have to deal with the constant prejudice in my life and you will see a decent amount of it in my writing. Sometimes, it’s the driving force. Another thing that shows my age is my influence from The Twilight Zone and Rob Sterling, one of my biggest idols of science fiction. How? Well…simply put, if you’ve watched the show, you still won’t see my endings coming.

9. This project serves as the starting point of my rebranding. With the rebranding of myself as “The Dimensional Author”, I wanted my next release to be something that could really show off my core potential as a science fiction writer. So, when I decided to take on this project, it became a no-brainer that this would be my first release as “The Dimensional Author”.

8. Each story has a link to the personal aspects of my life. It’s not to say that I put myself in every single one of my work. But, at least for my shorts, I do some aspect of myself in each story. For example, I hate suits and I put that in one of my short stories. Not going to tell you which one, though. Haha! You know, you will actually learn a lot about me if you take the time to read all forty-five.

7. Picking the stories was the hardest part for me. Yeah, that’s something people have a hard time understanding. See, writing short stories is, indeed, difficult but that wasn’t the hardest part for me. Even the editing wasn’t that difficult. Nope, it was picking out the forty-five. I had to choose from over ninety short story ideas and I had to make sure that I got to explore different topics that could speak to different groups of people as it would work with my rebranding as The Dimensional Author. It took me about a month to figure all of that out.

6. The SS Project had more than one person working on it. Yes, I did all the heavy lifting i.e. the writing. However, I wasn’t the only one who contributed to this project. For starters, my friends gave me the idea while my brother cheered me along the way. Then, I have my best friends, Martin and Ahmed, who helped me with everything in the realm of photography. Later on down the line, I got to enlist the help of one of my best friend, Steve, to be my official editor for this project. Finally, a few of my other friends got involved to help with the modeling such and designing book covers. So, yeah, I had a team behind me.

5. My friends were more excited about the SS Project than I was. It’s something I always say but it’s, nevertheless, the truth. My friends and family are so proud that I’ve completed this project and even more excited that I got so many stories done in such an astonishing amount of time.

4. It was my brother’s idea to not limit myself to one genre. Science fiction and fantasy have always been my bailiwicks. But my brother has always encouraged me to stretch myself beyond my usual genres. So, while science fiction and fantasy are heavy, the subgenres do vary from time to time.

3. This project will be something that’ll grow branches. One of my biggest concerns with my brain is the fact that it won’t turn off. Even on my day off, I’m always doing something regarding writing. So, don’t be surprised if you see these stories being revisited in future projects. Come to think of it…the way I write often lends itself to deeper storytelling.

2. It took me a year to get the project started – before actually writing. Believe it or not, this project took form in 2018. But there were a lot of things that I had to research and do before I could get to work on this ambitious project. One of the most important things I had to do was to get ready for the next step of my new life. But once, I got everything ready, I moved like a speeding bullet.

1. The SS Project wasn’t my sole idea. As much as I would like to take all the credit for this project conception, I can’t because it’s the truth. Not the whole truth anyway. See, I’ve had plans to write short stories but as a collection of sorts. However, my friends got a hold of writing journals and propose that I use my short stories as a way to provide work for aspiring voice actors. I liked the idea and made the decision to pick out forty-five prompts to work with.

Now, please, don’t forget to follow me on my social media platforms (TwitterInstagram, and Goodreads) which are on the right side of my web page. Also, I do love hearing suggestions of what books to read outside of my norm (Science fiction and Fantasy) as I am a part of the Goodreads’ reading challenge for 2020. My goal is to read 115 books this year and I’ve completed that goal. However, I’m far from done with the challenge and I probably end up reading 120 before the year is out.

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