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Aug. 16th, 2005 @ 01:11 am (no subject)
Hi, all.

I'm Ben, or you could call me Deranged. And yes, I am Deranged. =)

I wrote some stories before, and they usually end up quite depressing, but it was a way for me to vent my feelings out. I believe that each piece of writing reflects how I feel at that moment, and that is really what's unique in my writing.

Also, I like to make use of the weaker sex more often in my stories as main characters, simply because they are easier to mould into exactly the shape I want them to be. [No offence meant.]

What I really want is for some people to read and review what I write. I'm actually planning a story-of-the-month thing on my usual journal, lifesux23, but would like people to review any mistakes I've made first. Also, I believe that it is impossible for me to improve if I don't get critiqued, so please feel free to say anything you want to about what I post.

And this is my first offering.

Untitled Story Part 1Collapse )

Once again, I don't mind any form of critiques, so please feel free to comment. Thanks for your time! xD
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death note, comic, L
lifesux23:
Apr. 7th, 2005 @ 12:15 am Having some doubts
Alrighty. I need some opinions on some things.

First of all, hi. I just realized I didn't introduce myself, so I'll do that now. My name is Danielle, or Danny...Or Mystic Moonblade, though I'm not known as that yet (new character)...My main LJ account is jediknightmuse. I made this one so I could join a bunch of communities for writing, but now I think I'm going to use it to develop my next story...

I write fantasy stories, and first off..I never seem to finish them. I can't get past five to seven chapters without getting a new idea, bored, stuck, whatever. This is the case with my current story. Basically, I would like a couple of people to read the story I'm working on (only have the first chapter up) and tell me if they think it's worth continuing. Unfortunately since I'm new, you won't know if it's really my "style" of writing unless you look at my other stories which can be found at http://www.fictionpress.com/~Jedidanny , so hopefully you'll still be able to help me a bit. The story is called The Trinity Chronicles: Dark Falling. It's supposed to be the first in a series, and is about three sorcerer brothers. The youngest of the three starts using dark magic, and basically their...physical items- a sword, a staff, and a couple of crystals, have to be hidden because he's a dark magic user. The first chapter of this story starts out with them young, in their 20's-late teens, and it's supposed to eventually lead up to the point where the youngest brother becomes known as the Dark Brother and...it goes from there.

It's basically from the perspective of males- it's not in first person, but in third, but the main characters are males, and since I'm female, it's a little harder to write like this. It's also kind of...darker than what I usually write, and my stories usually have a female be the main character. So...I'm thinking of calling it quits. I didn't have many ideas for the story anyway, so it's not a huge loss.

Another question I have is...I already found the community characterclinic which is great, but the process is probably going to be slow...I was just wondering if anyone knows of an LJ community dedicated to...Basically writing prompts, but character/world building specific for the fantasy genre. I know this probably doesn't exist...If I weren't already trying to deal with the amount of communities I've joined, PLUS my own that I created on my main account, I'd say I want to create one, but...I don't know. If there isn't already one in existance, maybe someone could start one? I'd be interested in helping out, but not being in charge 100%. I mean, I found some character sheets and world building questions that are great, but most of the questions are just...way too hard to answer, especially for world building, because it's the first time I'm trying to build a world.

Maybe I'm just babbling, but maybe not. Anyway...I'm going to use this account mysticmoonblade to develop my character and her world further...Post questions, ideas, whatever, and obviously friendslock the entries, so if anyone has any suggestions for a place where I can find a bunch of questions for characters, or...Heack, if you have the time to come up with questions, feel free to post a comment in my LJ/as a reply to this with them. Anything that'll help will gladly be appreciated...

I hate this feeling I have about my Trinity story because it's another story down the drain...But what choice do I have?
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Moonblade
mysticmoonblade:
Feb. 5th, 2005 @ 01:20 pm The Pleasure of Friendship
I posted this in my journal a few days ago, so I thought I would post here as well.


Okay so I have published my Harry Potter fan fic. Thanks again to cyn_ful and snapefantasy for being my betas on this one. Muah!

The Pleasure of Friendship

Please leave me comment there. I want to know what you think. Please give me brutal truths. I don't mind.

(x-posted)
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butterflymist:
Feb. 1st, 2005 @ 07:01 pm Submissions Wanted
Getting Started Without Getting Burned II
The first edition of Getting Started Without Getting Burned was so popular, Twenty Twenty Publishing are seeking stories for the sequel.

Seeking stories of:
• publications, people or services you've been conned by
• scams you've fallen for
• writing mistakes you've made
• anything you've done in your writing career that you regret

Details:

Length: 20-200 words
Selected entries will be invited to be a feature story. Feature stories pay $50 - $200.

Deadline: March 30, 2005

Submit via the website:
http://www.writingstuff.com/submit.html
More Information http://www.writingstuff.com/submissions.html
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butterflymist:
Feb. 1st, 2005 @ 07:00 pm (no subject)
QuickMarket Publishing is publishing the e-zine, "Writers Desk" and is looking for journalists to write articles for the e-zine. Journalists may be paid fifteen dollars ($15) per article, and may have a maximum of four (4) articles inside each issue published.
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QuickMarket Publishing is also searching for SALES REPRESENTATIVES to sell the e-zine. Sales representatives will initially recieve fifteen percent (15%) commission per issue and/or subscription sold.

COMMISSION WILL GO UP AS SALES INCREASE.


PLEASE NOTE: If no sales representatives can be found, the authors themselves may become sales representatives.

Email: wdezineja@quickmarketpublishing.com
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butterflymist:
Feb. 1st, 2005 @ 05:59 pm Writing Exercise Assignment #1
Characters? Setting? Genre?

Each person that wants to participate needs to comment here with the following:

1)List up to 4 main characters
2)List a setting
3)List the genre

Participation request is open until February 9.

February 10th I will email the participants with random suggestion that were made.

Once you receive the email you have until February 17th to post it at this community. Please be sure to use lj-cuts.
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butterflymist:
Feb. 1st, 2005 @ 04:58 pm (no subject)
I want to welcome everyone to this community. I have decided that not only will there be tips on writing and breaking into the business, but writing exercise challenges. I will be posting more on it in the next couple of days. Until then, get your fingers ready, listen to your muses, and have fun writing.
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butterflymist: