I got a lot of advice and support from Christoph Fischer, Amy Metz, Paulette Mahurin, Alex Lukeman, and many other writers… and those writers still continue to mentor me. Guest posts by other authors on my blog is my way of paying it forward.
Yes, I do have a selfish motive too. When all those authors, (yes Dylan that includes you too!), make gazillions, then hopefully they will remember poor ole me who gave them a platform 😉
Over to Dylan now.
Behind The Keyboard: ‘In Due Time’
I’ll do my best not to give away any spoilers. What’s the point of reading a book if you already know how it ends?
I came up with the idea by watching ‘Hostel’ and ‘Saw.’ Those movies were disturbing in which we saw innocent people being tortured to death. I started to wonder if it would be equally disturbing if criminals were tortured to death. I mean brutal criminals. Rapists, child molesters, drug dealers, cop killers. The kind people often fantasize about killing.
The four criminals, Kevin, Dawson, Matt and Mitchell are scum. Three of them have no remorse for their actions. Matt seems to have some remorse. But is he truly sorry? Or is he sorry he got caught? I wanted to create some truly horrible people. The kind you want to die by the end of the story. I tried to give each criminal a personality, a bit of background into them. I figured the more you knew about them, the more you would hate them.
These four men find themselves in a strange environment. A mysterious vigilante, Mr. X, has brought them together so they can be punished for the crimes they committed. Only he knows what fate awaits these men. He obviously put a lot of planning into this event. But is he alone? What does he have planned for his captives?
The story is violent. If you’re going to do a story about criminals being punished, you need to go all out. You can’t hold back. This story could be considered ‘Horror,’ or ‘Horror\Suspense.’ Horror stories need to have some degree of violence in them. I’m not saying you have to make it bloody and twisted. But if you do a Horror story without violence, people won’t take it seriously.
The hero (or possibly villain of the story, depending on how you view him) is Mr. X. Mr. X is the ultimate man of mystery. I don’t even give him an actual name. I just call him Mr. X. He’s the mastermind of this revenge scenario. I consider him to be James Bond’s evil twin brother. Both are men or mystery. Both are capable of violence. But James Bond commits acts of violence to protect himself and others. Mr. X planned this nightmare because he could.
I hope by reading this blog you’ve become interested in my story. It’s only $0.99. Hopefully this cheap price will entice you to give it a shot. I am planning on doing a sequel. I’m just not sure what it’ll be about. I want to do a story worth reading, not some story I slap together at the last minute. Thank you for reading this blog. Now go buy my story. Here are the following links where it can be purchased: