Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Sci-Fi Writer Writes On The Run

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Think it’s hard to do things on the run?

Well, it’s not for Sci-Fi author Kevin Anderson, who has written numerous novels for series like Star Wars, X-Files and his latest project for the Dune series, Hunters Of Dune (Tor Books).

Anderson doesn’t write his books on a computer in some dingy apartment. Instead, he dictates them into a tape recorder while hiking around the Rocky Mountains or exploring the depths of Death Valley.

As he puts it, “When you’re out in the wilderness, you have lengthy periods of uninterrupted creative imagination – and you don’t have to use the phone.”

Anderson recently used the technique to churn out 70 pages for an upcoming book and says that the end result “usually needs some editing, but it still sounds like a creative story.”

But while the running around works for him, there is a downside.

Like many other Sci-Fi writers, Anderson is heading to San Diego for the Comic-Con, which begins tomorrow (July 20).

He admits it cuts into his writing time because “the Con takes place right in the middle of the only time of the year when you can explore the higher parts of the mountain.”

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