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by AlexSivier
Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:03 am
Forum: Guidelines for Writing
Topic: A small grammar question
Replies: 15
Views: 12884

Re: A small grammar question

Thanks everyone for replying. Lots of useful advice for me to digest. OK, I have another related question. I am currently reading "Writing Horror", edited by Mort Castle. There is an article by David Morrell regarding dialogue. All his examples are like this: "Blah blah," Jane said. For me, that sou...
by AlexSivier
Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: At the Mountains of Madness
Replies: 7
Views: 7595

Re: At the Mountains of Madness

I am squirming in my pants for this to be made.
But I am also terrified it will go the same way as many other film adaptations of beloved stories.
by AlexSivier
Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: Which is your favorite movie!
Replies: 33
Views: 31878

Re: Which is your favorite movie!

Toss up between Minority Report and District 9
by AlexSivier
Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Guidelines for Writing
Topic: A small grammar question
Replies: 15
Views: 12884

A small grammar question

Hi there Here are several mutations of a basic sentence: "Good evening," he said, running his hand through slick black hair. "Good evening," he said as he ran his hand through slick black hair. "Good evening," he said. Then he ran his hand through slick black hair. "Good evening," he said; he ran hi...
by AlexSivier
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Sci-Fi and Fantasy General Discussions
Topic: Sci-fi fantasy Podcasts.
Replies: 2
Views: 4581

Re: Sci-fi fantasy Podcasts.

I am a big fan of ' Adventures in SciFi Publishing ' If you haven't heard of it then you owe it to yourself to check it out Full of fantastic news, discussions, tips and interviews. And it's not just about SciFi, fantasy and horror are represented too I'd also recommend ' Writing Excuses ' even for ...
by AlexSivier
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Genre/Gender
Replies: 9
Views: 8765

Genre/Gender

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know of any statistics regarding gender and SpecFic?
I am male and I would say my taste can be defined as:
science fiction 50%
fantasy 20%
horror 30%
How about you?
by AlexSivier
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Guidelines for Writing
Topic: The one book every aspiring author should read...
Replies: 14
Views: 17477

Re: The one book every aspiring author should read...

I can also heartily recommend 'Elements of Style', 'On Writing' and 'The Hero With A 1000 Faces' as must reads for any serious writer.
I have another suggestion: 'Writing to Sell' by Scott Meredith
It's really good if you plan to break into the industry and actually get published.
by AlexSivier
Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Guidelines for Writing
Topic: Writing Lovecraftian Horror
Replies: 8
Views: 8969

Re: Writing Lovecraftian Horror

For me, the core of Lovecraft is the idea of puny mortal humans glimpsing things so ancient, vast and terrible that they have no hope of understanding. Fear comes from ignorance, that is why we are afraid of the dark. So, my advice is to write a story about a person scratching the surface of somethi...
by AlexSivier
Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 12138

Hello

Hi there Just joined today so I wanted to say hi. A bit about me: I am a 35 year old British guy, living in Kyoto. I am a programmer/roboticist and an amateur writer. I have had 3 stories published so far, all scifi, but I like to dabble in other genres too. My main interests are aliens and robots. ...