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Constructed Criticism

Constructed Criticism

The first time I sent my Sci-Fi manuscript to get a seven page critique, ten years ago, I was floored and angry.  The things said about my baby.  Through a Writer’s Digest magazine ad I found Jane Rafel, editor.  I chose her because she lived close by at…
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Added by Matt T. Schott on July 21, 2011 at 5:53pm — No Comments

The Steps I took To publish my award winning book online

It took me 15 years to create, produce and finally give birth to my scifi book, Lord Skyler and The Earth Defense Force.  In 2007 I started looking into online publishing.  I tried the traditional route and got no reaction except no thanks.  I found out I needed a totally finished product before I could publish my book tradtionally or online.  So I decided to have my book professionally edited at this time. 

Discourage…

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Added by Matt T. Schott on July 6, 2011 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Creating a Scifi Universe

I was recently asked how I could keep a whole made up Universe inside my head.  First mistake was assuming thats where my brain was.  It can be eaiser than it sounds if you know how to use your God like powers.

Its like the saying, "If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?"  When creating a scifi universe it does make a sound.  As a matter of fact just before the bark hits the grass, the grass changes to a bright, blinding, holy white…

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Added by Matt T. Schott on July 3, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments

My scifi Sequel, The Youth are in Charge

 

I'm almost there, The Universe Calls, has 51,000 words.  All I need is a; edit, rewrite, cover, format, proof read a copy, fix proof another copy, moments of doubt and I'm there.

In my sequel, like in the first book, the youth of the world are in charge of the planet.  Its eaiser to run the planet now 3/4 of the population has been killed by the invading aliens.  There are plenty of resources to go around but…

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Added by Matt T. Schott on June 29, 2011 at 12:51pm — 2 Comments

The Hero in All of Us

Most of the characters in my scifi novel are people I grew up with or became friends with in real life.  This made describing the characters in the book eaiser.  I know how my friends would react in different situations, what they would say or how their body would move during a conversation.

Now my friends might not like the responsiblity I put on them in my award wining scifi novel, traveling to another planet and training to fight the aliens that invaded earth but..., well I'm the…

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Added by Matt T. Schott on June 27, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Coloring in my Scifi Novel

 

I'm at the "coloring in stage" of my sequel to Lord Skyler and The Earth Defense Force.   The name of the sequel is The Universe Calls.



The coloring stage is where I read through a scene and I freeze the moment and look around the room that the characters are in.  I see everything that is in the room, some of it I'll end up describing. 

Sometimes I'll look for something in the room that brings up a memory for the…

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Added by Matt T. Schott on June 24, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Coloring in my Scifi Novel

 

I'm at the "coloring in stage" of my sequel to Lord Skyler and The Earth Defense Force.   The name of the sequel is The Universe Calls.



The coloring stage is where I read through a scene and I freeze the moment and look around the room that the characters are in.  I see everything that is in the room, some of it I'll end up describing. 

Sometimes I'll look for something in the room that brings up a memory for the…

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Added by Matt T. Schott on June 24, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Coloring in my Scifi Novel

 

I'm at the "coloring in stage" of my sequel to Lord Skyler and The Earth Defense Force.   The name of the sequel is The Universe Calls.



The coloring stage is where I read through a scene and I freeze the moment and look around the room that the characters are in.  I see everything that is in the room, some of it I'll end up describing. 

Sometimes I'll look for something in the room that brings up a memory for the…

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Added by Matt T. Schott on June 24, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Day everybody on the planet became Human

The one idea I wanted to bring out in my award wining scifi novel was the day the alien Titans invaded to haverst our planet is the day everybody realized that we weren't seperate races but we are all part of the Human Race.  Its almost like, "I can say that about my brother but you can't say it."

 

I would love to have "love" bring the Human race togeather but I quicken the event by having us all hate the same alien race togeather.  Its not pretty but I think more practical. …

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Added by Matt T. Schott on June 22, 2011 at 12:09pm — 2 Comments

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