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Nicolas Wilson is a published journalist, graphic novelist, and novelist. He lives in the rainy wastes of Portland, Oregon with his wife, four cats and a dog.

Nic has written several short story collections and novels.Nic's work spans a variety of genres, from political thriller to science fiction and urban fantasy.

For information on Nic's books, and behind-the-scenes looks at his writing, visit nicolaswilson.com.
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Nicolas Wilson Seeing as how I'm sequeling, right now, I'm continuing old ideas. Coming up in November, I'll be writing a full novel in a month and posting a chapter…moreSeeing as how I'm sequeling, right now, I'm continuing old ideas. Coming up in November, I'll be writing a full novel in a month and posting a chapter daily, as it's written, until the whole manuscript is out. The project is a cyberpunk dystopia, Next of Kin. It follows a future in which the police are no longer trusted by the public, and crimes are investigated by the victim's next of kin.

I'm not really sure where the idea came from- I have far more ideas than I ever end up using, and rarely make the connection about why I got the idea before the draft is finished. Mainly, it's noir-ish and I enjoy writing that style. It also kind of ties in with a short story I wrote years ago, Save As, in the connections between technology, biology, and psychology. So in some ways, even as I outline it, it feels like coming home.(less)
Nicolas Wilson Expect that it'll take a long time to develop your ideas about writing, concepts, plotting. Set achievable goals, and keep to them. For several years,…moreExpect that it'll take a long time to develop your ideas about writing, concepts, plotting. Set achievable goals, and keep to them. For several years, mine was a new short story every week. It gave me the opportunity to work with a lot of characters I would have had a difficult time expanding into full novels, and to develop my voice and plotting skills. I don't recommend just jumping into a full novel. The more experience you have writing from diverse viewpoints, the easier it will be to incorporate that into your writing on longer projects, to craft more realistic and quirky characters.(less)
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Apologies for the long absence without news. Following Homeless' release, I've been working on my summer's releases, including Nexus' sequel Sins Of The Past, and some extra goodies in other anthologies. In a month or two, I should have excerpts and such to start sharing. It's been jarring, at times, to return to characters I first got to know five years ago, but it's been a fun journey. I'm lo... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: An old woman encounters a familiar face in an unfamiliar setting.
My Beloved's Eyes (Romance)
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Description: We leave pieces of ourselves with loved ones- sometimes literally. My Beloved's Eyes appears in the upcoming short story anthology Cinderella Shoes, due out summer 2013.
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Hang Around (Drama)
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Description: A cowboy, a Buddhist monk, and others live out the consequences of one bad choice, through the ages.
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Description: A transracial individual takes his first steps into his chosen life. This story is scheduled to appear in New Corpse Smell, a short story anthology by Nicolas Wilson.
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I picked this series up at my fiance's insistence, as part of my research for a current novel. And without her reading the first 100-120 pages out loud, I never would have kept at it. The opening is SLOW. She says
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My husband received an ARC of this one, but he's neck deep in drafting, so he hasn't had the chance to look yet. It's exceedingly well written and well characterized, but the story didn't quite resonate with me pa
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“True independence is an illusion; no one matures in a vacuum. We have heroes, we see villains, and ultimately we try to walk the path that’s our own, through an ideological valley whose landmarks have already been described and claimed by others.”
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“Do you have any idea how much dumber our species has gotten since we invented the computer? Well neither do I- I'd have to look it up with a computer.”
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“I think it was Ben Franklin who said, 'Inspiration is 45% peyote, 45% fever dream, and then 35% neurosyphillis;”
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“Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength.”
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“The world's perverse, but it could be worse.”
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“Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.”
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“Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.”
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“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.”
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Lucinda Dear Nicolas,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads, and for acepting the request. I am a huge fan of the science-ficiton and fantasy genres, hence i look forward to future book discussions with you.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


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