Alex Sweeney
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About Me:
Ancient old fogey with kids old enough to wipe their own bums, now I have time to write! Or so I thought... the beginning of my book Working In Unison was shortlisted for 2013 Debut Dagger and I'm just finishing it now after life was put on hold by an operation on my foot. No, I don't hold the pen in my foot... it was just kind of painful and distracting.
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Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Stephen King, John Connolly, Terry Pratchett, Janet Evanovich apart from her books are a bit samey after a while, Jeffery Deaver, Lindsey Davis, Ed McBain, Val McDermid. Some manga if it's not too cute e.g. Death Note, Full Metal Alchemist.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Walking Dead right now, I took out free 30 day sub to LoveFilm just to watch it. Am also watching Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood as now have the whole series, accumulation of various birthday presents etc and some old Dr Who.

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Good Idea!

Decided what to write for the Debut Dagger. Two or three years ago I started a fantasy novel and abandoned it. I revisited it a few times but could never get beyond about chapter 4.

I realised it was the characters I couldn't let go of, whereas the story itself was - poor :D

Then some real-life events and a bit of brainstorming suggested a story that these characters seemed to fit a lot better than they did a fantasy, so I decided to write it. 1800 words in so far and I still…


Posted on December 7, 2013 at 9:55pm

Short Stuff

Just started a short story to send off for hopeful inclusion in an anthology. They sent the last one back so the hopeful isn't very hopeful. I think the reason was probably that I had (IMO) great characters, interesting dialog and background and NO PLOT AT ALL....

When I thought about it later, it seemed to me that nothing much actually happened. So I think I would have sent it back too :D That's what you get for writing something at the last minute in a big rush.

Coffee is…


Posted on December 6, 2013 at 9:43pm — 7 Comments

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