Writing Project Vote: Which project would you most like to see?


As I mentioned earlier, I’m trying to do a creative project. I’ve considered doing this in the past for kicks, but now I have a very good reason to do it, and I figure, “hey, why not?”

But I could use some help selecting the project that gets done. I can’t do both, since they are unrelated, and I want to choose the project that you all think is the most fascinating, since you are my primary audience and would be the folks I’d turn to in order to get the project off the ground. Each project is very different from the other. What I want from all of you is your vote, comments, and so on.

Here are the projects:

The Catnip Pete Adventures

A series of novelettes and/or short stories detailing the cases and adventures of my cat detective in a world of talking animals. Humor, noir, secret societies, murders, dogsand strawberry rhubarb pie!

The Altern Compendium, Vol. 1

An anthology of histories and literature from the land of Altern. Includes journals from the Great Wars, short fiction by famous writers of the middle period, histories, and maps.

Both projects will likely include illustrations (hopefully from some great artists I know personally). Both projects are also entirely fictional, which may be the appeal of The Altern Compendium, since it pretends it is a real world when, in fact, it is not. Catnip Pete is a semi-humorous detective character, and so much of those stories will be mysteries of a certain shape or form, with a heavy fantasy component (whether there will be magic is up to speculation).

What do you think?  Let me know in the comments!

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Florida studying science fiction, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and fantasy.

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