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

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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Etymology Excavation: “quixotic”

Etymology Excavation: “quixotic”

What is etymology, and why are you excavating it? Etymology is like the archeology of a language (definition: the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history). In this series of posts, we're going to...

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Weapons in the Cortii

Weapons in the Cortii

Weapons in the Cortii Personal loadout, for some reasons I hope will be obvious, isn't usually made public. No one who survives Cortiian basic training underestimates the value of surprise in a fight. However, there are some standard items. Uniform...

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Galaxy of Authors Interviews

Come and explore some strange new worlds

 

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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Robert Lee Beers, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
I started in elementary school because it was fun and most of the things the teachers had me doing weren’t.

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Bill McCormick, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…tell me what made you decide to start writing?
I’ve always been fascinated by the art of storytelling. I started writing horseshit when I was a kid. By college I was getting printed in some local papers. By my twenties I was getting published in local music magazines and then it all took off.

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John Thornton, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…what made you decide to start writing?
I have been imagining situations and stories for as long as I can remember. Back as a small child, like fifty years ago, we would play pretend. That was the start of my making up stories in my head.

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E A Copen, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…what made you decide to start writing?
I don’t remember. I wrote my first book when I was 3 with crayons and printer paper. It’s just always been a part of who I am.

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Cris and Clare Meyers, Galaxy of Authors

What made you decide to start writing?
That’s a loaded question. It just sort of happened. Cris remembers writing what he calls ‘bad Star Wars fanfiction’ when he was little, and Clare too had a few amateurish stories she wrote as a kid. We didn’t start writing together until almost ten years after graduation and found that we were even better writers together.

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Jon Cronshaw, Galaxy of Authors

Jon Cronshaw is a British science fiction and fantasy author based in Morecambe, England. He’s a voracious reader, guide dog owner, ex-gamer, and certified geek.

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