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Author has written 115 stories for Giver, His Dark Materials, Sandman, Jumanji, Animorphs, Harry Potter, Incredibles, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, Toy Story, DuckTales, Series Of Unfortunate Events, Left Behind, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Batman, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Magic School Bus, Justice League, Superman, Bible, Calvin & Hobbes, NCIS, Sesame Street, Green Lantern, Flash, Batman Begins/Dark Knight, Looney Tunes, Westing Game, StarTrek: The Next Generation, Cthulhu Mythos, Space Trilogy, Greek Mythology, Misc. Comics, Get Smart, Alice in Wonderland, Captain Marvel/Shazam, Chronicles of Narnia, Misc. Cartoons, Enchanted Forest, Avatar, Dick Van Dyke Show, Veggie Tales, Misc. Movies, Flatland, Phineas and Ferb, Fairy Tales, Arthur C. Clarke, Doctor Who, Foundation, Aladdin, Children of the Corn, and Independence Day.
I Qoheleth was king over Israel in Jerusalem. And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith. -Eccles. 1:12-13
There are a few things I'd like to say before you read my stuff. First, for the benefit of you statisticians in the audience, I'm an American male of mixed European extraction and legal voting age.
Second, I am currently holding a contest to find a new author for my Westing Game story Life Happens. The details are given in the author's note in the first chapter, should anyone reading this be interested.
And finally, I'd like to take this space to introduce: THE GREAT MALACHY O'MORE FF CHALLENGE.
You may be familiar with a list of Latin phrases, generally two or three words long, that were ostensibly written by St. Malachy O'More as prophetic descriptions of every pope and major antipope from Celestine II to Benedict XVI. (For instance, the ineffectual Dutchman Adrian VI is described as Leo Florentius, or "the Florentine lion" - go figure.) What I'd like to do is set up a writers' challenge: you contact me to express your interest, I will randomly assign you a motto, and you then have to write a fic that uses that motto as its title. What nature that fic takes doesn't much matter; it can be a story, a poem, or something else entirely. The only requirement is that it has to fit its title. (See my C2 archive for examples of how this can work out. Also, please note that, if I should run out of mottoes to assign before everyone has finished his or her story, there is a chance that multiple authors will end up with the same assigned motto - in which case, the slot in the C2 will go to the first one to finish a satisfactory story with that title.)
Thank you very much for your time.
DISTINGUISHED AUTHORS SUPPORT FANFICTION:
"It's more fun for me to create sequels than to come up with new ideas. Reusing old characters and plots, taking them in directions that didn't exist before - it's like uncovering things that have always been there and are just now coming to light." -Don Rosa
"Being, somehow, Cervantes, and arriving thereby at the Quixote - that looked to Menard less challenging (and therefore less interesting) than continuing to be Pierre Menard and coming to the Quixote through the experiences of Pierre Menard." -Jorge Luis Borges
"If you had asked Laȝamon or Chaucer, 'Why do you not make up a brand-new story of your own?' I think they might have replied (in effect), 'Surely we are not yet reduced to that?'" -C. S. Lewis
"[Aeschylus] is able to treat the story [of Agamemnon] in this way [i.e., as a vehicle for a certain conception of justice] because his audience knew its main outline already. One great advantage in using myth was that the dramatist was saved the tedious business of exposition." -H. D. F. Kitto
"Then Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered, and said: I am younger in days, and you are more ancient; therefore hanging down my head, I was afraid to shew you my opinion. For I hoped that greater age would speak, and that a multitude of years would teach wisdom. But, as I see, there is a spirit in men, and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth understanding; they that are aged are not the wise men, neither do the ancients understand judgment... Therefore because I have waited, and they have not spoken - they stood, and answered no more - I also will answer my part, and will show my knowledge. For I am full of matter to speak of, and the spirit of my bowels straiteneth me." -The Book of Job
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