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by BLAlley
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Where do you get your inspiration?
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Where do you get your inspiration?

I never tried to come up with an idea. I wrote every story based on an idea which came to me in one form or another. My books were inspired by: Twin Arrows Trading Post. Watching Baseball on T. A dream. A paper by Professor Thomas J Weiler of Vanderbilt Physics Department A flash fiction contest pro...
by BLAlley
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 215153

Re: Five Minute Rant

I never bothered. As they say, agents and publishers only become interested the moment you no longer need them.
by BLAlley
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 596
Views: 228004

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Happily! Arosil - A Science Fiction Series https://static.wixstatic.com/media/402253_3c5ebe1d37b6402ebb2661e7b3626f04~mv2.png/v1/fill/w_300,h_152,al_c,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/402253_3c5ebe1d37b6402ebb2661e7b3626f04~mv2.png https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IPE8DS8 The Diamond - A Ghost Story https://static.wi...
by BLAlley
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Can I plagiarize my own material?
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Can I plagiarize my own material?

I included expanded versions of two previous short stories in my most recent book.
by BLAlley
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Anyone else on DeviantArt?
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: Anyone else on DeviantArt?

I just deleted my DA account. Wa-whaaaaa
by BLAlley
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Recommended Smart Action/Sci-Fi Novels
Replies: 9
Views: 3259

Re: Recommended Smart Action/Sci-Fi Novels

The Freezer and Immortal by David Kersten.
Can I include my own? I didn't see any rules about that.
by BLAlley
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: So you want to write sci-fi?
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re: So you want to write sci-fi?

Awww. I wanted to write SciFi. :)
by BLAlley
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Researching SF&F Fans
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: Researching SF&F Fans

If you're focusing on marketability rather then creativity I'm automatically not interested. You should be writing because you have an idea, not because you want to be the next Stephen King or JK Rowling.
by BLAlley
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 187
Views: 60961

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

I recently discovered two gems by Robert L Forward, Dragon's Egg and Starquake. As a lifelong SciFi fan I'm ashamed to admit I hadn't read them sooner.
by BLAlley
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: writing books
Replies: 17
Views: 3025

Re: writing books

I'm not a fan of how-to books, particularly for writing. They tend to be more self-congratulatory and less helpful, and writing, like most skills, is learned by doing. Yes, take a class to learn the mechanics of writing, but beyond that you're far better off reading fiction, focusing on your chosen ...
by BLAlley
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Are aliens needed?
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: Are aliens needed?

I went to both extremes, having no aliens in one book with barely a mention of them, then having only aliens in another book. All within the same series.

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