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    figuring it all out
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    Jan 2017

    Hi Folks,

    Being a theoretical physicist, in some ways a Sheldon, in others a Leonard, I’m definitely the odd-man out here — the only things I have published are papers on quantum mechanics. I do like to write fiction, though, and posted about a dozen stories of various lengths on a so-called “writers association” that I was a member of for about five months and have recently bailed out of. They ranged from a fifty-page portrait of a narcissistic former friend of mine to cat stories, a satire of Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace, a talk-show satire, a rather silly romance, and a few other things.

    Basically, I was hugging the shore there, not venturing out into the deep water of complex plots with dozens of characters and sparkling dialogs. I feel it’s now the time to write something more ambitious and am working on a longish misanthropic short-story disguised as science-fiction which has a complex plot, several characters, and an ending that resolves the tension created before the climax. At least that is my hope.

    I’ve done a lot of reading and thinking about what makes for a successful story and come to the conclusion that whatever it may be, it is ineluctable, if it exists at all. That was the most valuable thing I learned, but there were others, and I’ll probably devote a lot of my posts to the nuts and bolts of writing, not because I have anything to say, but because I hope to learn along the way.

    So long for now,
    Last edited by Geoffrey Fowler; 05-13-2017 at 09:54 PM.

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