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Michael Schulkins

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Michael Schulkins writes humor and sci-fi novels of phantasmagorical fun! His most recent series, Mark Twain on the Moon, explores the inimitable style of Samuel Clemens in a steampunk alternate history. Other novels include the out-of-this-world political satires Up A Tree: A Jobs and Plunkitt Galactic Adventure, Beltway, and the comic crime capers Mother Lode and Sting Suite.

Michael spent most of his life in California, but has recently escaped with his wonderful wife Helen to the wilds of Arizona. He 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 fic
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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 whe…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 wri…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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