Author Topic: I kinda want to write a novel  (Read 149 times)

CountWolkoff

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I kinda want to write a novel
« on: September 16, 2021, 06:54:32 PM »
Thinking back about my growing love of classic horror, I kinda want to do a novel influenced by the 1920-1960 era, but set in my hometown about a decade before I was born. KING OF THE ZOMBIES (1942) and BRIDE OF THE MONSTER (1955) gave me the idea of a scientist from a hostile country secretly developing warped creations in an out-of-the-way location.

The seed is sewn, but not everything has crystallized.
"...the superstition of yesterday can become the scientific reality of today."

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Dracula (1931, English version)

Sir Masksalot

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Re: I kinda want to write a novel
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2021, 07:25:40 AM »
Here's the main event for you: Lobo fights giant octopus in front of zombie audience. "Pull the string! The seed is sewn! A story must be told!"

CountWolkoff

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Re: I kinda want to write a novel
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2021, 09:04:22 AM »
Here's the main event for you: Lobo fights giant octopus in front of zombie audience. "Pull the string! The seed is sewn! A story must be told!"

LOL! I like the idea, though Lobo is more than likely copyrighted. Apart from Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster, it’s fuzzy as to what established characters can be used. Heck, I bet the relatives of Julia Howe and William Steffe still earn royalty checks for “Battle Hymn of the Republic”!
"...the superstition of yesterday can become the scientific reality of today."

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Dracula (1931, English version)

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Re: I kinda want to write a novel
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2021, 02:48:36 PM »
Thinking back about my growing love of classic horror, I kinda want to do a novel... 

Do it.

Don't let anyone discourage you and don't be disheartened by less than perfect initial results - that's what re-writes are for.

Just do it.
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