One of the stories that I am working on

I am currently working on a story that I hope to finish soon. It is called Tower to the Sky. It takes place in a dystopian future and in the last known city on Earth. The story centers around the rivalry between two twin brothers who have lived very different lives. The first lived his life in poverty, struggling to survive the harsh city, while his twin was being groomed for power, expected to run the city by his father.

The first brother was separated from his family due to unforeseen circumstances and was able to keep going because he was with the woman he loves. It drove him and made him able to withstand whatever the horrible city threw at him.

Now, the other brother is in charge of the city after his father’s health declined. He has a firm strong hold over the city, but still longs for as much power as he can get. The difference between what drives the brothers will be a focus as their rivalry is rekindled with both brothers adults at this time.

The story will have a few science fiction elements but will mostly be driven by the characters of the story. As it stands, the story is at 13,370 words, so I have a lot of work ahead of me currently. I hope to finish it before long, but I do have a few projects that I am working on besides Tower to the Sky. I will try and post my progress, so that anyone interested can keep up with its status.

Here’s my brother’s cover art for the book…Tower to the sky

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3 thoughts on “One of the stories that I am working on”

  1. I’m in a similar position with a novel (you can check it out on my blog if you want) and want to wish you good luck with your book. The idea sounds nice, however I honestly believe that cover would prevent it from selling. I’m thinking more of a dark night sky with a few stars, with this silver tower to the sky (using a more monochrome look) to make it all seem more professional. I’ve followed and ill be sure to check out some of your other posts. I’m a fellow writer myself and would love to get your feedback on some of my posts if you have time. I’m working on a novel currently and I post short stories on my blog. If not, thanks anyway, have fun writing and keep it up, good luck with the book 🙂

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    1. Honestly, I know it’s not the best cover. However, I have very few options since I am in no position to pay what most artists require. I’ve noticed that when my brother and I try to make a cover that we get better results if we keep it simple. Certain elements in the cover are required such as the sky being covered with smog from the tower and the constant rain in the background. The cover reminds me of something from the front of an 80’s thriller VHS. Do you make your own covers? Do you have any advice on technique?

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      1. No i havent personally made any covers, and I don’t mean to brag here but I have an ‘eye’ for good covers and spotting things that will sell. It does have that 80s VHS feel to it so if you were going for that, sure you’ve achieved it. However, I think going for a very simple colour (mainly black with shadows and fogs, with a tower) would look much more professional (as if someone was paid to make it). Unfortunately people do judge books by their cover, I hope I’ve helped. Feel free to check out some of my work on my blog anytime.

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