Robert Madsen

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I'm a writer of science fiction and fantasy. Expect to see more of my work in the future.

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Robert Madsen I'll get some flak for this, but I don't believe in writer's block. My old composition teacher from university always said that anything written on…moreI'll get some flak for this, but I don't believe in writer's block. My old composition teacher from university always said that anything written on paper is better than a blank page, and I've carried that philosophy through with me to the very end. Sure, I spend more time in edits, but I finish my rough draft on time. If you can't think of what to write next, it can be useful to just begin diagramming. It's helped me more than once. Beyond that some people like caffeine; others will actually change their diet; for me, I'll just keep writing nonsense until something sensible comes out the other end.(less)
Robert Madsen Paradise Lost, The Divine Comedy, Herodotus, Silius Italicus, several late medieval/early renaissance fencing manuals, Poem of the Cid, a different…moreParadise Lost, The Divine Comedy, Herodotus, Silius Italicus, several late medieval/early renaissance fencing manuals, Poem of the Cid, a different translation of La Chanson de Roland. I'm not a fast reader.(less)
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Not a lot of updates.  The details are too numerous and mundane to bother retelling.  Everything’s a ways off.  As of the moment, I’ve got my face buried in the creation of a video game, a set of pulps, and a new, edited, and amended compilation of the two books of my publication–Sagas of the Iron Hearts and Goliath Thunder.  The latter will include rethought universe development, stranger tech...

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Chuck Palahniuk
“You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We're all part of the same compost heap. We're all singing, all dancing crap of the world.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Homer
“Rage - Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus' son Achilles,
murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses,
hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy souls,
great fighters' souls, but made their bodies carrion,
feasts for the dogs and birds,
and the will of Zeus was moving toward its end.
Begin, Muse, when the two first broke and clashed,
Agamemnon lord of men and brilliant Achilles.”
Homer, The Iliad/The Odyssey

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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
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