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Douglas Schwartz

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Doug Schwartz's family-friendly fantasy stories are filled with hope and possibility. Using a simplistic style, he spins common words into abstract concepts. Doug blends ideas to develop colorful characters who find creative solutions to obscure challenges, resulting in adventures that are quirky, whimsical fun. Heavily influenced by British media, he draws inspiration from sources like Neil Gaiman, Monty Python, and Doctor Who, to name a few. Doug's unique style of writing compliments the works of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett.

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Douglas Schwartz This summer was a bit hectic, so I fell back on a couple of ol' reliables. I reread Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Restaurant at the End of the Uni…moreThis summer was a bit hectic, so I fell back on a couple of ol' reliables. I reread Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Restaurant at the End of the Universe, followed by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Also, my boss had asked us to read The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. In my opinion, he needs to reread it a little more carefully the next time around. Also, to help with my writing, I skimmed The Anatomy of Story, and read through a couple of current WIPs. However, I did pick up a couple of old school SciFi/Fantasy books: two Alan Dean Foster books (Quozl and Impossible Places) and one Ray Bradbury (The Illustrated Man). I'm sure I read something else in there, but I can't remember what and I forgot to update Goodreads.(less)
Douglas Schwartz Yes, I can. Are you sure you want to know the ending?
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How I Would Save the World

As a fiction author, I enjoy thinking of creative solutions for problems. Isn't that true for most stories? The author paints the character into a corner and writes about how they figure their way out?

In this blog, I contemplate ideas for potentially saving the world. Or, at least taking steps in the right direction:

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A while back, I asked for recommendations for humorous fiction books, preferably by indie authors. A friend recommended I look into Ben Mariner's books. Of his works, I picked The Golden Hourglass, the first book in his Cubonia series and was pleasan ...more
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This summer was a bit hectic, so I fell back on a couple of ol' reliables. I reread Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Restaurant at the End of the Universe, followed by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Also, my boss had asked us to read The Five See Full Answer
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Andrew Douglas wrote: Thanks, Andrew! I take that as a great compliment. If my legs ran as much as my brain, I might be able to win a marathon. ;)

As long as you're fast enough to sneak up behind the muses? ;)


Douglas Andrew wrote: "Hey Douglas, thanks for responding.

Your a mind boggling author. I'm still trying to adjust to the tilt on my brain, and I'm fairly adept at having things turned inside out."


Thanks, Andrew! I take that as a great compliment. If my legs ran as much as my brain, I might be able to win a marathon. ;)


Andrew Hey Douglas, thanks for responding.

Your a mind boggling author. I'm still trying to adjust to the tilt on my brain, and I'm fairly adept at having things turned inside out.


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