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I've always been of the opinion there…"
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I'm a journalist currently unemployed. I'm studying English teaching at Uni, because it can never hurt to have more than one job prospect in this day and age. I love to write and I love Crime Fiction - no points for guessing why I'm here! I've had things published but not on a large scale. Looking to meet people and learn from anyone whos willing to help!
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Critic
Books And Authors I Like:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Steig Larsson, Thomas Harris, Jeff Lindsey (The Dexter novels) Micheal Conelly, Stephen King, Jeffrey Deaver, Ian Flemming, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James Marsden and The Real Inspector Hound (play by Tom Stoppard)
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
TV: Bones, Castle, House, The Big Bang Theory, Sherlock (BBC Series starring Benedict Cumberbach as Holmes), Buffy, Angel, How I Met Your Mother, Star Trek (original series), The A-team, M*A*S*H
Movies: Tomorrow When The War Began, Domino, Blade Runner, The Millenium Trilogy (2 out of 3 released in Australia), The Italian Job, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Dogma, Around the World in 80 Days, Superman (1-4), Star Wars (4-6), Star Trek (Anything with Leonard Nemoy), The A-team, Happy Feat, Madagascar, Kung-Fu Panda, Basil the Great Mouse Detective, films starring Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart (Including The Big Sleep and High Sierra), Harry Potter, Underworld*, Interview with the Vampire*, Dracula* (*the only good vampire movies)
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Journalism is a great starter career for writing crime fiction. I hardly ever have to make up anything, I just cull through my memory of old stories I covered and ones I couldn't cover but can now fictionalize.