I was actually kidding about the movie thing. (You know it’s a good joke when you have to explain that it’s a joke) Living in Arizona, I hear from people all the time whose image of the state is all cowboys and Indians.
I am a true crime writer and member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW). We are working on a true crime anthology and I am seeking out true crime writers from abroad to contribute a "thrilling" true crime tale.
Hi again Vikki,
Yes, I had thought about it, but my reasoning for adding a couple of twists here and there was bacause I did not want to make my book like so many other crime scene books that are dry or repeative. I wanted to make it different so I decided to combine the true crime scenes with a twist to it. Maybe my idea on that wasn't the best?
The reason I ask some writers if they would read the manuscript of my book was not so much to get a critics comments, rather other writers who are in the business. I absoutely understand your view point about not wanting to read the manuscript, no problem at all. Thanks for the advise and I will talk to you later,
The crime scene cases are all based on true cases I have worked over the years, however, I have added a fiction twist to some of them, so I guess it is crime/fiction, though based on true cases. Talk to you soon,
I just wanted to intro myself and say hello. I am a first time author and a retired Forensic Crime Scene Investigator. It sounds like you have done quite well in writing. I hope to finish my second book sometime. As a first time author, I am naturally interested in finding out what others with more experience than I think of my writing. If you have time, would it be ok to send you a manuscript copy of my book? I would love to have your opinions.
I'm glad that you liked AUSTRALIA the movie as well. As to your definition of an epic: A great love story, a hardship, happy ending. It needs a bit of tweaking. An epic is also the story of a people, and it seems to me that this movie covers both the native aborigines and the the settlers. Amazing how close this is to an American "Western."
I was looking for an OZ opinion of the movie "Australia." I have to believe it is playing there. It is an Epic movie, to me a bit smaltzy but a damn good story with a lot of emotional twists. Most reviewers say it owes too much to other epics, like GONE WITH THE WIND. It damn sure could be in worse company. I enjoyed it.