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Whats an Anovoca?

About Me

After belonging to this website for almost TEN YEARS I thought it was about time to share a bit about myself :D.

So, who exactly am I?
Unlike most of the long time members of deviantart's wonderful Lit community I am neither a student of literature nor write by trade. Actually I'm just a lowly IT guy who started out on this site by uploading a few song lyrics and downloading WinAmp skins.

Since then I have transitioned form lyrics into poetry where I have, through years of practice and receiving great feedback from this site, turned writing into a regular part of my life.

While I still spend plenty of time on deviant art working on my poetry and reading the forums my primary emphasis has recently shifted to novels which I have strong hopes of getting published in the near future.

Current Projects

The Heirs
Skeeith by Anovoca

The Heirs is the first novel I have ever tackled which will be part of a trilogy with the possibility of a prequel.

The Heirs saga is about a race of gods and a war that nearly annihilated them from the universe. As a last resort, they created for a hidden world for their offspring and sealed it from their enemies.
Book one, The Heirs of Revelation, follows the offspring of these elder gods as they slowly discover their origins and struggle to reclaim their immortality. As they struggle for power, the veil that hid their world from the war of their fathers is slowly torn apart.

Manuscript in Editing
Book 2 in drafting/timeline
Wordcount 108,000

Beta Readers:
- N. Eskritt
- W. Stephen
- K. Evans
- DarkRiderDLMC

The Cycle

The Cycle is a scifi thriller about a world free of disease and hunger that has become plagued by overpopulation. When technology offers a solution, everyday life is changed forever for the lower class.
When the machine becomes tied to a plague ripping through the underclasses of society, the creator of the machine has his life turned upside down and is thrown into the new way of life that he had created.

Timelining and Chapter drafting
25 pages of manuscript complete

Beta Readers:
- W. Stephen
- Looking for more



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Josh Zimmer
Artist | Literature
United States
Current Residence: Wisconsin
Favourite genre of music: Metal
Favourite style of art: Music
  • Mood: Horror
  • Listening to: Alice in Chains
  • Reading: Malazan - The Crippled God
  • Watching: Hannibal
  • Playing: Diablo 3/HOTS
  • Drinking: Water
Season 3 is finally here, and so ends TV's long drought. Last night's episode (e2) sent so many chills through me it has got my mind kicked into a new creative gear it hasn't found in months. The show is so sick, twisted, yet artistic and cleaver - basically everything I strive to be as a writer.  I havent put out any new material in over a year; but the juices are starting to flow now. I am still in the building stage of book 2 of the heirs but my focus may shift temporarily to the faceless series (originally inspired by reading the Hannibal book series). 

Assuming this mood can keep itself alive until the weekend, when I can set work aside, I will try and get an introduction ready and posted for the series. I have held off on putting out material since I was undecided on a narrative, wanted to do a portion of the story in 1st and parts in 3rd. I have finally decided to stop fighting this and to introduce each chapter with 1st person narrative from the perspective of the detective that eventually breaks the case in a later book (talking about suspect profiles and hindsight reflections of events). The meat of the chapters though will remain in 3rd for at least the 1st book. I threw something out there over a year ago when I was playing around with the voice of the narrator (this was before I stopped and had my little crisis of narratives). If you want a sneak peak of whats to come click over and check out:

I am the most productive artisticly when I spend the majority of my time: 

1 deviant said taking drugs
No deviants said Reading/studying other art
No deviants said Watching movies/tv
No deviants said outdoors in nature
No deviants said disconnected, isolated, dead to the world
No deviants said meditating
No deviants said working up a sweat
No deviants said *shrug*


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LadyBethsheba Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Thanks for the faves!
Landminds Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for watching/stalking/whatever :) cheers
relhom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SpectreOfShades Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Thank you so much for the Watch!
NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for the favorite :hug: i really appreciate it! If you have any comments/critiques they are most welcome!
Anovoca Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   Writer
Ide be happy to.
Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I've featured you in my journal! [link]
Anovoca Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Writer
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