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Hi. My name's D.A. Karr. For the last six years, I've spent my free time writing. My career as an IT professional has come to a screeching halt so I found I could write on the side. And write I did. I've written and published two books, "The Adventures of Barrett: The racehorse with magic shoes" and "The Legend of Pendyne", which won two literary awards. Continuing to pursue literary greatness, I wrote three short stories and published them. Then the greatest challenge: screenplays. Being a sci-fi buff and in the tech business, I penned, "Perduellis". So far, it has placed in the quarter finals in three screen writing contests. But as screenplays go, nothing is finished. Always rewrite, rewrite, rewrite. Pushing the envelope and pushing the limits. Almost there, but yet needs more.

To give this screenplay more credibility, it has to be a book to get out to readers to prove it is something movie producers pay for. Everything that can't be said in the screenplay can be said in a book. Sort of back engineering the process, but it can be done.

Sci-fi is very touchy when it comes to screenplays. You have to present new ideas, not a Spielberg or Cameron version of "Avatar" or "E.T.". There is only so many ways you can write about a spaceship that doesn't resemble "Star Trek". There are major rules involved especially if you are expecting your script to be sold. However, books are different. Everything goes no stops.

Because this is sci-fi and fiction, it's more difficult to sell then non-fiction. If there is a following and backers, then you have it half bagged. However, "Perduellis" has these elements and the book will flush out what is missing in the screenplay.
I am writing a very unique story in an Orwellian viewpoint, where a catastropic event occurred splitting the world into chaos and contrast. The good guys, and the bad guys want the same thing - to run the world but with two different concepts. Man de-evolves and technology evolves past man. The events that take place are the story. Time is an illusion and technology isn't always man's best friend.

After the book is published, the sci-fi followers will come. The screenplay will have won several awards by then and will be more accepted into the world of the big studios which have the money for a high budget, high FX action driven script.

What's in this for you, a new fresh book in sci-fi. I don't have a video and I don’t give lectures. You will have the movie, "Perduellis" or whatever title the studio changes it to as a reward. I’m an artist. I have a unique way of seeing the world and creating an adventure I would like to take a trip in myself.

PUBLISHING
The book will be at least 300 pages. I do my own cover art and graphics. Then it will be converted into e-books published on Amazon-Kindle and Smashwords, my distributors. I'll probably publish on Amazon instead of the traditional publisher. It takes less time and money.

FUNDS
To answer a basic question, "where is the money going to?" Expenses, publishing costs, electricity, internet bills, and of course some living expenses so I can write part time. I have a job, but I'll have to work more part time to get this done by the end of the year.

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