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Tony Brunal is an author whose professional career began in 2017 after his first published work. Since then, he’s concentrated in writing science fiction stories that highlight the human spirit and creates a loyal group of fans who eagerly await his latest releases. With every book that he envisions, Tony Brunal continues to write stories that brings people a sense of hope and redemption. His latest book is “The King’s Tower,” a suspenseful science fiction story about man’s inhumanity towards man.
My latest book, “The King’s Tower,” is a suspenseful Sci-Fi story about “Man’s inhumanity toward Man.” The story delves into some very existential questions of what people are willing to do to continue living. This book deals with some modern problems and scandals that stay on the fringes of societal norms. I have always been amazed how as human beings, we can devolve into very cold and brutal beings in order to conquer, or exploit people. After reading a story on the news about organ harvesting in other countries, it peaked my interest and researched who were the people financing this. The story evolved from that premise.
Like most struggling writers, money is always a key factor. So, I chose the self publishing route. My plan was to write out my thoughts on paper and connect the dots afterward. Once the outline of the story was concrete enough for me to wrap my head around the timeline, then I scripted the story. The hardest part was editing it, to this day that is my biggest struggle.
Life gets in the way, so I am only able to write 1-2 hours day. I was writing everyday, even if was only to verify or research details in the story. You have to stay connected to characters in your book or else they don’t feel real.
I look at the people around me and try to pick a characteristic about them.
Finding the time. Ruminating inside your head and putting those thoughts paper can take time.
I have been fortunate to be able to pick a detail in the book and look for that image in my head that best sums up and captures that detail.
Currently, I have two main Ideas I have been working on for the past several months. I have been taking my time with them and would like to publish one of them by the middle of next year.
Marketing takes time. I have been sharing mostly on social media and aggregate websites. It takes time and effort, both of which I have been short on this past year. This, like cultivating the ideas, is also a crucial step that must be done.
I have submitted my book for review on several sites, and have had the lovely experience of having some readers submit them on “Amazon” and “Goodreads” and yes, of course I read them. You must be willing to look in the mirror and understand this is a craft that requires the honesty that comes from your written words. You have to be able to take the reader’s honest assessment of your work. They let you in their head and must be able to receive their thoughts right back, good, bad, or indifferent.
Print. There is something for me about being able to hold a book in your hand. To feel the texture of the pages, and coldness of the cover, that makes it special for me.
My favorite author has always been Tom Clancy. He puts so much detail in his descriptions of the world around the main characters. It made for a more realistic world. The last book I read has nothing to do with Science Fiction, it is “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu.
The real change is “AI” in publishing. It is already mimicking writers style and cadence. Unfortunately, it is here to stay.
I would focus more on spending more time on the pre-release. I didn’t understand, at first, how critical this part was to the successful launching of a book.
Just write. Like any skill, you need to take the time and put though to paper. Whether someone reads it or not, continue your craft and keep those ideas coming.
Tony Brunal is an Author whose professional career began in 2017 after his first published work. Since then, he’s concentrated in writing science fiction stories that highlights the human spirit and creates a loyal group of fans who eagerly await his latest releases. With every book that he envisions, Tony Brunal continues to write stories that brings people a sense of hope and redemption.
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