Rebecca McKinsey

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in Richland, WA, The United States
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January 2010


Rebecca McKinsey is the pen name of the young, crow-like creature who currently resides on the eastern coast of the United States. They live in a place with lots of trees, but only one black cat.




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Rebecca McKinsey Three basic things:

One, you're probably going to be horrible in the beginning. That's ok. It's just stage one. If you skip it, okay. If you don't,…more
Three basic things:

One, you're probably going to be horrible in the beginning. That's ok. It's just stage one. If you skip it, okay. If you don't, it's no big deal. Starting to write is a HUGE deal. You'll learn as you go, so don't stop in the beginning just because you or someone else doesn't think it's spectacular. If you started, it's because you felt that initial push of "I should write this down." Hold onto that part.

Two, be willing to learn. Read a LOT. And not just in the specific genre of what you're writing. The more exposure you have to books, the more you'll be able to find what you like the most, and then rework that to help your own story and create a great big wonderful mashup of all the things you love. But you can't use the things you love until you identify what you love. Second part of that would also be learning things like grammar and form. Learn all of the specifics, then you'll know how to break rules well, not just all over the place and make a mess.

THREEEEEE~ There is no substitute for getting to work. If you're really serious about writing, you need to actually write. There's definitely an element of thinking and plotting (and uh...making high pitched noises over your self-induced "THAT IS SO COOL" but I digress). You don't have to churn out pages a day. But keep pushing ahead, then you'll learn to get down to work. That, and ONLY that, is how you will finish drafts and even complete projects.(less)
Rebecca McKinsey The reasons and type of writer's block can vary, so how I deal with it varies. But, on the whole, I don't believe in the common definition of…moreThe reasons and type of writer's block can vary, so how I deal with it varies. But, on the whole, I don't believe in the common definition of "writer's block," because you can always get through it. It might just take some time.

Sometimes, I just burn out for the day, for some reason. This doesn't mean I just stop and wait for it to pass. I go for a different kind of work. Watch, read, or listen to something I find inspiring. Or I'll take notes, but in drawing form. Or put together a playlist with the right atmosphere for what I'm working on.

Sometimes I just need to take a small break because I'm out of energy, but sometimes it's because I need to find more of the right kind of energy, then get back to work. That isn't done by just waiting around, just doing something different.(less)
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Sydney West (Sydney West #1)

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1. What inspired you to become an author?

I've been around books and stories for as long as I can remember, so I suppose it was something that became a part of me as I grew older and I never really questioned the presence of it. I've been told that, when I was just a few years old, I would take books to bed and make up stories for the pictures. Creativity is something I can't live without, and t... Read more of this blog post »
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The Storytellers: Atlantis (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Storytellers Hannah and Aaron are off to the seafaring city of Atlantis, where they're told the citizens are knowledgeable and willing to help them look for the second key to the Door of Exile. One step closer to freeing the council of Zion from the extraordinary prison, they must keep on constant watch for the Shadow, the councilor who betrayed the others in his quest for power and who also searches for the lost keys.
The Storytellers: Anterria (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Hannah Merchant stumbles out of her world and into another, where she and the man who saved her life take on the task of defeating the Shadow, a former government official bent on controlling the multiverse. Armed with nothing but imagination and a bag full of books, they trace his moves to Anterria, a map from a fairy tale with dangers that spark new, fantastic abilities inside them.
Sydney West (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: By now, you have realized you are different. You see the world as-is, which is more that can be said for the vast populace. Your reasoning potential is phenomenal, as I am sure you have glimpsed, as well. Yet, I would hope you have also seen why such a mind must be restrained. You would do well to not dwell on the memory you lack. We can’t have you interfering.
Lorem Ipsum (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: I'm sorry for this. I really am, whatever happens. I've never been one for planning, ironically. A mind like mine, and everything fell apart anyway. I've learned that things change, especially people. I've changed. I've lost things. Things we all probably needed. But no sense dwelling on the past. Even with recent events, you're who you've always been. You need to believe that. And another thing — whatever you think is going to happen, ignore it. Whatever you think has happened, ignore it. You can think about that after this is all over. You need to focus everything on the present. The Foundation will find you. All I can say is good luck.
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“One thing you have to realize from now on is that it doesn't matter if this is a dream or not. Survival depends on what you do, not what you think.”
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“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
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“My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people do not know.”
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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
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message 11: by Tesni

Tesni *excited squeal*

:D


Rebecca McKinsey T e s n i wrote: "Heythurrr.
'Tis nothing. I'm thoroughly intrigued. :c)
When's it officially released and/or obtainable by the general public?"


I have no date yet, but it will be available quite soon. Before Christmas.


message 9: by Tesni

Tesni Heythurrr.
'Tis nothing. I'm thoroughly intrigued. :c)
When's it officially released and/or obtainable by the general public?


message 8: by Lissa

Lissa "the art of conversation is like kinda dead and stuff"

Inorite? Totes.


message 7: by Nora (last edited Jan 13, 2010 01:59PM)

Nora I'm sorry that I spelled your name wrong.


message 6: by Lissa

Lissa Good. You do that. If you were visiting right now I would lend it to you...


message 5: by Lissa

Lissa are you on right now? O.O (stare)


message 4: by Lissa (last edited Jan 04, 2010 01:36PM)

Lissa PPS. Here's the whole title and the link:
Snow: A Retelling of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39...


message 3: by Lissa

Lissa PS. Your profile picture reminds me of the book 'Snow'. Have you read that one? It's good except for one part that's skip-worthy. (new word: skip-worthy-- definition: worthy of skipping.)Anyway, there's this guy that has crow feathers on his arms like wings.


message 2: by Lissa

Lissa Go to my profile and scroll to the bottom. There's a little thing that says "comment". That's where you /comment/. Get it? *evil grin*
Nora spelled your name wrong.
I have to read War and Peace for literature. I like it, it's just I took a short break from it and now I have to start it all over again. During the break I forgot all the names.
I miss you guys by the way. You should come to visit soon.


message 1: by Lissa

Lissa did you get my email? *glare*


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