Las Vegas, NVUSA 89101
April 13, 2011
Two novels in-flight, one is a sort of a comical, gritty urban detective thing, the other more of a serious alt history.
I know it's bad form, but I jump around. First published story was horror, second was sci-fi, third was a fantasy poem, etc. First novel was a Pahlaniuk-style drama, current projects include detective/mystery and political alt history.
I've been writing fiction for 13 years, and have really only taken it seriously since 2008. I have a handful of published shorts (print and online) and one self-published novel to my name. Writing is terribly reclusive, am looking to meet folks.
Maxwell really has a great perspective on world-building...He shared his strategies for creating not only believable but interesting worlds with barbed hooks that will stick in the readers mind. The description of his outlining and pre-writing work was inspiring. I'll definitely read his first book before the next meeting to see how his advice looks in finished form.