Choose Your Own Fiction Adventure

Hbeetlebackgroundave you ever yelled at the screen telling the lead character of a movie not to do something?

Have you ever wished that you could advise the director on a better way to end the movie?

This is your chance. I’ve started a crowdsourced fiction novel. That means you, the readers, can direct me where you would like go with the story, the characters, etc.

How does it work?

I will develop the overall book concept, create the main characters and then begin writing scenes. At the end of every scene, I will offer up 2-3 options for readers to choose from. Once the votes are in, I will write whichever option gets the most votes and then write the next scene. And bit by bit, you will help me write a novel that you inspired.

What is the story about?

Genre: Crime (Mystery/Thriller); Master Detective
Working Title: The Bionic Bug (actual title TBD, subject to your vote at a later date)
Location:  The story takes place in 2021 in Washington, D.C.
Protagonist: Lara Kingsley is a Private Detective with a military background. She is an entrepreneur and runs a two-person shop called Kingsley Investigations which specializes in electronic countermeasures, locating and dealing with unwanted forms of electronic surveillance and of course, and of course, the covert installation of eavesdropping devices.
Sidekick: Vikrama “Vik” Abhay is Lara’s smart-ass side kick is a graduate student at Georgetown University Law School studying criminal justice. Born in India, Vik immigrated with his family to the USA in his teens.

What are the rules?

This is an experiment. I am an aspiring author, so I’m not promising a masterpiece. Also, I am posting rough drafts of each scene, so your edits and stylistic comments are greatly appreciated. I may edit scenes as we go. You can only vote once per scene.

Click the button to start your adventure…

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The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.

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