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    Non-fiction writer aspiring to fiction

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tenderiser, Aug 12, 2015.

    Hi all.

    I'm a 26 year old from London. I'm a professional bid writer so I spend all day writing and editing non-fiction, which I really enjoy, but I've also been a stop-start fiction writer since I was a child. I would like to finally get a novel finished and see if I have any potential as a commercial fiction writer.

    I'm currently working on a suspense romance. I wrote from January to April and ended up with a 90,000 word draft, then gave myself a break to focus on finishing the first year of my master's degree. I'm now back on it and have about 30,000 words of my second draft done.

    After this I have GOT to get an extreme horror novel out of my system. I have found a couple of authors I can rely on in that genre but there is a real lack of good stuff out there. To be fair, that probably reflects the real lack of readers interested in extreme horror, but I'm not in it for the money!

    I joined because I'm really stuck with a particular point in my story. I've posted a thread about it in the plot development sub-forum. I'm sure in another couple of months I'll be ready to post a few chapters in the workshop and get some constructive criticism. I'll also be in there to read other people's once I've found my feet.

    Anyway, hello!
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Tenderiser!
    Hah, sounds like you've already read the rules. ;) Awesome!

    It also sounds like you'll fit right in here. I'm sure other members will be more than happy to interact with someone who already writes for a living. Suppose it's something a lot of us hope to be able to do some day. :)

    See you around!

    -Kat
     
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    Welcome Drop Dead Fred, I mean Tenderiser!
    Good luck with becoming a fiction writer:superhello::supercool:
     
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    Thank you! I love Drop Dead Fred, one of my all-time favourite movies as a child. I really hope they don't go through with the Russell Brand remake... shudder.
     
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    Russell Brand remake??? No thank you!

    What exactly do you mean by "extreme horror"? Can't say I've come across the term before. I'm a horror fan, so I'd love to read what you've got cooking up.
     
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    It's just horror that goes a bit further than most with either the situation or the graphic description. Think Hostel compared to The Happening or something!

    These are some examples:



     
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    Ahh I can't get my links to show up! It was Endurance by Jack Kilborn and Monster by Michael Bray and Matt Shaw.
     
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    I thought as much. It's the kind of stuff I've mostly heard referred to as "Splatterpunk".

    Your links show up just fine for me. I may have to check those out.
     
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    Hey! Drop Dead Fred has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. :)

    Also, if you could write a decent horror novel, I'd totally read it (unless it's torture porn). Not my genre now because I'm a bit jaded by the offerings of the current market.
     
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    If I did write one it would be torture porn-y. I'm so bored with mainstream horror because everything has been done to death. It seems like every other new horror book out there is zombies, yawn. That's why I seek out those authors that are doing something a little different, pushing the boundaries.

    Got to get this romance done first though. I'm nothing if not inconsistent. :)
     
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    Blah! Why?? Torture porn is the easy way to "do something different." It's the "different" that everyone's doing!
     
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    Ah but I struggle to find good torture porn!
     
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