Saturday, June 17, 2017
In the writing world, numerous success stories can be found of fans who have turned their writing into contemporary masterpieces. Author E.L. James like the Twilight series so much, they wrote the 50 Shades series. Last week I was reminiscing about a project that begin some twelve years ago that did not evolve, and I began reading about the "fan fiction" which drives a number of successful spin off series.
Star Wars and Star Trek are two of the most popular, allowing evening the novice writer to be able to compile a story based upon the loose collection of characters, in a world which has been established - but not yet fortified on it's boundaries.
Website FanFiction.Net chronicles a lot of speculative writing, and the pitfalls as well. Writers who have created characters, fleshed them out and developed stories, don't want to see their hard work copied, even plagiarized. But apparently they are comfortable with endless computer games based on their premises - have you ever counted how many Star Wars games there are?
About twelve years ago while with the computer game company, I attended the preview of a game that enthralled me so much, I wrote about it at a number of game sites. Fast forward, I have now started writing my own speculative fiction, using some of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) characters as background for my own story.
Speculative fiction is back in vogue.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017
If you're going to write,
...you should give up your love of sailing. There will be time for that later.
...you should give up some relationships. There will be time for that later.
...you should give up your country. There will be time for that later.
...but you should always remember your blogging password. There won't be time for that later.
Back to our regularly broadcast schedule.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
The demons that live inside of all writers, are the Demons which they write about.
Injustice. Infidelity. Loss.
Some pain is arguably viable - the ridges of skin from a burn.
Some pain is arguably invisible - the soul of parents with missing children.
Some fathers write about the loss of their children to foreign forces.
Others write of the loss of their predecessor.
One man's demons, is another chapter of the Major Project.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Some writers have full time occupations until their income allows them to give it up. I received a check last week and based on it's value, it may be a while before I give up my
Stephen King worked in a laundromat writing in the morning before he went to work.
There is hope for me yet.
We write not for the money but fot the message.
But the money will make the message a lot more fluent in publication.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
The Major Project.
I will have a major book release by the time my life is over.
Not for the money.
Not so I can walk into a book store and see my name on the spine of a series of books.
Not so I can be on television of have a major motion picture based on the book.
But so my children will know just what their Father went through.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Today's the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic.
Feb 28. An iconic day in history.
A buddy of mine has a birthday.
A woman I once knew has a birthday - she once sent me a pager that she was ready to settle down. Apparently not.
On Ancestry.com, my grandparents were married today.
Twenty years ago my divorce was finalized.
Thank you, Tori Amos.