Re: Creative writers among us?

Subject: Re: Creative writers among us?
From: "John Cook" <john -dot- cook -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 09:48:33 -0600

Cool to see so many creative writers lurking out there!

I've written many stories and have sold two in the last year, *Stealing the
Rose*, a sci-fi story based on an actual exchange I had with a security
guard where I work, and "The Reconstructed
a story that explores some of the grey area between science and faith. It's
also something of an homage to Alfred Bester, winner of the first Hugo award
for best sci-fi novel.

I'm also Overlord (founder / chief cook and bottle washer) for Ray Gun
Revival <>, a free biweekly space opera /
golden age sci-fi e-zine that I develop in InDesign CS3. We publish short
stories and serialized longer works. I'm currently 18 chapters into a
serial novel called *The Adventures of the Sky Pirate*, and add a new
chapter every month. I'm currently halfway done with that, and am having a
great time reintroducing space opera to a new generation.

I'm currently halfway through a darker short story called "Thirst of the
Revenant," a cyberpunk noir android vampire story. I'm hoping to get it
into Coach Culbertson's Coach's Midnight Diner annual book. Coach is too
cool, and I love what he's doing with his project. Their latest compilation
was the Jesus vs. Cthulhu
I knew right away that I just
*had* to place something with Coach.

I agree with the idea that my technical writing helps my creative writing,
and vice versa. I can't imagine writing one and not the other, although if
somebody offers me enough money to focus on just one of the two, I'd be
willing to make the sacrifice. ; )

John Cook
Technical Writer / Help Author
john dot cook at gmail dot com

On Dec 18, 2007 9:31 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com> wrote:

> I am an aspiring creative writer - I am trying to write a novel - and
> was wondering if anyone else was trying to do the same or similar.

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