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Monday, October 29th, 2012
8:47 am
[crystales_dm]
Trapped in the Middle
Previously: Cloy was on his way home from work one night when he witnessed an extraordinary girl get run over by a van. Instead of waiting for an ambulance, he picked her mangled body up and carried her home. Unable to understand his strange actions himself, what will he do with the fatally wounded girl? Previous chapters HERE.

CHAPTER 2 MIRACLE OR MIRAGE?Collapse )
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
7:47 am
[crystales_dm]
Trapped in the Middle
Genre: Romance, drama, humor, supernatural...

Summary: Depressed and disillusioned with the world, Cloy prefers his solitude. One day on his way home from work he rescues a strange girl who turns out to be a goddess. She rewards him with the gift of healing, but a special ability like that doesn't go unnoticed. It won't take long until a professor bent on proving her paranormal theories and other less benevolent gods get interested in the new favorite. It seems that they all have an agenda of their own... and what's that about the Titans?


1 THE GIRL AND THE VANCollapse )

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
10:33 pm
[crystales_dm]
Hey all!
This is my first crack at writing a really long original story instead of just some scribbles. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Title: Trapped in the Middle
Chapters: None yet, this is a teaser.
Genre: Romance, drama, humor, supernatural...
Warnings: None really. Might be later on.
Summary: One day on his way home from work Cloy rescues a strange girl, who turns out to be a god of light, an angel. She wants to reward his kindness with the gift of healing but warns him that no one should ever learn about his new ability. It won't take long until other, less benevolent gods learn about this new favorite in the human realm. Also a professor bent on proving the existence of divine beings starts to get interested in him after a small incident in a café.

It was terrifying. I saw it all happen.Collapse )
Friday, September 23rd, 2011
4:16 pm
[agent139]
Fundraising for art/lit/philo group: Modern Mythology


Our Story


mythos releases 2009Modern Mythology is seeking to crowdsource funding through IndieGoGo in order to keep publishing thought-provoking pieces on pop culture philosophy and social commentary, and to keep expanding our audience. There are tons of old, dead philosophers with books enshrined in the academic sphere. Modern Mythology takes a hammer and chisel to the "ivory tower" idea of academic research--the pantheon of philosophers of the past--and carves the voices of the new generation, sublime and ridiculous, into the side of that shrine, half graffiti, half sculpture, half literature, half philosophy, but in all cases necessary in order to truly explore the worlds we live in. 

Help us keep this literary and mental machine going by contributing and get some perks as a thank you! Every little bit (including a share) helps. 

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
6:51 pm
[ashilwant7]
THE GIANT DEVIL a novel

This is a sci fi romantic thriller 

 Description: A global disaste3r, the Giant Devil, brings an end to the world. Survivors face the horrific natural disasters and tragedy that befalls earth. One man rises above and leads the people as they struggle to rebuild a new way of life. Will people destoy each other for power? Can they erase invisible borders and become one race - the human race?


review:
GAINT DEVIL..here's a fast exiciting heady novel with fresh writing that has drive & exicitement from first page to last. An extraordinary tale with a basis in fact...fast readable &stunning keeping the hero & reader dangling right to the end. With the flavour of  youth this story will stay with you long after u have turned the final page
a must read for alll fiction lovers available at all leading bookshevels
 

awailable at     amazon.com

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
9:32 pm
[cgmod]
Crossed Genres - Calls for submissions & announcement
Just a couple calls for submissions and an announcement to share.

#1 – Crossed Genres magazine is currently accepting submissions for the sci-fi and fantasy TRAGEDY issue.

#2 – The 'Science in My Fiction' blog is also seeking short story submissions. All stories must be inspired by actual science (with submissions, please include links to relevant articles).

#3 – Crossed Genres just released 'A Festival of Skeletons' by Rachel Astruc. It's a darkly fantastic comedy that still makes me chuckle, even though I've read it several times now. Sure, I'm the editor, but if you like sass and suspense, I think you'll enjoy reading 'A Festival of Skeletons'.
Sunday, September 19th, 2010
11:30 pm
[dennysmore]
Dark Tales★Bk I: The Invisible Chains★Chapter 51: Anaxantis, by the Right of Arms
Title: Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse - Book I: The Invisible Chains
Author: eurypon
Format: Novel - Original characters
Length: Chapter: 10 510 words - Total: 422 912 words (September 8th, 2010)
Status: Complete
Rating: NC-17 - M - M/M Slash
Warnings: Violence, incest, rape, non-con, domination may all occur in varying degrees

Chapter 51: Anaxantis, by the Right of Arms

Guess what happens in the end...

It is one month after the Battle of the Zinchara.

Lorcko visits Timishi at the place where the capital of Wolf Mukthars is being built. We also get a glimpse of Ambrick. Both Trysulda, First Daughter of the Order of the Great Goddess and Emelasuntha receive surprising letters form the warlord. The High King as well receives a report and discusses it with his two oldest sons, Tenaxos and Portonas.

And finally Anaxantis and Ehandar...

Link: Ximerion
Sunday, September 12th, 2010
9:52 am
[masqthephlsphr]
Editorial/proofreading services
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a writer aspiring to publication, in possession of a completed manuscript, must be in want of an editor. By which I mean, of course, a proofreader with greater knowledge of the Elements of Style than I could hope to possess in my muddled, creative head. And also one that specializes in fiction, complete with knowledge of where the punctuation goes inside dialogue quotes and all the attendant fiction-writing...stuff. And just in case it needs mentioning, it should be someone with publication-quality knowledge of these matters.

It would also be great if they knew a little something about Lab Lit and/or Lesbian fiction, although since I am not looking for a critique, just a professional once-over of my spelling, grammar, and punctuation, that's not pivotal.

All year, my new story has been competing, time-wise, against the intensive editing of my old novel, and now I am finally spiffing up the last two chapters. There's some work to be done on making the sure the timeline references are consistent, and a few other odds and ends, but for the most part, it's time to go editor/proofreader shopping.

I am not sure where to start in my research for said proofreader. There are so many books and publications out there claiming to have the perfect advice for how to find such a person, it makes it hard to use them to ferret through all the persons claiming to be the perfect person for the job.

x-posted to seriouswriters

Current Mood: curious
12:24 pm
[cgmod]
Saturday, September 4th, 2010
5:08 pm
[dennysmore]
Dark Tales★Bk I: The Invisible Chains★Chapter 50: Some Kind of Love
Title: Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse - Book I: The Invisible Chains
Author: eurypon
Format: Novel - Original characters
Length: Chapter: 7 414 words - Total: 412 402 words (August 30th, 2010)
Status: WIP
Rating: NC-17 - M - M/M Slash
Warnings: Violence, incest, rape, non-con, domination may all occur in varying degrees

Chapter 50: Some Kind of Love

Guess what happens when the warrior prince returns home...

What is Anaxantis going to do with the captive Mukthars? And the arrested pages? A lot of other decisions have to be taken as well. Ehandar also makes up his mind. The warlord returns home, but first has a conversation about the future with Uppam Fraleck, the Lord Mayor of Dermolhea.

Anaxantis and Ehandar finally meet again...

Randamor gives Mandigaill some background information and his own insights.

Link: Ximerion
Friday, August 27th, 2010
2:36 pm
[dennysmore]
Dark Tales★Bk I: The Invisible Chains★Chapter 49: Tmeritektos
Title: Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse - Book I: The Invisible Chains
Author: eurypon
Format: Novel - Original characters
Length: Chapter: 9 610 words - Total: 404 988 words (August 20th, 2010)
Status: WIP
Rating: NC-17 - M - M/M Slash
Warnings: Violence, incest, rape, non-con, domination may all occur in varying degrees

Chapter 49: Tmeritektos

Guess what Tmeritektos means, and if you know already, who it is.

Anaxantis is in a very dangerous situation...

Actually, there isn't much more that can be told without spoiling the fun, except that the battle rages on and some of the pages get mixed up in it.

Some people die, some get horribly wounded.

At last the warlord is forced to make a terrible decision.

Link: Ximerion
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
3:15 am
[agent139]
No Write Way: Drink To Success



(read part 1, part 2


  Maybe you've tried everything I've suggested so far, and you're disappointed to find that you're still not a great writer. Don't worry. Most of us aren't. But there are other tricks we can try.
There's a story that Hunter S. Thompson used to re-type the novels of the “greats” like Faulker, word-for-word, so he could hear the “music” behind the language. That sounds like some brilliant myth-making bullshit to me, but we'll go with it. Maybe we can find some common element behind the methods of now-famous authors. Model their methods, and you model their success.
  If you take a hard look at the lives of Hemingway, Joyce, Poe, Hunter S. Thompson, Faulkner, Burroughs, Bukowski, and many other writers who have gained the mantle of post-mortem fame, we can see one commonality: they weren't teetotalers. That's a nice way of saying they were fucking drunks. (Many of them also had dead wives, but murder is right out.)
  If nothing else has worked for you, you too should try drinking. I suggest a good single malt scotch. At least 15 years in the cask. Some writers prefer a finer scotch than that, but I think that your writing skills will improve regardless of the vintage. After all, Hunter wasn't so selective. He drank Wild Turkey like it was water, and he was a fcking genius.
  You might still be staring at that blank screen with a feeling of horror. Spin the ice around in the glass. A firm, hefty glass. You want to feel the weight ofit in your hand. Stare through the ice to the source of your inner creativity as the ice slowly comes back to rest. For meThe sound of icee swirling brings on inspiration to unlock worls for your reader.
  Dont take my word for itf you dont beleve me. By way of demonstgraintg to you the effectiveness of this technique I have been taking a slug myself with each couple sentences. It's like mehtod acting in motion. A smooth action motion like the bolt of a rifle or draught of godhood. Drink to success, not excess. Are you a genius yet? I am
  If you still don't habve a grasp of your plot or characters, have another. Eventyally it'll work. Open up to the dfjf and moood enuff to wind the wyndlesssss. Tentacles. Plot twees.
     Terrors of night awAIT--

More at Modern Mythology
Friday, August 13th, 2010
9:04 am
[layla_khan]
Just wondering if there are any members of this group who are working on horror type books? Mine is a psychological horror, and I'm wanting to find someone writing something in that genre (or one of the other sub genres of horror).
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
5:10 pm
[dennysmore]
Dark Tales★Bk I: The Invisible Chains★Chapter 48: The Battle of the Zinchara
Title: Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse - Book I: The Invisible Chains
Author: eurypon
Format: Novel - Original characters
Length: Chapter: 9 838 words - Total: 395 378 words (August 5th, 2010)
Status: WIP
Rating: NC-17 - M - M/M Slash
Warnings: Violence, incest, rape, non-con, domination may all occur in varying degrees

Chapter 48: The Battle of the Zinchara

Guess which surprise guests turn up at the battle? (There are several)

Is Tarno getting second thoughts? Or is Ehandar? Anaxantis leaves Mirkadesh. The pages lead their mini army in the direction of Ghiasht. The Mukthar army of Shigurtish is spotted in the valley region and Anaxantis directs all troops there. Trying to block the enemy he takes up position on a hill, but his army is slow in arriving. Shigurtish makes an attempt to get what he wants without having to fight for it. He also sets a trap...

Link: Ximerion
Sunday, August 1st, 2010
4:58 pm
[dennysmore]
Dark Tales★Bk I: The Invisible Chains★Chapter 47: Shorgah
Title: Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse - Book I: The Invisible Chains
Author: eurypon
Format: Novel - Original characters
Length: Chapter: 10 463 words - Total: 385 540 words (July 23th, 2010)
Status: WIP
Rating: NC-17 - M - M/M Slash
Warnings: Violence, incest, rape, non-con, domination may all occur in varying degrees

Chapter 47: Shorgah

Guess who gets what's coming to him and who doesn't?

Lee-Lack Scarminckle fights a desperate struggle against the Mukthars in Mirkadesh. As a result of the outcome he takes a remarkable decision. Anaxantis regroups and Timishi and Lorcko have a heart to heart. Anaxantis takes a decision regarding Timishi and his friends and has a comforting talk with Lorcko... which leaves him depressed. Ambrick pours poison in Lorcko's father's ears. Shigurtish and his army cross the Mirax. The pages struggle with the prince's tent. Volcko of Iramid and Ambrick have an appointment with destiny.

Link: Ximerion
Sunday, July 18th, 2010
10:55 pm
[anygivenmemory]
Setting Help
HELLO FELLOW WRITERS! I need a little help. I am outlining my novel at present. I have the character sketches done and I know what I want to do with the plot. I even know the general area that I want to set my book, at least in my mind's eye. I wanted to ask the community: What do you do for settings? Do you completely make up towns for places, or do you set your stories in real towns and use actual landmarks and street names? I have noticed that Google maps can be very useful, but I don't know if I can stick strictly to the real setting. For one, I have never actually been there myself, and secondly I am worried about writing something that may rub people the wrong way. For instance I have an orphanage in my novel. I am concerned that if I use the name of a real orphanage and write about a bad employee or something that there might be repercussions if my book was to actually get published. So what do you do for your own writing? Use real or made up settings, or a combination of the two? What kind of settings do you like to read about?
Thursday, July 15th, 2010
4:49 pm
[dennysmore]
Dark Tales★Bk I: The Invisible Chains★Chapter 46: The Previous War
Title: Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse - Book I: The Invisible Chains
Author: eurypon
Format: Novel - Original characters
Length: Chapter: 9 684 words - Total: 375 077 words (July 12th, 2010)
Status: WIP
Rating: NC-17 - M - M/M Slash
Warnings: Violence, incest, rape, non-con, domination may all occur in varying degrees

Chapter 46: The Previous War

Guess who will be very surprised (more than once)?

Lee-Lack Scarminckle investigates the place where the horses were stolen. Anaxantis arrives at the base camp near Dermolhea and gets a surprising invitation. Tarno daydreams. Lee-Lack Scarminckle reconnects with his gang at their hideout in the Pashira Forest. Anaxantis attends a ball organized by the ladies of the Dermolhean Forty where he receives unsettling news. Tenaxos learns that his son has brushed aside his royal charter and is going to war. Volcko of Iramid and his regiment have lost their way. Timishi explains some things to Anaxantis, who understands now what the war is all about.

Link: Ximerion
Saturday, July 10th, 2010
8:44 pm
[reinnya]
Journey ~Red Eye Man~

When he stands beside me, I feel like I lost all of my strength.
I fall down right away. Unconsciously and embarrassingly.
Then, he who looks like a prince from a fairy tail looks gently to me and smile.

“Are you alright?” and giving his hand to me, offering help with his deep and low voice.
“Ah… ye-yes.” I took his hand & become the center of attraction. “Thank you so much”
With a light smile, he than say
“You are welcome. Be careful next time.” Then just like the breeze, he walks through me as if nothing happens.

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Current Mood: curious
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
4:16 pm
[reinnya]
Journey ~The Beginning~
 

hi! i'm new in here, so, if there's any rules in posting please tell me.

i'm trying to write a story, please give out your critique after reading it.

here is the 1st part of the story

 

Journey ~The Beginning~

 

This is Flow Academy, which building is more like a 16th century of European castle than a school. Which considered as the best school in the town. 

 

Under the calm sky
Students of dormitory are walking lightly to start their usual day of school
Wearing the white colored uniform, gently they could feel the breeze. 
The sun, the trees, and the chatter of students welcome the day.
Though… there are differences on the student’s uniform.

 

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Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
6:13 am
[dennysmore]
Dark Tales★Bk I: The Invisible Chains★Chapter 45: Dancing Dragons
Title: Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse - Book I: The Invisible Chains
Author: eurypon
Format: Novel - Original characters
Length: Chapter: 9 108 words - Total: 365 393 words (July 3th, 2010)
Status: WIP
Rating: NC-17 - M - M/M Slash
Warnings: Violence, incest, rape, non-con, domination may all occur in varying degrees

Chapter 45: Dancing Dragons

Guess who (there's more than one) gets arrested?

Anaxantis receives news from one of his sentry posts. Lorcko and Timishi have breakfast but are interrupted. Anaxantis convenes a Council of War. During a showdown with commander Demrac Tarngord he gets unexpected help. Ryhunzo prepares breakfast. Two arrests are made. Lee-Lack Scarminckle investigates the horse thieves. Shigurtish, commander in chief of the Mukthars, prepares to open hostilities. Anaxantis marches the army out of Lorseth. Randamor is irritated at Mandigaill the Hunter.

Link: Ximerion
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