Saturday, November 18, 2017

Kindle Paperwhite & author Case Lane [giveaway]

Do you observe the future?

Case Lane is a global writer, traveler, entrepreneur, and observer to the future. Case's overall theme for writing and entrepreneurship is 'prepare for the future.' In her thought-provoking Life Online book series the majority of people are non-technologists who have to learn to live and manage in a technology-controlled world they do not understand. Case envisions a next century world where the essential battle is between the advancement of technology and the instincts of our basic humanity.

Educated in communications, political science, business, law and economics, Case has lived and worked all over the world, and has been a reporter, diplomat, digital media corporate executive and lawyer. You can find all these influences from her knowledge and experience in the books.

The Life Online Book Series is speculative science fiction for thinking people considering the impact of future technologies. Book #4 is next to be released! But in the meantime, start with book #1, The Motion Clue, and work your way through the series.

TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE unknown forces created The Network to manage all human activity by linking camera, sensor and satellite surveillance to online personal data. But when an undetectable drone blows up an energy plant, humans face the horror of an unprecedented investigation into the system they thought was the front line in cyber defense. Have we reached the end of our control over machines?

The Motion Clue is a future tech cyber thriller about a clash between a global cyber security team of individual experts and rogue technologists working as colleagues and adversaries in a battle to reverse engineer the most terrifying technological threat the world has ever encountered.

Care to get to go inside the author's mind? Time for an interview with Case Lane.

What inspires you to write?
I have stories in my head, I always have. And my writing is related to my own experiences and interests. What usually happens is I will start thinking of a scenario. For example, right now there is a lot of discussion about self-driving cars. What about airplanes? Could we get to the point where planes operate without pilots? That led to the premise of my next book in the Life Online series about a plane that goes off the grid. Once I have the general idea I can start writing. At that point, the inspiration is in wanting to get the story completed and out for distribution.

How long does it take you to write a book, on average?
Once I have the story decided and I know when I want to release the book, I set a deadline. When I'm actively writing to hit a deadline, I aim for 5,000 words a day. So the length of time depends on the length of the book. The Life Online books average around 115,000 words each, so about 23 days. But that said, I can edit and re-edit forever. If I do not set deadlines I will keep re-editing, not to change the basic story, but certainly to reset dialogue, or change scenes around. I cannot read my own writing without editing. So without deadlines, I would probably still be working on my first book.

What are you working on right now?
Book 4 in the Life Online series is about supersonic airplane travel and the trouble that can happen when the plane goes off 'The Network.' All of the Life Online books are about our next century world where we operate our lives, as you can tell by the title, online. We essentially no longer think as humans because everything is done for us. So within that world, each book picks a different theme and tells the cyber tech thriller version of what could happen if we let this all come to pass.

What's the best writing tip you can offer?
Keep writing. Be persistent. Keep at it. I know many people want to write a book so I recommend that you start immediately and write a few words every day until it's done. Because of technology and the ability to access a global market of readers, anyone can publish a book and find enthusiastic readers. And there's a great variety of styles and approaches that people can use. What hasn't changed is the readers' interest in good stories. So don't worry about technique or style or market size or any of that - just get the story together and finish the writing you started.

What's a book written by another author everyone should read in their lifetime?
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is so brilliant. The narrative has stood the test of time - more than 200 years - and still applies today to circumstances of human behavior and attitudes people have to one another. And of course it can be read over and over and not lose its appeal.

So who wants to win something?! Case Lane and I have partnered up to give away a Kindle Paperwhite (worth $120) to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader. Furthermore, the Life Online series prequel, The Origin Point, can be downloaded free at all the online ebook stores.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to users worldwide. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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