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Liam O'Donnell

writing for young minds

So, what you workin’ on?

April 11th, 2012 at 12:39 am

I get this question a lot. It also comes in the variety known as: “How’s the writing going?”  Usually, I mumble something about what Max Finder has been up to, or how the  Graphic Guide Adventure series continues to do well. But that’s it. I don’t really talk about what I’m currently writing. That’s because I’m scared. I’m scared that when I *talk* about my ideas people will think they’re not so great and give me the ol’ “Good luck with that,” talk.

It’s also because sometimes projects don’t pan out with a publisher who promised they would pan out and then decides that panning out is not in their favour. But that’s the stuff of another post, because this one is about telling you what I’ve been workin’ on.

Two words? A murder mystery. (Okay that’s three words, w/e.)

More? A YA murder mystery set in a gaming convention celebrating the world’s most popular Massively Multiplayer Online game. No, not that one, another one I made up. It is fiction after all.

The book is  for young adults, it’s called Ganked, and I’m having a blast writing it. I’m almost finished second round of edits and ready to send it out into the wild.

I’d love to tell you more but, as a writer I have a strict rule against telling when I should be showing.  Don’t worry, I’ll be showing more in the coming weeks.

For now, you’ll just have to wait . . .


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