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Amy DuBoff

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Frank Herbert, Robert A. Heinlein, Orson Scott Card, Robert Jordan

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I have always loved science fiction--books, movies, shows and games. If it involves outer space, even better!

Most of my writing is character-driven, which traces back to my time as a Psych major in college. I love to blend science and fantasy, especially when it comes to metaphysical abilities.

As a full-time author, I currently live in Portland, Oregon, with my husband. When I’m not writing, I enjoy travel, wine tasting, binge-watching TV series, and playing epic strategy board games.

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Amy DuBoff I haven't read it, but I know it as a classic. I hope to have much more time to get caught up on my reading once I go full-time with writing next…moreI haven't read it, but I know it as a classic. I hope to have much more time to get caught up on my reading once I go full-time with writing next year!(less)
Amy DuBoff Hello, Sebastian! Drawing inspiration from other books is a great way to start out as a new writer. After all, classics are classics for a reason.

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Hello, Sebastian! Drawing inspiration from other books is a great way to start out as a new writer. After all, classics are classics for a reason.

What you want to avoid is wholesale copying of worlds or characters, but you can draw upon elements from some of your favorite books and remix them in a different way. For example, think about how a character from one book would act in the world from another, and change the antagonist from, say, power-hungry humans to aliens. But don’t stop there—consider how those changes in circumstances would alter the plot and the characters’ reactions to different situations. As you think through those details, the story will start to evolve into a unique world of your own, and the characters will grow to fit their new environment.

You can also put a spin on the familiar by exploring the story from a different perspective—what if The Hunger Games had been from President Snow’s point of view? Changing perspective gives you the opportunity to explore different aspects of the world and character psychology. As you build out your own world, consider approaching it from a different angle than what you’ve seen in other stories. While that final product might ultimately not work as a story or book, having that alternate perspective in the back of your mind while you’re following the hero will give depth to the characters and story world.

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A look inside "Crystalline Space"

I've been talking about my new Dark Stars trilogy for some time, and I wanted to share the opening chapter from Crystalline Space with you.

Dark Stars - Book 1: Crystalline Space

You can read the excerpt on my website here: www.amyduboff.com/blog

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