Curbing curiosities, or an interview with Aden Polydoros author of Project Prometheus (and a giveaway)


project prometheus

Project Prometheus (Assassin Fall #2)

By: Aden Polydoros

Publisher: EntangledTEEN

Publication Date: August 28th, 2018

The Academy stole everything from Hades, their perfect assassin. Angry and leaving bodies in his wake, he finds two other ex-assassins doing the exact same thing.

Tyler and Shannon once killed for The Academy. Now they’re tracking and hunting down its scientists. So why is The Academy only after Hades?

Shannon will do whatever it takes to protect Tyler, even if it means teaming up with a former rival. While she seeks answers to her past, Tyler wants to learn the truth about the mysterious white room, which no one has ever seen except him.

As for Hades? He simply wants revenge.

They all need answers, even if it means returning to the organization where it all started.

1) What is on your desk or where you write? What do you need to write? Do you have a writer’s survival kit?

Usually, I like to have something nearby to remind me of my story. I keep around aesthetic images that inspire me, either physical copies or files on my computer. I don’t have a writer’s survival kit, but if I’m bogged down in edits, I like to have snacks nearby.

2) What is your writing process? Are you a plotter or a panster? Which do you prefer: drafting or revising?

I’m usually a pantser. I didn’t outline Project Pandora or Project Prometheus. I outlined my current work in progress, and I haven’t noticed much difference in terms of writing speed or quality. I prefer drafting, because there’s an element of excitement when I first start a manuscript. Revising a manuscript is boring in comparison.

3) What is your number one writing tip?

Just keep working. There are moments when I don’t know what to write next or when I’m feeling uninspired, but I still try to write at least something each day. Even if it’s a few sentences. If I absolutely can’t write, then I’ll do research or outline a scene. You don’t have to write every day or even every week, but if you want to finish a story, you need to keep going back to it. Even if you aren’t satisfied with your draft, just finish it so you can edit it.

4) Describe you book in 5 words or less

Dark, intense thriller with assassins

5) Who was your favorite character to write and who gave you the most trouble?

Hades was my favorite character to write. He is more unexpected than the other two main characters, and his lack of a moral code allows me to be more creative with his reactions and behavior. He has an interesting thought process, too.

In the sequel, the character who gave me the most trouble was probably Tyler. He was one of the easiest characters to write in the first novel, but I wanted to focus more on Shannon and Hades this time around. I had to figure out how to write a fulfilling character arc for Tyler, while also giving the other characters more attention.

6)What is next for you? What are your currently working on?

I’m revising a YA thriller, but I’m also working on a Slavic fantasy based on the Russian Revolution.

Aden Polydoros grew up in Long Grove, Illinois, and now lives in Arizona. He is a writer of young adult fiction. When he isn’t writing, he enjoys reading and going on hikes in the mountains. Aden Polydoros is a 2015 Gold Medalist in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and has published two short stories in Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2015. PROJECT PANDORA (Entangled, 2017) is his debut novel.

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