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Discussion in 'The Reading Room' started by MelissaAnne, May 19, 2006.

  1. MelissaAnne

    MelissaAnne One of the Regulars

    Hi all -

    Just wondering if any of you write fiction set during the Golden Era. I'm currently working on a WWII fiction novel and have another WWII thriller series in the works.

    Anyone else?
  2. I'm working on a children's book right now...
  3. "Doc" Devereux

    "Doc" Devereux One Too Many

    I'm currently working on a modern-day, and contracted for another one after that. Once those are out of the way, I've got a lovely little yarn set in the thirties called Talons of the Sphinx that needs to be dealt with.

    Whether it'll sell, of course, is another matter...
  4. My work is a cocktailian comic disaster set in Manhattan, 1958. With a little more effort, I should have it done by 2058.


    Senator Jack
  5. Mine is modernday P.I. stuff w/golden-era remnants.
  6. Hemingway Jones

    Hemingway Jones I'll Lock Up Bartender

    Mine is set in an immigrant community in Philadelphia during Prohibition.
  7. .

    Anyone making a living as a writer?
  8. Story

    Story I'll Lock Up

    Why Philly?

    And to answer your question, Melissa - yes. Set in 1938 and based somewhat on time I spent in the Caribbean. Spies, flying boats, skullduggery, etc.
  9. Oh you w/your jokes.
  10. "Doc" Devereux

    "Doc" Devereux One Too Many

    With a little consultancy on the side, yes.
  11. Hemingway Jones

    Hemingway Jones I'll Lock Up Bartender

    Because I am from there and I understand it. Philadelphia's history is only slightly hidden beneath a veil of commercialism. Stand on Market Street long enough, and all those images rush back to you.
  12. (raises hand)

    When I'm not working at the movie theatre, I do freelance writing -- mostly corporate PR stuff (which might fall under the category of "fiction," but hey, it's a living), but I also do a lot of non-fiction writing on Golden Era subjects. Last year I published a book, a biography of the radio team "Amos and Andy," and have had quite a few articles in radio-oriented magazines.

    Back in my school days, I wrote dozens of short stories set during the Depression era -- mostly just for fun, and most of them not very good. But it was a way of getting my thoughts on paper and building my writing skills, so it was a worthwhile exercise. Now I wish I'd kept them -- they'd be fun to look at again...
  13. MelissaAnne

    MelissaAnne One of the Regulars

    I'm a copywriter for a book publishing company, so I guess you could say that I do make my living from it. But I hope to make my living from my novels someday - with the understanding that I'll probably have to keep my full-time job. :rolleyes:
  14. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

    Not "as a writer," but mainly from writing.
  15. That sums me up, too, Scott...

    ... although I also have several major writing projects in the works. Hope to share some news on one of these shortly.
  16. Yes, and I'm even published. I'm just writing book reviews for the Joe Bob Report right now. I have done poetry (yuck), gig and movie reviews (free shows yippee), song lyrics, short stories, and such. I've started a couple novels ... but then who hasn't?
  17. AeroDillo

    AeroDillo Familiar Face

    Hey, I'm only fourteen months late, but....

    I have one about Texas during Prohibition and the Depression. Still mostly in the planning stages, though. lol
  18. Cobden

    Cobden Practically Family

    I often write little short stories for my own amusement; they usually just sit on my hard drive until the computer dies (I don't back them up). I don't plan to have them published (most I don't even shew people); I just do it for fun. Although once I made £13 writing other peoples creative writing english coursework for them at school - they all got A*!
  19. Well, this thread is old. Since the previous reply, I have made a living writing... copywriting.

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