L.D. Colter

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Liz has followed her heart through a wide variety of careers, including farming with a team of draft horses, and working as a field paramedic, Outward Bound instructor, athletic trainer, and roller-skating waitress, among other curious choices. She also knows more about concrete than you might suspect.

Her novels written under the name L. D. Colter explore contemporary and dark fantasy, and ones written as L. Deni Colter venture into epic fantasy realms. She's a two-time winner of the Colorado Book Award for Science Fiction/Fantasy, a Writers of the Future winner, and her short stories have appeared in multiple magazines and anthologies.

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L.D. Colter I'm still actively writing/re-writing at this time, so I'll continue to set aside a few books I'd hoped to read soon (the 2nd in Megan O'Keefe's Scorc…moreI'm still actively writing/re-writing at this time, so I'll continue to set aside a few books I'd hoped to read soon (the 2nd in Megan O'Keefe's Scorched Continent, the 2nd and 3rd in Randy Henderson's Finn Fancy set, Wool, Spin, Red Rising, and more) and continue with heavily literary-leaning fantasy or weird fiction until I'm down to proofing, writing short stories, or even taking the oft-imagined break. Likely prospects this summer are:
Borne by Jeff Vandermeer
Railsea by China Mieville
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy (straight literary)
The Course of the Heart by M John Harrison)
Kindred by Octavia Butler
House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
The Waking Engine by David Edison
Jerusalem by Alan Moore
Peace by Gene Wolfe(less)
L.D. Colter If I lock up because I feel like I'm losing my way or just can't figure out how to move the plot forward, it's likely I've taken a wrong turn recently…moreIf I lock up because I feel like I'm losing my way or just can't figure out how to move the plot forward, it's likely I've taken a wrong turn recently and that's why things won't mesh. I'll go back and spend time looking at plot elements, character development, etc, and usually find a problem that needs fixing. If it's just one of those low writing momentum periods, 'butt in chair' is the only answer. I'll usually line edit previous work to get going again. A firm, daily wordcount goal helps a lot also.(less)
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