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Atomic!
« on: 08 January, 2010, 11:53:28 AM »
So 8 years ago I was free and single, had no wife, no mortgage, no kids, and a not so responsible job. I was also fairly anti-social and spent most of my freetime alone, creating characters and writing random stories that never really went anywhere. Until I came up with one particular concept and set of characters that I actually managed to pull together into one complete novel. At the time, I was considering self-publishing it and spent a bit of time putting together a very, very poor website as a promotional tool. Now, I have no web design experience so I just used one of those free template webpage thingies with very little resources. Its as basic as you can get, featuring a synopsis of the novel, a couple of sample excerpts, a bit about the characters etc. I'm also shit at art so although I was able to put together a logo on Paint, I wasn't able to get many pics together to decorate the site. One or two a friend did for me + a couple of actual photos from the net (hence why one of my characters appears as Winona Ryder and another some random porn star!)

Anyway, due to a variety of things happening (getting married, buying a house, having kids, going to live in Japan etc), the whole project ground to a halt in 2004 and hasn't progressed a single step since. I hadn't even accessed the webpage in about 5 years (and the fun I had trying to remember the web address was hilarious I must say - took me days!!) but entering the monthly short story comps recently has revitalised my interest in writing and I decided it might be time to get back to this. Also, inspired by locustsofdeath and mike gloady's recent addition of signature links, I decided I wanted one for myself and the only thing I could think to put in it was this!

So I'm dusting this off and putting it out there, if you're really bored and have nothing better to do you can have a wee look - but don't expect too much, beyond the actual extracts. It seems a shame to have a 700 page action novel sitting around doing nothing as well so I might as well try and do something with it. If anyone thinks there might be a market for this or has any ideas where I could submit it please let me know.

Anyway - the link is below in my brand spanking new signature line!!!
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Re: Atomic!
« Reply #1 on: 08 January, 2010, 12:00:32 PM »
Excellent Van Dom - I'll checkout the site right now.

That's no mean feat, writing a 700 page novel. As flaky as I am with my own prose writing, that's more pages than all my short stories combined! i wish you the best of luck with it, and wouldn't mind taking a read of a few chapters (are there any of your patented sex scenes in it?).

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Re: Atomic!
« Reply #2 on: 08 January, 2010, 01:00:32 PM »
Looks intriguing and impressive - well done on digging out the archive. Will have a read on those quiet nights whilst trying to think what to do for the story comp...

Locusts - get out of the gutter (although looking at the character names, you might be in luck...)

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Re: Atomic!
« Reply #3 on: 09 January, 2010, 09:44:50 AM »
Ah me Lady, your two tales did nothing to help me get my from out from said gutter...!

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Re: Atomic!
« Reply #4 on: 09 January, 2010, 10:03:09 AM »
Bah! I thought this was going to be a thread about Blondie.

Never mind, Winona Ryder's a pretty good substitute.
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Re: Atomic!
« Reply #5 on: 09 January, 2010, 10:08:05 AM »
Never mind, Winona Ryder's a pretty good substitute.

You know, I've had a serious thing for Winona ever since she got caught stealing. Never did before that. Then all of a sudden she's in jail and my mind just went 'she is dead sexy'.

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Re: Atomic!
« Reply #6 on: 09 January, 2010, 10:30:26 AM »
Sorry Cosh!!!! I had Winona Ryder in mind when creating that one character.
I suppose a young Blondie would fit the bill for the Raquel character though, now that you mention it!!! ;)
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