Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday: Open Discussion and Introductions

Today is a day to talk about whatever is on your mind.

Also, if you're new to the site, this might be a good place to introduce yourself and your story. Tell us who you are. If you're not new to the site, please feel free to re-introduce yourself to any newcomers. Let's get to know each other!

Also, please feel free to continue the forum game. Those are fun! And I'm going to snag a bunch of questions from the game in the future. Great stuff!

38 comments:

morphine-moniza said...

Hello I just discovered this site yesterday. My name is Moniza and I'm writing a YA fantasy (who isn't?) about a girl called Berta who's trying to make it as a witch. Sounds pretty blah, I know, but I have some cool demons in my book too.

I've also been very mean to Berta and am making her fall in love with a knight who's already in love with someone else and is totally out of Berta's league anyway.

It's a rural fantasy because I've lived in cities all my life and just don't want to write about urban places. Even if imaginary.

Scruffy said...

Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof.

Woof, woof!

Woof, woof, woof, woof?

Woof, woof, woof; woof, woof, woof.

Woof, woof.

morphine-moniza said...

I think my Berta would really like Scruffy. She has a pet bat, but he's not all that cute.

Berta gives Scruffy a cyber biscuit but not a pat just in case scruffy is a human being pretending to be a dog.

Scruffy said...

Woof, woof, woof!

Chomp, chomp, chomp.

Wag, wag, wag, wag, wag, wag, wag, wag.

Aidan said...

I'm Aidan and I'm the Seer for Sentinel. Sentinel is... Well. We're demons< I guess. But good ones! (at least, we try). Anyway, we fight the bad ones.

So far they're winning.

Oh, I'm also 22, but since demons are immortal most of Sentinel still treats me like a child.

I've got a twin brother who I keep trying to convince to stop by, but he's kind of busy. He's an assassin, so they have him out on jobs all the time.

Um. Is that enough?

Anonymous said...

Hi

I'm Shadow. I didn't play the game yesterday.

I'm 15. I go to school. I'm friends with Fin.

I can't see myself in the mirror. I don't know why.

Shadow

Christine H said...

Hi, this is Christine... the real Christine.

I had so much fun on here yesterday but... my husband didn't really appreciate being ignored all evening. He informed me that he's not leaving me - yet - but he's really sick and tired of my being so obsessed with my novel and spending so much time on the Internet. I can't say I blame him.

So, today I changed my Facebook password to some odd combination of letters and numbers I didn't write down, and I'm going to have to try to get "out of character" and back into real life.

*sigh*

But I love him! And he loves me. It's just that... non-writers don't get it. He's trying - he really is trying. But... nope.

Kalila said...

I'm Kalila Yusra, lead guitarist for Maelstrom. I'm a djinn and I've got a bet with my ex-boyfriend to see who can become a rock star first without the use of magic. I've acquired a human to help us, and his name is Ricky Landon. He does his best to help, but he's often pretty clueless. Pets are just adorable that way, don't you think?

Jan said...

Hello,
I'm Jan and I'm an alcoho...oops, sorry, wrong room.
Seriously, I'm Jan and I write women's romance stories. My story LAZY CATS is in 28th place on the HarperCollins Authonomy site. Pretty proud of that fact..): I've only been on the site for two months and my story has become very popular there.
I entered a contest the other day where you had to pitch your story in under three sentences (150 word max.)
Here's what I wrote:
“An undemanding woman, content living in the shadow of her puffed up husband, keeping a clean house, being the ideal wife, Sarah loses herself and gives up her dream of ever becoming a famous writer. But when her selfish husband goes too far, stepping out on her, Sarah cleverly plots his murder, thinking mouse poison should take care of a rat.”



Although authors Maggie Weathers and Sarah have a lot in common with only one major difference, Maggie is real and Sarah is a figment of Maggie’s imagination, both women scare the hell out of their cheating husbands with their fictional stories

Mira said...

Hi 'real' Christine,

Absolutely! Life has to come first. And marriages are kind of important. :-)

You're welcome here any time you want to dip and in dip out. It's been great fun meeting your characters.

the 'real' Mira

Brokerage said...

Brand here. Sunday, so I have the morning off. Need to head into the office soon.

Executive management in an investment banking firm, that's me. Hire, fire, move funds.

Told I'm a secondary character. Don't think so. Second to no one. That's me.

Good to meet you. See you on the upside.

Fin said...

Hey Shadow,
Wondered where you were. I'm supposed to introduce myself though, huh?

I'm Fin. It's a girl's name too. I'm a girl and a music freak and I don't do well with people who consider Servos - I mean HUMANS - pets. Oscar's parents are that way and I loathe them.

Candy said...

Most people outside the Goth crowd call me a freak too, but i guess some of you are really out of this world. I'm only eighteen, but living in this grotty basement apartment here in London, sometimes makes me feel old . Seems like life's weighing me down,passing me by, not letting me get anywhere - not that I know where I want to go. My bloke, Brian, is in a rock band but he's bloody awful. Everyone else thinks he's great but they're usually too wasted to hear anything. Your lives seem to be weirdly different but not happy either.Maybe after all this rain there'll be rainbows tomorrow.
We need some of those raisin and oatmeal cookies! Where's Ms. Nettleston when we need her!

Candy said...

Whoops - Sorry Ms. Fettleston = guess I was thinking of stinging nettles and you're not that way at all. Maybe you could invite us all to your house for tea?
Nice soothing tea and cookies. I suppose you've been to church all morning. Singing your heart out! Wish I believed in the things they taught us as kids.Don't believe in anything anymore.

Odette said...

Candy,
That would suck, to not believe in anything you did when you were a kid. I think I'm still childlike and it's why I feel so alone, but I liked my childhood. Things were tidier then.

Elaine said...

Shouldn't someone get that dog a bone? Perhaps we should look for an animal behavioural psychologist going 'cheap'?

I had fun bringing Flower over to play yesterday but my big love is the book I started for some light relief when channelling her misery had me looking like someone in my family had died!

Well you did ask for it - and I love to sing to the crowd - unlike Jess

Jess Trainer is not exactly new to Woodford Academy she’s just never been there before – the old school got a serious make-over while she’d had to live abroad; Caleb Ridgeway is not exactly human but he is very good at hiding in plain sight – so identical he and his brothers only count as one anyway – insular and withdrawn is the way it has to be - yet on her first day back Jess explains exactly how different The Brothers 'Grim' appear to her – if she can do that on day one what will she be able to see when she really studies them?

It's the long version of how much can you fit in one sentence - I was quite pleased with it!!

Anonymous said...

You really think this is a good idea, Aidan?

-J

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Aidan said...

They're ok, Jase. I would know, right? Besides, I'm sure Marc has already hacked Mira's system and he would have shut her down if she wasn't cool.

Aidan said...

I don't think you're a freak, Candy.

Alana Cooper said...

Fascinating. I have just discovered this today.
I don't know the flow of this but I suppose it is to be the character I am writing about now..
So I introduce you to Alana.


I am thinking about all things. How my mother has just let my father walk back into our lives after his alcohol stint in rehab and how will I ever find out who my childs father is. If I even want the child...

Candy said...

Aidan, that's the nicest thing anyone's said to me all day. Thanks!

By the way, don't tell any of them the stuff I write here. To them, and Brian, I just look bored. To others, tough and scary- no messing with me for sure.

The Voice said...

Hi,
At the moment I just write. Anything and everything. Children's books, fictions, nonfiction, you name it. An agent is reviewing my fictional manuscript about a three year old mistakenly given to a stalker by his preschool teacher.

I'm working on a romance through the eyes of the ideal male, Franklin Henderson, as he falls in love with the girl of his dreams Carmella Candi.

I have just finished America's first interracial history book Beads on a String in both e-book format and traditional.

Since I don't have much time to talk to anyone I am also an active blogger on http://speaklowericanthearyou.blogspot.com/
I'll be back to play the game.

Thezomai said...

I am Rak, a high priest of the God of Night. The sun is still in the sky, so I shall return to my lurking. But I'm watching you.

Marilyn Peake said...

Did I understand correctly that we're invited to talk as ourselves here today, introducing ourselves? I've been having a blast here, developing conversations for my characters.

I'm a published author, and also an editor. Here's a link to my website which includes information about the books, short stories and articles I've had published, awards won, video trailers for some of my books, and a few photographs (photography is one of my hobbies): My Website. And here's a link to a new anthology in which my short story, Repo Girl and the Fortune Faerie is published, but I haven't had time yet to add to my website: Twisted Tails IV: Fantastic Flights of Fantasy.

Christine H said...

Hi, It's Christine sneaking back on here. I hope I didn't give the wrong impression in my previous post. I just want to say that - nobody's leaving anybody at our house! We've been married 11 years and share a child, a dog, two cars and a mortgage. It's just that if he was that upset, I have to take it seriously, and take care of us.

Scruffy... you should meet my dog Teddy! He's terrific and loves making new friends.

I thought of the coolest simile for marriage today...

We are like two gloves forming a pair, that over time have been stretched, molded and worn thin in places to fit one pair of hands. Separately functioning, but working together to serve something (and Someone) bigger than ourselves.

Ten said...

Hey, Ten here.

For those of you who don't know; assassin, clubber, generally perfect human being. Got a past. Whoe doesn't. Looking for cheesesteaks, dancing, and a place people won't interrupt me playing with 'Bit.

Please don't encourage him and his delusions of matrimony if he shows up here, ok?

Kenny Celican said...

Hey all. Here from a link by Nathan Bransford. Interesting idea, I'll be participating when I can; it helps me get back in writing mode.

XLI is my novel, it follow's Tram & Tenly's story. She (Ten) has been posting on here a little tonight. Sorry if she's a little abrupt, she gets that way.

Ethel Tompkins said...

Well, honestly, I don't understand at all how the world wide net works at all but my daughter bought me one of those lapdog computers for my birthday so that I can keep in touch with her. I opened my e-letters the other day and found fifty from Sheila my daughter, that is - all asking me if I'd remembered to take my tablets. Well, I have two things to say about that. One - I never forget to take them, whether I have a computer or not, and two, she only lives two streets away. What's wrong with the phone?

Heather said...

Hi, I'm Holly and I'm sitting next to my boyfriend Carter and we're only surfing around on the internet, pretending to do homework, because we're hiding out and avoiding the insanity that is my sister's wedding (next Saturday).

Anonymous said...

Hi Fin

Sorry, I didn't see you. Then I had to go to my grandmother's house.

It was boring.

Lot's of new people here.

Hi.

Shadow

Dara said...

Well, I'm Dara, and I just found this site on Friday. It's already one of my favorites! I love the concept and it's helping me develop my characters better.

Anyway, I'm working on a story set in Japan in 1890. My MC Naomi is of mixed heritage, but instead of doing the typical Japanese mother/American father, I switched it making her mother American and her father a powerful Japanese business leader. However, she doesn't know her father and has no desire to and she just wants to live her life. She desires to belong somewhere--anywhere--but because of her heritage, she's an outcast everywhere.

Not only does she have to cope with the outcast status, but she's recently had to leave the only home she's known with two strangers, sent on behalf of her father. Apparently, her life is in danger if she continues to stay in Tokyo. And of course, one of her guardians is incredibly rude to her and she's constantly at odds with him as well as the new family she has to live with.

Life just keeps getting more complicated for her.

Ms. Fettleston said...

Dear Ms. Mira,

Well, dear, you already know who I am, but I can introduce myself to these lovely young people.

So exciting to meet so many at once. A witch, a demon, a djinn, a woman murdering her husband, a high priest, and an assasin! My goodness, how thrilling!

I can't wait to hear the other stories about families, growing up and romances. I'm sure they are delightful stories.

Who am I? I am Ms. Fettleston, dears. Ms. Candy has suggested that I invite you all over for tea and cookies. I would love to have you all over on a Saturday. Perhaps Ms. Mira would allow me to do so.

Have a lovely day, dears.

Sincerely,

Ms. Fettleston

Ms. Fettleston said...

Dear Ms. Mira,

Oh my. I see I misspelled assassin.

The correct spelling of assassin is assassin, dear.

Sincerely,

Ms. Fettleston

Charlene said...

Tea and cookies, a little girly for me but hell, I'd take up the offer. It'd be the the most relaxing thing I've done in months!

Are you okay with smoking? I'm not obnoxious, I'd sit outside.

Argh nevermind I couldn't go, I've been ordered to stick close to Tanessa and I wouldn't bring her, she'd just ruin your life too.

Oh yeah, and I'm Brandon, Brandon Casey. I used to work shipping for an automotive company in Esquin. Since then, I've had my leg blown off and been thrown in jail; if it weren't for that stranger showing up and bailing me out as part of our agreement I wouldn't have my new leg...or be stuck with turning this emotionless woman over to the authorities.

Viola James said...

Scruffy, I have a friend named Nigel that you should meet. I think you would get along great!

My name is Eleanor Edmond. I am 24 years old. I work for a textbook company. I was recently reunited with an old flame. We kind of thought he was dead. We had a funeral and everything. The whole lowering an empty coffin in the ground was a little weird, even for me. He started leaving me notes at work and it was all very mysterious. He would disappear on weekends. I followed him like some sort of creepy exgirl friend. He was with another woman. Then... I got shot.

austere said...

via Nathan's blog.

We share the same first name; but that's all right, you can get famous first.

Added to reader.

DESTINY said...

You know me.

I am your Destiny.