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Alec A.


Orlando, FL

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May 22, 2013

Who are some of your favorite writers? Or the last book you have read?

Last book I read was the Sookie Stackhouse book 4 and before that the Hunger Games. Favorite authors are Jim Butcher, James Clavell, Fritz Leiber, Robert E Howard, Charlaine Harris, JK Rawling, Brent Weeks, RA Salvatore, and Barry Eisler. I also loved the first half of the Anita Blake books before they turned into nothing but porn :)

What would you like to improve with your writing?

I have tons of great ideas and have a pretty fleshed out world and lots of story seeds to build from, but I need to work on all of the craft elements.

What genres do you tend to write? For example, paranormal romance, hard science fiction, etc.

Heroic Modern Fantasy plus some prequels in the Historical Fantasy flavor (ie magical beings warring behind the scenes during the Crusades or the Inquisition). My world, the Veil of Tears, is a "supernatural beings exist behind the scenes and magical power is a carefully guarded secret" type world. It's going to be a dark, gritty world but hopefully some great fast paced action inspired by my love for Wuxia and the martial arts. Think the Matrix meets Underworld. Nothing remotely close to Twilight ;) The stories will be epic and world-spanning as opposed to centered in a single locale as is common for most Urban Fantasy books (ie Bon Temps for Sookie Stackhouse or Chicago for Harry Dresden).

What is the best or worst piece of writing advice you've ever been given?

Write what you know and love!!

When participating in small group discussions, do you more often listen or wait to speak?

I do both depending on the group dynamics.


Hi, I'm a neophyte writer looking to work on my craft. I'm starting small with a series of short stories and potentially a novella in my modern fantasy world setting called the Veil of Tears and would like to build up to novels.

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