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SEVEN-X is the first book in the SEVEN-X Trilogy, revolving around Los Angeles Times Investigative Reporter Eddie Hansen, who gets a tip on a missing death row prisoner being held at a Behavioral Health Center in a remote location outside the small town of Dell City, Texas. With an opportunity to break the story, Eddie voluntarily commits himself into the asylum in hopes of finding Annette Dobson, “The SIDS Killer.” She is rumored to have had her execution faked so she could be shipped to the asylum, have an exorcism and give birth to the child the world thinks is dead.
Eddie’s journals, video diary and recordings leave a trail of breadcrumbs into experimental procedures conducted on patients without their consent. As he dives deeper into his investigation, Eddie is forced to confront his own demons as an unwilling participant in the asylum’s controversial rehabilitation procedures.
Targeted Age Group: 18-54
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Writing true horror demands that you engulf yourself in the things that scare you most. You must dive face-first into fear and channel it into your writing.
Personally documenting a character’s descent into madness and experiencing it through them is an intense experience that I dove into as deep as I could, while holding on to the things I cherish about life and remaining authentic to the visions I had as I ventured into Uphir through Eddie.
It’s been a thrilling journey and learning experience bringing this story to the public. The battle between the good and evil that rages inside each human, in the mind, body and soul was a difficult subject to write about. In exploring my own darkness and light, I am constantly reminded that there is so much depth to our souls and so much yet to discover. Writing SEVEN-X was terrifying for me. Exploring a spiritual realm that we continue to debate exists is a mission of faith and in some ways hope.
If you read SEVEN-X alone at night, unobstructed from the outside world, you will begin to sense and perhaps see another dimension. You will experience something beyond yourself through Eddie’s journey, and the words will take hold of you. This is not your ordinary book.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write. Never give up and never give in. Don’t worry about what people say. You will always be the greatest writer in the world and a hack loser who sucks at the same time. Learn to find the constructive criticism in rejection and critique. Anyone could have the solution that takes your work from being good to being great. Step back, step away and get a fresh breath. Then go back to work with fresh eyes. Writing is re-writing. Your second, third, even one hundredth pass will yield a new discovery.
Learn about life. Experience everything with the open eyes of a writer. It is all part of the path to what makes your voice unique in a world of clutter. Be genuine and true to yourself. The best writing comes from experience and combining assets of the world around you into something new.
Learn the craft. The beauty of writing is that it is multi-faceted, limitless. The more you can bring of yourself and your craft, the more successful you will be. Learn about character, character arcs, story, plot, dialogue, creative writing. Whatever field of writing you enter, learn as much as you can about it.
Study the successful works of writers you admire and writers who are successful in your area of writing. Read everything you can get your hands on that pertains to your goals. Break down all the elements of these great works to discover what you can use in your writing. And finally,
See the world with all five senses. Great writing is all around you happening as you live and breathe. Use your senses to discover it. See, how the colors, the shapes, the light in front of you affects you and learn to describe it. Hear the conversations around you. The words, the rhythm has life to it. Learn to capture it on the page. Listen to a movie or TV show with your eyes closed. The words are the writer’s dialogue. Watch the images on the screen and figure out how to write them down effectively. Feel the world deeply. Everything inside you has life that adds to your writing. Touch the keyboard as often as you can and get what’s inside you out on the page. Revise and re-write until you Taste success.
Mike Wech is a writer, director and editor living in Los Angeles CA. Originally from Buffalo, Mike began his career in New York as an actor with appearances on Liquid Television, America’s Most Wanted, One Life To Live and All My Children as well as numerous stage plays.
Moving behind the camera Mike began work as a writer crafting television commercials and shows like VH1’s Fairway to Heaven. Mike worked as a writer, producer, director, editor, camera operator and in various other capacities learning his craft as he moved into feature films.
His first feature, the post apocalyptic “The Moment After2, TheAwakening, directed by Wes Llewellyn sold over a million dollars onDVD. More features and television shows followed including the critically acclaimed docu-drama “South Dakota” with Star Wars Producer Howard Kazanjian and Director Bruce Isacson, and the gritty crimedrama, “The Exodus of Charlie Wright” starring Andy Garcia, Aidan Quinn, Gina Gershon and Luke Goss, directed by R. Ellis Frazier.
Seven-X is Mike’s debut novel and the first in the forthcoming Seven-X series of books and films.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired by a Biblical passage in Matthew and Luke which reads:
“Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came’; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order. Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation.”
I thought it was wild that two authors wrote the exact same words, years apart and wondered if it could be true. What if 7 spirits return to torment the victim after the exorcism. The idea stuck with me and was the basis for the story.