Ashley Douglass

Biography

I am a writer who has grown frustrated of struggling with my books alone. I am frustrated of having my words ignored so I am going to create an email community called Frustrated Writers United where writers can get together to read and promote each others books, a place where overlooked books will actually get a chance to be seen. It will be a free community where countless books will be in circulation in hopes of getting reviewed so when they are finally launched they will have a chance of being read.

Maybe together we can overcome our frustrations and find a systematic way to get our books out in front of readers.

Smashwords Interview

Why use story telling as a form of expression?
I naturally feel compelled to write stories. It is my natural response to boredom. Writing is simply what I do and what I have always done. When I was little I used to devise lengthy adventures for my plastic figurines which I would tot around the house. Sofas would be transformed into mighty mountain ranges and armrest would become sheer cliffs were epic confrontations took place. To me, writing is the adult version of these childish impulses.
I try to filter my creativity, distilling my core ideas and doing away with meaningless action, but I regress at times though I promise that at the core of every book that I publish there is an idea that I believe needs to be told, an idea that justifies the action packed nonsense that often fills the pages. I believe that people learn from experience so a story is the second best teaching utensil because an author can eliminate unrelated events and exaggerate ideas to their extremes to prove a point.
What inspires you to write?
I am inspired when I feel as if I gained new insight on an issue that has been troubling me. I have to admit that I am inspired by the same sort of ideas. Ever since my senior year in high school I have been wondering what sort of lifestyle I would likely live in the future. Who do I want to be and how will I become one with the vision that I hold of myself.
Since most of my books were written at the end of high school and the beginning of college these ideas keep cropping up in various forms, unifying my books core ideas, which all of their plots are abstractly derive from.
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Books

The Paradoxical Nature of Knowledge
Price: Free! Words: 46,340. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Will science’s lifelong study of causal relationships ever yield the answer that humanity has been eagerly awaiting since the dawn of time: why? In a time when life’s deepest mysteries have been solved, a young girl comes about who is capable of reprograming military grade weaponry with her mind. Despite the scientists efforts her abilities force them to question what they truly know.
The Creatures that History Forgot
Price: Free! Words: 44,630. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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A civilization of unknown creatures battle for scraps, living in humanity’s shadow, when their leader is fatally wounded on one of her dangerous expeditions. Kyzudo must prove herself as a warrior or her society may fall into chaos as traditions, that benefit the people, are abandoned. Kyzudo seeks a solution within the world of humans, seeing our familiar world with new eyes.

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