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Monday, April 16, 2018


  On 4/6/2010 at 9:20 AM, Chrishayden said:
I will do that.
Anytime you have any questions feel free to post here. There's lots of people here who try to help new writers.
Just remember one thing and this goes even with regard to my sterling observations (some, like Cynique, would say even MORE so)...take it all with a grain of salt.
Seek and ye shall find.
Ask and it shall be answered.
Cast down your buckets where you are.
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Greetings;
In the past, I did a lot of work with writing in the genre of detective fiction and speculative science fiction [i.e. Phillip K. Dick Blade Runner, Issac Asimov's 'Naked Sun, etc.]. I had created several short stories and novellas involving the exploits of a black female, hard-boiled detective series called Cold Baby. Specifically, my work on two stories; "As if Through a Glass & Darkly" and "Cold Baby: Fear No More the Heat of the Sun" have provided me with a literary palette that allowed me to explore exciting narrative constructs within cross-genre dramatic elements.
I have learned the value of writing workshops and collaborative brainstorming often lends itself to facilitate explosions of creative epiphanies while offering authors invaluable moments of constructive criticism. However, having weathered past experiences trying to scale the mountains of obstacles prevalent in today's world of fiction publishing, I find today's publishing environment ever more restrictive and not conducive to new authors & fresh works of un-solicited fiction submissions. Without representation by connected literary agencies or insider networking within the shrinking fiction publishing market, new authors often are prevented from gaining access to that first real opportunity to exhibit the fruits of their art & craft. The vast majority of submission guidelines for publishers create a de-facto quarantine against new writers who lack solicitations normally awarded to established literary agents. And quite often, the major agencies will not take on new writers until they have previously been successfully published.
I have learned that necessity is the mother of invention. Opportunities in self-publishing, and explorations into web publishing and graphic novels can provide new territories that authors may explore. This is especially true with advances in web-based technologies and the electronics book medium. I also believe that timing can be everything for creative concepts which normally had trouble finding acceptance in the reading public and publishing industry landscapes. Thus, the advent of minority fiction writers finding receptive audiences and publishing partnerships which allow for the distribution of their creative showcases is now at hand; even in theses trying economic times.
Personally, I think that my work and more importantly, my new project ideas could stand input and collaboration from fellow writers. I think my literary craftsmanship can use constructive ideas and radical thinking in order to remain fresh, concise and innovative artistically. As well, I could use good advice on ways to reach out & exhibit new projects in a cost effective manner or developing new avenues for funding publishing efforts in advanced venues. I finally would like your opinion on collaborative writing projects and the current state of editing and the impact of ghostwriting arrangements.
Again, I would like to turn my 'Cold Baby' works into a serial and would like input into new projects such as the exploits of the 1st Black U.S. Marshal and the decsendents of the Buffalo Soldiers all-Black regiments [becoming the 24th division]even after being disgraced during the Yalu River Chinese offensive of the Korean War. I am very active with the writing venues affored by social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Myspace & FictionPress. I also am thinking about doing something in the espionage/techno -thriller cross-genre [ie Tom Clancy].
I look forward to hearing from you. some examples of my work can be found at http://www.fictionpress.com/~poorrichardsson.
A writer til the end;
Jeff

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Phillip K. Dick's "ELECTRIC DREAMS"

There's been a surge of Speculative Fiction-Scifi Anthology productions as of late... Between Amazon's "Electric Dreams", Netflix's "Black Mirror", "The Man in the High Castle," "The Zero Hour," "Dark" and others there has been a broad range of opinions as to the quality of these latest additions to the genre lorded over by revered kings like TWILIGHT ZONE AND OUTER LIMITS...Some examples offer simplistic and raunchy popcorn copies of the genre kings that too often fail miserably to engage the intelligence of cult followers of Speculative Fiction. A prime example of a series being wildly erratic in this guilt is The BLACK MIRROR...As such, I find Electric Dreams the most satisfactory and intellectually engaging production presently...It absolutely reeks of substantial adherence to the original credos prevalent in both the highest traditions of the genre and its legendary SciFi Author Phillip K. Dick. WELL DONE AMAZON...I am BingeWatching every episode now...I did the same with Black Mirrorverse and it became a bit painful due to the show's often blatant attempts to hook it's audience with sophomoric meta-themes, bad editing, non-existent character development and self-engrandising piety of the show's front-runners.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Stagg Party

https://m.fictionpress.com/s/1817150/1/Stagg-Party-Hollow-Truth

Thursday, July 21, 2016

DARPA DIRECTOR

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arati_Prabhakar

DARPA

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DARPA

Neuronal Interface

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain%E2%80%93computer_interface

Luther

http://luther.wikia.com/wiki/Alice%20Morgan

CID LUTHER

http://luther.wikia.com/wiki/John_Luther

British CID

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_Investigation_Department

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dragon Age Inquisition Wiki

http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Haven's_Best_and_Brightest

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Mist

http://stephenkingsthemist.wikia.com/wiki/The_Arrowhead_Project

Friday, June 17, 2016

Star Trek Script - Conspiracy (Next Generation - Season 1 - Prod # 40271-125) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DFA6HHW/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_FNgzxb9J0C0XA