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Dusk Peterson

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Dusk Peterson writes award-winning historical speculative fiction: history-inspired mythic fantasy, alternate history, and retrofuture science fiction. Amidst dangerous events, love often occurs in the stories: family affection, friendship, platonic life-companionships, and romance. A resident of Maryland, Mx. Peterson lives with an apprentice and several thousand books. Visit http://duskpeterson.com for serialized web fiction, exclusive pre-releases, series resources, and notices of new releases.

Dusk Peterson's book reviews are posted at their blog: http://duskpeterson.dreamwidth.org
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Dusk Peterson Thank you so much for the generous wording of your question.

Most of the story ideas I've had over the years have simply leapt into my head. Sometimes …more
Thank you so much for the generous wording of your question.

Most of the story ideas I've had over the years have simply leapt into my head. Sometimes they came from dreams, sometimes they arose in response to another story I'd read, sometimes they were sparked by something I witnessed, and sometimes a bit of history tantalized me. I've also written stories in response to challenges, such as the 50 Darkfics challenge, where I've been writing stories prompted by single words related to dark settings.

Writing about vulnerable characters seems to be something inborn in me; I used to play out such stories when I was little, along with the other neighborhood kids. But I've certainly had experiences of being vulnerable in my own life that I was able to draw upon to help shape my stories. I imagine most of us have. When I realized I was going to be writing a lot of stories about turn-of-the-century people in vulnerable situations, I began seeking out accounts and memoirs of such people; what I read in those books helped to give me new ideas for scenes in my stories.

Transformation of character: I think that partly comes from the sorts of stories I like reading and partly from nonfiction reading I've done over the years (philosophy, theology, ethics, social policy, self-help - that sort of thing). And I suppose there might be something inborn there too, but it's hard for me to tell, because this goes back so far in my life. From an early age, I was having to struggle with issues of self-transformation, so it's a topic that's long been on my mind. From a writer's point of view, inner struggles make for terrific drama. And since I write a lot of friendship fiction and romance and other tales of close relationships, there's usually at least one other person involved in the transformation. But in the end, it's up to the transforming person to make the decision to transform.(less)
Dusk Peterson I've had occasional requests for me to release my stories in print, for about a decade now. My one attempt to do the job myself (with the help of my f…moreI've had occasional requests for me to release my stories in print, for about a decade now. My one attempt to do the job myself (with the help of my father, who's a book designer) convinced me that the task would take too big a chunk of time away from my issuing new stories.

I also approached a couple of small presses to see whether they were interested in reissuing my works in paperback. Since I run my own press, I was approaching these presses concerning reprint rights. However, the presses would only consider reissuing my writings on condition that the novels - some of which had been released over a decade ago - be treated as though they were new submissions. I'm willing to consider editorial changes to stories before publication, but I wasn't keen on making major editorial changes after publication.

The only other option I'm left with is to hire someone to take care of the print-on-demand process for me. If I can ever afford to do so, and if I can find a suitable book designer, I'll jump at the chance.

I'm sorry I can't offer more encouraging news at this stage. I do very much appreciate your interest.(less)
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Rosemary Sutcliff
“It may be that the night will close over us in the end, but I believe that morning will come again. Morning always grows out of the darkness, though maybe not for the people who saw the sun go down. We are the Lantern Bearers, my friend; for us to keep something burning, to carry what light we can forward into the darkness and the wind.”
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Mary  Stewart
“To remember love after long sleep; to turn again to poetry after a year in the market place, or to youth after resignation to drowsy and stiffening age; to remember what once you thought life could hold, after telling over with muddied and calculating fingers what it has offered; this is music, made after long silence. The soul flexes its wings, and, clumsy as any fledgling, tries the air again”
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Mary Renault
“All tragedies deal with fated meetings; how else could there be a play? Fate deals its stroke; sorrow is
purged, or turned to rejoicing; there is death, or triumph; there has been a meeting, and a change. No one
will ever make a tragedy-and that is as well, for one could not bear it-whose grief is that the principals
never met.”
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“Something comes out of every voyage,’ said the other man sharply. ‘Out of every bloody fruitless endeavour. All the striving after the unknowable. The unattainable, the search for Athor, the creative force, rolled into a circle. You with your quest; I with my care-ridden Emperor; Sir Thomas, sitting before the fire, his bowels burning before him. We add something. If we didn’t add something, there would be no object in it.”
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amomentsilence Hullo Dusk! :D What a pleasant surprise. Thanks for the friendvite~


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