Re: What are you writing?
- From: Tina_Hall@xxxxxxxxxxx (Tina Hall)
- Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 23:36:00 GMT+1
Rik Roots <rik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Tina Hall wrote:
There are two things conflated here, so to keep themI think you know a bit about my novel - love amid the clash
With some people, what they're writing is pretty well known,
as they seek help here with one thing or another, or just
mention it. With others, I couldn't even guess.
But I'm curious. So what are you working on?
of ideals and crash of empires, set in a jungle on a planet
far, far away. With alien monsters, devastating plagues,
mythic stories, etc, etc, etc.
I think I remember something about people on an alien planet,
but a few people have been talking about such a setting
recently, so I might be conflating them.
Looking at your description again... <Ah! Sorry! Memory returns
- could someone please tell me where I buy functioning RAM for
my head?> You're the one looking for an end.
Yes, I've got a pretty clear picture now. :)
(It was the plagues, then the crash of empires. Somehow I
remember them from months or at least weeks ago postings.)
I'm also wanting to write some more short stories, for the
blog. These tend to be practice pieces for when I want to try
out something different, experiment. Usually between 500 and
1,500 words each.
Any suggestions on how to go about writing short stories? I've
got an idea for something a little weird that should be very
short, and another that's supposed to be a harmless kids'
adventure set in the S&E 30 years before the big story starts.
(An elaboration of one of the childhood adventures that get
mentioned in the big story.)
Not just that, I'd actually like to read it. Of course my
motives are mainly selfish; I'd like to look at what people
here do to get an impression of what they actually do. I
would also like read something, but don't want to waste more
money on published stuff. (I don't know any of the published
authors by name, and thus have no basic interest in their
work itself, which is the main reason I'd like to see what
You're welcome to check out the short stories (for free) at
(I'm thinking these ones could be the foundation of my next
Great. Thanks. :) (Will check them next time I'm online.)
... and the poetry can be found (for free) at
http://www.rikweb.co.uk/poems/index.php - be warned: some of
it's quite good!
Poetry is not for me. :)
If things go well, I might be in need of beta readers after
Easter. I was thinking of trying out www.critters.org - and
now I've beta-read for Bill I've got more confidence that
I'll be able to meet their crit criteria. But how to do it:
should I sign up now and get a few crits under my belt before
shooting for the request for dedicated readers thingy?
No idea. (Not that I think you meant me. :) )
I think I looked at the webpage once, but was repelled by
technical stuff (access, unknown procedure,...) and not knowing
what people there are without the easy way to find out that I
have in newsgroups. To me it looks like a void, not knowing what
hides inside it, and no way of finding out but jumping in.
(Where's that quote 'There may be Dragons' from, and would it
even be appropriate here? It just popped into my head.)
WIP: [Untitled]: 1692 words
WISuspension: Seasons & Elements trilogy | Magic Earth series
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