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Do you find writing the exciting bits (action sequences) easier than the other bits (connecting sequences, dialogue ect)? Or the other way around?

Action is easier to write but can be quite exhausting, as you have to describe things that might be occurring simultaneously in a more linear fashion, but that's a limitation if you will of the medium. Dialog for me is a tricky subject, as I'm a bit fastidious about punctuating it "correctly" and this can detract from getting immersed in the conversations characters have.

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Jake or Edward? And no you aren't allowed to wriggle out of it

Oh please, neither of these dullard characters to whom I've no connection to either. And what's with this moronic, tribal "Team Edward" or "Team Jacob" stuff; why must fandoms take sides all the time?
To (technically) answer: Jake, on the basis of assuming you're referring to my awesome Twitter-friend Jake. :-D

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What are you working on right now? Are any of your books available for film / TV rights?

I'm currently working on a short story called "Simulacrum" which is set aboard a decrepit waste disposal station that uses a "disposable" workforce made of clones; naturally, things quickly go awry. Hope to have it ready in a couple of weeks, taking my time!
Have I issued the rights to any of my work? No; and I'm not sure how I'd go about doing so. However I'm not closing the door; I do feel I lack the presence and audience necessary to be remotely interesting to filmmakers. I do find myself imagining what the movie version of Colonisation would be like... :-D

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