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Meme time [Jun. 8th, 2005|12:37 am]
That's No Ordinary Rabbit!

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1. Who are your 5 favorite writers? (These can be novelists, playwrights, screenwriters, journalists, fanfic authors, etc)
2. How have each of these 5 affected or otherwise impacted your writing?
3. Pick two of the above 5 and tell us why we should give their novel/play/paper a try (unless you think that we shouldn't *G*)

(Please share your responses in seperate posts, not replies)

And the Quote of the Day:

"Read! Read! Read! And then read some more." - W.P. Kinsella
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Beginnings and endings -- no, wait, just beginnings [Jun. 7th, 2005|09:24 pm]
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[Current Mood |hyperhyper]

So lately I've been thinking about the beginning of my story. And the more I think about it, the more critical I become.

I started out where I did because it's the logical place for the story to start -- where my quasi-amnesiac wakes up and realizes that she's a quasi-amnesiac, then meets character B, who in turn introduces her to character C, and finally she has her first encounter with character D. In my head in made sense: all of the new characters get face time and are integrated one at a time.

Then I started thinking -- how boring. This kind of set-up might work with a visual medium, where we action can rise through and beyond the opening credits, and the music can add the requisite tension. But in a story format it would be more effective to jump right into the middle of the whole mess, throw everyone at the poor quasi-amnesiac at the same time and watch her either sink or swim.

Do I have a point here? Or even a question? Nope, not really, except for the questions I just now asked. I just wanted to ramble and see if it inspired anyone else to have a good ramble of their own :D
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goals achieved! [Jun. 7th, 2005|08:32 pm]
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*does the dance of goals achieved*

Particularly with regards to an original fiction I'm writing, I've managed to add 1,000 words to it. Considering that I stalled back in January, I'm pretty happy that I'm getting back in the flow of the writing again.

Now, I just need enough inspiration for this conversation between the Princess and the Lord Commander to segue into the next section.
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I have been remiss! [Jun. 4th, 2005|01:29 am]
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[Current Mood |tiredtired]

Quotes of the Day(s), inspired by sjhw_tolerance...


"I heard some writer say that his "father was a truck driver, and you know what, never in his life did that man get truck driver's block"." - Barnaby Conrad.

...and seldear


"A novelist's characters must be with him as he lies down to sleep, and as he wakes from his dreams. He must learn to hate them and to love them." - Anthony Trollope
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The Writer's Path [Jun. 3rd, 2005|07:56 pm]
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[Current Mood |contemplativecontemplative]

I've been fretting the past week or so that my interest in writing is starting to wane. Maybe it has, I don't really know yet. But I was talking with someone about it and instead of 'writer's block', she's been using the terminology of finding the the 'writer's path'. And that somehow sounds better to me than 'block'. Of course, it might mean just finding the path around the big rock in the middle of the path. ;-) But that works.

I've decided to just not worry about not writing. Take a break, do some other things that I enjoy (like knitting). Think about story ideas, etc for next year's zines (obsessed much?) and by the time July comes around, I'm hoping I'll be ready to finish the motorcycle fic. Or maybe before then.

And I got a lot of different fic ideas today--mostly for Atlantis and mostly rip-offs from old scifi movies and TV, but I think some of them could work--with the twist Atlantis would put on them.
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love my story, love my characters [Jun. 4th, 2005|10:08 am]
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Spoken in terms of fanfiction, but can be useful for original fic, too.

David Duchovny, why won't you love me?Collapse )
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Quote of the day [Jun. 2nd, 2005|08:11 am]
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[Current Mood |hungryhungry]

Keep in mind that the person to write for is yourself. Tell the story that you most desperately want to read. - Susan Isaacs
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(no subject) [Jun. 1st, 2005|12:04 am]
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[Current Mood |okayokay]

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." - Jack London

(Now, I'm not sure that's always 100%, but for this community, I think it's appropriate *G*)

(Also, the QotD is by no means my thing. I just happen to have a book of 'em. Please, if you have a writing quote that resonates with you, post it!)
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assignment [Jun. 1st, 2005|08:46 am]
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Two for the price of one. (It could have been worse. Could have been four-for-the-price-of-one.)

When an attempt is made on the life of Princess Damaris of Saalenica on her first day in Ferros, an alliance between the two nations seems impossible. Even the kindness and consideration of King Kelvrin will not ease the tensions between his people and hers, and things are not helped by the obvious reluctance of the Ferrosian court to accept the Saalenicans among them. Salvation comes in two forms: Kelvrin's oldest and closest friend, Bres of Weylan, whose interest in the Saalenicans is as much economic as politic; and Ferros' Master of Secrets, in whose hands lies the business of finding out the culprits. But can Damaris trust them?


When St Giarogh killed the last dragon with his sword Slayer, he set aside a portion of his lands for a school where those worthy in spirit might be trained to guard the realm of Hengua against the day when the dragons returned. The School of St. Giarogh has stood since that time, a place for young men to learn how to defend against another dragon incursion, year in and year out. But this year is different. For the first time in three hundred years, a dozen girls have been chosen by Slayer to study alongside the boys traditionally accepted at the School of St Giarogh the DragonSlayer. And with their coming, nothing will ever be the same.
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