I'm trying to learn from my mistakes, but I am hard headed, After a rough start, I decided to plot first and follow my own new rules. Today, I begged my husband to plot with me. [Sweetheart that he is - he did] He's still alive and so am I and I have a better handle on my plot 2700 words into the planned 100,000 word story. It helps to know where you're going with the story, and what its going to be about. Don't you agree?
I've been thinking about the theme of the book, and kept coming up with things like Brave New World meets the Borg, 1984 meets Blade Runner, Logan's Run meets Star Wars. Or... "What if you discovered what you believed about your society was completely false? What if you discovered you were part of the destructive nature?"
And about the concept: Dystopian society outside
the corporate structure seeks to expose the controlling factors inside.
In case you think all I did was concept, let me correct you there. I have developed a few characters, and a few of them have plastic parts and computer chips running them. I'm sticking to the gene splicing, biotech stuff, and a little AI.
My world is dealing with corporate run global government; climate change; genetic, social, and aptitude testing; distopian renegades; and domed cities. Any suggestions for the year 2040?