Karavansara

East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai


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Back to Mars, in a hurry

OK, so I am outlining a story I will try and sell to Tor.com.
This is a very long shot, and while the up side is they are looking for stories between 20.000 and 40.000 words long, which is nicely in my comfort zone, the down side is I have two months to write it, while at the same time doing a number of other jobs, and this is certainly the hardest market to crack out there.
But let’s admit it, not trying would be stupid.
kermit_typing As I mentioned yesterday, I am trying to ramp up my output – and indeed working on AMARNA1 was a great training.
And while it will still take some time for me to publish one novel-length work per month, I have high hopes for a serious increase in my output in the next weeks and months. Continue reading


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Getting away with murder

But in the end I did it – I was able to nail shut the box of my first Murder Party script, and the client was pleased enough to buy it.
I have opened a new market – and a paying one – and my first script sale will probably be represented in April.

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Now, murder parties seem to be modeled on old episodes of Murder, She Wrote and I knew those long years spent watching reruns of the series during lunch break would one day pay.
There are some perks in being a fan of Angela Lansbury.

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My first script takes place at a new-age convention held in a Colorado ski resort, during the off season. A collection of quirky characters (including a medium that channels an ancient Egyptian sorceress called Amunet) are bickering and confronting each other when suddenly one of them turns up dead.
Murder or accident?
And really, can you get away with murder in a place filled with mediums and mind-readers?

It was as hard as hell, but also lots of fun.
Can’t wait to do it again.