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New Story. (Cori, you will get a kick out of this) by tucsonmike on 8 March 2007 1:56am
 
I sent this to my publisher (just the first chapter). I could use some help. It is basically Clouseau and Columbo meet the Hitchhikers Guide.

You've seen the news articles about the astronaut caught in the love triangle? Well, I made the year 2030 and the other astronaut is murdered in space. (Elaine was in the hospital, I had plenty of time to write. She's OK, thank goodness).

For the British on here. I thought of a brilliant but sloppy and wise guy cop. What is a popular British regional stereotype like that? I thought I would make his superintendent like Helen Mirrens boss in Prime Suspect. I have a female MI6 agent etc. I have already written and sent my publisher thirty pages.

Thanks as always.
 
Re: New Story. (Cori, you will get a kick out of this) by johnnythemonkey on 8 March 2007 4:06am
 
Mike,I am almost finished reading a book that I would recommend to you.In fact,the best way is to quote the back cover.

"A dark tale of life beyond the Minch,illuminated by a fierce humour and a poet's love of language".Michael Palin.

"This guy's use of language is poetic, mystical and magic"Johnnythemonkey.

The book is "The Stornoway Way" ,by Kevin MacNeil.
 
Re: New Story. (Cori, you will get a kick out of this) by canaveralgumby on 8 March 2007 8:01pm
 
Yeah, ok.

Perhaps you could explore why the male in the triangle thought that it perfectly alright to "date" or "see" or "have a relationship with" a married woman with kids; why he didn't see any moral or ethical dilemma in that for years.

He is in NO way to blame for the insane attack the 1st female was about to commit on the 2nd female, but I just wonder...
 
Re: New Story. (Cori, you will get a kick out of this) by canaveralgumby on 8 March 2007 8:23pm
 
Sorry, you're looking more for feedback about your story idea!...

Oh, and is ELAINE okay??

I could see Vincent D'Onofrio (Det. Goren - 'Criminal Intent') floating around up there, chubby and unshaven.
 
Re: New Story. (Cori, you will get a kick out of this) by tucsonmike on 8 March 2007 11:49pm
 
Thanks for the book title John and Cori for asking about Elaine. Just a bad case of Colitis. I guess she just can't stomach me any longer. But with the gastric bypass and the family history of colon cancer, Dr. Chiasson was not taking any chances.

I could use some help with stuff about NASA. Basically I have the killing happen when her tether is cut on a space walk. I made the suspect the number two on the station and British. I am working on the profile for my killer.
This is partly a parody. I worked in a role for History Prof. Daniel Martinez of George Mason University on Discover Times Channel. He puts together teams for the shows he does. I worked a friend of mine in too. She is an organizational psychologist. I made her a mixture of my glamorous friend and Queen Latifah. (Why Rita puts up with me is still a mystery for the ages. Rita's revenge will be to write a book using me as Exhibit A).
 
Re: New Story. (Cori, you will get a kick out of this) by Spursfan on 9 March 2007 12:06am
 
I look forward to reading it Mike.

Hope Elaine is now back to fitness.

Anne
 
Re: New Story. (Cori, you will get a kick out of this) by johnnythemonkey on 9 March 2007 12:24am
 
Sounds an interesting way to create characters,Mike.Good luck and I wish a speedy recovery to your wife,Elaine.
John.
 
Re: New Story. (Cori, you will get a kick out of this) by sighthound on 9 March 2007 1:15am
 
Good to hear Elaine is doing better, Mike.

As for needing NASA info, NASA is great at providing information. I once did a series of mini-docs on space and NASA bent over backward, getting me all the info I needed. If you can't find what you need through public sources, let me know and I'll drag out some old contacts for you.
 
Re: New Story. (Cori, you will get a kick out of this) by johnnythemonkey on 9 March 2007 1:19am
 
Geraldine,your work sounds fascinating.Any chance of more details?
 
Re: New Story. (Cori, you will get a kick out of this) by sighthound on 9 March 2007 1:33am
 
Well, not that interesting. I used to work in tv, mostly kids' animation. Back when there had to be "educational content" for kids on network television, I wrote and directed a series of "AstroMinutes" that were designed to be part of an animated series. They were much more fun than the series itself and a big challenge to pack a lot of info into 60 seconds in a fun way. The best part was that I got to get into all the Shuttle trainers to film and hang out with astronauts, the most impressive group of people I ever met. Was supposed to do more but then the Challenger blew up and the network wouldn't touch anything about space for kids for years.
 
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