Tagged: young adult

“Garden of Eden” Chapter Eleven: “The Borderline”

The Grey Cliff chapters of Garden of Eden were where things kicked off in all directions, where I tried to capture the excitement of meeting people, of finding new things, of everything that could happen.

For the characters it isn’t necessarily a new experience, but I wanted it to feel like even so, there were surprises.

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“Garden of Eden” Chapter Nine: “Sky Coloured Days”

This is where Garden of Eden steps up a gear. I wanted this to be a story about people learning to do something with their lives, getting that buzz of energy and enthusiasm I feel when I commit myself to a project. Having something to work towards.

From this point on, the characters have something to aim for.

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“Garden of Eden” Chapter Three: “Thinking”

Previous Chapter: A Few Drinks

Chapter 3 of this story is less laid back, and introduces a bit more about the sort-of familial life the characters lead. Something I wanted to get across was that in this idyllic future world the nature of a family might have changed a little, but people still remain human – and that utopias can still have conflicts on a personal level.

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“Garden of Eden” Chapter 2: “A Few Drinks”

Previous Chapter: Something to Do


One of the constant things I found a challenge when writing Garden of Eden was writing about how it feels to listen to music; be it songs you love and know every note of, or the experience of a new album for the first time, trying to describe music in a way that gets across how you feel when you listen was something that would be central to this story of young people and their band. I hope I succeeded in some way.

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