Tyler Nitbone by Imran Siddiq
Publication Date: November 29th, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Tyler can Cross into parallel realities. Employed by a secret organization, he collects data about worlds encountered to improve the Alternate Worlds Map. Except the organization have apprehended him, tampered with his memory, and accused him of a crime he can’t recollect. They must have the wrong seventeen-year old? Nope – even Tyler’s friends have evidence against him.
There are rules to being a Alternate Worlds Viewer:
DO NOT interact with the environment.
DO NOT interfere with events.
DO NOT reveal the ability to Cross.
Tyler has broken with one. But which? All of them?
Worst of all he hates his surname: Nitbone.
Chased by the organization, he will Cross into explosive worlds to uncover the real traitor or risk the lives of zillions.
Tyler Nitbone must interfere to undo the interference
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~About The Author~
Imran Siddiq may have tried to leave Leicester a few times, but its become his place to wake up to two cats, freeze when the heating’s off and most of all, get down to writing. At a young age, his primary school teacher commented on his creativity and ability to tell stories. At the age of 29, during a night in the jungle, the bug inside awakened, and for the last 5 years he’s been sacrificing every second that he can to write.
A veteran of writing festivals, a presence on Twitter and gobbling up all forms of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, he hopes he can bring a smile to others in the same way that he had, aged 5, reading with a torch under his duvet. Imran’s preferred genre is YA Sci Fi, and he has a tendency to throw a droid in every novel.
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Do you have a specific writing style?
Difficult to day other than that it depends on the novel. TN is based in the real world with very little concept settings, thus I can drop a lot of descriptive narrative and let the reader discover the world through the character. A comment theme is Third Person Limited POV. First person still feels a little alien to me, but I adore rooting the entire novel with one main protagonist. We see, hear, feel what they do. It’s almost like real life rather than having a Godly voice overhead describing events a million miles away.
What is something/someone/somewhere that never fails to inspire you? Why do you think that is?
Believe it or not but my cats are my inspiration.
Although they are left alone while I am at work, or left waiting for me to wake up in the morning, they never lose their love for me. (Or I think that they love me). They are always affectionate, playful and have personalities that shine regardless of speech or the ability to tell it like a human could. No matter how down or tired I am, one look at them, and the urge to write begins.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
My mother complained to my teacher, when I was 5 years old, that I was always reading under the duvet (at night) with a torch. I loved reading, and experimenting with my own stories. I loved to escape to another place. Hang on – is that a white rabbit I see running with a watch – see you later.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Descriptive narrative. How much is too much? How much is not enough? What words to use? Do they need to know about the lever on the door because it might become important later. There are moments where I cringe at long passages of descriptions. Reading other authors’ and how they tackle this always helps.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Not making the real antagonist obvious or to give away the conclusion without pushing the reader to read on. So throughout, I’ve placed red herrings, and questions upon answers. It’s like a mini-version of LOST but without making the reader frustrated.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
To relax more and not try to make everything perfect in the first draft. By becoming the carefree writer that matched the attitude of the protagonist, I enjoyed my time more and reached the ending with confidence. Redrafting felt like walking a journey again with the map laid out.
What are your current projects?
TN is novel 4.
Novel 5, a paranormal YA has been shelved until I find new blood to twist into it.
Novel 7, a YA Science Fiction has gained some interest from Literary Agents and is currently out to submission.
Novel 8, my current WIP is a YA Sci-Fi that crosses into Horror. (I’m very excited about this one).
Do you have that one thing that you think about constantly but it still seems to baffle you?
How can I get done all the things that I want to before the buzz or the drive vanishes. I fear losing the will to write, although I think the chances of that are low. I have a full time job and much of that work follows me home. So, I have to juggle family time, work, writing, social media, drawing, looking after my cats, reading, and sometimes… having a break. I wish there were seven days for every 24 hours. Often I wake up and plan my day in terms of activities… and 99% of the time, I stick to it.
Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
Every writer in the forums, Facebook and Twitter. All of them. They all inspired me to keep working hard. They are the shadows that we want to lurk with because they never leave your side.
Advice for writers of all ages"
Don't think that writing is a past time that you can dip into now and again. Treat it like a job. Make the time to write every other day. Plan it. Do it. Achieve it. If you aim for the finishing line, you will reach it, rather than hoping that you get there. Don't be atria dot give up on an idea if a new one makes you more excited. Even if you are shy, meet other writers online and find out what others think of your novels. Criticism is good. Use it.
You can't build a house out of thin air. You have to make it happen. You want to write a book - then write - and most of all - enjoy it.
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