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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
The Twisting Path
myself, as a writer, I’ve never really known what direction my career might
take. I loved writing novels and I enjoyed creating scripts from the movies in my head.
I’ve written and published novels; sixteen of them at last count, mostly traditionally
published with houses such as Doubleday, Harlequin, Five Star and others, but
additionally as an Indie writer.
also written and optioned a number of screenplays, written blogs (this one
included along with being a regular Contributing Editor at TVwriter.net). Be sure to visit. I talk about writing and will be doing a longer, 'how this all started' article there.
this latest incarnation/twist in my writer’s journey I didn’t see coming. Or,
at least it came low on my list.
certainly has had an impact on what I decided to do. I’ve always thought in
pictures. Created my novels from the movie in my head and the same for the
screen scripts, but this is a whole new ball game.
a true labor of love with a learning curve about as steep as can be imagined. I
would have said as steep as Everest or maybe the Empire State building, but I
think leaving it to your imagination is probably better.
yes, technology is a big player. I have ideas, lots of them, and I write, lots
of stuff, but putting together a comic series? It seemed impossible only a
short time ago unless I wanted to approach a comic house and try to sell my
ideas. Since this is a blast and not to be trampled (as can many times happen in a development cycle) in my humble opinion, I
wanted to do it Indie.
I discovered the software. Yep, lots of software. I’m learning a lot about
Photoshop, the ins and outs of Power Point and a comic creator software that is
great. Learning, learning, learning. That’s Where I’m at. Still learning, but
it’s coming together nicely (again in my own humble opinion) and we were very
excited to launch Volume 1, Issue 1 just this past week.
truly is amazing how technology is leaping forward. Yeah, I know, I kind of
give away my age saying that, but it’s the truth. From an era to typewriters to
this ever-changing, opportunity-generating time, it is, simply amazing. One
whole heckuva lot of fun too!
now that I’ve shifted gears into this arena will I still be writing books such
as Science Fiction, Romance, Horror or Western?You bet I will! Screen scripts? Yep! I’ve been accused of being too
scattered, but I’m having such a good time I really don’t care. For me it’s
always been explore, have fun, and see where it takes you.
a copy of the first adventure in Planet Of The Eggs and be sure to watch for
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