Apr 14 2013
Please see the comments below. Thanks.
Apr 14 2013
Please see the comments below. Thanks.
Jan 13 2013
Silverfish: “I’m writing a novel about facing your fears and learning from your past mistakes. The story is told from the perspective of a superhuman with incredible power, but a flawed personality and with much to learn. He is chased by the demons from his past: not only the hauntings from his past mistakes, but also the superhuman cult he has recently betrayed. At least at the start, a lot of the updates on this forum will be character and setting development.”
“My target audience: 16-20 year olds that enjoy action with moments of emotional turmoil. This will probably be targeted more towards a more stereotypical male audience, as I do not intend on including a romance throughout the novel, and the violence might be quite graphic.”
“Author experience: I have no professional experience in writing, though I definitely need to improve my writing skills as they are, put mildly, bad. Therefore, I would ask that you please be polite, but do criticise my work when needed.”
Please see the comments below to learn more.
Jan 05 2013
Jan 01 2013
My 2012 resolutions were:
My 2013 resolutions:
Dec 20 2012
Nayan is working on a comic book miniseries. Please see the comments below.
Oct 29 2012
If you’re interested in my writing advice and/or reviews of superhero movies, I would appreciate if you would buy a copy on Amazon or Hyperink and leave an Amazon review. If you write either the most helpful review on Amazon or the review I find the most hilarious, you will win a lifetime pass to a free copy of every other book I ever write.
Oct 10 2012
Nayan is looking for advice on the prologue to his novel.
Aug 06 2012
I’m working with Hyperink on an ebook of superhero movie reviews aimed at prospective writers and movie-makers. I’ll let you know more details as they become available. Thanks for your help, everybody!
Aug 01 2012
Scarecrow is working on a book titled Harvest.
Plot Summary: During the height of human civilisation, a secret society, dedicated to the decoding of an ancient book, finally make a break through, and learn abilities that can only be described as magical. However, their virtually unlimited powers eventually corrupt them as they gain a lust for power and wealth, which turns them against one another. The inevitable magical war destroys human society, leaving a shattered world in its wake, governments broken, entire nations wiped off the face of the earth in the mages quest for power against each other, leading to the war being regarded by what remains of humanity as an apocalypse. A few million people are left scattered across the world, gathering together in order to survive in the ruins of the apocalyptic world. Many are normal human beings, but others have been affected by the magical fallout, gaining abilities that are superhuman, though not nearly as powerful as the mages who broke the world and led to their creation. In the midst of this post-apocalyptic world, Arc, a young man with the ability to generate and control electricity, struggles to survive….
Jul 24 2012
Hackers with a Stark-like appreciation for AC/DC have apparently let Iran know about their musical tastes. “[Iranian nuclear facilities] have been hit again by a bizarre attack forcing nuclear plant workstations to pump the song Thunderstruck by heavy metal band AC/DC through the speakers at full volume.” Among other things, this would suggest that the scene in Avengers where Tony Stark hijacks the PA system on a helicopter (to blare AC/DC) is plausible.
Jul 22 2012
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Jul 01 2012
Ehrich is looking for advice on an interrogation scene. Please see the comments below.
Jun 27 2012
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Jun 20 2012
In other news, I’ll be in Japan for the next 10 days or so. My access to a computer is limited, so updates will be sparse.
Jun 07 2012
Welcome to Majestic, California’s fastest growing Metropolis. Centrally planned and powered by some of the world’s most cutting edge Tech-Companies, Majestic is home to the Majestic Comet’s baseball team, America’s largest vertical garden and, until recently, no superheroes.
Enter Dante “the Juice” James, former bodyguard to the rich and famous, self-proclaimed fastest man in America and super-powered entrepreneur. He’s here to convince Majestic that the one thing every great city needs is a professionally paid superhero.
About the Author:
A superhero enthusiast from the age of five, Edgukator has been playing around with all things superhero, from comics to computer games to role playing games, for more than 3 decades. In his secret identity, he is a father of two and English teacher who has sidelined in such diverse enterprises as an academic editor, script writer for educational television and rock promotion.
Jun 01 2012
When Souls Scream for the Deaf Girl
Officer Kazumi is at the center of a revelation: the plague is coming. Town after town is engulfed by a rolling force never seen or heard. Populations have become enthralled puppets, and they seem to share one mind with one goal: shoot the messenger. Or cut her, or shatter her bones. She isn’t certain why, but Kazumi is sure it has something to do with her ability to restore humanity to these husks. And maybe somewhere in this mess is an answer to a question she’s pondered since childhood: why can she syphon the skills of others?
Kazumi quests to deliver news of this plague to the Shogun before it spreads to every inch of Japan’s colonies. Sixteen years of life raised by a professional deicide and extensive travel have prepared her well for this task. But she can’t do it alone. Joining her are the police captain’s mistrustful son, a previously detained assassin who wants her life, a vagabond old woman possibly suffering from dementia, an uptight priestess, and Kazumi’s faithful pet skunk.
May 29 2012
Legolas Arrow writes:
“It has happened before and it has happened again, when the worlds of the great gods and men collide. It happened first in Greece–the Greeks were the first men to inhabit the time zone in which gods and mortals were in a realm together. Eventually, they were separated.
Now, the connection has resurfaced again. The mortals were afraid to turn from their single god, but eventually accepted reality. But, with the gods came the monsters. Beasts from Tarturus rose once again, set loose by the gods of old, the Primordials and the Titans. The mortal men fight for thier lives using their new fancy technology and guns to slay these beasts in a never-ending war.
Of course, there are times as well when the gods come in closer contact with the mortal realm. There are times when a god may come, and have a child with a mortal. These Demi-Gods wielded aspects of godly power and mortal will. They are the ultimate anti-monster fighting force. The army realized this. At the age of eighteen, each year all those of age eighteen are drawn to their local military camps to serve for ten years against the monsters. After they went through the Demi-God trials to see if people were in fact of godly heritage.
These Demi-Gods are then sent to an advanced training camp. They are out-fitted with special issue armor crafted from god-metal, an alloy of incredible strength crafted by none other than Hephastus to be used by the Demi-Gods and to be especially effective in slaying monsters.
Target Audience: Preferably young adults. It may also appeal to fans of the Percy Jackson series.”
May 24 2012
I’m working on a proposal for a superhero writing guidebook, Don’t Forget the Death-Ray. If you might be interested in buying a copy when it comes out, please sign up for my email list here so that I can show publishers that there is demand.
Apr 28 2012
Don’t Forget the Death-Ray!: How to Write Compelling Superhero Stories will help prospective authors write superhero stories that are as effective and unforgettable as the titular doomsday implement. It will cover storytelling elements such as characterization, plotting, dialogue, and how to craft villainous schemes that will make would-be Supermen wish they were back in Smallville.
Mar 26 2012
LF: “I have a protagonist motivated by revenge, an antagonist trying to better society, and a Master Mind manipulating them both because of romance.”
Mar 24 2012
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