My real name is David and I hale from England. Iíve toyed with writing on and off for many years, my first inspiration being The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. I was five when the first film was released and it change my life in many ways at the time, including wanting to create my own universe that was as rich and succumbing as Lucasís. Some say Iíve grown up since, and as such life started to get in the way of trying to write. Small things like mortgages, weddings and kids, you know the score Iím sure. I recently read Orsonís book on how to write Science Fiction & Fantasy, and this has re-awakened my old writing self, and after typing Orson Scott Card into Google, I ended up here, and by the looks of things, it may turn out to be a good move. I hope to join and help other aspiring writers on the journey to successful and rewarding writing.
Thirty years on from Star Wars, my lasting inspirations come from authors such as Iain M. Banks (And Iain Banks), Stephen King (Dark Tower more than horror), Dan Simmons, Arthur C. Clarke. Other films that have moved me to put pen to paper in a very amateur fashion are Blade Runner, Alien, Dark Star, Silent Running, Logan's Run, hmm the list goes on.
I am currently working on a short story, just need to iron out the middle. Itís actually the first story that I have worked on that has a start, middle and an ending! Most simply start, then stop. I have the first 13, but as there isnít much to look at after, Iíll wait before posting it.