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“Storytelling is tame, for your taste. Wouldn’t you prefer something with blood in it?” ~Fighting Shadows

Snow and escapism

Snow and escapism

Snow and escapism Well, so, this happened this week.Generally, by February, Vancouver's more about the cherry blossoms and rainbows. This February decided to remind us sissy Lower Mainlander types that Vancouver is, in fact, in Canada, and we should learn...

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How (not) to write a series

How (not) to write a series

How (not) to write a series - a pantser's guide How not to plan Definitely, at all costs, avoid the planning. With this one simple tip, a writer can avoid months or even years of worry, save themselves from the dreaded note cascade whenever the cat crosses...

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How do I get started writing?

How do I get started writing?

Get started writing - how? Every writers' forum I've spent time in has had someone, sometime, show up asking 'how do I get started writing?' At this point I always find myself needing to take my hands off my keys and wrestle down a sarcastic response like...

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2017 – the here and the now

2017 – the here and the now

The Here and the Now - it's a wrap! While there were definitely some highlights, 2017 was spiced with plenty of drama to keep that old proverb 'May you live in interesting times' in use. In places, I would even say it was sufficiently spiced that I felt as if I were...

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Chapter Quotes – the authors

Chapter Quotes – the authors

Chapter Quotes - the authors I get a lot of reader comments about the chapter quotes. They're probably the single biggest common talking point across the feedback I get, so I thought I would put a few of my quotes' authors in the spotlight. Nadhiri Longar,...

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Elemental Conflict release day!

Elemental Conflict release day!

Release day!

There’s a question I like to ask other authors, and it’s ‘Would you live in the world you’ve created?’ A lot of people – more than I expected, if I’m honest – say ‘No way, José.’

Being contrary by nature, I absolutely would live in the world I’ve created. Admittedly, I might not live very long in it.

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Galaxy of Authors Interviews

Come and explore some strange new worlds

 

Claire Buss, Galaxy of Authors

Claire Buss writes science-fiction dystopia and humorous fantasy, eats cake, and looks forwards to the day she finds her ideal balance between writing and life.

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Richard L Pastore, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
It’s difficult to say, since I never made a conscious decision to be a writer. I’m not even sure I have yet.

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Mathew McCall, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
From an early age my mother read to me at night, all the old children’s classics and so I had a love of the narrative and storytelling before I could ever put a pen to paper. As soon as I could read and write I started writing stories.

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Christian Warren Freed, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
I was born under a bad sign, no wait. It has always been in my blood. I began with goofy comic books and decided to tackle a horror novel in 10th grade. It won me the student of the month award but was a total crapfest. I try to burn it every time I go home but mom won’t let me.

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J D Byrne, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
I write for a living as a lawyer. I had ideas that I thought would be neat for stories and realized nobody else was going to write them.

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Raquel Byrnes, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
I remember wanting to have adventures of my own and started making them up and eventually writing them in notebook after notebook while growing up.

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Damien Lutz, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
In High School, I was given an English Assignment with one rule—it had to be 2000 words. Inspired by fantasy novels, I decided to type out a story. Although I could only type with two fingers, once I started I couldn’t stop.

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Christopher Keene, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
I started young when my imagination seemed more interesting than reality and I wanted to see if anyone agreed. Writing seemed the most thorough way of asking.

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Greg Krojac, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
I’ve lived in Brazil for ten years and had been going through a particularly bad time. What happened to me actually sounded like something that might happen in a book, so I started to write the book (as a form of self-therapy, I suppose). It didn’t help, so I abandoned it, but I did discover that I enjoyed writing.

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Andy Zach, Galaxy of Authors

1. In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
I love telling stories and entertaining people with them. I began writing stories in 3rd grade with science fiction stories.

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D C Ballard, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
The TL;DR answer here is that it seemed to just be a natural extension of the above. I come from a family of artists, my mother paints, my brother draws – I have been accused of painting with words.

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Rick Partlow, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
I’ve been writing since I was a kid, and it’s always been a desire to tell the stories I wanted to hear that no one else was telling.

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Brhi Stokes, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
To be honest, writing is just something I’ve always done. I distinctly remember becoming old enough to read and swiftly transitioning to the one who read the children’s stories, rather than was read to. I don’t think I could stop it if I could – late last year I wandered myself through 45,000 words of a book I had no intention to write because the first scene wouldn’t leave me alone.

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Steve Harrison, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
I wish I knew. I was in my late twenties and working in a boring office job when an idea occurred to me for a science fiction story. I quickly wrote it, looked up some magazine addresses and posted it off. It was accepted and I became addicted!

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Richard Stephens, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
One sweltering afternoon, while my best friend and I were reading Hardy Boy books, we had an epiphany. We thought, “We could write one of these.” And so, I did.

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