About

A little about myself... I write mostly science fiction and fantasy, usually somewhere between the two. No idea what my genre would be. Wizards in space! Or something like that.  I'm a husband and a father. I try to be a teacher whenever I can be. Otherwise, I mountain bike play as much Frisbee as short Saskatchewan summer allows and game in the spare minutes I have between everything else.

Read as much as you can, write as often as you're able. Remember, writers make good books, but communities make GREAT books.

Any questions? Send me a PM, I'd probably like to know you better!

//CURRENT PROJECTS

Coming soon...

CURRENT PROJECTS\\

//MUSIC
Wolves at the Gate
Truslow
Demon Hunter
Project 86
The Script
MUSIC\\

//READING LIST
Snuff, Terry Pratchett (READ)
Crucible of Gold, Naomi Novik(READ)
Blood of Tyrants, Naomi Novik(READ)
The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter(READING!)
The Borribles, Michael de Larrabeiti
The Fifteen lives of Harry August, Claire North(READ)
READING LIST//

//QUOTE

When asked how to get published, Neil Gaiman said "Write. Finish things. Keep writing."

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John.
  • Location:
    Canada
  • Joined:
    3 years ago

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4 Published Works

Featured work.

Empire

Social data: 20 reads. 1 votes. 6 comments.

Description: When his family and all recorded history of his family is destroyed, a young Prince must quickly grow into a King to govern a Planet's Wide Empire suddenly embroiled in war. ---------------------------------------------- Author's Note: This is a l...


Other Works by JohnGunningham.
Doodles

Doodles

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This is just me writing. Likely chapters will change from day to day as I add and edit. It's a live docu...

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

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There is more than one world and all are linked; some closely and some distant. When a Prophesy in anoth...

.:Angel Home:.

.:Angel Home:.

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In a dying Universe being poisoned by the Scourge a band of survivors aboard the living township Tamarac...

JohnGunningham commented on Mirror Mirror - Reflections


JohnGunningham
Thanks for the comment! Really, its the first one on this story in, what? 10 months? haha. Glad you enjoyed.
      
      To be honest this story is in mothballs, but if there's enough interest I could look at getting it updated and back in action. I do really like the whole premise. Just have to figure out an ending *sigh* 
      
      John!
JohnGunningham commented on Mirror Mirror - Reflections


JohnGunningham
Thanks for the comment! Really, its the first one on this story in, what? 10 months? haha. Glad you enjoyed.
      
      To be honest this story is in mothballs, but if there's enough interest I could look at getting it updated and back in action. I do really like the whole premise. Just have to figure out an ending *sigh* 
      
      John!
Hey All,
      Been noticing a bunch of new follows lately and quite honestly I'm wondering why the sudden interest? Honestly I haven't been very active for a while so I'm frankly curious. Drop me a line with questions or comments, always up to chatting about the craft.
      
      John!
JohnGunningham commented on SOLITY - Chapter Two


JohnGunningham
hah! Nice follow up chapter. things get more and more interesting, really. You have a great knack for doing things that people probably won't expect. I didn't see a suicide in the works. Though, something tells me she's not actually going to die... or else she does and there's something after death, something to do with the man.
      
      The only critique I have is that the paragraph describing her racing her memories was a little unclear. I'm not sure if she was racing her memories of the event? Or memories of her friend? its a great analogy, I just think the details need a little tweaking.
      
      Pace is fantastic, details are maybe a little lax, but honestly there's enough happening in this chapter that I didn't really care. There wasn't a ton of character development ... but the biggest question is 'Why is Thea not grieving? She obviously feels guilty, but there's something else, something that only she knows. Something to do with the mystery man, of course, but currently we have no idea. 
      
      As always, your cliff hanger endings will likely ensnare anyone who starts to read this. Maybe because of the short chapters you should update two at a time, just to keep people reading sane :) Waiting a week for a page and a half could be considered some kind of torture :)
      
      John!
JohnGunningham commented on SOLITY - Chapter One


JohnGunningham
I had to comment on your first story back in I dunno how long haha. Congrats, sincere thanks for posting again and welcome back! I'll give it as good a critique as I can :)
      
      This is a solid first chapter, though you're right it is a little short. It gets a bunch of stuff right though. 1) Main character introduced 2) Starts at the beginning of the story (which is hard) and 3) begins with the main action.  4) Doesn't start with boring exposition or someone waking up to an alarm clock.
      
      I might have liked to have a bit more detail, like where are they  were driving and who they are? Maybe just a mention of these two people (The MC and Kimmy) in sentences like "Kimmy, usually so calm, screamed." Physical descriptions could be as simple as saying "the British roads were treacherous". There's a couple sentences that seem a bit awkward. the second sentence for instance might better with "... AS lightning..." instead of "AND lightning..." and "CASTING themselves" instead of "...that cast..." You can search and destroy that sort of thing though, I'm confident!
      
      Like I said, solid start. Lots of cool questions raised (you're good at that!) And the prose is pretty good.
      
      I'll keep reading, of course, as time allows.
      
      John!
JohnGunningham commented on SOLITY - Chapter One


JohnGunningham
I had to comment on your first story back in I dunno how long haha. Congrats, sincere thanks for posting again and welcome back! I'll give it as good a critique as I can :)
      
      This is a solid first chapter, though you're right it is a little short. It gets a bunch of stuff right though. 1) Main character introduced 2) Starts at the beginning of the story (which is hard) and 3) begins with the main action.  4) Doesn't start with boring exposition or someone waking up to an alarm clock.
      
      I might have liked to have a bit more detail, like where are they  were driving and who they are? Maybe just a mention of these two people (The MC and Kimmy) in sentences like "Kimmy, usually so calm, screamed." Physical descriptions could be as simple as saying "the British roads were treacherous". There's a couple sentences that seem a bit awkward. the second sentence for instance might better with "... AS lightning..." instead of "AND lightning..." and "CASTING themselves" instead of "...that cast..." You can search and destroy that sort of thing though, I'm confident!
      
      Like I said, solid start. Lots of cool questions raised (you're good at that!) And the prose is pretty good.
      
      I'll keep reading, of course, as time allows.
      
      John!