Thank you for dropping by today, Alex. Congratulations on the new book! Before we get to the information about the new book and where to pick it up, I have one question for you about the difference in writing between your first and third book:
How has your writing process evolved?
I’m more conscious of the flow of the story and hitting the fifteen beats as suggested in Blake Snyder’s book, Save the Cat. Pacing is really important and I rely less on those crutch words. I also devote a lot more time to the outline. Creating the outline for Cassastorm took longer than writing and revising the manuscript!
By Alex J Cavanaugh
From the Amazon Best Selling Series!
A storm gathers across the galaxy…
Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.
After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.
Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could return. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…
“CassaStorM is a touching and mesmerizing space opera full of action and emotion with strong characters and a cosmic mystery.” – Edi’s Book Lighhouse
“Cavanaugh makes world building on the galactic scale look easy. The stakes affect the entire known universe and yet Cavanaugh makes it intensely personal for our hero. The final installment of this series will break your heart and put it back together.”
– Charity Bradford, science fantasy author of The Magic Wakes
$16.95 USA, 6×9 Trade paperback, 268 pages, Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
Science fiction/adventure and science fiction/space opera
Print ISBN 9781939844002 eBook ISBN 9781939844019
$4.99 EBook available in all formats
Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The author of the Amazon bestsellers, CassaStar and CassaFire, he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.
Great response, Alex… agree on the outline sometimes taking longer… but totally worth it in the end.
congrat to alex!! newest follower,hi!!
Yeah, Alex, I know what you mean. It’s kinda annoying that the more you work and the better you get – it actually seems to be harder and take longer to write that book. I love the cover of Cassastorm! Wishing you much success! 🙂
Thank you, Kim!
My pleasure, Alex! Much success. 🙂