I get a lot of comments on Amazon saying they were drawn to one of my stories for its interesting premise, or upon finishing, that they’ve never read a story quite like it. I like to write about fresh ideas, definitely, but most of what I write about has already been done already. I just like to add a little twist to make things interesting
God’s Loophole, for example is about telekinesis, which is one of those majorly cliché ideas. I didn’t really add anything new to it, except I made it highly scientific and made the story more about the machine that makes them tele
Timeloopers is about time travel, also as cliché as possible, but I changed the rules a little bit and tried really hard to avoid those logical inconsistencies that mar most time travel stories. The end result adds a fun twist to time travel.
In Triton, everyone vanishes in an instant—except five teenagers. This, also, is not new. But I put them on a cruise ship, so the rest of the passengers disappear and they’re left trying to regain control of the ship and solve the mystery, which adds to the fun.