Hi readers of soft speculative science fiction and writers of all kinds of stories! I am both a writer and trainer.
Virtual Writer is a privately owned business operated in Tasmania, Australia. I'm a qualified trainer and assessor and have been in the training business for over 20 years. I have qualifications in social science, graphic design, editing and manuscript assessment, and have been awarded a Master of Arts (Writing).
Before it became a "thing" I was self-publishing. Today I'm known as an Independent Author (IA) and have several full novels and novellas published. I write military science fiction mostly, with mythical parallels and hard-tech undertones ... and the occasional comedy.
I assist other IAs with their editing, manuscript assessments and graphic design needs. What I've wanted to do for some time is share my knowledge without going over what is readily available on the internet.
I look forward to working with you and developing your writing skills for fact or fiction, personal or business gains.
Current fiction works: Alien Crucible (see below) plus some other stuff. Visit selinavalenbrown.com for details.
Current non-fiction works: Writing books and courses on writing. Visit virtualwriter.com.au
Alien Crucible is progressive and sequential but each log has its own plot as well. Alien Crucible is essentially a science fiction epic that is unveiled through sub-logs that contain snapshots of Jamie and Ara's lives but connect and build to traditional style climactic points. From book 5 (a major turning point) it is traditionally written.
I love all genres but mostly write soft speculative science fiction with mythological parallels, strong themes and motifs. I love well-rounded stories so you'll find a little bit of everything, but I do try and keep to the main genre - soft scifi.
I'm currently writing part-time and work part-time.
I'm essentially a private person with a big imagination. I love writing and hope that translates to my stories.