Alex French

Biography

I'm just a guy that enjoys writing. I'm from Denver, Colorado and I have an interest in film, devoting my time to creating videos, photography, writing screenplays, short stories and comic book scripts.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
I'm not the greatest graphic designer so I went for a very simplistic style of shape-art. I was hoping that the bold colors and distinctive figures would be striking as well as distinctive. I figured as long as I used the same style across all my short stories, I could create a brand identity that people will recognize when they see my covers and associate with quality writing. Plus, I have searched through many titles on Smashwords and figured that my designs would be unique, although low budget.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1) The Count of Monte Cristo - The dedication to vengeance is unparalleled, Edmond gives up his future to make sure that his tormentors are punished, but in more creative ways than just killing them. The language can be difficult but that made it even more rewarding to finish.
2) The Stand - Stephen King has a gift with character voice and The Stand is the ultimate testament to strong character writing. You feel like you have known these characters your whole life and when something happens to them, you feel like it's happening to you.
3) The Lord of the Flies - The analyzation never ends with this one, I seriously figure out something new every time I think about the book.
4) Time Stops for No Mouse - A childhood favorite of mine, the anthropomorphic mystery takes it's time and builds it's cast of characters, there is love, annoyance, tragedy and a very big twist in the end. I was inspired as a child to bring this level of intrigue to my writing as well as learning how to build a world and then pull the rug out from under your feet as well.
5) Fahrenheit 451 - Just an amazing book that treasures human emotion and art over control and societal security. Draws that big question of why we live and if it isn't for art, then why even bother?
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Where to find Alex French online


Books

True Sight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,500. Language: American English. Published: November 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The world changes. Technology advances. Our lives are forever changed. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worst. Virgil Ingalls believes that his life has been irreparably damaged. True Sight is a tale about a man trying to see what's in front of him when the world is outfitted with the most advanced optical headsets known to man.
What Temperature Does the Earth Burn?
Price: Free! Words: 3,560. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Alternative history
A world of lies. A world of cardboard cut-outs. A place where life seems to be perfect but nothing new ever comes with the next sunrise. A never-ending cycle has captured Jackson and he will find out that happiness doesn't necessarily bring fulfillment. Will he ever find the answers? Who is watching his every move? How can he escape a world he can't go back to believing in?

Alex French's tag cloud

1984    absurdism    dystopia    fahrenheit 451    fiction    manifesto    roman adventure    science fiction    sight    speculative    true    utopia