Beta Readers Wanted

is creating By Design #1: Will of the Wise!
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Do you want to read "Will of the Wise" before it's in stores?
Well now you can!

  • The Beta Reader Club gets new chapters throughout each month! Sign up today and get the first four.
  • The more questionnaires you answer, the faster you get the next chapter.
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Do you want to read "Will of the Wise" before it's available in stores and never interact with another human being again?

Well now you can!

  • Ghost readers are similar to Beta Readers, but Ghost readers don't have to answer questionnaires. You get all the finished chapters, as soon as they're ready.
  • This tier is for those who want to support my larger career as a writer. Look for your names in the monthly update blog!




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About Beta Readers Wanted

It is the Annum 2.9^12.
Humanity searches for a way to travel outside their native galaxy.
After eons of struggle, some left their neighbors behind.
Colonies float near the edge of intergalactic space.
Equality and Peace have yet to be achieved.

Dossam Colony drifts through space alone, economy collapsing, solar anchors dispersing; this is life at the edge of Julian's Arm. Nobility lives on Dossam Major, the topside. Pat lived on the bottom. Last week, Pat was seen walking around on the moon, but—whatever that thing is—it's not her. Three so-called "ambassadors" showed up looking for Pat, supposedly wanting to help her. The first ambassador was angry. The second seemed afraid. The third disappeared after the riot, after the ground opened up, after the massacre at Séduisante and the lunar collapse. Pamphlets call for revolution. Get ready. Arm yourselves. Choose your family wisely, because this—whatever it is—is where we start. 

By Design is an upcoming book series. "Will of the Wise" is book one.
Genre: Future Fiction
Sub-genre: Political drama / Science fiction
Length: ~50 chapters / 180-200k words
  • This book is a multi-pov novel, following five central characters and their supporting cast. With the exception of epistolary bridge sections, the story is told through limited third person.

Chapters are released to patrons. Beta readers must complete a questionnaire to receive the next chapter. Ghost readers receive chapters as soon as they are ready, no questionnaire needed.

  1. Become a monthly patron of this project.
  2. Make sure we have your email address! If there is any confusion, send an email to this address: [email protected] .

Content Rating: PG-13
This trilogy's background and setting were designed to discuss mature themes, such as ideological absolutism, stages of adult development, and the mixture of revolt and pride. This is done in the pulp style, with special attention given to the fantastical inner workings many associate with science fiction. Strong language appears throughout the story, with the occasional smattering of mildly sexual situations. Violence, as in violence for violence's sake, violence of action, and violence used to convey plot is, as far as the author is concerned, the eternal crutch of bad fiction; therefore, large quantities of violence are guaranteed (at certain crucial points). The only people who think this book is funny are people who know they're going to get cancer someday (probably today, actually). In summary, if you are a flexible, educated reader with a cinematic mind and an easy-going spirit, this future epic is meant for you.

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