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Doug Farren

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I've always wanted to be a writer. I used an old Royal typewriter in high school to start my first work of genius - I never completed it. Over the years, I started and never finished more stories than I can count--and then I discovered word processors. Editing was a snap and as my time in the Navy drew to a close I finished my first complete novel. Although it was never published, it served as the basis for the entire Galactic Alliance series.

The books I write can be read by all age-groups from the young to the very old.

Today, I'm a husband, father of two daughters, grandfather, and a science fiction writer. I currently work as a database administrator at a nuclear power plant in Northeastern Ohio. I am proud to have served 11 years in the
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Doug Farren I just let the story sit and simmer. It might take a day or a week but the answer eventually materializes as if out of nowhere. I think about the…moreI just let the story sit and simmer. It might take a day or a week but the answer eventually materializes as if out of nowhere. I think about the issue as often as I can to make it a priority for my subconscious to figure out. Eventually, something emerges from the depths of my grey matter and the writing can continue.(less)
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Collision Course is done and is just sitting on Amazon's server collecting prerelease sales until July 9th when the book becomes available. The print version is done but has not yet been uploaded. I'll do that after the ebook is released. So, what's next?

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“Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes. The object of fiction isn't grammatical correctness but to make the reader welcome and then tell a story … to make him/her forget, whenever possible, that he/she is reading a story at all.”
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