Livin' 'Til

By David Alton

Draft 1 Posted Date: 1/29/2016

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Young Adult Contemporary

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About the Book:

Livin’ ’Til… is the gritty, edgy, coming-of-age story of a quirky and sensitive teenage boy’s search for meaning and purpose in a life and a world of loneliness, abuse, randomness, and pain. It is appropriate for young adult, new adult, and mainstream audiences, for anyone interested in edgy, offbeat teenage characters you can’t help but root for in their against-all-odds search for meaning and purpose in their turbulent, uncertain lives.

About the Author:

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. I’ve been living in New York City since 1980, in Brooklyn since ’83. I was an editor of tech magazines for ten years, writing articles and editorials about a lot of stuff I didn’t really care about. The Internet, the greatest invention of mankind and the most voracious destroyer of every industry it touches, obviated any need for tech magazines, and after a year or so blogging about tech stuff I landed at Standard & Poor’s, editing press releases for AIG, among other big-name insurance industry companies. AIG and the Big Bubble Burst took that job away, and maybe yours, too. My writing and editing now is strictly for myself, and the world.

Author's Note:

I'm mainly interested in hearing about overall plot and pacing. I feel the MS is too long, but after cutting 20,000 words from the original draft, what remains all seems relevant to me. Any advice here would be appreciated.

Requested feedback Criteria: Overall Feedback, Point of View, Voice, Character Development, Plot, Dialogue, Pacing, Setting, Continuity

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