Terry F.

Assistant Organizer

General Assistant Organizer in Charge of Everything

Location:

Minneapolis, MN

Member since:

July 27, 2005

Networks

What sort of stories do you write? And if you have anything published, tell us about it (even if it's not SF.) We love to hear about all your successes.

I've written several short stories but I like writing novels more. Two shorts have been picked up by TOTU. Another will appear in the MNSpec Anthology, Northern Lights. My novel, Z is for Xenophobe, will come out in 2010 - Sam's Dot Publishing.

What brings you to the SF Writers Meetup? Is there anything that you hope the group will do for you?

When I asked Eric H. if I could read at Dreamhaven, he set me up, no blood test, no background check. I was amazed. It doesn't happen like that at another place I could mention.

Introduction

Napoleon Bonaparte said, "A picture is worth a thousand words." Why I write when I'm also a photographer is a continuing mystery to me.

What Terry F. is saying about this Meetup Group

Why should others join this group? You might as well ask why others should have creative thoughts, express themselves by painting, sculpting, dancing, and singing. Why should they join? Why should they breath, eat, and scratch their dog's ear? Why should they get up, take a shower, have a cup of coffee, and endure freeway traffic? Why should they polish their shoes, wash their dishes, and pass gas? It is elemental. It needs no answer because for each and everyone one of us the answer lays on the razor sharp edge between the past and the future, the here and the now, the left and the right, the up and the down. Why should others join this Meetup Group. You might as well ask, "Why not?"

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  • Janice W.

    MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

    We ESPers look forward to "picking your brain"!

    Oct 18, 2013 2:53 PM
  • Fawn

    Me too, Terry! Thanks for organizing this.

    May 15, 2013 7:12 PM
  • Alfred K.

    MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

    Hello Terry,
    Thanks for your email messsage to me about a prospective meetup on slush pile readers. If you can arrange that meetup, that would be nice. Please let me know.

    Bests,

    Alfred Kaye

    Jul 27, 2010 12:46 PM
  • Laura h.

    HI Terry... Love to see you again

    Laura hedlund

    Jul 24, 2010 2:01 PM
  • britt a.

    MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

    Terry: Thanks for the photos you took of me last night at the Retrofits reading. Sorry that the close-ups of me did not turn out, but I should have warned you I give out radiation like Three Mile Island. All stems from a small accident in a laboratory years ago. Something to do with a spider. Funnily enough, I thought everyone could climb walls.

    Jul 23, 2008 5:20 PM
  • britt a.

    MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

    Hi Terry: Thanks for the Hiho. I just saw you at Dreamhaven reading your work, and presenting your cool reel-to-reel--a­rt films. So, I'm looking forward to hearing more.

    Britt Aamodt

    Mar 10, 2008 4:31 PM
  • Hilary Moon M.

    MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

    What can I say about Terry? He's one hundred percent awesome, and one of the best critiquers I know. Plus, he is an absolutely amazing photographer to boot. Accept no substitutions!

    Dec 21, 2007 10:41 AM
  • Ricky E F.

    MinnSpec -- Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers

    This guy is really a marvelous writer. I've had the privilege of reading one of his, as yet unpublished, novels. Not only was it not a drag to read, it was fun. I liked it better than two-thirds of the stuff I find on the book shelves. Sometimes he's a little long winded in his critiques, but I enjoy them anyway.

    Nov 19, 2007 6:32 PM
  • Karl W.

    He is a great wealth of ideas. He gives great feedback to stories.

    Sep 26, 2007 3:22 PM
  • Sara Jane D.

    He writes the stories that make me cringe, that is so cool!

    Jun 11, 2007 10:16 PM
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