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Who has most influenced you the most creatively, and how?

Hm ... maybe Gene Roddenberry? "Star Trek" was the first TV show I remember watching, and the first to make me want to creat stories of my own.

No -- the single person who influenced me the most would be my father, who brought home comic books, probably pointed me toward "Star Trek" to begin with, and bought me that collection of Baum's Oz books.  Planting that love of reading into a young kid can result in all sorts of strange and wonderful side effects ...

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strangexgirl
Dec. 5th, 2010 08:26 am (UTC)
So basically what you're telling me is that Star Trek made you want to boldy go into areas you hadn't gone before?

:D
ozma914
Dec. 5th, 2010 08:30 am (UTC)
That pretty much covers it!
strangexgirl
Dec. 5th, 2010 08:43 am (UTC)
I'm at 4.5k words, 17 pages. I feel like someone hit me in the head with a brick.
ozma914
Dec. 5th, 2010 08:49 am (UTC)
Why don't you lay down and get some rest, then?
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ozma914
Dec. 5th, 2010 10:10 am (UTC)
Well, I can't do home repair work, but otherwise I'm set!
keith5by5
Dec. 5th, 2010 11:51 am (UTC)
Has to be Robert E. Howard. He's been suprassed in my affection by a number of authors (Steven Erikson, Jim Butcher for two), but without him I wouldn't have a burning love for fantasy fiction and sword and sorcery in particular.
ozma914
Dec. 6th, 2010 07:53 am (UTC)
You do like your sword work!

When I was a teen I was mostly a fan of hard science fiction, but since then I've discovered that I can get into almost any genre of fiction -- as long as the writing is good.
keith5by5
Dec. 6th, 2010 09:09 am (UTC)
"You do like your sword work!"

I do so hope that wasn't a play on 'crossing swords', because I'll have you know young man...

:D

"When I was a teen I was mostly a fan of hard science fiction, but since then I've discovered that I can get into almost any genre of fiction -- as long as the writing is good."

Not sure about that, there's plenty of genres I can't read - romance, slice of life for -.

Well, alright two.
strangexgirl
Dec. 6th, 2010 10:26 am (UTC)
*snicker*
ozma914
Dec. 6th, 2010 10:38 am (UTC)
No, "crossing swords" isn't a common term in this area -- so you're safe!

I actually write romance, so I can't exactly diss it, but I understand it's not the kind of thing you're interested in. Luckily for me, the genre's changed hugely since the overwrought, regimented bodice-rippers most people still picture a romance as being. I like to add action and humor to mine; one starts with a tornado, and another ends with an unusual car chase.

I hate slice of life stories -- I need a PLOT.
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strangexgirl
Dec. 6th, 2010 10:26 am (UTC)
Shampoo bottles?
ozma914
Dec. 6th, 2010 10:47 am (UTC)
Ummmm.... are shampoor bottles a genre of fiction?
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