Discover more from The Elysian
I'm imagining a more beautiful future
Here’s the index of everything I’ve written so far.
At The Elysian, it is my goal, not to point out all the problems with the world—all the other writers do enough of that—but to think through the solutions, and I do that through essays and fiction.
Every Monday, I publish essays thinking through a better future. Here are my favorites so far:
Technology (Post Modern, a podcast)
On Fridays, I send out a piece of utopian fiction imagining a more beautiful future. I’m currently serializing Oblivion, a utopian novella inspired by classical utopian literature. Here’s the story so far:
Prologue - Elysia finds herself in paradise
Chapter 1 - We will create a more beautiful future
Chapter 2 - Humanity will mingle
Chapter 3 - A garden will heal all disease ←everyone’s favorite chapter
Chapter 4 - We will leave the past behind
Chapter 5 - We will live hundreds of years
Chapter 6 - We will reach immortality
Chapter 7 - How do we get there from here ←the most shared chapter
Chapter 8 - Escaping into a better world
Chapter 9 - Elysia must face the truth
Chapter 10 - In which Elysia remembers her past
Chapter 11 -In which Elysia wonders if this is even real
I also share my process, and my life, as I go. Here are some of the things I’ve learned about writing and publishing on the internet since I began this newsletter.
My research on the publishing industry
No one will read your book (and other truths about publishing) ← This is my second most popular post of all time
Writing books isn’t a good idea (because there’s no market for them) ←This is my most popular post of all time
How I write
My newsletter strategy
My newsletter has been featured by BBC, Business Insider, Fast Company, Publisher’s Weekly, Means of Creation, and Morning Brew; and in 2022, I was awarded one of 10 places in Substack’s coveted fellowship program.
I hope this provides a good introduction to my work so far, and I’m so excited to continue the work next week!
Thank you so much for being here, and if we haven’t met yet come say hi in the comments!
Thanks for reading,