Corner Pocket

“CORNER  POCKET”

Genre: Urban-Drama

Publisher: Lulu Enterprises Inc. & Lulu Press Inc (lulu.com)

Publish Date: Jan. 2012

Corner Pocket by F. Kenneth Taylor Available on Amazon.com
Corner Pocket
by F. Kenneth Taylor
Available on Amazon.com

While coping with the recent loss of his mother, and trying to mend a failing relationship with his father, Damon,  aka ‘Panther’, quickly learns the street-life isn’t all its made out to be when he’s framed for murder by his childhood best friend.  This is a fast-paced, Urban-Drama that teaches us about the things that really matter in life such as; family, redemption, and love.  A definite page-turner!

Corner Pocket was re-written 3 times, including the final, currently published version which took a year for me to complete.  The 1st re-write was done because I felt there were too many ‘gaps‘ in the overall story, and too many grammatical mistakes.  The 2nd re-write was done a couple years later because I had a few new ideas for the story, and didn’t like the ‘flow‘ of it.  I started the 3rd and final re-write between late 2010 and/or early 2011, because by this time I had grown quite a bit as a writer, and felt the story was too ‘cliche-ish‘, with too many unnecessary characters, plot twists, and factions, and I still wasn’t satisfied with the overall ‘flow‘, I still didn’t think a lot of things connected.

In the final re-write, I completely eliminated unnecessary characters, factions, and elements, and shortened my character-base by only using the characters I needed to keep the story moving forward.  I also gave each chapter a specific ‘title‘ that gave some indication of what it may be about, which was a technique I adopted from Dorothy Dandridge after reading her autobiography, “Everything and Nothing: The Dorothy Dandridge Tragedy”, very interesting and good read, I might add.  I also felt titling the chapters was ‘different‘ and ‘unique‘, and would give the book it’s own, ‘special-something‘.  Finally, I decided that would be my signature ‘niche‘; to specifically title each chapter in all my books so you’ll know you’re reading a book by F. Kenneth Taylor, when the chapters are titled.  Lastly, I changed the font size, which made the book about 50 pages shorter.

The decision to publish Corner Pocket came about when, I realized there was nothing left for me to do with it, and I was completely satisfied with it, and my ‘pet‘ project, Aftermath: A Saga Begins, was nowhere ready for publishing.  My fellow WP blogger, writer/author, long-time, and childhood friend, K. G. Bethlehem, author of “Avenging Knights: Rebirth of Lost Honor”, had encouraged me for years to check out Lulu.com to get my work published, finally, I did.  I found I could not only publish my books for free; but also retain the rights to my work, which would allow me to move any book I published with them, and re-publish it with another publisher at anytime.  So, since Corner Pocket was not going to be a big project like Aftermath: A Saga Begins, I decided I would ‘test-the-waters‘ with it, that way, if something went wrong, it wouldn’t be too big of a deal to me because I would have a ‘heads-up‘, and still have my primary project, “Aftermath” waiting in the rafters, but everything turned out ok, so from the time Corner Pocket was published in late Jan. 2012, I took about 2 weeks off from writing, and then started re-editing, re-formatting, and re-tweaking “Aftermath: A Saga Begins”.

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback about Corner Pocket, a lot of people say I should write a sequel, but personally, I just don’t think there’s enough material there to do so, because I didn’t write it in that manner.  Granted, I could ‘produce‘ or ‘create‘ the material, but it’ll be a far cry, or long-stretch, I guess only time will tell.  So, pick up a copy today, leave a review at the link below, and let me know what you think.  Thanks again for reading and supporting me.

– F. Kenneth Taylor

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