Oliver West: Speculative Fiction Writer

I am Oliver West: Writer, Software Engineer, Speculative Fiction Super-fan. 

About Me

My background

I am a software engineer by training, but my passion is reading and writing speculative fiction. I also produce electronica music under the name Nullwave. 

My writing roots

I've always enjoyed creative writing and poetry.As a reader, my absolute favorite genres are sci-fi and fantasy, so it makes sense to start my novel writing in that space. My dream is to become a legitimate speculative fiction writer and share my stories with as many people as I can. In a world deluged by science fiction and fantasy books this will be a challenge, but I'm looking forward to it.

My style

Ideas come from everywhere. Other media, a passing comment, idle day-dreaming, actual dreams, etc. The trick is to polish and grow the idea, bit-by-bit. I start with the snowflake method of building out an idea from a single sentence to several paragraphs. Then I shift to a structural outline, setting my goals for each part of the story. I'll then do a scene outline that fills out that structure.Finally, I'll start writing within those scenes. Being mindful to not let myself be boxed in by my own outline.


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48-5546 Waipio Valley Rd, Waimea, HI 96743


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