Running Flat by Eric Maywar is a 75-chapter novel with breathtaking art, delivered to you in installments (starting in January 2016), and preserved on a website where you can choose which characters or subplots to follow.
Jess Foley hasn’t given up on love, even if it has given up on her. Jack Baldwin has given up and is planning a graceful self-destruction. Maya Hill is trying to escape her life before it kills her.
A Novel in Episodes: Like a modern digital version of a Dickens novel, the story and art will be delivered in installments, straight to your inbox. And it will be continually updated to the Running Flat website.
The Reader Shapes the Novel: On the website, you decide how to read the story. Each chapter will be sortable by character and plotline. So if you want to read only the parts of the story that have Amadeo D’Onofrio, the man who once beat a man to death with a bag of doorknobs, you can click on his name and read just about him. If you want to read only the story about two people falling in love, you can click on that and read just that part of the novel. If you want to read the whole thing, in chronological order, of course you can do that too.
Music and Poetry: In some chapters, as the characters go to their favorite hangout, the music and poetry they listen to is embedded in the story so you can hear what they hear and be immersed in the story.
Great Writing: The story is written by Eric Maywar, who studied with short story rock-god Stu Dybek and American Book Award Winner Jaime Gordon
Great Art: The story is captured in breathtaking still photography by award-winning Tamara Ramos and beautiful paint by Bethany Sellers. Examples below.
Running Flat allows the reader to read the chapters sorted by each of the main characters. Here’s what that looks like
|Jess Foley hasn’t given up on love, even if it has given up on her. She is the sort of woman that radiates fun, the sort of woman that serious people don’t take seriously, but she refuses to be a secondary character in everybody else’s story. Click here to read just her parts of the story.|
Jack Baldwin, take-a-bullet loyal and a believer that short fences make good neighbors, is planning a graceful self-destruction. Click here to read just his parts of the story.http://runningflatnovel.com/wordpress/?page_id=332
Maya Hill is trying to escape her life before it kills her. She is coiled and explosive, like a match flaring up because she got too close to a flame. Click here to read just her parts of the story. http://runningflatnovel.com/wordpress/?page_id=62
Nikki Turner is kind, loyal, tall, and brings cookies. Click here to read just her parts of the story. http://runningflatnovel.com/wordpress/?page_id=65
Lito Avila has nice abs and the personality of a torpedo. Click here to read just his parts of the story. http://runningflatnovel.com/wordpress/?page_id=60
Natanya Kipketer is bright, chatty, likes a bit of conversation as well as mixed martial arts and small arms. Click here to read just her parts of the story. http://runningflatnovel.com/wordpress/?page_id=82