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Wayne Smallman

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When you're young, you think you know everything and life is indistinguishable from a game. It's only when you get older — when you begin to doubt the authenticity of the event and question the rules — that experience begins to count for something. And to quote the inimitable Forbes Bingley, a recurring character of several novels: "Life makes you stronger, at a price."

In a sense, life has been preparation — practice, perhaps — for this wild stab at being an author. After all, how hard can it be, putting one word after another? Of course, like anything else in life, you only get out what you put in. At times, writing is both cathartic and semi autobiographical, where I catch myself looking backwards whimsically, lustily, with regret, a wry
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Wayne Smallman I think writer's block means different things to different people.

Because I write hard science fiction, honing ideas that hinge on known or…more
I think writer's block means different things to different people.

Because I write hard science fiction, honing ideas that hinge on known or speculative scientific and technological concepts is, sometimes, a challenge.

Minimising the hand-waving is the part that — at times — drags on, breaks my stride, and soaks up the momentum.

Here, I switch to something else.

At the moment, I have 16 novels on the go at any one time.

I also run a business, so there's much to focus on there.

So I have options.

Or, if the weather is good, I go for a walk, or perhaps if the schedule is correct, a 10k run.(less)
Wayne Smallman I prize learning, and as a writer I have the unique chance to be self-indulgent and learn those things that I find most fascinating — which is almost…moreI prize learning, and as a writer I have the unique chance to be self-indulgent and learn those things that I find most fascinating — which is almost anything!(less)
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A Darkening of Fortune FAQ (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: "Justice, with extreme prejudice."
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Description: "In dreams, you're never alone."
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Description: "In the beginning, we broke our word, and then came the lights."

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Isaac Asimov
“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
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Hunter S. Thompson
“A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.”
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“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
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