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Which way do I go

which one, if any is worth developing?  

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    • Class of 1866
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    • A Belter Comes Home
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    • War of the Church and the Crown
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    • They all stink!
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    • You stink, I have no idea where you stole these good ideas!
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    • Write them all- it'll keep you busy and out of trouble.
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Coming Attractions:

These are a few of the projects that I have on the drawing board. Broken is of course my primary focus but its hard work. These other projects, they?ll be hard work too but there will be some small amount of fun involved in the writing. Let me know what you think. Which one, if any would you pick up and read given the teaser?

A Belter Comes Home (genre: sci fi/future)

In the 23rd century the hardy souls that live and work in the outer solar system are called Belters. It is a difficult and dangerous life consisting of very long periods of isolation and exposure to low-G conditions. The pay is good but you earn it. There are some things that aren?t worth the money.

In this story a young man that was born and raised in the Trans-Uranian industrial area who is orphaned in an industrial accident. He decides that he wants to come ?home? to a strange planet that he?s never seen called earth to discover his humanity.

Class of 1866 (genre: historical fiction)

The students of the Port Gibson military prep school have always been called the company of cadets. In 1863 with the Civil War raging all around them, and going very badly for their native Mississippi and Louisiana, they become a real rifle company and participate in the Vicksburg Campaign. Based on true events but fictionalized.

War of the Church and Crown (genre: fantasy)

Something is badly amiss in the Kingdom of Keoland. For over a century some small fraction of children reaching adolescence have been becoming mindwalkers (or telepaths). As this is proof of demonic possession to the Church of Keoland, as soon as they are discovered, Inquisitors are dispatched to investigate their heresy and burn them at the stake.

If that was all there was too it, the people and the crown would have no complaint but every year the numbers of young people becoming mindwalkers is growing, as is the carnage. When one of the Princes of the Royal House becomes a mindwalker, it sparks a bitter civil war for supremacy between the church and the crown with the great houses playing both sides against the middle.

Why is this happening? What does it mean? Will the young republic survive or will fall back into despotism and decay?

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Hmm, well they all could be interesting, and none of them even really suggest they're "gay stories." Of course, that's been well discussed in the I hate gay stories thread.

Personally, I have a weakness for hard/tech and socio-/anthropological science fiction and fantasy, but the historical fiction sounds interesting too.

Is the first idea related to "The Cool Green Sea," such as being placed in the same universe? Just curious.[/url]

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I've voted for you to do all three, on the basis that they all sound interesting. However, on a practical note, you may find trouble working on more than one at a time. On that basis, take my vote as really being "work on any of them -- whatever takes your fancy".

Graeme

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Hmm, well they all could be interesting, and none of them even really suggest they're "gay stories." Of course, that's been well discussed in the  I hate gay stories thread.

Personally, I have a weakness for hard/tech and socio-/anthropological science fiction and fantasy, but the historical fiction sounds interesting too.

Is the first idea related to "The Cool Green Sea," such as being placed in the same universe? Just curious.[/url]

Yes, it is. It's a fun concept. Belters spend so much time out there in semi-isolation. I thought that a kid that had been brought up out there coming "home" to earth and having to learn how to live amoung humans might make for some good drama and a few laughs.

Kind of a new spin on the old boy raised by wolves tale.

I'm leaning towards taking that one on first.

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I've voted for you to do all three, on the basis that they all sound interesting. However, on a practical note, you may find trouble working on more than one at a time.

I wouldn't try to do more than two at once and even that is pushing it. However, sometimes I need a break from the "main effort". I let the brain out to play and cough up a short story or poem and get back to work. Don't want to write myself into a rut.

BTW- nice job on NB Chp. 13.

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I voted for the Civil War story because I'm a historical fiction fan. I think you shoud do them all though. Just do the one I chose first or I'l lay in the floor and throw a temper tantrum...I might even hold my breath til I turn blue. :lol:

Codey

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I might even hold my breath til I turn blue

Till you turn into me? Now that would be a neat trick. :lol::lol: If you really want to trade selves for a while, that'd be OK I guess, although Champ would probably object. Tomorrow might turn out very different indeed! -- Haha, couldn't resist the pun.

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I'm looking forward to whatever you turn up, James.

Hmm, I'd like to see each of those stories.

Who knows, those Miss'ippi boys might run into one of my ancestors in Virginia gray... or another in blue.

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I'm a big fantasy fan, so i'm all in favor of the church/crown conflict that you described. I think it'd be a great subject--love to see you work on it first, but i think all these ideas are great. you can guess which option i voted for... 8)

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