My name is Louis Williams. I'm the author of The Initiative! I've been writing for about 6 years now. My author journey's brought me to Wattpad and the community which is an invaluable way for me to share my first novel; to network with other avid writers, especially those in the Sci-Fi genre and to hopefully build a strong fan base in! I was inspired to write The Initiative after watching Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth documentary on climate, years back. It was a real eye-opener on the world we live in today regarding our habits and climate. I wanted to preach about what I'd learned and I have! There's some preachin' in the novel! :) But, I've also revisited my manuscript countless times as everyday I seem to learn something else which is worth putting into the story and overall message! -Things that address a very special idea from all perspectives, cultures and demographics. I chose to set my book in China's future. Reasons include: -I feel China has the potential to become the dominant superpower of the 2048 era. -I feel China's currency and economic performance through the recession of our time will allow them to boom; at least fictionally in the 2048 era. -Despite issues that I know the country has, I feel that with the right focus and discipline that China could lead the way for the world. -China's a shadowed country due to elements of it's culture but despite their shroud I wanted to show another side to it. -I've never visited the country and wanted to see how well I could portray China. I want the story to educate, enlighten, entertain, trouble and worry people. For me, right now in this day and age, The Initiative is a novel with a solution idea and it ultimately tells us of how we could go about profound innovation for when we as a people are ready. But for now, I hope it's received as an entertaining and enlightening read that honours the true meaning of the word 'initiative': ' to implement a first act or step...' Louis.