Christopher Teese

Biography

I am a 28 year old author from Conroe, TX.

There is not an easy way to define my work. I like to write stories in various genres with lots of symbolism and meaning. The overall theme that can be found in my stories is about the search for the meaning in a chaotic world that often seems bleak or obscured in darkness. My works are frequently rather dark, but usually come out on a positive end. I like to write about characters struggling to find the seemingly elusive light in the often chaotic darkness.

Life takes us through many struggles and paths, hardships and victories, griefs and elations. No matter how dark things get, the light always shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It's hard to remember for certain, because the first stories I ever wrote were back when I was age seven. I distinctly remember that I wrote a series of stories with a character based off myself who was a detective. They were about as well written as you would expect from a seven year old. Not sure whatever happened to them.
What is your writing process?
I come up with the concept for the story, and then I make an outline. Then I write the story all the way through. I then read through the story three times, editing as I go along. This is the longest editing session, (I call it First Edit) as I usually change up and overhaul quite a bit. I then put the story away for a few days to a week and then go back and read through it two more times (Second Edit), making more (smaller) edits as I go through. I put it away for another week or so, and then return and read through/edit one final time (Third Edit) before submitting it for release. I have found it's important to put the book away for periods of time in between the editing sessions because returning to it later on allows me to see it more objectively when I come back and I can keep editing it more effectively. As for outlines, I know some writers don't use them, but I've found I have a hard time doing without them. I get too many ideas in my head as I write, and if I don't have some kind of ordered focus, the story and characters just start going all over the place and it turns into a chaotic mess. So not using outlines doesn't work for me.
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Where to find Christopher Teese online

Twitter: AzierTheGray
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Books

The Death of Gemini
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,600. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
The Death of Gemini is a concept poetry book where the poems, in sequence, tell a story of a lonely, depressed young man who becomes infatuated with a celebrity named 'Gemini,' who in the utmost coincidence has the same name and exact looks as a character he's been writing since a teenager. The coincidence plays at his mind, making him question everything about fate, dreams, and meaning in life.
The Pit 4: The Inverted Pit
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Series: The Pit, Series I - Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,840. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
In this re-imagining of the first book, a young man attempts to climb out of a deep pit which represents his despair and search for fulfillment in life. On another plane of existence, a young adult named Christian Anderson pursues a dream he hopes will end the emptiness in his life. When a sudden tragedy shakes his world upside down, his quest for meaning takes an entirely new turn.
The Pit 3: The Plastic Garden
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Series: The Pit, Series I - Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,250. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
A young girl grows up in a world on top of a high cliff where the people cover everything in plastic and create a false but beautiful garden to cover up the ugliness of their world. When her garden catches fire one day and is destroyed, she accidentally falls down into the Valley of the Rejects far below, where those she once hurt are waiting to take vengeance upon her.
The Pit 2: The Boy Who Lived In A Pit
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Series: The Pit, Series I - Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,920. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
This first sequel to the pit focuses on a teen celebrity named Thomas Young, symbolized in a parallel story of a boy who is born in a pit and grows up in it through his teen years, isolated from the normal world above. Likewise, the world Thomas grows up in is one that most will never know. When the dream inevitably ends, he searches for a new meaning in life in a world that is now vast and open.
The Pit
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Series: The Pit, Series I - Book I. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,430. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
A young man tries to climb out of a seemingly endless pit deep within the earth, which represents his despair. As he climbs, a demonic entity tries to convince him to take own life, or give in to his rage to take vengeance on those who put him there.

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