Thanks to everyone continuing to join the conversation about compelling characters in the Great Blogging Experiment. There's still plenty to talk about!
Over the past couple of months, there have been several new folks joining the table here at Nevets.QST, so I thought I would take a brief moment today just to introduce myself and my writing so that you all can better understand where I'm coming from, where I'm going to, and the type of things you can expect us to to talk about here.
I write psychological suspense and short, character-driven literary fiction. My style brushes up against experimental without ever truly committing to that. I'm at my best when I write from a voice-heavy first-person POV and I take a lot of pride in characterization through voice and giving readers a vicarious emotional experience of a psyche utterly different from their own.
I am currently working on two novels, one of which, Sublimation, I hope to have prepared for circulating to agents sometime after the flush of crappy new NaNo manuscripts is out of their slush piles in December or January. The other, Ennui and Malaise, should only be a few months behind. Both novels, in different ways, play somewhere between the intimate psychological suspense of RJ Ellory and the human horror of Dean Koontz, all within a Ludlum-esque framework of conspiracy and intrigue and employing larger-than-life symbols and elements a la Palahniuk.
Thematically, what typically interests me the interplay of philosophical questions and human psychology, as seen when real people are toppled from a position of strength and forced to face realities for which they may be ill-prepared.
I'm not a full-time writer, though I hope someday to be. I work full time as an IT manager and volunteer with the local EMS. My background includes a BA in history, an MA in anthropology, and formal education in and experience in forensic anthropology and archaeology, as well a lot of other various odds and ends. My wife Rose and I live in Indiana with our cat Wonderbread, but we'd love to move westward at sometime, assuming I can never convince her to move into a South East Asian rain forest.
My name's Nevets. Nice to meet you. :)
I'd love to get to know you as well, if you care to leave a thoughts about yourself and your writing in the comments!
EDIT: I should have mentioned this in the post originally, but check out my website, www.Nevets-QST.com, for links to same sample stories and flash fiction.