Dear readers (and writers),
The time has come for the announce that I am about ready to share something new. If you happen to be one to enjoy my humble writings, here it is.
At a mere 50,000 words, it’s more a novella and not too much commitment to read. Took me the greater part of 2015 and the working title is “Modern Love Story” and yes I know that needs work. Or possibly “This Modern Love” as in the Bloc Party song — see below. “Modern Love” as in the song by the late great David Bowie would be a nice reference as well but seems too similar to Aziz Ansari’s recent recommended book Modern Romance.
Similar in structure to that novel about the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac, this new story only focuses on four people: Two men and two women. Half are modern and the others more traditional, and the point is each pair would be perfect for each other but they keep getting distracted and miss their chance.
Also, it’s about the soul of America.
See, I was inspired after the last time I visited the United States, and after being away for so long I now feel I have the outsider’s perspective. Mostly it was from observing some friends using the Tinder app in order to hook up. I never got the chance to use it, but I thought about all that online dating stuff from a literary point-of-view, and thus..
Well, if you would like to read more about my take on how modern technology has skewed sexual relationships between men and women, then please email me via firstname.lastname@example.org
Any input at all would be appreciated, from catching typos to scathing critiques and expertise on technological language.
And as always, if you would like to share anything you are writing I’d be happy to help edit as well!
Keep reading and writing, everybody
Here’s that song ~