Hometown: Irvine, CA
February 1, 2012
Favorite writers include Diane Duane, Rick Riordan, JK Rowling, Robert A Heinlein, Spider Robinson, certain Ray Bradbury. George RR Martin (Wild Cards, but sadly not Game of Thrones). Early Clany novels (his later ones need an editor badly).
First, I know I have bad habuts - I'm a rookie. Since have a lot of acting experience, I tend to be rhetorical at times - telling, rather than showing. I am also afraid that switching between narratve points of view midstream might not be the best way to go...
Right now, adventure with a science fction twist, but I have an outline for a possible Fantasy novel sitting on Yarny marinating right now.
Best piece of writing advice - just write. Every day. Make it as much of a habit (or more so for me) than daily exercise.
I tend to speak my mind, but I also know when I don;t understand. I approach things logically (I actually was kicked out of an acting school once for being "too intellectual"). so I try to make sure I understand how things work.
Hello! My name is Don Speirs. I've been an actr and performer for almost 40 years, but this year I took on a new challenge - NaNoWriMo! I wrote an 85K word novel in 27 days... and need to move it to the next stage. Adventure w/ sci fi elements!