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by WisconsinSFfan
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Suggestions and Ideas
Topic: From Outer Time
Replies: 3
Views: 3569

Re: From Outer Time

I looked into a black hole once, but I didn't see anything.
by WisconsinSFfan
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Author and Artist Announcements
Topic: The Flights of Beryl Pritchard
Replies: 0
Views: 6723

The Flights of Beryl Pritchard

My book is finished! It's about genetically engineered kids, journalism, patent law, family, and that classic sci fi trope - what it means to be human. This is my first shot at writing a book, so the writing is not Pulitzer material, but I'd like to think the ideas, characters, and plot are engaging...
by WisconsinSFfan
Fri May 12, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Suggestions and Ideas
Topic: How the Fungus Zombies Work
Replies: 2
Views: 3371

Re: How the Fungus Zombies Work

Ultimately, it doesn't matter if the backdrop has familiar themes if you can craft a good story out of it. Who do you imagine to be the central character here? The queen? Some workers? What's the struggle for that character? Play some more "what if" until you find some characters that interest you.
by WisconsinSFfan
Fri May 12, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Suggestions and Ideas
Topic: Subterranean Technology
Replies: 3
Views: 3597

Re: Subterranean Technology

I like the lava idea, Talon. If this we've got volcanic action, then keep in mind the influence of seismic activity on these people. I imagine that could be the foundation of a religion or two. In parts of Peru, Jesus is called the lord of earthquakes. I imagine much of the biosphere would be fungal...
by WisconsinSFfan
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Logan
Replies: 3
Views: 3782

Re: Logan

He may need a hanky.
by WisconsinSFfan
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Logan
Replies: 3
Views: 3782

Logan

Anybody see this? I thought it was really good... by far my favorite X Men movie. Sad, though. Lots of emotion. Pretty violent, too. Difficult to watch. Probably wouldn't see it again, but I'd recommend it for sure.
by WisconsinSFfan
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Which is your favorite movie!
Replies: 33
Views: 32166

Re: Which is your favorite movie!

Gotta go with Star Wars (A New Hope).
by WisconsinSFfan
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Writing a book - my process
Replies: 11
Views: 9300

Re: Writing a book - my process

Much like querying an agent, self-publishing seems to be its own pain in the butt. I've registered my completed work with the copyright office ... not something I needed to do, but I figured what the heck. I decided not to spend more money than I needed to create a good product. Most of the advertis...
by WisconsinSFfan
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Writing a book - my process
Replies: 11
Views: 9300

Re: Writing a book - my process

So now to find agents to submit to, right? So I started by looking at my favorite recent authors to see who represents them. Agencies have websites. You look at those websites and find the agent that seems the most amenable to your work, then you go to the submissions page to see what they want, the...
by WisconsinSFfan
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Writing a book - my process
Replies: 11
Views: 9300

Re: Writing a book - my process

So, agents. First of all, I read the SFWA page on agents , which is great. So, I learned to watch out for shysters and that I needed a query. Ann Leckie's query is a great one (and I enjoyed her trilogy as well!). Query Shark is also a great resource. Here's the query I came up with: Dear _____: Gen...
by WisconsinSFfan
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Writing a book - my process
Replies: 11
Views: 9300

Re: Writing a book - my process

It's tempting for some folks to write and write and edit and edit and never want to finish their book. Not me. I was ready for it to be done. And it was! I have a finished book! Crazy! Hooray! So now what? Well, I'd like people to read it. Realistically, I know that it's unlikely that anybody will p...
by WisconsinSFfan
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Writing a book - my process
Replies: 11
Views: 9300

Re: Writing a book - my process

So I worked on my second draft. Even though I had more free time, I've got a full time job and a lot of other things going on, so (unless I sequestered myself) it was hard to immerse. However, editing was easier to do in small sittings. I found that it wasn't too bad to do an hour here and an hour t...