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by cleasterwood
Sun May 31, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Author and Artist Announcements
Topic: *Hype* Ra's Warrior & the Talismans of Time Free Webcomic!
Replies: 2
Views: 2524

*Hype* Ra's Warrior & the Talismans of Time Free Webcomic!

I'd like to take a moment to say thank you to all who pass this way. I've been soooo busy with the comic & my 3d store that I rarely have time or the mental capacity to post in forums so for that I'm sorry. Needless to say, the story is going well & our site is growing by the week. With that in mind...
by cleasterwood
Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: Suggestions and Ideas
Topic: Ghost hunting
Replies: 9
Views: 7799

I missed Ghost Hunters the last few weeks because Wilma bent my satellite dish! That's okay though because they're repeats lately. Did you know they actually caught the infared image of a ghost on one of the special infared cameras they used! It was amazing!!!
by cleasterwood
Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: Filling in the Gaps
Replies: 5
Views: 3972

Epics are so difficult to write. I found the method of outlining and storyboarding really helped me. First you have to figure out how your MC will grow and evolve during the entire course of the series. What I find helps me is to plot out the entire series from the beginning. Sit down and outline th...
by cleasterwood
Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:10 am
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: Question
Replies: 12
Views: 7917

I think that's a little extreme. Millions of people write books and some write fan fiction. How can one sue over similarity? Most plots and story ideas have been rehashed almost a zillion times. I say "most" because there really ARE original ideas out there that haven't been written/published yet. :...
by cleasterwood
Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:13 am
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: Need help with a scene where Thoth explains man's existence.
Replies: 3
Views: 3507

Need help with a scene where Thoth explains man's existence.

I'm just trying to get some general feedback on what you all may think on the following paragraphs. I'm doing a new draft of my first novel to add some more flavor and increase my chances. Any and all thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Lynn The color fled from Andrea's face. He was somewhere aro...
by cleasterwood
Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: When Where and How You Write
Replies: 13
Views: 8479

When- Any time day or night. I wake from dreams with some kick butt ideas and will get out of bed and sit at PC until the sun comes up. Where- Doesn't matter where I am. If I'm driving, I'll pull over just to jott something down. Grocery stores I've gotten inspiration, at the beach (my personal pref...
by cleasterwood
Sat Oct 15, 2005 5:29 am
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: do I need new way of writing?
Replies: 34
Views: 18571

Personally, I've found that incorporating different techniques helps me. But that's just me. Stephen King never uses an outline or even know where his stories are going to end up so obviously it works for some people. I think you just need to find what's the best way for you and just go with it. If ...
by cleasterwood
Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:58 am
Forum: Suggestions and Ideas
Topic: Irish/Welsh Mythology?
Replies: 14
Views: 11640

I voted Greek. For me, Greek myth is extremely involved and there are many, many stories you can spring off from. Granted Celtic mythology is also very involved, but it's never been quite up my alley. If you were to say Viking myth, now that I could really sink my teeth into! My own personal prefere...
by cleasterwood
Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:46 am
Forum: Guidelines for Writing
Topic: Plotting Workshop
Replies: 11
Views: 16780

I love leaving those pesky cliff hangers. The last one I had opened the way for the second novel by bringing the hero back from the dead. The anti-climax does help tie up loose ends and hit em with a cliff hanger or end it with a satisfying view of how everything turned out for the MC. It's nice hav...
by cleasterwood
Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:19 am
Forum: Guidelines for Writing
Topic: Plotting Workshop
Replies: 11
Views: 16780

Yes, Manji! The L in CL stands for Lynn. Basically my writing name: C. L. Easterwood. Those are very good points and actually I do that too. Should have thought to put that in there. There are always smaller climaxes that lead to larger ones and that is really important to help build tensions. Lynn
by cleasterwood
Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:28 am
Forum: Guidelines for Writing
Topic: Plotting Workshop
Replies: 11
Views: 16780

The "build up, Climax, resolution" was written by Aristotle and has been used as a staple for many, many years. I'm not saying I agree with it 100%, but I think it's more of a generalized statement. As I stated in the thread, nothing is set in stone. You make some very valid points. I will admit tho...