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Gender
Male
Birthday
February 9
Location
Alberta, Canada
About Me
Invited in my first year English class to major in English, I declined and continued with the sciences. After returning for a degree in education, I took a correspondence course in non-fiction writing and sold most of the lesson assignments. A second course in fiction writing three decades later did not go quite so well. This is not my picture. Photo from https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/
Type of Writer
Non-fiction
Writing Style
My goal is clear, readable prose. Editors seem to like that kind of stuff. But I struggle with plot.
Interests
Electronics, robotics, dancing (square, social, and ballroom), reading, cycling, and anything that catches my fancy.
Group Memberships
GROUP
The Sci-fi Writers Guild  (18+)
Collaborations, discussions and reviews - Welcome to the Sci-fi Writers Guild
#1617315 by EvilDawg - Vigilante Ranger!!
GROUP
WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  (E)
Join the fun! We inspire reviewers through kindness and learning! Winner of six Quills!
#1300305 by Maryann
Favorite Genres
Action; some SF, some mystery; I like Dean Koontz's multi-genre stuff.
Favorite Books
Clan of the Cave Bear, Valley of the Horses, The Mammoth Hunters by Jean Auel; Intensity and Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz; Andre Norton's work.
Favorite Authors
Richard Cornwell, Dean Koontz, Dick Francis, old SF (nobody literary)
Favorite Poets
Robert Frost, Robert Service
Favorite Quote
Rejections are the whetstone on which a writer hones his craft ~ Original "...Strong plotting can cover many sins, while strong writing can't redeem a lifeless plot." ~ Max Griffin on WdC
Favorite Music
Good dance music
Favorite Movies
The Princess Bride
NEW AND UPDATED ITEMS
    Rated: 18+ · Fantasy · #2285689
    Life with my buddy Emil, a "hold my beer and watch this" guy, was never dull. I miss him.
    Rated: 18+ · Dark · #2284052
    An old man discovers that his granddaughter is not quite what she seemed.
    Rated: 13+ · Drama · #2285891
    An egotistical set designer endangers the players
    Rated: 18+ · Contest Entry · #2256468
    Stories and poems entered in various WdC contests
    Rated: 18+ · Children's · #2283585
    Edith can't afford fancy paints or extra canvas. How can she possibly win?
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