Hey guys, I'm an early 20's guy from Michigan that writes social commentary non-fiction and several kinds of fiction ranging from crime drama to fantasy. Stay tuned for more books to be released over time, if all goes well I should be able to release a book every six months or so. Oh, and if you'd like to help support my writings (or my other work) further you can donate to my patreon at https://www.patreon.com/silentbros?ty=h
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The very first? Well, the furthest back I can remember properly would be about fifth grade. We had an assignment to write about anything we wanted, and I chose to write about a father and son that were separated. I wrote about how the father had impregnated the boy's mother at a hotel and abandoned her there. Pretty dark material for an eleven year old to write, but that was the sort of stuff that I saw or heard about in my daily life. Write what you know after all.
What is your writing process?
First off I like to list out the events I want to occur for the chapter I am writing that day, I prefer to write a chapter a day rather than let it be split up, keep the same idea going. Once I have a few good ideas for the chapter I start up music and go about writing out those ideas. Each one a paragraph I get the basic idea out, and then when I am satisfied that I covered the basic ideas I tear the chapter apart for what other ones joined in. With this new mix of ideas I set out to repeat the process, adding more and more until the chapter feels like a mini-episode in the life of a character. That's for fiction, for non fiction I found that chapters are harder to define, ideas come in as I'm writing and they don't quite fit in with the rest.
This is a non-fiction book detailing the cyclical nature of substance abuse and child neglect/abuse that has happened in America for generations. Detailed inside are a brief explanation of each of the last three generations, a few brief looks into popular substances that are abused as well as a personal anecdote about my own family and how substance abuse has damaged it.