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    I'm not a writer but I take every opportunity possible to pimp my wife's book. She writes character driven fantasy stories and her first novel Thieves at Heart has started to get some very positive attention. The second in the series will be out in another 2-3 months, she's just finishing up the final edits now. The whole story started as a character bio for an RPG campaign I was running. 3 years later she had thousands of pages of manuscript and she's now working with a professional editor to tidy the whole thing up and release about 4-5 books in the series.

    I'm honestly a little surprised at the apparent lack of writers around these parts...
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2012
    I mostly write short horror stories under the name Neal Turner. I've had a few stories posted on Weaponizer here and you can find some older stories on MicroHorror here.
    I'm currently writing a new series of short stories, and I'm slowly working on my first novel, which may get finished one day.
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    I aspire to be a writer, but so far everything's just a work in progress.
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    governmnet spy - I'm sure if you just put together a collection of your posts here you'd have a nice collection of short stories.
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    @government spy - I agree with Chris on this one, your 'Storytime with...' posts are a must-read in my house. Besides, you are now obligated to become a famous writer as that line belongs in one of those collected quote books:

    I aspire to be a writer, but so far everything's just a work in progress.
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2012 edited
    I've been a professional journalist for the last ten years or so, mostly technology, science, general journalism and some adult entertainment.

    I'm currently working on the second draft of the first novel of my adult age. It did quite well in a local major scifi/fantasy novel competition arranged by a publishing house last summer, but not enough to be in the published top-2. I've written 1,5 novels when I was younger, but they'd require quite a lot of work to be publishable. My aim is to get the draft fit for a publisher rejection slip tour later this year. The story combines low key scifi with magical realism and surrealism.

    On the short story front, I was one of the winners of Black Static magazine's Campaing for Real Fear, I got some flashfic out in Hilobrow's competition also, and of course the Whitechapel anthology Out of Place, Out of Time.

    I'm also working on several interactive fiction projects (read: text adventures), that straddle the divide between game coding and creative writing.

    Also, I'll have to say that the magnificent matriphiles of Whitechapel are responsible for rebooting my writing ambitions, this place is the best thing that's happened to my creative antics during my adult age.
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    @chrisanthropic & mhengla

    Thanks guys, that means a lot. The positive feedback from Whitechapel is one of the main reasons I've kept writing. So much of what I write has been personal, (mostly stories people around me have heard a dozen times or more) and it's been hard to get legitimate feedback from those close by. I'm still writing, though I had slowed down a bit due to traumatic events, I'm back at it, today coincidentally, so thanks for the boot in the pants. I still don't know what I'm doing, but like Alanon, I just keep coming back.
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    Been a while since I dropped by these parts also as I've been moved out of the reach of high-speed broadband and into the country where I crack open a bottle of red wine everytime a 700meg download is done within 2 hours. The reason for the move is because I'm writing for Welsh National Opera's 9 Stories High project - yup, I'm currently writing opera libretti - and I grew up near the area where the project is so here I am back in the countryside.

    I doubt I am the only one but I think I'm the first to write in this discussion that I'm foremost a playwright.

    Saying that, I'd love to write comics and had my first idea for a good, original one just last week. All my other drafted comic books have either been terrible or the dream, i.e. writing for Hellblazer.

    As it's a new idea, instead of writing that, this year I've started on the novel I've been thinking about & researching for the past 6 months.

    When the videos are online for the Welsh National Opera thing, they should be fun so if anyone wants them posted on here, say so. If not, they'll be on my site where you can find what else I've published/produced/edited/made.
    • CommentAuthorSteve Toase
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2012 edited
    Just had a new story published at Sein und Werden. 'Abraded Butterflies' is the third in my series of 'bedsit' stories and features Harrogate, my home town, Pierrots and Alixandria of Hesse (The Future Tsarina of Russia.)
    Abraded Butterflies
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    I run all my webcomics off my site but just got digital distribution with a company I'm not sure I can name yet. I also write Hannibal Goes to Rome over at Shadowline, and I wrote The Man's Book of the BBQ, published in the UK last spring and the US the following September.

    These days I'm editing and writing a men's interest site (about to undertake revisions or I'd link you there) while doing some print work for Maxim and a column over at Cracked.

    I'm pretty happy. I'm a working writer. Life is good.
    • CommentAuthorGordon
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2012
    I've written a few short films that've been professionally produced and currently working on my feature-film debut.

    Comics-wise I've a few shorts for anthologies coming out this year and my first professionaly-done comic goes to print soon. Will be pimping these like a bastard when it's time!
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2012
    I concur with my colleague Brendan: writing is good, especially with a column at Cracked. I also write for three beer magazines (as in real "on dead trees and everything"), and a clutch of other comedy and technology sites. You can a lot of it linked up on my website.

    Also have an e-book in progress, and the mandatory working-on-stories-in-the-background.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2012 edited
    I'm . . . eclectic. I've written a review for Wired, articles and reviews for Whole Earth magazine (RIP), software manuals long forgotten, some stuff for hobby magazines and websites, but mostly lots and lots of RPG material. Going back, holy crap, to 1980.

    Here is a free one, an adventure for a superhero RPG:

    A whole page of stuff I've written for Steve Jackson Games. (The second item on that page is another freebie.)
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2012
    I write on occasion, though it's more of a hobby than something I want to pursue as a career. I have a story in Out of Place, Out of Time, and not much else, really.
    • CommentAuthorJECole
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2012 edited

    My name is J.E.Cole. My first novel, Frostfeld-The End of The World As You Know It: Book 1 will be in your hands, on your kindle/koob/e-reader by the years end. It will be self published. And don't care how many throats I have to slit or how many sacrifices I have to make in order to get it done. I.WILL.GET.IT.DONE.

    Thank you :)
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    I have a graphic novel - White Tower - due from Committed Comics that will ideally see the light of day later this year. It's part of the now ubiquitous team-of-mismatched-occultists-with-near-future-gizmos/abilities-battling-Lovecrafian-nasties books.

    Latest project is called Ultrasylvania - alt 19th century Europe with truly monstrous heads of state - and will see me working with about ten different artists. Look for a digital or web release in summer with a TPB in the fall. I plan to share more on this in the months ahead.

    I've also authored a comic anthology - Worlds Apart - that's sold quite well at Wondercon, SDCC, and APE.

    I've been writing in one medium or another for many years. Prior to entering comics, I made a couple no-budget digital features - that, at this point, I pray no one else ever sees. One turned up on IMDB.
    • CommentAuthorGordon
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2012
    I've just finished the script for a real-time, psychological horror in the Lovecraftian mould. It's called 'Dying Light' and we've just launched an Indiegogo page to try and get it made.

    So (*cough* shameless plug*) if you can, and you like the sound of it, please consider donating. Everyone who donates gets something in return, from the likes of signed DVDs and tickets to the premiere to their own private screening and even being featured in the film. If you can help us, please do.

    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2012
    I can't remember if I wrote on Warren's older thread or not.

    I wrote a biography on Bruiser Brody. He was an outlaw professional wrestler. He was murdered in 1988. HERE is the little website I set up for the book. The publisher's site is HERE.

    I wrote and drew a ton of mini comics in the 90's.

    Currently, I write for Lioncorn. Not sure if blogs count.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2012 edited
    I'm one of those folks who thinks about writing far more than they can actually manage to get any done.

    That said, I write a blog about US politics called Why I Enjoy Paying Taxes that's been going strong five days a week since last August, and I have plans for a children's book about the Republican Party.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2012
    ...children's book about the Republican Party?

    Is it going to be titled "One Nut, Two Nuts, Young Nuts, Old Nuts"?