Author has written 34 stories for Ninja Turtles.
Something new- Since some friends expressed interest in having someplace to gather to discuss our fave heroes on Facebook, we have started a Group. If you have a Facebook account and would like to join the conversation, come check us out at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/TurtleTalk/.
The people of Fanfiction.net never cease to amaze me and touch my heart.
Since this posting, she has added some portraits of my OC women. I am overwhelmed by such a beautiful gift. Thank you so much.
PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, READ THIS ARTICLE BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO WRITE FIRST-PERSON FAN FICTION!!
Some excellent advice for those serious about becoming a writer:
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I've begun writing a blog about writing. It will primarily focus on writing and publishing novels for young adults and children, but I hope to share plenty of general writing tips as well. You can find me at. http://frommaryspen.blogspot.com/ Comments are welcome!
UPDATE: In addition to my "Editor's Blog", I've begun a personal blog titled, http://kameturtle.blogspot.com/ featuring pictures of Kame and personal stories. Since my friends here on Fanfiction have become part of my life, and I'm sure I'll be mentioning the TMNT, it seemed appropriate to share.
"If you want to write a really good story, you've got to take your Hero, your main character, and drive him to the highest hill you can find. When you've got him cornered at the edge of a precipice, with no way out... Push him off."
Well... It's officially been TWO YEARS since I started writing Hero's Return. Two long, turbulent, insane years.
Friends, I am committed. This will be the year. I will finish the book and share with you all... Thank you for your patience, and thank you, so very much, to the friends who have stayed in touch over this time, who have been my cheerleaders, my shoulders when I've needed a cry. Thank you, for being the amazing writers you are.
I've enjoyed some of the new fictions and authors who've come to the site!! There are some truly amazing works of art out there, and they have been calling to me like a siren's song, luring me, keeping me from drifting too far from the site and from the characters I've come to love.
The college term ends in 10 days. Right now I'm scrambling to finish my last few assignments and get them in by the deadline, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. With the divorce final and a new client providing me with steady paychecks, I have finally reached shore and have crawled out onto the beach. It may take me a little bit to find my land-legs again, but we can only go onward and upward... Always advancing, toward Aslan's Country. I can see those golden hills, off in the distance, and the further I go, the lighter my step becomes.
I've heard it said that where there is life, there is hope. I believe the one who said that is a pretty wise guy... And I agree with him. These past two years, I've been through some pretty huge, and sometimes painful, changes.
In the end, I know... Change is good.
Happy writing, friends.
PS If you're wondering about my educational activities: UPDATED 4-26-13
Last term, I completed my Associate's degree! My very first college degree, at 40 years old. It was crazy and awesome and I still have a long way to go. I'm working toward my Bachelors in Literature and Writing now, and looking forward to a bright future.
I plan to transfer to another local SUNY school, to enter their Masters program in English and American Literature. The degree would open some doors for me in writing, editing and teaching jobs. I'm not cut out to work behind a desk, as a book editor or agent, but a degree carries a lot of respect in writing circles. It would allow me to teach at conferences, gain more credibility as a freelance editor, and even allow me to teach as a substitute in the public schools. For anyone serious about writing professionally, it's a degree path to consider.
Helpful links for writers:
Like a picture of your OC? Or how about a portrait of your pet?
Melody Winters http://www.fanfiction.net/MelodyWinters is now taking commissions for her amazing artwork. See her profile or her page http://melodywinters.deviantart.com/ for details. (I have to say, her portrait of Splinter "Trusting Eyes" is one of the most beautiful and expressive portrayals of him I've seen.)
A SHAMELESS PROMOTION: Candelight has written... Well, what can I say? She's created a story that... you just have to read it. If you love fluff, if you love chibi turtles, danger, action, drama, suspense and laughter... You will love Motherly Affection. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5406163/1/Motherly_Affection
It's a must-read. I don't say that often folks, but neither am I so honored by such a rich and amazing gift.
My dear Lauren, Doomo arigatoo gozaimasu, imouto.
I'd like to take a moment to share the url to a fanfic I recently discovered in the archives, which has become my all-time favorite. Please read... You'll either shake your head and wonder what kind of weirdo I am after all, or you'll fall in love with it, too. May we all, in our own way, leave a legacy.
You can see some of my personal artwork, and some illustrations from my and other's fics, here:
UPDATE: 1/31/10- An illustration for Motherly Affection (see link below),http://marysmuse.deviantart.com/#/d38654q is completed. It shouldn't be LEGAL for Mikey to be this cute. :)
UPDATE: 9/5/10- Another illustration for Lauren Candelight's Motherly Affection fic, " " http://marysmuse.deviantart.com/#/d2xmqse is now up.
Check out Lion of Judah's http://www.fanfiction.net/u/931023/lion-of-judah amazing chibi art!You can find her DA page . http://donatello-writer.deviantart.com/
Thank you, Brynna!!
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