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Jim W.


Minneapolis, MN

Member since:

June 16, 2012

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 write in a variety of genres and subgenres. I’ve completed nine novels, including a fantasy set in Medieval Paris, five urban fantasies, a detective novel set aboard a generation ship, a steampunk adventure yarn, and a mystery featuring a rugby-playing map librarian. Most now rest in my trunk, but I am a querying writer. Although none of my fiction has yet to see print, I’ve been featured as a guest blogger on the QueryTracker website.

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

I'm hoping to broaden my horizons a bit. I have some good first readers, but I'm hoping to expand my pool. Experienced eyes are hard to come by. I've had a lot of success querying and getting full manuscript requests, but I haven't yet gotten past the next hurdle. My hope is that other writers working in a similar genre might see weaknesses and issues that I haven't spotted, and that I'll pick up some new techniques and insights. And while I've still got a lot to learn, I've picked up a few tricks over the years that might help others.


I've been out of action for a while, but getting back to a regular schedule. (Although yes, I kept writing in the interim, just not Spec. Fic.)

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