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Friday, February 01, 2013

Dream Project Blog Hop

Writing is largely solitary, and sometimes a lonely endeavor. Sure, you talk to friends, experts for research, discuss what works and what doesn't with your editor, and bounce ideas off of fellow writers. But in the end it's one person pounding the keyboard or twirling the pencil. But what if it didn't have to be completely alone? Who would you work with if you could work with ANYONE on your favorite project?

In this post, that's what I'm asking. This is the beginning of the Dream Project Blog Hop. Myself and several other authors have answered the questions below about our dreams. The premise was simple: choose a person for each category and tell why you want to work with them. If possible, the author should post their picture, a piece of their work, or a link to something about them. The only rule was that the person must still be alive. A link at the bottom of the post will direct you to the next person's blog. Posts will be going up once a day, for all of February, so check often to see all the answers.

Writers dream. Now it's time to dream BIG.

I only have one novel out, Adventure Hunters. So these questions and answers pertain to that work.


You have the opportunity to hire anybody as your cover artist. If you write children's books or books that are heavily illustrated, who would you get for the interior artwork?
I'd get Rob Liefeld. I've been into his work lately; he has such a dynamic and aggressive style.

Who would you co-write your next novel with? What genre? Why?
Jeffery Deaver. I'd love to write a thriller. As someone who meticulously plots and outlines his stories, I feel I could learn about outlining and planning from Deaver.

Your publisher wants to do an audiobook version of your novel and they're not sparing any expense. Who do you think can narrate your masterpiece?
For Adventure Hunters, I'd love Russell Crowe to narrate. He has an awesome voice. Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart have wonderful voices, but such refinement is suited for high fantasy like Lord Of The Rings. Russell Crowe has a distinct voice and it's rough enough to fit the style and tone of my novel.

They're really going all out! Your novel is getting a full soundtrack. Who should compose it? If your novel uses a lot of songs, list your compilation here.
Henry Jackman. He composed the score for X-Men: First Class, among others. I'm sure he'd find a wonderful blend of fantasy score and rock and roll. I highly recommend the tracks "Magneto" from X-Men: First Class and "Rampant Hunter" from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Congratulations! Your novel is being turned into a major motion picture. As the creator of the original work, you get to pick the director.
Michael Bay. I love his work and think him doing a fantasy movie would be interesting.

The director has some ideas on who to cast, but you get to cast one character. What role/character is it and who portrays them?
This was difficult for me. But I'd cast Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Artorius in Adventure Hunters.

You've been hired to write a novel based on a preexisting character or franchise from another medium. Which character or franchise is it?
This was another tough one, but I'd have to say Star Trek. I've tried writing a few Trek fan fictions before. I would want to write in either the The Next Generation or Enterprise era.

It's the anniversary of your favorite literary character's debut. You've been hired (yay, work!) to write an anniversary novel. Who is the literary character?
Sherlock Holmes. I think trying to write a mystery, having to plan it out to leave all the clues and such, would be a challenge. One I'd like to try. I'd probably steer the style more towards the Guy Ritchie version.


There you have it. But it isn't the end of the journey. It continues on Samantha Kay's blog tomorrow. Don't forget, while you're reading all these wonderful posts from these great authors, comment and check out their works. As always, thanks for reading.


  1. Interesting look into your dream world, Cody! Thanks!

  2. I added your book to my TBR on Goodreads! I look forward to reading it especially after your pick for your character Artorius. This should be a fun trip on the Dream Blog Hop this month!

  3. Thanks, Joni! Do you like Jeffrey Dean Morgan?