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

Books and authors

Books and authors

...lying on my back on the library floor, staring blankly up at my bookshelves, I realised two things. First: it's not hoarding if it's books; second, that I have a lot of series by female authors. Given all the unmitigated crap that occasionally hits the...

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Don’t write what you know

Don’t write what you know

Try something new 'Write what you know.' always makes me grin, but then again I mostly write about an interstellar mercenary cult. If I were writing what I knew, I'd be dead. Of course, according to any sane standards (or at least a jury of my friends and...

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What’s Eostre got to do with it anyway?

What’s Eostre got to do with it anyway?

Easter, Eostre, Ostern Easter. Bunnies in pink waistcoats. Eggs everywhere in a gamut of unlikely colours. It's part of the season, and very few people stop to ask themselves - what the bunny duck do rabbits, eggs, and chocolate have to do with the death and rebirth...

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Stereotype-busting, or the art of not playing by the rules

Stereotype-busting, or the art of not playing by the rules

Society takes itself so damn seriously. There are such a lot of unwritten rules (see also 'stereotypes'). Sometimes you just need to wear assless chaps and a suit jacket and walk on your hands for a bit. Do something the bastards don't agree with, it's...

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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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Galaxy of Authors Interviews

Come and explore some strange new worlds

 

C H Clepitt, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
I had a dream… I know, everyone says that, but it’s true. I woke up one morning vividly remembering a scene from a story.

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Gary Morgenstein, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
I remember, oh, maybe I was eight or nine, writing baseball stories about a shortstop named Davey who played for the New York Yankees.

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Andrew Weston, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
An accident at work. I received an injury on duty that entailed a number of operations and a long convalescence, subsequently leading to my retirement. On the plus side, it afforded me the time and opportunity to start putting all the ideas I’d accrued over the years down in writing.

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Chrys Cymri, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
I wrote my first short story when I was seven years old, and I really haven’t stopped since then. It wasn’t so much that I decided to write as that I had to write.

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Carol van Natta, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
In high school, I wrote fan fiction with my friends, primarily in the Star Trek universe. Mine was wretchedly bad, full of every angsty teenage trope you can think of, but it cemented my love of writing and storytelling

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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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