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The Fergyville e-book series could really use the tender love and care of a top notch editor.
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Rewards!

EVERY BACKER GETS A FREE COPY OF ALL THREE INSTALLMENTS!

I know that's not written in the rewards bar, but it's true. Free e-book copies for everyone who backs the campaign. 

THE T-SHIRT BONUS!

If funding reaches $3500, all backers pledging $15, or more, will receive a "Citizen of Fergyville" tee.

Please tell all your friends to pledge. The more backers we have, the more then entire lot benefits.

[A picture of the tee will be posted once a design is finalized.]

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How is the money being spent?

The money will be used for substantive editing. This goes beyond proofreading. This involves refining the concept, the characters, making sure the stories continue to flow, characters behave in a way that is true to their nature, grammar checking and all the technical stuff. 

The editor I found is charging me a rate of $0.025 per word. All three installments will add up to 40-44K words, which amounts to $1100

If my editor is not too shy, I'll post a video of him and more information about his credentials in the updates.

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Synopses:

Fergyville, Episode 1: The New Plan

Frank and Catherine are parents worn down by three young children, and life. As they try to come up with a new, more efficient, way of managing their lives, they are met with a series of unforeseen obstacles. When Frank gets home from work, things don't seem quite right. He begins to wonder if some of the problems experienced by his family are in fact the work of malicious people from his past.

Fergyville, Episode 2: The Intruder

In this follow-up to Fergyville Episode 1: The New Plan, Frank, a family man, finds himself in a position that every man dreads…he must defend his home against an intruder. Derrick, a good friend of Frank's, also finds himself in a position that every family man dreads; he is terribly attracted to another woman. Both men do their best to handle their challenges, but in the end, someone is literally hurt.

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A Little History About the Series:

How did the Fergyville series come to fruition?

The concept for the series came as a result of conversations I had with my dad. I would give him a call once in a while to see how he was doing and fill him in on what’s new in my neck of the woods. He would be downright amazed with the way I turned mundane stories into entertaining dramas or comedies. Occasionally, he’d mention that I had a gift for storytelling. One day he was in tears, from laughter, over the way I described something my kids did and my thoughts surrounding their deeds. He told me that, as a writer, I didn’t necessarily have to craft epic, out of this world, fantasies.  Sometimes, great stories could be made out of simple material, like the stuff I came across every day. I hadn’t thought about writing contemporary stories, since my preference is for paranormal and science fiction material, but I decided to give the contemporary route a shot anyway. So far, I love it.

Why novelettes and why a serial installment of novelettes?

I kept people like me in mind when I paced the reading time for the books; multitaskers, mothers and fathers of young children, folks with multiple jobs or juggling work and school…anyone with a hectic schedule really. I wanted those readers to be able to finish each book in one sitting so they could experience instant gratification, from finishing the book, and still have time to read other material of interest to them. Novelettes are the kind of reads one can fit in between full-length novels, plus, they are very entertaining. With this series, I decided to do a serial installment because it was easier to manage with my schedule and I felt it would give readers a chance to get to know my style of storytelling without investing a tremendous amount of time into the material.

The first book is paced to be a 30-minute read while the following books will be around the one-hour mark, somewhat like a television series. This is also the reason why I call each book an episode.

What’s coming up the pike?

The first draft of episode 3 is nearly complete.  I can't wait to bundle all of the material together and get it into the editor's hands.

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