Recent blog posts in the category Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned:

Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned: Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 4: The Story

How the diverse influences for my new novel shaped its story.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2018/08/03 17:00
In the weeks leading up to the release of my new novel Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book — its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

In my previous installment in this series, I talked about the major influences on my forthcoming novel Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. Here, I'm going to talk about the way those influences came together to form a story.

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Tags: Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned  Behind The Scenes  creativity  influences  projects  writing 


Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned: Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 3: The Influences

How everything from 'John Wick' and 'Strange Days' to 'Rurouni Kenshin' fed into my new novel.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2018/07/27 08:00
In the weeks leading up to the release of my new novel Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book — its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

In the previous installment of this series, I talked about the twenty-something-year path Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned took from concept to completion. Here, I'm going to talk about some of the other properties and influences that fed into it and shaped it.

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Tags: Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned  Behind The Scenes  creativity  influences  projects  writing 


Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned: Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 2: The Idea

How my new novel 'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned' took shape when an existing project fell through.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2018/07/23 08:00
In the weeks leading up to the release of my new novel Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book — its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

Back in Part One of this series I described how the germ of the idea for AONO came from a misprediction of what the great secret of The Matrix was all about. But it wasn't for quite some time — almost twenty years — before I actually did anything with the idea.

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Tags: Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned  Behind The Scenes  creativity  projects  writing 


Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned: Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 1: The Origins

How my new novel 'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned' began with a failed fan theory about 'The Matrix'.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2018/07/19 17:00
In the weeks leading up to the release of my new novel Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book — its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

Sometimes I think the best ideas bloom in the most unlikely places, because the more unlikely the origin of the idea, the more fascinated we are with the possibility of making some of it.

When I trace things all the way back, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned came from a failed fan theory of mine. But failed in a good way.

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Tags: Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned  Behind The Scenes  creativity  projects  writing 


Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned: Copyediting With A Machete

On avoiding the temptation to edit drastically, late in the game.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2018/03/12 08:00

A friend I trust is now in the process of reading Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned and providing me with last-stage feedback. This is on top of me doing one more slow-read pass on the text and catching a whole slew of little issues — grammar here, explanation there.

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Tags: Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned  editing  writing 


Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned: February, Come She Will

What's on the slate for Chez Genji.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2018/01/18 08:00

Out of radio silence once more. And yeah, yeah, I know the song quote in question refers to April, but I'm planning ahead. Here's what the roster will bear for the coming month or so.

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Tags: Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned  The Fall Of The Hammer  future projects  projects  writing 


Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned: Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On For The Third Time

On kicking off a third draft.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2017/11/24 08:00

"The first draft," says my friend Steven Savage, "is for nobody but yourself. The second draft is for your editor; the third draft is for your beta readers."

I read those words within a day or two of finishing the second draft of Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. Then I scrolled to the words THE END in the document, hit Save, and reflected on some of the other things Steve and I had talked about in re sharing a work in progress.

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Tags: Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned  rewriting 


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