The Experiment

I’ve decided to conduct a little writing experiment.  I’m going to write something in episodes.  Think of it as a TV series in book format.

I’ll admit, the point is of doing this is to support book sales of Operation Cosmic Teapot.  The series can be used for a landing pad (an idea discussed in #indiewrite) and the first few episodes will be published for free, to allow people to evaluate my writing.

Anyhow, I’ve decided to focus on this Julius Caesar/time travelling business.  This idea that time doesn’t exist seems to haunt me and I want to explore it further.  If time doesn’t exist, then certainly, the way in which we perceive time can be manipulated, right?

But why Caesar?

I’m stuck on Caesar as being the protagonist.  I guess picking interesting people from history and dropping them into my writing is becoming a thing.  Caesar seems like such an alpha male that writing his part will be easy (well, easier).  His decisions will always lead him towards more danger.  He will drive the action forward.

The problem that I’m having right now is this:  who is his antagonist?  It seems to me that someone must start chasing him, but if Caesar is an anomaly in the time travelling world, then who has the ability to chase him?  I was thinking Gautama Buddha (Siddhartha), but can he really be an evil character?

I suppose I’ll have to figure it out as I start outlining the story arcs.

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Dylan Callens

About the Author...

Dylan Callens is a writer and educator living in Sudbury, Ontario. 

His debut novel, Operation Cosmic Teapot, was a resounding success. Since then, Dylan has written a number of other books, including the upcoming series, The Haber Effect