Steven M. Nedeau

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Steven M Nedeau lives in New Hampshire. Inspired by nights and weekends playing Dungeons&Dragons during his teen years, Steven fills his stories with adventure, suspense and fantastic new creatures.

His first book, The Soulweb, has been called a cross between Harry Potter and The Hobbit. Initially intended to be a standalone novel, The Soulweb has become a trilogy at the request of its readers. Steven is in the middle of writing a science fiction novel (almost done!), several short stories and the sequels to The Soulweb. His writing in The Soulweb has been compared favorably to Patrick Rothfuss and Terry Goodkind while his science fiction novel in progress had caused his beta readers to bring up the name of Stephen King.

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Steven M. Nedeau Thanks for the question, Micah. I'm sorry it took me so long to get back to you.

What do I do to improve my craft?

That is a great question. I wonder ho…more
Thanks for the question, Micah. I'm sorry it took me so long to get back to you.

What do I do to improve my craft?

That is a great question. I wonder how far out of the norm my answer will be.
First of all, I'm a strange egg. I'm an extrovert and an engineer and a fiction writer. I've been involved with most mediums of art, painting, drawing, dance, acting, music, and writing. I think because of this, my efforts to improve my craft (writing in this case) may differ from most other writers.

One thing I do is read, like many other authors. I read anything I can get my hands on and can fit into my busy schedule. I enjoy 'how to' books and have several about writing. Maybe because I'm a bit older and just starting my career as a writer, I'm still a little insecure about my abilities . But, I'm also an engineer, I study the writing styles in the fiction books I pick up and I find that I can be critical sometimes when it comes to punctuation and sentence structure. It makes enjoying a book difficult while I am reading. The real enjoyment comes later as I recall the tones and depth of a story.

Here's an example: I hated Neil Gaiman's American Gods while I was reading it. Only at the end, where I could review the entire book as one story, could I appreciate it for the beauty that it was.

I also try to look at life around me, not to describe it instantly, but to enjoy it, to feel it, so that when I want to use it later it will come from deep inside.

I watch bad movies. I watch good movies, too. But bad movies make me angry. The studio spent all of this money and this is the crap they make? The bad movies inspire me to write reasonable solutions for the problems my characters encounter.

I speak to people. I talk to readers about the books they love and then I read them. It gives me a deeper view of the people I meet. It's important to me to learn what they are looking for. I don't consciously use that information in my writing.

I guess I've written a lot of words I didn't really need.

In summary, experience life, study hard, enjoy people. :)(less)
Steven M. Nedeau If I got to choose, I suppose I would choose Xanth from the Peirs Anthony series. I really want to explore the gap. I think I would be a kid again and…moreIf I got to choose, I suppose I would choose Xanth from the Peirs Anthony series. I really want to explore the gap. I think I would be a kid again and try to discover what my talent was.(less)
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“Nasty habit you have there,” Verne remarked as he winked his left eye, “could be the death of you.” The ember from the pipe burst into a bright torch of flame, rolling from the goblin’s hand to his arm. Bright yellow and orange flames spun around him and consumed the smoker where he stood. The fire leaped, dancing from one goblin to the next until all were flailing about on the ground in an effort to extinguish the flames.
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Jaron had not known many women, and fewer girls, in the library of Westmost. He had surely never kissed one. Every time he had the opportunity to talk to one, a knot rolled up in his stomach and somehow made him spout stupid things.
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