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I have been working on a Sci-fi novel as an experiment. It has all the elements that I think will make a good story, including a unique woman working with her new partner, a bit of romance, humor, and along the way some modest social commentary.

One of my favorite authors is Nevil Shute, who wrote many notable books including On the beach, No highway, Trustee from the tool room, The legacy, and many others. The thing I liked about his books, was his quiet everyday characters who selflessly rise to meet the challenges in life. I think this is also why I enjoy L. E. Modesitt's books so much. In the end, the best stories are the ones you can imagine yourself as the protagonist and become a better person for it. 

I am writing this using Google's Blogger software. Things my text editor can't do with any grace are paragraph indents, and line feeds create gaps that are good for paragraphs but may be uncomfortably large for dialog spacing. The dialog is broken into smaller coherent clumps. This makes things a touch awkward, but it's still readable. It may take on a more conventional appearance in time. 

I intend to concentrate on creating a good story first, and clean up edits are always ongoing as I learn. (PS. It's the first draft, very rough in places, and there are bugs. So don't panic, it will all get cleaned in the second pass). A screenplay adaption is being written at the same time but is not online.

My email address is in my profile. If you see things that need work or can be improved feel free to send me a missive. I can't make things better if I don't know about them.

To make it read like a book, I have to backdate each post to control the order. In an oxymoronic way, you will have to click on “older posts” to see the newer chapters.

Thanks, Bill