Ten Stories I Still Want To Tell


            The longer I’m alive and continue to write fulltime, the more story ideas I seem to come up with. Some are ones I’ve had for many years that I still hope to see light of day. Others might find their way into a collaboration I end up doing. Who knows. But I thought I’d share some of the basic ideas to give you an idea of what’s rumbling around in my head on a daily basis.
            Everest obsession. A novel about a man obsessed to climb Everest even though he’s not much of a hiker or an athlete.
            NFL inspirational story. Some kind of story about a kid who makes it to the NFL. I think it’d be fun to write about a kicker.
            My Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. I did write this years ago but it wasn’t that good. Would love to write a sprawling epic on a dysfunctional southern family.
            A Fantasy Series. I started working on one back in 2008, but this morphed into working on The Solitary Tales. I’d like to go back to the fantasy idea one day.
            A YA Bladerunner-esque series. I recently mapped out one with a very, very cool premise. This would be sci-fi of sorts. The idea is great and could do well in the general market. But have to wait until time is right to start writing.
            Time Travel story. Have an awesome love story combined with time travel.
            Father-Daughter novel. In the vein of my Every Breath You Take is an idea of a father with three grown girls taking a road trip. It’s got a bit of supernatural thing going on, a bit of the heartfelt parent-child thing.
            My Talked About Stand meets Lost series. I’ve been working on this one for a while. Mapping it out. Working on characters and plot. This is very close to seeing light of day I feel.
            Bad Movies Ideas. I worked on this with a couple of former colleagues years ago and still have a desire to do something with the idea of bad movies. A novel maybe. Or nonfiction.
            Return to Gun Lake. I have a trilogy in mind taking place at Gun Lake that would be in the vein of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It’s maybe for down the road. Would love to spend a summer at Gun Lake working on it. 

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