Michael Schulkins

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Michael Schulkins was born and raised in California, and although he has checked out repeatedly, he has of course been unable to leave. He lives with the love of his life in a classic mid-century modern house in Silicon Valley, just an iPhone's throw from Apple Galactic Headquarters.

Michael attended several universities and eventually emerged with two degrees in physics, one in music composition, and minors in math, political science, philosophy, and poker. He subsequently spent twenty years teaching physics, and now writes full time.

His novels include the comic crime capers Mother Lode and Sting Suite, and the out-of-this-world political satires Beltway and Up A Tree: A Jobs and Plunkitt Galactic Adventure. All of Michael's books will gi
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Michael Schulkins For me, writing is an adventure, an excursion into unknown lands where anything can happen, and usually does. I may start out with some idea about…moreFor me, writing is an adventure, an excursion into unknown lands where anything can happen, and usually does. I may start out with some idea about where I am going, but the trip is always full of surprises. And of course, the most exciting part is meeting and getting to know the strange and wonderful characters I encounter, which is why dialog is my favorite part of writing. My characters say the darnedest things.(less)
Michael Schulkins Write, write, write, and then write some more! You won't know what kind of a write you are, and whether you even want to write at all until you've…moreWrite, write, write, and then write some more! You won't know what kind of a write you are, and whether you even want to write at all until you've written 50 to 100 thousand words. And here's some more explicit advice: Until you get as good as Patrick O'Brian, everything you write should be set in a recognizable place (a scene), have the consistent viewpoint of a single character, and show people doing things and talking together. Sounds obvious, but many beginning writers fail to do this.(less)
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He made the crazy premise work. Where's the sequel?
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Great start to a cool new series. He actually makes the void dragon concept work in a hard sci-fi context.
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