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19-03-2007, 08:52 #341
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20-03-2007, 10:47 #343
Back to me...cos it's all about me you know... ;p
I have an offer contingent upon my background check coming back clean.
So I should know my start date by the end of the week!
Thanks all of you for your encouragement :). I am so excited I just can't stand it!
20-03-2007, 10:57 #344
Plz plz plz get the job You really sound like you want it!
/excited for you
I can give you a glowing reference if you like
20-03-2007, 11:38 #345
20-03-2007, 14:19 #346
21-03-2007, 05:28 #347
Hi Hi, I'm kinda new in the fan-fic section in these forums, so here goes:
My favorite authors (and why):
Orsen Scott Card: ever since I read Ender's Game as kid. And all 7 follow up novels. There is so much insight to human nature...
Edgar Allen Poe: The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum... Mr Poe seems to be the master of writing about despair, and how people tend to cause their own to worsen.
Oswald Chambers: The passion for his subject.
Tom Clancy: that he "keeps it real" in the sense that he checks continuity of the practices of his characters with the actual armed forces and government, of which he has extensive knowledge.
Mark Twain: for his preface to Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court The man deserves respect for that, even more so above and beyond what he earned for writing all his other literature.
Robert Frost: Also for his insights into human behavior, and especially for "Mending Wall"
the book How a Poem Means (notice, that's its not What a Poem Means)
Writing Peeves (if you ever catch me doing this, shoot me):
uum, I'll have to get back to you on this one...
Dealing with Writer's Block:
Sometimes I head to the area in game, or research related quests. But mostly, I just set it aside until I get back to it. I've heard it said that writer's block happens when you're trying to write something that's not supposed to be written. So, I assume, that my train of thought isn't where its supposed to be to write the next scene/chapter, and give my mind a chance too discover the story on its own, instead of trying to force it.
Half the time, what I write, is simply self discovered as I write it, without actually planning it in advance. The other half, I've daydreamed about a particular conversation for hours before actually writing it.
I try to write "Organicly" as it comes to me. I like to say that I'm holding the pen, but the pen is doing the writing not me.
More about me and writing
I've been writing and posting my stories in my guild's forums for just over a year now, and have written about 50 "chapters." I am currently severely editing the early ones, to fix continuity errors and make them what they should have been to begin with, but were no where near due to me having been out of practice for so long.
Originally, I hadn't fleshed out my character's personalities, but after quite a few chapters, each one grew on me differently, and I found I needed to show those personalities in the earlier parts, also hence my rewrites.
I tend to not descirbe the scenery very much, because so far, everyone who's read my stories has played most of the game. If you've played Prophecies, you know what Ascalon looks like, you know the layout of Lion's Arch, etc...(Eventually, I'd like to add more screenshots as well.) If, by some chance, this story ever makes it into published, novel form, I will certainly rewrite the story again, to include much more detail.
now that I've rambled on, methinks I'll sit back and enjoy the comapany :)
Last edited by Forgotten Legend; 21-03-2007 at 05:36.
21-03-2007, 05:47 #348
21-03-2007, 06:43 #349
I honestly liked Erick Nylon -_-
The creator of the Halo novels. It's the only series I could actually get excited for during my rides home on the buss.
21-03-2007, 10:14 #350The Night Whisper ~ Necromancer
Leader of The Right Tub [BATH] Alliance ~ Proud to be a friend of [RAOK]
One of the Eight Winds of Devastation, aka Devast-Eight
"...in a room full of noise, a whisper is oft as good as a shout..."