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14 January 2007 @ 12:12 pm
Okay... I know I have been slacking. I joined this comm in Sept and still haven't bothered to post any snippets, lol. Guess I have been busy with work and school, even though that's a lame excuse.

Anyway... I just wanted to see if anyone else has experienced this. When I'm writing it's like I am in the story. Kinda like watching tv only I an experiencing what my characters experience and saying the things that they say. With the dialogue I find that if I speak it aloud it helps me to figure out if it really sounds like it should or not. So yeah... anyone else feel like they become part of the story when you're working on it?
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10 September 2006 @ 10:13 pm
I just joined after watching for awhile, hehe. I'm Corbin (by pen name), I am 24 years old and I absolutely love to write, so I guess it makes sense that I want to work on a book someday (whenever I find something I like enough to submit, lol).  I am female, but the majority of my stories have male characters in them.  I'm not sure why, but that's pretty much the way I have always written.  I enjoy writing sci fi or stories set in the old west, but I'll write whatever the muse wants at the moment.
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24 July 2006 @ 08:34 pm

Ok, I started writing the story in first person, and I feel like it's a success!

tell me your thoughts on it. Any suggestions are taken as well. 

baby-face is about a boy, who's never had any luck with girls, finally matures physically to get some attention. But,the only attention he wants is from Amber, his best friend, who wasn't the skinny thing around. Except, this last summer, she had a surprise too.

Once school starts, Amber gets asked out by the school's heart throb, Derrick Weinfield,Katie Hart's (The female version of Derrick) ex. Except, Derrick has a plan up his sleeve, and Jackson (baby-face) knows about it. So, he forms a team of Anti D&A. The members? TJ (Amber and Jackson's close friend. Who never had feelings for her until now), Pennelope (Amber's girl best friend and Jackson's sworn enemy. She's obsessed with TJ) Katie Hart (she's in for revenge against her ex) and, of course, jackson. Who's in it to win her heart. 

Feelings change and true colors are shown.

If only I could make better summaries. I wish books were like movies and they did previews....


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22 July 2006 @ 11:46 am
Y'know. Recently, I've been debating on how to write one of my stories. It's focused on a boy, so should I write in first or third? Third is ok, I use it sometimes, but, first person is so awesome. I know a couple stories with guy p.o.v in first person.

Is there anything wrong with female authors with guy p.o.v in first person? Does it make their male character seem....femine?
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14 July 2006 @ 09:07 pm
Hope nobody minds me posting this, but I'd like your opinions on this.

I've written out four sample passages from the story I am planning. They are for two separate events (over a year apart) and for each of these events one is written through Teavie's eyes and one is written through the eyes of the narrator.

I warn you now, the second sample isn't for the squeemish. It's based on an actual event (happened to me on 1st of February), let me warn you now, it's not exactly graphic but I know it's the sort of thing that grosses lots of people out. If you don't like E.R. when people get stabbed and stuff, don't look behind the second LJ cut.

Also, I know that some of the passages contain a little more information than their alternatives, part of that's because I was thinking of additional information as I wrote it, and part of it's because it was difficult to include that information in the given writing style.

Teavie moves into HallsCollapse )

Teavie gets attacked by a tableCollapse )

Generally speaking I write in third person. That's more out of habit than person preference. I've recently been playing around with writing in the first person and I like the fact that it feels more personal somehow. As much of what Teavie goes through is based on personal experience it's easier to write this way, but it adapts just as easily into third person.

So what do you think?

P.S. Ignore the quality/quantity of the samples, they're just that, I whipped them up in about forty-five minutes (as a sort of exercise for myself more than anything).
14 July 2006 @ 03:16 pm
Hey there,

I'm actually writing this out now, seeing as I'm planning on joining a bunch of communities today and I don't want to have people getting annoyed at me for having to read the same message twenty times.

I've got several different LJ accounts, all kept very separate, one is a personal one, one a fan fiction one, and now this one, which is for a story which has been bugging me for several weeks now. Sometimes they go away if I ignore them for long enough, but this one won't.

Teavie Graham is the main character. She happens to live where I live, is on the same course as me, and likes some of the same things as me. But we aren't the same person.

She was born when I realised that there are very few books about the kind of real life things I like to read about. I've been looking for books about young women, in the UK, at university since before I started at mine, to no avail. So I decided I would write some for myself. I mean, maybe no one else will want to read it, but it'll keep me entertained for a while.

So I'm starting with her moving into halls at the beginning of her first year, and I will hopefully follow her through her second year, third year, fourth year, probationary year, and her qualification as a Primary School Teacher. Of course, I'm in my second year going into my third year, so I have a head start on her.

Anyway, maybe someday you'll see a book about Teavie on a shelf in your local book shop, if you do you'll know someone stole my idea and put it there, because I doubt that I have the willpower to get anything published again.

So that's me, hopefully I'll have fun here.

29 June 2006 @ 05:38 pm
Well, this is my first post. Let me tell you a little about myself in a survey that I'm surveying myself. Hmm...that sounded wierd.


interests:writing,singing,reading,emailing,talking,tv watching,desserts,friends,kingdom hearts, final fantasy,seventeen magazine, alternative music, my baby=iPod,pirates of the carribean, movies,manga,funny things, funny people,uncrustable PBJs, Pete Wentz,English=subject,livejournal, my computer,meeting new people, video games, fanfiction, drawing, tennis, walking, Dr.Pepper, the library, Barnes and Noble, One Tree Hill, Gilmore Girls, etc, etc, and etc! :)

Dislikes:noisy sisters,commercials (DQ is an exception..),most sports(soccer,track,anything with running super fast)running,tattoes,bubblegum music, women who degrade women, strangers, My Super Sweet Sixteen on MTV.

I'm a pretty flexible person, I usually can get along with a lot of people with different interests. Um, I'm honest when it comes to serious criticism and opinions. I never do flames to people's work. I wouldn't want that done to me.

Well, this is TP saying

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24 June 2006 @ 06:10 pm
Do you give your writing projects soundtracks? I seem to have a song for every scene, and my writing always comes out better if I picture it as a scene in a movie with the song playing in the background. Music is my number one motivation to write.

Here's the soundtrack to a story I've been writing about a couple in college who experience some humorous problems with miscommunication.

1. Queen - Killer Queen
2. The White Stripes - You've Got Her in Your Pocket
3. Jem - Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul McCartney cover)
4. The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes
5. Jack Johnson - Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
6. Jenny Lewis - You Are What You Love
7. John Lennon - Real Love
8. The Beatles - I'm Looking Through You
9. Guster - Amsterdam
10. Cat Power - Satisfaction
11. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
12. The Shins - New Slang

So I wanna know, what are some songs that motivate you to write? Got any stories you've made soundtracks for? Share.
Current Music: Guster - Amsterdam