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A Writing Question Forum and Holly Lisles' Books

A Writing Question Forum and Holly Lisles' Books

I've decided to stop paying for a premium membership because I haven't gotten a single comment on any of my stories. I have submitted them to a decent amount of groups, so I'm guessing that people out there either don't have time to critique them or simply aren't interested. I was recently able to find a discussion board for amateur syfy and fantasy writers where you can ask writing questions and get critiques for free. I posted something and had 10-15 thoughtful replies in about 8 hours. Here is a link for those of you who are running into the same problem: http://www.sffchronicles.com/ I've recently purchased a few of Holly Lisles' 'H

Creating A Timeline For Your Fantasy Characters

Creating A Timeline For Your Fantasy Characters

"Timelines are a way to get to know your characters through the events in their lives." Lea Docken, The Complete Guide To Writing Fantasy: Volume One, edited by Darin Park and Tom Dullemond I am finding that starting a timeline for one character allows me not only to highlight the main events that have made him or her who he or she is, but to ask questions about their role in society, or their relationship to another character. To show you why this is true, this is what I wrote about Freya, my dark hero, last night. (If you are interested to see how Freya develops, check out The Chronicles of Aleria.) 1) Freya was born to Laudin, who is th

Whotdunnit, a Murder Mystery Game

Whotdunnit, a Murder Mystery Game

My currant project, Whotdunnit, cannot be posted on Deviant Art, but may be something that some of you may be interested in following. (I suppose Whotdunnit may fall under the Interactive Fan Fiction category, since it is based upon the show Whodunnit, and is a game.) The premise is that 12 people are trapped in an And Then There Were Nonesk mansion to unmask an unknown 'Killer.' They each have to visit either the Last Known Whereabouts, Morgue, and Crime Scene and put the evidence they have gathered individually and from their alliance together to form a 'State Your Case.' 'The Killer' reviews all of these to determine who has the best case,

Dr. Who Worldwide Applicant

Dr. Who Worldwide Applicant

Today I applied for a writing position with Dr. Who Worldwide. Keep your fingers crossed, friends. :) It would be unpaid, but a neat way to share my work while serving the Whovians and researching a show that I love. I've been thinking about writing for a living, so perhaps if I'm able to get my foot in the door with them (or someone else) it will help clarify that I should indeed continue with my fan fiction, fan theories, short stories, etc.
I've just deleted my unfinished deviations and submitted an updated version of The Sign of the Phoenix, Chapter One. If you are having trouble reading it, let me know. I've been having PDF issues. :(
I have a first draft of my first chapter done. I'm currently working on chapter two.
Have written about 2,000-3,000 more words and have updated my prologue since my last update. I'm currently re-reading a characterization book in order to develop a secondary character named Alice.
I was recently able to plot part one of The Sign of the Phoenix. I'm trying to work on pacing and style while starting to edit.
The Chronicles of Aleria has become The Sign of the Phoenix. :)
I am reading about how to include facial expression and gestures in dialogue. I have also been developing the Necromancer, Big Bad, Eliza, and Merin. 
I'm currently reading through a Character Clinic book. It gets tricky when there are so many different people to juggle. My other project is re-writing the Prologue of the Chronicles of Aleria.
I got a great review on The Chronicles of Aleria from someone. He said I should write full time and finish it. I know I'm probably not alone, but its still hard to be an ambitious writer with money issues.
Researching several characters that I want to use for It Takes Three or Four. Hoping a new chapter comes about soonish.
Spent some time doing research on multiple point of view stories and how to use flashbacks. Hoping to revise The Sorceress In The Tower soon and write a chapter from the Sorceress' pov.
About to post my new chapter, A Reflection. I decided to include it for the sake of developing Freya's back story. You will learn briefly about the time she spent in the Doralast Encampment and her friend Aiden.
I've just finished my first chapter of It Takes Three or Four. Next up is revising The Sorceress In The Tower for characterization/typos. Please feel free to comment on either of them. Thanks. :)
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