vViIrRuUsS: I Never Forget
An Interview with Jazalyn, Author of vViIrRuUsS
1. Where or how did you come up with the idea for this book and series?
I observe the world and the societies and I psychologize the people. I see what is happening in the present making assumptions for the past and what could happen in the future.
2. When you sit down to write do you have an idea where you are going or does it just happen as you’re
3. What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
4. What is your favorite quote from a book of fiction?
5. On that vein who would be your favorite Author? What writers influenced you?
6 Do you have a favorite fictional character?
7. What five words describe you?
8. What if any project are you working on now?(go ahead promote away!)
9. What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
10. What has been the best compliment?
11 What do you think makes a good story?
12. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
13. How about a snippet from your book that will hook a prospective reader and make them want to read your book.
14. What are the most important elements of good writing? According to you, what tools are must-haves for writers?
15. How did you get into writing? Is this what you always wanted to do?
About vViIrRuUsS: I Never Forget
Can there be viruses that cause madness or save the world instead of infecting traditionally? There can be. In Jazalyn’s apocalyptic techno thriller poetry novel “vViIrRuUsS: I Never Forget” related with the genres: war fiction, historical fiction, psychological fantasy, survival fiction, medical thriller, crime fiction, philosophical fantasy, dystopia, science fiction.
Jazalyn is a controversially progressive surreal author-poet that communicates all the angles of a story without necessarily endorsing a single point of view and everything she mediates in the first, second or third person.In her latest poetic novel “vViIrRuUsS”, advanced robotic nanotechnology hacks people’s bodies and makes them vulnerable revealing truths and lies which affects their psychological state. Everyone is in danger, but also everyone can be dangerous. A discovery exposes the one thing in common: they are all guilty.
People acquire a turbulent mental state and start accuse one another but not because they are truly hurt or care for the common good, it’s fear someone else will rush to accuse themselves so they kind of try to beat any outcry against them. They don’t see their own flaws but the others’ flaws and condemn to feel better about themselves. To pass the message that they are against criminal acts so as no one to believe they are themselves criminals when someone else accuses them either with the truth or with deceit.
“Various viruses expose pasts, thoughts, memories, crimes, undisclosed secrets and the true reality, and cause madness. Who is guilty? Who is innocent?”
Jazalyn explores a world where there is no innocence or guilt which renders every conviction as unfairness since others continue to live freely and innocently for the same crime that went unnoticed or was covered somehow. It’s all subjective interpretations and opposite views can all be true depending on each observer’s interests. The belief systems are not examining all possibilities and therefore are not objective but akin to what secures individuals peace of mind and what satisfies their status in each period of time.
It’s not one person’s experience that the book narrates. These are scattered thoughts and dialogues as monologues from multiple sources. Jazalyn creates an atmospherical plot around a collection of poems-puzzles of a series of unfortunate events. The poetic narration is subject to all imaginations. There is a mystery and suspense that lets the reader wonder what’s going on and imagine all possible scenarios of past, present and future outcomes.
The dystopian poems expose the pain that is rooted in an unhealthy logic which instead of focusing on the future is relying on the past conspiring and inventing ways how to destroy others to rise while the ethical job is to forget everything and everyone and work hard forwards so as to gain the fair way.
The title “vViIrRuUsS” depicts the name of the virus that attempts to help everyone recover. The subtitle “I Never Forget” is a phrase indicating that viruses surface memories which once remembered are difficult to be forgotten and neglected.
Jazalyn introduces new ways of writing and doing literature combining poetry with prose in abstract and absurd settings. She is popular on social media where she shares verses from her books and short stories.
More details about everything in her official website: jazalyn.art