Author has written 2 stories for A Nightmare on Elm Street, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, and Friday the 13th.
My story creativity began when I was young, and my sister and I created adventures with our dolls. I didn't see them as dolls, but the characters each represented. After the doll phase, I have kept those characters alive, and created a trilogy of short stories with them.
After the trilogy of the doll characters, as a writer, I became dormant until 2007 or so. I'm not sure how it started, maybe as a dream or something, but I started a horror story. After seeing an image of Freddy Krueger, I made him my antagonist in that story due to his appearance being similar enough to the vague antagonist I had prior, but without getting to know the character first. Subsequently, as the villain, he was horrifyingly OOC. This story is now in a mental graveyard.
In autumn 2007, I started a vampire story, and it remains my first story that I ever made from scratch with original characters (the only one that wasn't an "original character" has since become one). It wasn't until the year after finishing it and uploading it that I heard about the Twilight series. After hearing some things from the series, and watching the movie once it came onto DVD, I noticed similarities between my own story and Twilight. I was naturally worried that readers would notice those similarities, and say I ripped off Twilight (I found out later, in about summer 2009 or so that Twilight was first published back in 2005).
I didn't write any more stories until my spring 2009 semester of community college, when I took a Creative Writing class. In that semester, I came up with the pen name "Deena Sora Drake" (yes, the very name I have used as my FanFiction.net username). I also created another story of OCs, "Unmasking of a White Knight in Black" (which you can find that I have uploaded onto Fictionpress under perhaps a similar yet different title). I also introduced my vampire story to them, and the feedback helped me create a new, more original version.
About June, I started having an idea to do an origin story to the main vampire protagonist. I worked on ideas until early September, when I then spent four nights writing it, then uploading it to both Facebook and deviantART. I called this story "The Heart of a Vampire." (Which you can also find on Fictionpress)
Not long after that, I decided to create a story based on a group of movie daydreams. It became perhaps my longest story up to that point, and upon my registration to FanFiction.net, which taught me what a fan fiction was, it became my first fan fiction. It exists now as the "Freddy vs. Jason" fanfic, "The Mind Guardian and the Dream Predator."
I feel that ever since my Creative Writing class, I've become fully active as a writer, and I have many ideas I could turn into stories, which this site may see in the future.
Book tastes: I have been a fan of the Harry Potter saga, having read books 3 through 7, and owning 4 through 7 (and I have been keeping up with the movies as well). I have also liked the four-book series "The Enchanted Forest Chronicles" by Patricia C. Wrede. The books themselves are, in order, "Dealing with Dragons," "Searching for Dragons," "Calling on Dragons," and "Talking to Dragons." As much as I would like to own them, I have not been able to find them in any book store I've been to. I also enjoyed "Tyrannosaur Canyon" by Douglas Preston. In general, I like the book genres of fantasy, adventure, and science fiction.
Musical interests: I like to listen to a variety of music, particularly music from the 1980's and 1990's, with modern music behind them in terms of favor most of the time. I like a lot of rock- a range from soft rock, like Heart; to gothic rock, like Evanescence, Within Temptation, and Nightwish; to hard rock, like Disturbed, select Metallica, select Breaking Benjamin, and Three Days Grace. I also tend to like a lot of songs from soundtracks, including select theme songs and orchestrations. I also like some country, but none of it is modern country music; mostly it's late-80's through the 90's, especially Garth Brooks. Other favorite artists include the Backstreet Boys, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Pat Benatar, Richard Marx (love his voice :3), and Vanilla Ninja.
Movie tastes: I love my superhero movies, particularly from the Marvel and DC universes. I also like comedies, such as those with Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler. I enjoy a good adventure, fantasy, or sci-fi, too (Heh, aren't those the genres that make up a superhero movie? I just realize that). I also like a good love story, being a matchmaker type writer myself. Movies I have a particularly special interest in are those that have a bad character with good in them, and as such have a potential to become a protagonist.
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July 26, 2011: This news bit should have been done quite a while ago, but as some of you readers might have noticed, I finally finished "Children of the Wild", after a year and a half of working on it off and on (mostly off due to motivation problems-dang you, real life and your responsibilities and distractions). Anyway, now that it's done, I'm going to be focusing on an original work for a while, but fear not, in the mean time, I've got three more fanfiction ideas lined up after it that I might and will work on developing as I write out the original story, so once I come back into activity here, it'll be for a long time more! Oh, and I should also mention a one-shot songfic I've got planned for the Christmas season, so look forward to that as well!
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