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David Lee Summers

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David Lee Summers is an author, editor and astronomer living in Southern New Mexico, which is tucked somewhere between the western and final frontiers. He is the author of five novels: The Solar Sea, The Pirates of Sufiro, Children of the Old Stars, Heirs of the New Earth, and Vampires of the Scarlet Order. His short fiction and poetry has appeared in such magazines as Realms of Fantasy, Aoife’s Kiss, The Fifth Di..., The Martian Wave, Star*Line and The Santa Clara Review. He edits the science fiction and fantasy magazine, Tales of the Talisman and is editor of the anthology Space Pirates. Over the years, David has also worked at numerous observatories in the U.S. including Kitt Peak.


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David Lee Summers For me, "writer's block" is something that happens when my mind refuses to focus on the project at hand. I find I'm thinking about what I need to get…moreFor me, "writer's block" is something that happens when my mind refuses to focus on the project at hand. I find I'm thinking about what I need to get at the store, or the movie I saw the night before, or something like that. If my mind is on chores, I find the best thing is to get those out of the way. The exercise helps me and I can focus better. Otherwise, I go for a walk around the neighborhood, take in the scenery, listen to some music that evokes the mood I want to create in my scene and use that as a way to focus my attention.(less)
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Steve Moore, author of Royal America, and fellow Denizen of the Scribbler’s Den on The Steampunk Empire challenged me to play the 777 game. In this game, we go to page seven of a work in progress, scroll down seven lines and post the next seven sentences.


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Since Steve is a fellow steampunk writer, I chose The Brazen Shark which has recently been handed off to the tender mercies of my editor:



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David Stephen wrote: "Hi David --

I'm happy to add you to my friends & fans on Goodreads. Thanks for asking!

If you haven't already, please consider signing up for my newsletter. It's free, and I promise not to spa..."


Hi Stephen,

Good to meet you! I signed up for the newsletter..

Bob Vardeman introduced me to your work. We've been chatting about the possibility of me contributing to the Empires of Steam and Rust series. It sounds like a fund sandbox to play in and I have a story idea coming together.

All best,
Dave Summers


Stephen Hi David --

I'm happy to add you to my friends & fans on Goodreads. Thanks for asking!

If you haven't already, please consider signing up for my newsletter. It's free, and I promise not to spam you or share your info with anyone else. Every month or so, you'll get a newsletter with info about my work, tips, and cool offers. Such a deal! Go to this URL right now and put in your name and email (That's all there is to it!):
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- Steve Sullivan


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David Michael wrote: "Thanks for following, David.~Mike."

My pleasure, Mike. Have a great week! -David


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Kane S. Thanks for following, David.~Mike.


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi David and thanks for the add. What an awesome website you have! So cool!
Blessings,
Jeannie


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