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L.J. McDonald

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I first started writing in 1986, when my grade ten English teacher read some of my poetry and said that I had talent. I was so floored at the concept that I started writing short stories. My parents weren't quite so thrilled that I was doing something that took my away from my schoolwork, so I arranged to write a novel for two school credits, thereby turning writing into homework. Those two credits resulted in the creation of the novel Cure for the Phoenix, which I haven't read in over twenty years and which will likely not see the light of day. Even now I remember it as being quite clichéd, though my husband likes it.
I did make some attempts to get published over the years, and almost made it at one point, but other things were on my min
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L.J. McDonald I'm actually working on a big rewrite of a novel I first wrote ten years ago. Fantasy world, gods and demons, cursed heroine. All the good stuff.
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L.J. McDonald I think I'm largely leaving that up to the reader's imagination. I could easily come up with a way for her to be immortal if I really wanted to, but…moreI think I'm largely leaving that up to the reader's imagination. I could easily come up with a way for her to be immortal if I really wanted to, but that would bring my love of happy endings face to face with my dislike of deus ex machina. But feel free to imagine whatever happy ending you want. Or happy endless?(less)
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Hey, it's been a while. I hadn't realized how long of a while it was, however. Sorry about that. I've been dealing with real life stuff, Meanwhile, something went wrong with my email, so I haven't been getting notificiations from this page, and while I have been trying haphazardly to fix it, I finally gave up and created a new one.

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“His bladder burned, but he didn’t care. Nothing would tempt him outside, not and risk being taken back to that horrible place. This little hut wasn’t much bigger than his cage, but he was free here, and that mattered more than anything.”
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