Here are some of my favorite authors. I tried and read as much of them as I can…
Tim Pratt, Orson Scott Card, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Stephen King, Terry Brooks
Tim Pratt is has been published and many of his stories are read as audio books on Podcastle and Escape Pod. If you have already, please check them out. You can also find his works on Amazon, and some of his eBooks are really inexpensive.
I’ll continue to update this list as I post.
So far, I have written down some ideas for a few short stories, and a 3-part series. One is just a few sentences of a high level story plot, and the serial has the generalized plot arc. I havent yet fleshed out the stories, or what type of characters will tell the story.
I have also been reading several articles and sites on the web to help refresh my writing education. Writer’s Digest, Poynter.org, Learn to Write Fiction, and hatrack.com (Orson Scott Card) are the most common reviewed. I have also purchased OSC’s Characters and Viewpoints to help me understand how to really develop my characters.
I need to learn which outline method I should use, as my previous method of writing was just to write until I exhausted my ideas. This may still apply, but I hope my stories will have more continuity.
I am pursuing a dream of writing novels and short stories. While partial to Fantasy and Sci Fi, I will touch on other genres of fiction. I have never written a story before to be published, so I’ll be chronicling my experiences here. I am striving to write something each day (at least, that is what I ‘m hoping to do!).
Please send me any comments, ideas, recommendations, or even positive vibes to stay motivated and write a good story. Though I am writing for myself, I hope to show my kids that they can do anything if they at least try, and then persevere.