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01 June 2012 @ 04:26 pm
So, I just realized that I haven't mentioned anything too specific about my novel. I've been talking about it without actually talking about it. So let's start at the beginning:

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31 May 2012 @ 06:17 pm
So, the other day I took a bit of a writing break because my computer was acting strange and I was terrified that if I opened my book file it would all mysteriously delete. But then my computer was been acting much better, so I decided to risk it.

I've completed about 1,000 words each day since then. I did get a bit distracted when it came to my attention that I had yet to watch Breaking Dawn Part 1 (which was epic!). I haven't done any writing today, but I might get some done later. But I have been doing a little writing on another project of mine, just to get my creative juices flowing again. I've been a little novel-ed out, to be honest.

Anyway, what I've accomplished (in the novel):
-fight scene between 2 main characters
-major explanation of a mystery which sets up the plot of the entire book
-end of Act I, beginning of Act II

Total Word Count: ~14,000 words
Total Page Count: 33 pages
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25 May 2012 @ 11:44 am
So last November 2011 for Nanowrimo, I started working on a novel titled "Taking Sides". Unfortunately, November is also when classes get busy, so I was unable to make it past the Chapter 3. Now that I have more free time (aka unemployment sucks), I have taken it up again in the hopes of maybe getting it published.

I've been writing since I was a child. In elementary school, when we were given vocab words and told to use it in a sentence, all of my sentences combined to form a story. I was such a precocious little thing, wasn't I? lol. I started writing fanfiction when I was about 12 and have been doing it regularly ever since. Almost ten years later, I have finally decided to try and make my lifelong hobby into a career, or at least that's the idea.

As I said, I wrote up to mid-way through Chapter 3 in "Taking Sides". However late last night I came to the realization that I hate everything that I've written so far. It was boring and too slowly paced. And just like that, 25 pages went down the drain.

Here's what I've decided:
-Despite the fact that I've always written in third person, this novel is meant to be written in first person.
-I need to flesh out more details on the other major characters - not just the main one.
-I would like to make the novel 500 pages or so.

Here's what I've done:
-Written out each of the four major characters and listed their Physical Characteristics, Personality Traits and any major Outside Influences that shape their reactions.
-Wrote out a plot summary
-Divided the plot summary into 3 Acts: Setup, Confrontation and Resolution.
-Picked out actors/actresses in order to more solidly personify my characters' personality and features

So, who wants to know more about my novel?
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30 June 2010 @ 11:52 pm

Strato

A musician's love story... Vera-Lynn, a prolific, yet reclusive musician and her acquaintance, the messianic amnesiac, Zax, become secretly obsessed with one another. Two bands: Alchemy And The Argonauts and The Aliens play vital roles in connecting Zax and Vera. An inscrutable force seems to be guiding Zax' life...

Based on a True Story.

Format: PDF

Word Count: 52,000+

File Size: 1.1 MB

Free preview up on lulu.com: http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/strato/11600122

 

 

 
 
Everyone in this community is invited to submit work to the literary/artistic/cultural/nature and travel writing/scientific webzine Synchronized Chaos. (http://www.synchchaos.com) This includes novel excerpts - we encourage novelists to provide some description of the project along with the excerpt and a link where the whole piece may be purchased. We also do book reviews for fiction and nonfiction.

Information on the zine and how to submit, from the Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20763137372&ref=mf :

We have four local Bay Area spinoff writers' and artists' groups, free and open to the public to drop by and share work for professional critique and marketing advice. Please email me at cedeptula@sbcglobal.net for info, the groups are selected weeknights twice a month in San Jose, San Rafael, San Francisco, and Castro Valley.

The brainchild of some of my friends and colleagues, along with myself, the publication provides thoughtful art/cultural/literary/scientific/social commentary/essay material. Our title comes from the mathematical concept of chaos theory - the study of whether we can find order in systems which seem to be random at first glance, whether anything in nature can be proved to be truly random or whether some systems just seem that way because we don't know enough about the initial conditions. This is a social experiment and a fun way to stay coherent without limiting our contributors' creativity or having to turn away excellent work because it isn't a fit.

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03 February 2010 @ 06:53 pm


Name: Becky
Pen name: Rebekah
Age: 27
Location: Lorain, Ohio
Writes about: Horror fiction: Occult, ghosts, witches, Tarot, Vampires and the number 13. . . and a little romance, but it's mostly realistic or dark romance
http://rebekah1213.livejournal.com/87631.html a blog: I posted about books for those who have writer's block.

I am looking for more friend who enjoy writing and are encouraging, because it is easy to get distracted and writing isn't always easy.

 

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12 January 2010 @ 10:25 am
The Rose and Bay Award is designed to honor creators and patrons of crowdfunded creativity alike. Please head on over to the award landing page for more details.

http://community.livejournal.com/crowdfunding/154110.html
 
 
19 November 2009 @ 03:37 pm
The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan


I loved this book. I highly recommend it. You can view my review here.

From the Amazon product description:

Sarah Crowe left Atlanta, and the remnants of a tumultuous relationship, to live alone in an old house in rural Rhode Island. Within its walls she discovers an unfinished manuscript written by the house's former tenant-a parapsychologist obsessed with the ancient oak growing on a desolate corner of the property. And as the gnarled tree takes root in her imagination, Sarah risks her health and her sanity to unearth a revelation planted centuries ago...

I also suggest you check out more of her work.

I don't often share my reviews with this community. However, in this case I think that the author's list of books that helped shape this story based on her lifetime of reading makes it relevant.
 
 
Please head over to my guest post on Danielle Ackley-McPhail's LiveJournal. You may remember I posted my review of her work, The Halfling's Court: A Bad-Ass Faerie Tale recently. This is my first appearance as a guest blogger and would love your support! Go ahead. Toss a question my way over there!
 
 
18 November 2009 @ 02:38 am
My Writing Style
May 15, 2009 by marina72

Questions snagged from Faye L. Booth

1. Are you a “pantser” or a “plotter?”

2. Detailed character sketches or “their character will be revealed to me as a I write”?

3. Do you know your characters’ goals, motivations, and conflicts before you start writing or is that something else you discover only after you start writing?

4. Books on plotting – useful or harmful?

5. Are you a procrastinator or does the itch to write keep at you until you sit down and work?

6. Do you write in short bursts of creative energy, or can you sit down and write for hours at a time?

7. Are you a morning or afternoon writer?

8. Do you write with music/the noise of children/in a cafe or other public setting, or do you need complete silence to concentrate?

9. Computer or longhand? (Or typewriter?)

10. Do you know the ending before you type Chapter One?

11. Does what’s selling in the market influence how and what you write?

12. Editing – love it or hate it?

Bonus questions

13. Why do you want to write?

14. Do you want to publish your work? Why?

15. Do like to write alone or do you like to work with other? Why?

My answers are here: http://rebekah1213.livejournal.com/74230.html