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Leonardo Wild
Location: Ecuador
Gender: Male
Born: USA
Interests: Writing, Reading, too many to list
Member: Standard
Joined: April 2014
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Leonardo Wild (1966). He has resided in 5 countries and traveled through another 40 in the Americas, Europe, Oceania and Asia. He has worked on numerous jobs, among them aboard sailboats for over two years (he was skipper on a yacht in New Zealand and instructor aboard a school ship during an Atlantic crossing), designing and constructing wooden houses, among others. He has written more than 200 articles on various subjects for magazines both in Ecuador and Spain, and has published/produced both fiction, non-fiction, TV scripts, documentaries and done various translations, the latest on a book of his authorship: De-Mythifying Money; under contract with The Pachamama Alliance. As a scriptwriter, he's worked as a corporate image consultant, marketing consultant and translator for technical manuals for TOYOTA, Ecuador.

Over 160 conferences and book readings both in Ecuador (Quito, Guayaquil, Ambato, Riobamba) as well as yearly in Europe in various cities of Switzerland, Austria and Germany, in schools, cultural centers and city halls on the topics of Indian Cultures of Ecuador and South America as well as (since 1998) on the four-month, 6.000 Km. bicycle trip from Quito to Manaos, Brazil, as well as readings from the published books.

Specialties:Writing, Film Directing, screenwriting, open ocean sailing, SCUBA diver, design and construction of wooden houses, tour guide, travel agent, marketing and corporate image consultant.
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When you give light, you're bound to cast shadows.
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Leonardo Wild: Just finished ThrillerFest with great success. Got acceptances from various writers (A-list and Mid-list) to read and, if they like it, blurb The Galapagos Agenda. The side-effect of the event is that it's also a "sleep deprivation fest" ... slept only about 9 hours in the past 72.
July 13, 2014 at 11:18PM
    Linda Engel: Hey, guy! you go get some rest and looking forward to hearing all about it.
    July 14, 2014 at 2:24PM
    Linda Engel: Hey Leo, are you going to post the next chapter? I know you are busy with your first book. just miss hearing from you. Hope all is well
    July 30, 2014 at 7:27PM

Leonardo Wild: I just read today that the Turing Test (the day an AI fools a human being during a 5 minute text conversation that it is human, and not a computer) has been achieved this past week by a Russian supercomputer.


http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR583836.aspx

Which is bringing the reality portrayed in this story (especially Part I: Artificial Self) to reality.

Scary, to say the least!
June 15, 2014 at 9:48AM

Leonardo Wild: When I first wrote my novel UNEMOTION (currently posting here on FS), I never thought of it as a Young Adult. But when it was first translated and published in Germany, that's how it came out. However, over the years, this has been bugging me, and not too long ago I realized that what it really is, is something that has been coined "New Adult." For an audience that could be YA, but are slightly older, and with main characters going from 18 to 30 years of age.

For those interested, here a couple of links related to this New Hot Genre:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New-adult_fiction

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2013/04/15/new-adult-genre-is-the-hottest-category-in-book-publishing/2022707/
June 8, 2014 at 7:43PM

Leonardo Wild: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/shadow-boxing/201406/when-writing-will-not-be-denied

I just came across this link on hypergraphia, the compulsion to write. Thought you all might be interested in this.
June 6, 2014 at 9:46AM
    michaelcahill: I see what your doing here. Very clever. Whoever responds has the condition. So, I'm not going to respond. Of course, I have to respond to tell you I'm not responding, but that's just a technicality. Okay, gotta run, it just occurred to me, what if Superman were a Nazi?
    June 7, 2014 at 4:04AM
    Leonardo Wild: Hi michaelcahill ...

    Nothing clever, just thought it interesting for those who are writing and wish to get into it for whatever reason. A funny take, though, yours ... we could probably invent another illness called "the compulsion to respond" and yet another one "the compulsion to not respond." LOL! Don't ask me to turn those into medical jargon, though. :-)
    June 8, 2014 at 10:16AM

Leonardo Wild: these lines were exceptional!
i liked the idea of the story..
and loved the lines..

keep writing,
keep inspiring!!! :)
As written on BOTH my postings today by someone aliased "artistoridiot09" ... using up my certificates, which some of my regular reviewers could've used for a true review. I guess I had to come across one of these "review thieves" sooner or later.
May 27, 2014 at 9:55AM
    Alexia350: 0_0 there is a review thief on the prowl! The words at the bottom were used when someone review me! 0_0 oh no!
    May 27, 2014 at 10:14AM
    adewpearl: I checked this person's comment page with many duplicate reviews - I hope you reported this to Tom
    May 27, 2014 at 12:38PM
    Leonardo Wild: No, I haven't reported it to Tom, adewpearl. How do I do that?

    I'm about to catch a flight to Ecuador (I'm in Mexico at a book fair) in a few hours, and won't be home until sometime tomorrow.
    May 27, 2014 at 12:48PM
    michaelcahill: towards the top of the page where it says "contact us". You can send a message there and expect a fairly swift response.
    May 27, 2014 at 1:32PM
    michaelcahill: That profile is now "mute" so scaring off seems to have been effective. It pays to speak up!!
    May 27, 2014 at 1:39PM
    shelley kaye: report. report. report.
    May 27, 2014 at 6:13PM
    Leonardo Wild: Thanks, everybody, for your suggestions and support. Looks like scaring off did help, then. Just got back from Mexico and trying to catch up with everything.
    May 28, 2014 at 7:58PM

Leonardo Wild: In Mexico, at the International Coahuila Book Fair of Arteaga. Will present my novel COTOPAXI ALERTA ROJA in the afternoon.
May 23, 2014 at 9:18AM
    Adri7enne: Congrats, Leonardo. I hope you wowed them!
    May 23, 2014 at 9:22PM
    Leonardo Wild: Thank you, Adri7enne and Donya. It turns out that the way they designed the schedule made one assume the event was today ... and it's actually on Saturday. They were putting the day on the right side of a double page ... long story short, it's tomorrow (actually, I see it's past midnight). Thanks for the good wishes anyway!
    May 24, 2014 at 1:21AM
    Adri7enne: Well, good luck today, then. There are many different time zones in the Fanstory world. Go for it!
    May 24, 2014 at 10:43AM

Leonardo Wild: Just got this from one of the organizers of ITW's ThrillerFest next July in NY (http://www.thrillerfest.com/):

Dear Leonardo,

With less than two months to go, we're getting excited about ThrillerFest IX. When you registered, you indicated an interest in participating on a panel. We would like to invite you to be the Panel Master for the panel, "CLIMBING MT EVEREST: How Far Will You Go For Research" Friday, July 11 from 10:00 am - 10:50 am, and also to join the other morning authors at the book signing from 11:50 am - 12:20 pm.
May 17, 2014 at 5:20PM
    Linda Engel: this is great news. Hope you are pleased. congratulations
    May 18, 2014 at 12:26PM
    Leonardo Wild: Yep, Linda, great news and a challenge. Last year I was as an author in a panel on science and thrillers, where you simply speak when your turn comes up. Now it's a matter of making the entire panel flow, making sure each author keeps it short and dandy and that they all get their chance to speak.
    May 18, 2014 at 2:04PM
    Linda Engel: Being a theatre director and having been in charge of several women's organizations it is a challenge to organize everything down to a science (no pun intended) It is like putting on a play. Good luck and time management is so important.
    June 9, 2014 at 10:39AM

Leonardo Wild: Just added chapter one of a novel that was science fiction ... now not so much.
May 17, 2014 at 3:02AM

Leonardo Wild: Off to Mexico in just over a week, as one of Ecuador's delegate writers for the Coahuila International Book Fair, to present my recently re-edited Thriller Cotopaxi Alerta Roja (Red Alert), which already made 3 people that I know of sell their houses in a valley that is on the path of what, in the Holocene, was the biggest lahar (mud flow) in the world. But the organizers still haven't sent the tickets ... so who knows. These .gob bureaucrats are definitely from a different planet!
May 11, 2014 at 1:26AM

Leonardo Wild: I just posted Subtext: The "Dark Matter" of Story, an article about a subject that is hardly ever analyzed, but often mentioned. The subject of my CraftFest Class this July at the Grand Hyatt, during ITW's ThrillerFest.
May 8, 2014 at 7:25PM
    michaelcahill: A great read. For novice and experienced alike.
    May 9, 2014 at 2:34AM
    Leonardo Wild: Thanks Michael, for your kind words. It was indeed written with both in mind.
    May 9, 2014 at 9:04AM

Leonardo Wild: I must publicly thank all those who have been helping me revise The Galapagos Agenda. If I had your names (can be sent to my email, privately, (to dlwild at gmail.com) to include you in my Acknowledgments Page when this novel gets published. FS has made my day/s.
May 1, 2014 at 12:51PM

Leonardo Wild: I just saw that I have 3 days left for a reviewer nominee thumbs up. Who's going to find all those mistakes we all make in the prologue of my novel? I have changed the formatting to make it easier to read.
April 28, 2014 at 3:46PM

Leonardo Wild: Just learning the ropes here, realized that I had some member dollars I could put to good use. So I have put the Prologue of my novel THE GALAPAGOS AGENDA with some extra points and members cents for those who are interested in reading it, and haven't been able to get around to it yet. Enjoy!
April 28, 2014 at 3:42PM

Leonardo Wild: Add a short short poem of my sailing sailing days to my portfolio to give those who are reviewing The Galapagos Agenda (my thriller) a respite, and those who just started, a chance to catch up. Enjoy!
April 28, 2014 at 9:53AM

Leonardo Wild: Just fixed the formatting in the early chapters. For anyone who skipped over them because of that, the problem has been fixed.
April 22, 2014 at 11:48PM

 
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