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by knight_tour
November 12th, 2014, 6:09 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Do you enjoy technothrillers or cyberpunk?
Replies: 0
Views: 3412

Do you enjoy technothrillers or cyberpunk?

After eight years of serious writing, my debut novel is finally being published via a small publisher called Breakwater Harbor Books. It's available for pre-order now and will officially be out on November 24. It will have both print and ebook editions. Blurb: Moscow, 2138. With the world only begin...
by knight_tour
April 15th, 2013, 7:50 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: 2013 Bransford Blog Tournament Challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 10015

Re: 2013 Bransford Blog Tournament Challenge

Nathan Bransford wrote:
knight_tour wrote:Heh! There really ought to be some sort of prize for this--if Louisville wins, which I expect, I will have finished second in Nathan's challenge for three straight years!
Amazing!!
I can go for four in a row next year!
by knight_tour
April 7th, 2013, 4:55 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: 2013 Bransford Blog Tournament Challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 10015

Re: 2013 Bransford Blog Tournament Challenge

Heh! There really ought to be some sort of prize for this--if Louisville wins, which I expect, I will have finished second in Nathan's challenge for three straight years!
by knight_tour
October 26th, 2012, 1:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: On Post Apocalypse And Writing Perspective,
Replies: 11
Views: 2103

Re: On Post Apocalypse And Writing Perspective,

Do post apocalyptic stories necessarily have to be right at the collapse of society, or can they be on the brink of collapse? I'm doing something where after many wars, the armies of this one continent have almost completely folded to this superstate, and they are on the losing end of a war. It is ...
by knight_tour
October 26th, 2012, 12:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many Characters do you have?
Replies: 34
Views: 11471

Re: How many Characters do you have?

In my fantasy novel I used 3 primary POV characters (with two instances of minor POV characters) and a fairly large cast of named secondary characters.

In my sci-fi thriller I use three primary POV characters, one minor POV character, and a smaller supporting cast than I used in the fantasy.
by knight_tour
May 7th, 2012, 11:32 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: I may be in the next Die Hard movie!
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

I may be in the next Die Hard movie!

I blogged about my first day on the set today -- http://tedacross.blogspot.com/2012/05/im-in-movie.html
by knight_tour
April 1st, 2012, 9:50 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: 4th Annual Blog Bracket Challenge!
Replies: 38
Views: 13463

Re: 4th Annual Blog Bracket Challenge!

I started off so terribly in this that I hadn't checked again until now. Suddenly it looks like I can take second place again (assuming Kentucky wins) for the second time in three years!
by knight_tour
November 4th, 2011, 1:19 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 30
Views: 7219

Re: Game of Thrones

After LOTR these are the best fantasy books ever. I've read A Game of Thrones about five times and each of the other books twice, and I intend to start all over from the beginning soon once the paperback of the latest book comes out. I love the gritty, true-life feel and the fact that you can't pred...
by knight_tour
June 20th, 2011, 12:18 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: The secret to self-promotion
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Re: The secret to self-promotion

I love Prague. It's the most beautiful city in the world, in my opinion. I'm moving to Budapest this summer. I think that pure self-promotion will tend to bore readers. You need to provide interesting information or stories for them instead. I'm not the best to respond to this, however, as I still d...
by knight_tour
June 19th, 2011, 12:51 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: On Memory, books, and the internet
Replies: 1
Views: 935

On Memory, books, and the internet

Think of the person you know who has the best memory. Can they quote from hundreds of books? Do they wow you with what can only be their photographic memory? It may be hard for modern people to fully comprehend, but the great memories of today can hardly compare to those of ancient times. As the boo...
by knight_tour
June 14th, 2011, 4:32 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Spin off @Claudie and dgaughran
Replies: 9
Views: 2050

Re: Spin off @Claudie and dgaughran

So much of the sci-fi that I have read is far-future sci-fi, while what I am most interested in is the relatively near future. I want to see the beginnings of the great technological changes rather than see them far in the future. It's interesting to see humans turned into cyborgs by advanced techno...
by knight_tour
June 3rd, 2011, 4:28 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Is Blogger Broken?
Replies: 34
Views: 4471

Re: Is Blogger Broken?

I can log in now as long as I just don't check the box to remain logged in. However, now most avatar icons are not showing up. This just started happening yesterday.
by knight_tour
May 31st, 2011, 6:42 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Making Time to Write
Replies: 18
Views: 2753

Re: Making Time to Write

I spend most of my time simply thinking about the novel's next chapter or two. I may take weeks sometimes just to ponder it and wait for great ideas to hit. Then when I feel I have the chapter really nailed, I can sit down and quickly bang it out, even if I don't have much free time. My actual writi...