Dave

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Name: Dave Scheidecker

Profession:

Ambition: Not really.

Influences: Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Jim Butcher (Dresden Files), Stephen King (Dark Tower), Neil Gaiman (Neverwhere), George R.R. Martin (Song of Ice and Fire), Terry Pratchett (Discworld)

Published? Nope.

Seeking publication? Not yet.

Writing Ideas? Way too many.

Willing to co-author? I could give it a shot.

Current Writing Projects/Ideas:

The Loner

  • A post-apocalyptic story about survival, vengeance, and magic drawn from personal conviction.
  • Themes are exile, community, and conviction.
Very primitive stages about a professional thief caught up in Supernatural trouble in modern days.

Some Mass Effect fan fiction.

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Cravenworks

Working of courseName: Cravenworks

Profession: Anthropology Graduate Student, would you like fries with that?

Ambition: To work just enough to afford laziness.

Influences: Arthur Nersesian (The Fuck-up), Ray Bradbury (Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked), Philip K. Dick (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Henry Miller (Tropic of Cancer), Robert E. Howard (Conan, Bran Mak Morn), H. P. Lovecraft (Rats, Cthulhu, Seafood), Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita), Charles Bukowski (Slouching Toward Nirvana), Rainer Maria Rilke (Letters to a Young Poet), William Wordsworth (The Prelude).

Published? No.

Seeking publication? Perhaps after writing a couple of novels. I very much prefer short stories.I figure a theme to tie random stories together would allow me more freedom given my interests.

Writing Ideas? Yes.

Willing to co-author? I could try it out.

Current Writing Projects:

Messing about with Inform 7 (Interactive Fiction creator)

  • Breakfast Hunt: The concise memory of one day in my life in Ecuador. Do you want to grab a continental breakfast at the  Hacienda with co-workers/friends or head down to the docks and pick up a fresh bowl of fish soup (with corn the size of your head, manioc, and cilantro)?

Automaton.

  • Several short stories to comprise a larger, currently undisclosed, plot.
  • Themes: Free will, imagination and the tickle effect.

Barend.

  • Set in Robert E. Howard’s Conan universe (and in conjunction with the release of Age of Conan with my Roleplaying guild).
  • Cimmerians are xenophobic by nature. They can master the natural elements with ease, but still imprison themselves within their minds. What is it that can drive one to escape their mental cage, or have ambitions like Conan? Not everyone was as successful…cue Agett, the “Barend”.
  • Honor and fall. Enslavement to powers just for the sake of living. “Blessings are, like most things, a matter of perspective.”

My everyday.

  • I’ve cataloged my life via writing, either through rambling, recreation of events, and stream of consciousness since 2005. It’s not really something I’d share, but it’s kept me writing on my own when everything’s petered out. At times I’ll share snippets of the things I find “worth it”, though I do shoot a lot of chaff before ever hitting the mark.

Dayan Martinez

In this new section, it would probably do to make a profile for each Inkblotter. But who am I to talk about you? You should probably talk about you. So here we go. I’ll jump in first and lead the charge.

 

 

Name: Dayan Martinez

Profession: Middle School Science Teacher

Ambition: To publish, become famous and rich (candidly speaking)

Influences: Stephen King (Dark Tower), Isobelle Carmody (Obernewtyn), Jim Butcher (Dresden Files),  Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman (The Fall of the Kings), Anne Rice (Mayfair Witches), Neil Gaiman (American Gods), Gregory Maguire (Wicked series), Sergei Lukyanenko (Night Watch series).

Published? No yet

Seeking publication? Sure, but leaning towards self-publishing, now.

Writing Ideas? Half a dozen “good ones” awaiting development

Willing to co-author? Definitely!

Current Writing Projects/Ideas:

  • Books of the Shadowlight
    • Six novels in a series
    • About four people caught up in a mystic chess-game between two great magical forces in the world
    • Themes are responsibility, free will and the lack thereof, intrigue and trust
  • Novels of San Marcos
    • based on a pen-and-paper RPG played with friends, set in St. Marks, Florida
    • Many games and stories played, but probably shall be rolled into a few books only
    • Dark, magic, lots of ancient history bubbling up into the past, and a power everyone covets
  • The Darkheart Trilogy (YA)
    • Set in an alien world that’s tidally locked
    • Hypermutated, bipedal species ignorant of their role and purpose
    • Protagonist’s accidental (“fated”) connection to a powerful and coveted weapon
    • Technological magic system the natives don’t understand at all
  • A post-apocalyptic story tentatively titled “Our Killer Sun”
  • Counterpart (my first alien/scifi story)
  • Superimposition (story about alternate realities and madness)