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Erik van Altena

Zuidland, Netherlands

Well there is not much to say about me personally. I don't have a girlfriend/wife nor am I looking for one. I read, write, develop applications for the pc (that's also my current job and my biggest hobby), I do digital photography and I really like watching and reviewing movies. Even horrible movies I can watch with great pleasure, because it makes writing the review a lot more fun and challenging.

I listen to a lot of music. I prefer Symphonic Metal (Nightwish, Therion), but I also listen to traditional metal, rock, alternative style (Nine Inch Nails) and some pop music such as the Cranberries and Alanis Morissette. Next to that I often listen to streams where amateurs play their own music. As long as I can hear that music was made through great effort and pleasure, I will most likely love it.

As for my writing, at the moment I'm quite comfortable writing (science) fiction stories. Frank Herbert and Anne Rice are my greatest inspirations, but I was also influenced greatly by Terry Pratchet to include humor in my stories which makes writing them so much more enjoyable. I do not intend to write novels as part of a profession any time soon, I just do it for the fun of it.

Interests: Software development, digital photography, writing, reading, reviewing movies

Published writer: No

Freelance: No