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Discussion in 'Welcome - Introduce Yourself!' started by TheElderKnight, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. TheElderKnight

    TheElderKnight Editor of Sci-Fi Bloggers

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    Hi there!

    My name is Dylan Alexander, and I am an author of several science fiction and fantasy novels! I am also the Editor of an online magazine called Sci-Fi Bloggers, which you should all check out (we've been going through some growing pains since I came on as Editor, but overall everything's going very well).

    I will be frank with you all, since I find covert motives unsettling, though I am here to discuss science fiction with you all, talk with you about this book I'm reading called Triplanetary and rant about how awful the Ender's Game movie was, they are not my primary purposes for being here.

    I like it when people smile, and when they have something to talk about. I like it when they see something that they can share with their friends because it's original or whatever. So, as you can imagine, I like to show people things that create the aforementioned effects. Indeed, I will bring up many topics while I'm here, but I will most likely, and most often, probably show you all things from Sci-Fi Bloggers. This DOES NOT mean I am going to spam the site. Quite the contrary, my goal with this introduction is, in actuality, to find out what everyone's most interested in here so as to avert said aversion (CLEVER USE OF "AVERT" AND "AVERSION").

    And let me be clear, this is not my way of scamming you into coming to SFB so that I can make money. To be honest, I only make money from selling advertising on the site. Visits serve no "self-beneficial" purpose necessity-wise. What I really want is for people to see what talented writers we have on the site. For example, we have this segment called Friday Fiction. One of the people who works their ass off every week for this piece is a guy named Brandon Scott. This is one of his stories. When I say I'm showing you things from SFB, you have to understand that it's for the purpose of showing you things that I think are creative and unique that just so happen to be on the site. Here's another example, this time a non-fiction piece by B.K. about the cyberpunk genre.

    So yeah, that's pretty much all I have to say. Please let me know what you guys like talking about on here so I know what to bring to the table. Also, it's not like I'll only have SFB pieces for you, however they will likely be in the majority.

    To close, I'd like for you to read the article I wrote for New Year's Eve.

    Thank you all for coming by to see me, and not killing me. I appreciate it.

    I hope we get along well.

    Sincerely,

    ~D.
     
  2. arohk

    arohk Captain

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    Hi nice to meet you I will deffenitly check out your blog site as I am a huge fan of sci-fi and am also trying to write a novel myself but have a hard time getting what's in my head onto paper if that makes sense.
     
  3. TheElderKnight

    TheElderKnight Editor of Sci-Fi Bloggers

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    I know exactly what you mean. I've found that the best cure for writer's block is research. If you want to write about something, but you can't figure out what to write, look up things about it. Like, I wrote a sci-fi novel that takes place mostly in China. So I bought this book and read all about the country, its history, its culture, the Revolution, and then I talked to my father about it since he used to do business there.

    RESEARCH is the solution to writer's block.
     
  4. arohk

    arohk Captain

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    I will have to give that a try. I never took any real schooling in creative writing or anything like that so any help I get is welcomed :)
     
  5. TheElderKnight

    TheElderKnight Editor of Sci-Fi Bloggers

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    Don't. I'm not saying good writers haven't come out of colleges, but in my experience the strict regimentation of American universities and the like tend to crush whatever creative spark one has. "It must be done THIS way."
     
  6. Nix

    Nix Captain

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    Hello and welcome :)
     
  7. arohk

    arohk Captain

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    thanks ElderKnight for that I will have to start seeing what I can do again :)
     

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