Author has written 18 stories for Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror, Humor, General, and Play.
Well, my name's Brad. Sup.
I love to write, and have been doing so since at least fifth grade. I love to either write sci-fi, or general fiction (regardless of the genre, it usually has some sort of psychological theme in it).
My most recent influence has been Chuck Palahniuk, starting back when I first read Fight Club about a year ago. That caused a change in my style to go from mainly third-person to primarily first-person narratives. I haven't really switched back since (in a way, that's been annoying, because when I've tried writing a 'standard' third-person story, I find it comes out rough and I'm not too happy with it).
Favourite Authors (in no particular order)
1. Chuck Palahniuk
2. Robert A. Heinlein
3. Isaac Asimov
4. Stephen King
5. Arthur C. Clarke
6. Orson Scott Card
7. Douglas Adams
I'd have to say the most influential authors on that list have been Douglas Adams and Chuck Palahniuk.
I try to write at least one story a week, but I've also been working on writing a play, so when I'm not writing a story, I'm working on that. That's been a pretty big project so far, and I'm only through the first act! It's Robo-Necro-HamletIt's the sequel to Hamlet! The synopsis so far:
Gary Coleman vacations to Elsinore, several years after the events of Hamlet take place. Fortinbras is king, and the castle is known as Castle Fortinbras. Gary grows suspicious of behaviour at Castle Fortinbras, and after he catches on to the king's plan to steal his money, he resurrects Prince Hamlet as a robot. Not knowing what else to do, Fortinbras clones Claudius, with the help of Polonius, who was in fact a clone in the original Hamlet and has just returned from fighting in a war. Meanwhile, Ophelia rises from the dead as a zombie, and begins to infect the village surrounding Castle Fortinbras.(Yeah see, it's already pretty convoluted. Backing up...Basically, here's a run-down of the cast:
Hamlet: Now a robot, known as Robo-Necro-Hamlet. Resurrected by Gary Coleman.
Gary Coleman: Mall security guard, vacationing in 13th-Century Denmark. Determines that something foul is still in the state of Denmark and decides to confront Fortinbras about it.
Fortinbras: New king of Elsinore (now known as Castle Fortinbras). Greedy, only cares about getting money. Clones Claudius after he realises what Gary's done - with the help of Polonius.
Polonius: Didn't actually die in Hamlet. He was drafted to fight in the Vietnam War and cloned himself so that nobody would notice he was gone. Arrives home from the war in Act I, Scene III of Robo-Necro-Hamlet.
Claudius: Cloned by Fortinbras and Polonius, augmented to have super-strength and heat-seeking vision (yes, heat-seeking, not thermal).
Ophelia: Rises from her grave as a zombie. Infects the entire village surrounding Castle Fortinbras.
Reynaldo, Horatio, Other Somewhat Minor Characters: Still hanging around.
The Cast Of The Original Hamlet: They all return too, in a time vortex that opens up towards the end of the play. This means the original Hamlet, the original Ophelia, et cetera.
So that's that. This play will feature iambic decameter (instead of pentameter - that means ten pairs of syllables alternating emphasis per line!), allusions to the original play, and allusions to both Norse Mythology and 80s rock music. It's also going to be ten acts long. Twice the meter, twice the cast, twice the length!