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Behind a Science Fiction Revolutionary Novel
Class of 2021
Ramon Veras ('21) is a student at St. Lawrence University. He is a creative writing major and his other scholarly interests lie in history, philosophy, government, and much more. Along with these interests, he is now applying to MFA programs throughout the world; in these programs he seeks looking to...


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Throughout the summer of 2020, I spent the majority of my time crafting my novel, Generation Beta. I read and researched an array of different topics from history, the craft of writing, all the way to the psychology of the human brain. I worked with my mentor, Professor J. Michael Martinez, who is also a published poet and has written many non-fiction pieces. He managed the vast amount of research and help connect all of it by directing where to go next. While during this research, I plotted and wrote away, applying the things I was learning every day. These scenes were submitted to my mentor every week, and over the course of eight weeks, a good amount of writing was produced with a substantial amount of research that went into it. In this paper, I hope to present the inner workings of this science fiction revolutionary novel and everything that I have done to build a foundation for the novel.