Wow, this is turning into quite the party. Did anyone bring beer?
Hello to Sabine and Beth! What with Karen and Sonny too, I feel like I'm surrounded by talented ladies...
My first fictional piece of 'Gatery was the short story 'Choices' in the SG magazine, a little mood-piece/flashback about Aiden Ford, but before that I'd done coverage of the show in journalist mode for a few media magazines. One of my coolest experiences was the time I got to spend on the SG-1 set back when they were shooting 'Double Jeopardy', interviewing cast & crew and generally just geeking out on the whole thing...Originally Posted by sueKay
As for my other writing; I originally started out as a media journalist working for magazines like SFX, Starlog, Star Trek Monthly and the like, but I always had a hankering to be a creative writer. I got my big break when I sold two stories to Star Trek Voyager (which became the episodes 'One' and 'Memorial') and in recent years I've shifted more into writing novels, short fiction and scripts.
Halcyon, my Atlantis novel, is my fourteenth book; I've written stuff as diverse as steampunk westerns for teens, Doctor Who audio drama, videogame scripts, movie novelisations and gothic science fiction - check out my bibliography Here.
I called them up and said "hey, you guys looking for any writers?"Originally Posted by Elite Anubis Guard
This is part and parcel of writing in an established universe. You have to stick to canon as closely as you can, because any tie-in book has to serve the source material (in this case, the TV shows), not the other way around. Simply put, if a character acts out of character, unless there's a good explanation for it (taken over by a Goa'uld, replaced by evil twin, etc.) it shouldn't go in the story.Originally Posted by dipsofjazz
With the Atlantis crew, I felt like I *got* them all, but some made me work a little hard than others. I found Teyla and Weir challenging beacuse I think both of them have depths that haven't been explored enough on the TV show yet.Originally Posted by dipsofjazz
These are all great questions, thanks!