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Whats the next wave in E-Media? Interactive Fiction, Fad or Future?
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Karyne replied to Karyne's discussion Whats the next wave in E-Media? Interactive Fiction, Fad or Future?
"I think that if someone finds true enjoyment in this then it's a good thing.  To me, nothing can ever replace books nor should it."
Jul 26, 2011
Alison Bruce replied to Karyne's discussion Whats the next wave in E-Media? Interactive Fiction, Fad or Future?
"What you're describing is being done in the gaming world. A huge amount of creative writing is being done for games that allow a wide range interactivity for the reader - from reading a game-based novel to creating their own adventures for live…"
Jul 25, 2011
Karyne replied to Karyne's discussion Whats the next wave in E-Media? Interactive Fiction, Fad or Future?
"I see your point, but I do think that every form has it's place.  There are still people who hate Kindle and Nook and wish them gone but the fact is, they have found a place and are here to stay.  This particular writing form…"
Jul 25, 2011
I. J. Parker replied to Karyne's discussion Whats the next wave in E-Media? Interactive Fiction, Fad or Future?
"Well, that is true.  I'd hate that.  In fact, I'd do my best to prohibit it.  This is for the folks who design games. Come to think of it, haven't there been books that were written as games?  Somehow "cock…"
Jul 25, 2011
Karyne replied to Karyne's discussion Whats the next wave in E-Media? Interactive Fiction, Fad or Future?
"I think your confusing it with online interactive gameplay which is definitely a way for people to escape their lives.  Besides, writers write stories, interactive isn't for writers, it's for readers. What else is reading but fantasy?…"
Jul 24, 2011
Karyne replied to Karyne's discussion Whats the next wave in E-Media? Interactive Fiction, Fad or Future?
"I think it's a really interesting idea to get readers to invest in the story."
Jul 24, 2011
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Whats the next wave in E-Media? Interactive Fiction, Fad or Future?

I think we've all seen so much changing in the publishing and writing world for the last ten years, even the last two, to know that there is always something new around the corner. The question is, what?  Howard Sherman has created this site, http://www.malinche.net/for his line of interactive fiction.  It made me think of those Choose your own Adventure books when I was a kid. He gives an example and some thoughts behind it at my site,…See More
Jul 20, 2011

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I write mystery, horror and supernatural. What I love about writing is making murder out of nothing at all.
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Karyne's Blog

The Seduction of Creation

Words kiss the page like eager lovers. Scenes slip as easily from your mind as silk stockings from a courtesan. Characters whisper clever and crafty dialogue in your ear as you sleep.

Ah, the delicious satisfaction of having a book in creation. When anything is possible and rejection seems as distant as economic recovery.

The truth is that all those writers out there holding onto that great American novel,…


Posted on December 1, 2010 at 3:34am — 1 Comment

I'm not crazy, I'm a writer...

When I was little I used to talk to myself. I worried why everyone else didn’t. Was I crazy? Or worse yet, was I destined for politics?…


Posted on February 12, 2010 at 7:51am — 3 Comments

It takes a whole village to raise an author

Writers tend to be solitary creatures. After all, no one is going to write our stories for us. So we huddle in the caves of our creativity, emerging for chocolate, coffee and whatever poison that helps us get through the sticky scenes, character revolts and plot puddles. This time spent alone can make us think only of ourselves all the time.

The truth is, we can do more together than we can alone. Writers united can be a powerful force in a world of publishing obstacle and… Continue

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 11:07am — 3 Comments

Whats in a name?

I have great friends, loyal supportive and very smart. Why else would they be friends with me? We’ve been through men, (thankfully not the same ones), divorces, childbirth, first loves and last kisses.

In all the years I’ve known them, twenty plus for some, I rarely mentioned my writing. If I did, it was only as an offhand remark and I usually mumbled about working on “something’.

Remarkably they formed the opinion from such minimal information that I could actually write… Continue

Posted on April 28, 2009 at 11:00am

Mommy, I Don't Want to be a Writer Today

Writers are masochinistic. It’s a fact. We have picked, hopefully through love and passion, a lonely job that means long hours banging our heads against keyboards and computers in order to finish a scene, get an idea, come up with an ending. We miss important events, parties, even bathroom breaks if necessary. We might work for years and never get the recognition we crave. Let alone get published. Still, if the love is there, you plug on ahead and hope fervently that this will all pay… Continue

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 6:35am

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At 2:54pm on January 25, 2011, Clark Lohr said…

Glad you like the pic.  I took it with a Hasselblad in the 1990's, painted it with light (camera on tripod, middle of the night, ran around flashing sign with flash gun using colored gels). Then my son-in-law, David Siddall, photoshopped it, changing the values of the colors  for maximum menace.

I couldn't tell what kind of handgun that was.  I've shot handguns a lot, still shoot some.  Thanks for your response.


At 4:34am on January 25, 2011, Terrence McCauley said…

Thanks,  Karyne. That's the goal, anyway. My first drafts always look like they come out of a bad '40s movie.  But I try to make it more sophisticated during the editing process. My work will never be Pride and Prejudice, but there's a happy medium between high literature and crap.

At 5:06am on January 2, 2011, Carol Bridgestock said…
You've got two more now! :-) Great to meet you!
At 4:33pm on September 14, 2010, jack everett said…
I'm sure that's what everyone wants a place to get their message across. Best of luck.
At 3:59am on September 14, 2010, jack everett said…
Be sure to let me know when it's up and running so that I can pay a visit and I wish you all the best in writing. Noting your genre we are currently working on a Werewolf tale but I can't see it having any romantic affiliations.
At 4:06pm on September 13, 2010, jack everett said…
Any friend of Sunny's is doubly a friend of mine. My poor offering of a website is www.jackleverett.me.uk so why not check me out.
At 12:16am on January 10, 2010, RONALD FEASEL said…
Please add me my requests full. Checkout my entries here on my second novel I'm writing---Moral Dilemma at: http://www.freado.com/book/5100/MORAL-DILEMMA
And http://www.freado.com/book/5120/THE-RHYME-MAN
At 3:27pm on March 23, 2009, Sunny Frazier said…
Hey Karyne, Dorinda Ohnstadt joined. Why don't you befriend her and explain our connection.
At 2:08am on February 20, 2009, Mary Montague Sikes said…
Thanks! This seems to be a really active site!
At 2:07am on January 9, 2009, David L. Hoof said…
Writers are suposed to be sensitive enough to soak in, and react to, their surroundings, not plod through a place focused only on their shoes, but, to be honest, I was once prompted into a novel (ultimately published by NAL) by staring at my shoes a bit too long. From that point it was just a matter of putting my best foot forward, then keep going.

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