Alysa Taladay

Alysa Taladay


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About Me

*** Explanation of my absence on this site, and where to find my writing: ***

I write about dinosaurs under a pen name. Doesn't everybody? No???

Shock and surprise.

So, about me:
I'm a frustrated writer of speculative fiction who is looking for a larger peer group to read and remark on my work. Most my work is science fiction (more accurately "science fantasy"), but some of it is fantasy, and I have been known to just write oddness.

Poetry and I don't get along. To start with, I don't do abstract meanings and symbolism all that well (they have to be pointed out, but after that, I get it). I'm pretty literal. If I do write poetry, I tend to stick to story-telling. For Liberation, it is a useful device for describing things that I failed to do justice to in prose, and adds a particular needed element to one of the characters.

I've self-published once, and since taken the work off the market for revision, as it was actually something I did for school, but the account is nice to still have.

I have a bachelor's degree, but not in writing. :)

Favorite writers include Robert Jordan, Stephen R. Donaldson, Michael Crichton, Joanne Bertin, Robert J. Sawyer, Eric Garcia, Bram Stoker, Laurell K. Hamilton, Robert Bakker, Gary Jennings, Victor Hugo, Mary Stewart, and Anne McCaffrey.

I recommend all the following for advice:
- The Writer's Digest Handbook of Novel Writing
- How to Write (website), by Robert J. Sawyer
- World Building, by Stephen L. Gillet, edited by Ben Bova
- How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy, by Orson Scott Card