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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 2nd Draft
Wordcount 105,000

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

Lucid Black
The Laughing Man by Anovoca

Lucid black is my first ever play that I am writing.
Coauthor: L. Kerwin

Undisclosed. (check back later)




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Josh Zimmer
Artist | Literature
United States
Current Residence: Wisconsin
Favourite genre of music: Metal
Favourite style of art: Music

Strayed Path

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 7:26 PM
  • Mood: Isolated
  • Listening to: Whatever
  • Reading: The Black Company - She is the Darkness
  • Watching: Outcasts
  • Playing: Diablo 3
  • Eating: Taco Soup
  • Drinking: Whiskey Sours
I have realized that I have strayed from my reading a bit lately. I haven't picked up a book since moving to 1st shift and I have only 1 book left of the Chronicles of the black company. Additionally, I need to get more active on here with my reading. I often find it hard to do so because of how picky I am with literature, but fortunately I have a good supply of talented friends. So, before I start going about trying to find something decent on the random browse feature, if any of you have something you have written lately and would like a critique or possibly something you wrote a while ago that didn't get appropriate attention please post a thumb below.

What Drives You? 

1 deviant said Caffine
1 deviant said Fear of failure
No deviants said Desire for success
No deviants said Love for what you are doing
No deviants said To honor another
No deviants said Natural energy and the time to put it to use
No deviants said A very specific and personal reason or experience
No deviants said All of the above
No deviants said I am entirely unmotivated
No deviants said Other


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Thanks for the faves!
Landminds Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for watching/stalking/whatever :) cheers
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relhom Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SpectreOfShades Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Thank you so much for the Watch!
NotenSMSK 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 Nov 8, 2012   Writer
Ide be happy to.
I've featured you in my journal! [link]
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