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Apr 16, 2010 02:43PM

3364 Well, I'm not exactly an author. But I did enter the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, and I've made the quarterfinals (top 500 novels out of 10,000!) You can download my excerpt for Kindle for free, and if you'd rate/review it that'd be awesome! :] Thanks.
Dec 07, 2008 06:36AM

3364 Haha. I've met Mitali Perkins. Sorry, off-topic.
Hmm. Well, I don't really describe character's races. I just describe what they look like ... and then the reader can make whatever conclusion they want.
Oct 17, 2008 01:01PM

3364 Thanks! I am inspired. :D
Oct 11, 2008 08:08AM

3364 :D
Oct 11, 2008 08:06AM

3364 Congrats! :D
I have yet to see my books in print ... but I can imagine how great it would feel. :)
Oct 05, 2008 09:49AM

3364 Oh, wow. I know what you mean about killing characters off. I don't do it often. But one time, I killed off this character who I had grown really attached to. I couldn't get myself to write his death scene; I stared at the computer screen for an hour before I could painfully start to type my way through it. Then, of course, I started crying in the middle of writing it. And when it was finally done, I felt utterly depressed for the rest of the day. It's amazing how these people you create can end up meaning so much to you.
Aug 24, 2008 04:22PM

3364 i'll have to check it out... ;D
Aug 16, 2008 02:55PM

3364 It's different for different people, I guess. I kind of understand what Kent means, and sometimes I feel the same way, like, "I can't believe it was me that wrote this!" Sometimes I feel like my characters take control of my story and make it their own. But I am by no means "detached" from my work; writing is my LIFE, and I don't know who I'd be without it. When I'm not writing, I'm always thinking about writing.
I guess what attaches me most to my work is my characters, because I become very attached to them, almost as if they were real people. My stories are very character-driven, so the fictional people who I create really control the story sometimes.
Although, I understand what Amanda is talking about, too. There are small pieces of me scattered through my writing; I can see myself reflected in a few of my characters.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that I understand both Kent's and Amanda's views; there's always a part of me that knows and sees and understands that I've written a book, but I don't feel as if I should give all the credit to myself; I owe it to others as well, including my characters.
But, I don't know. I'm only fifteen. Maybe it will change when I'm older.
Aug 16, 2008 08:15AM

3364 three more chapters of me and my sister's story

and three more chapters of Reborn!

enjoy! ;D
Aug 08, 2008 10:33AM

3364 Hmmm How does writing work for me?
Well... Usually it starts with a character. I'll be sitting around, doing nothing, and BAM there's this random image in my head, of this strange person in some strange place. And I wonder what this character is doing there, and how he/she got there, and how he/she is going to deal with it. And then the character has a name, and other characters that influence him/her, and a story. Then the sentences start flowing and chapters start writing themselves in my head. So I have to sit down and make a quick outline, and then I start writing the first chapter. Sometimes I'll have an entire story developed in my head in, like, one day. Sometimes it will take me years. It's always different, but that's basically how it goes.

Jul 01, 2008 05:55AM

3364 really? didn't know. srry.
Jun 30, 2008 05:00PM

3364 here's a link to it:
Jun 30, 2008 04:58PM

3364 i use, but i don't know what the price is...
Jun 16, 2008 03:45PM

3364 the story i'm writing now is more urban-fantasy i think
Hello, I am new (3 new)
Jun 11, 2008 03:42PM

3364 welcome 2 the group :D
3364 cool...
3364 so does your book already have to be published?
Apr 26, 2008 01:38PM

3364 um... idk. i guess we started about a month or so ago. maybe less than that, maybe a little more. not sure. it was my idea originally: it was the plot i was using when i tried to do nanowrimo last year, but i wrote the first few chapters and then gave up. but when sella & i started writing it, it turned out a lot different from when i was writing it on my own. :) i don't really remember where i got the idea in the first place though
Apr 26, 2008 11:15AM

3364 yay!
Apr 26, 2008 11:14AM

3364 i just read ch 2 of TCT sella!! it was awesome :) you're going to post more, right???
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