Author has written 5 stories for Sailor Moon, Gargoyles, Misc. Cartoons, Firefly, and Escaflowne.Hey everyone. I am rather new to the posting of my stories and I have to admit that I do less fanfic than creating my own worlds. However I would like to increase my writing abilities, and I think this is the site for it. Tell me what you don't like about what I write, do I use to much description? am I too long winded? are my chapters to long? Should the hero have orange hair? Anything you think I should know or that you think would help.
I'm 23 years old and recently married. I don't have a lot of time for writing, but maybe with people telling me they want the next chapter or next story I will make time.
Oh something else I should mention. I will not normally "star" the main characters from the original story. I simply do not feel I can do the characters credit, and feel it is better not to mangle them with my own inadequate skill.
My proof-reader/guinea-pig is Gabi Web go check out her stuff.
November 2, 2005
Renfaire is over, but I'm still getting my life back together and fixing all the things that went wrong when I had no free time.
I have a couple of stories I have been playing with. One will definitely be posted, the other I'm not sure of how it will be accepted so I haven't decided yet.
I also started a live journal. It is not much and mainly so I can post on my friends accounts, but if I have any fanfic updates they will go there. User name is QueenTatooine.
If you are interested my renfaire persona can be found here: Charlotte Abbott.
Looking forward to writing more.
September 8, 2005
I have just made the discovery that an author I have been reading for as long as I can remember, has passed. Andre Norton made the great journey on March 17, 2005. I am devastated. Her web page can be found at http:\www.andre-norton.org
I made this posting in a forum on the subject:
I have been reading books written by Andre Norton for as long as I can remember. Anything the library's had, I read. When I find her in used book stores I still snatch up anything I can find.
It has always been the case that she has something new out there for me to find, something new for me to read and think about. I don't know what to think now that I know there will be no new forth coming novels.
Her books stand the test of time, they are just as engrossing today as they were the first time I read them. She acheived so much in her life, effected so many different people. She gave children everywhere the dream, that they too could write, that their worlds might be enjoyed by her. She provided an escape for millions of people who's lives had become too hard. And she gave the strength to so many that obstacles could be conquered.
I'd always hoped to one day meet her. To shake her hand, and tell her how instrumental she was in my life.
My life was hard. I'm 23 years old and I can say my life WAS hard. My family lived by the skin of our teeth. If it were not for organizations such as the Salvations Army and the various GoodWill groups, we would have starved or frozen. I was kidnapped by my mother at the age of 4. Found by my father months later, yet never felt the ability there after to trust. My mother informed me that my father was dead, and such a betrayal is not easily gotten over. Still to this day I have trouble trusting.
However, books written by Andre Norton helped me to stay out of any further trouble. I used her characters and her worlds to shape me. I sought sanctuary within realms of her creation so that I could fight the battle against gangs and drugs. I was able to stand a childhood with no friends because I had her there, when ever I needed her, to lean against.
Now I am in better a situation, finished college, I'm married, I'm happy. I don't know if I could have made it here, without her.
I feel like I have lost a fond parent, one I never met, but who was there all the same.
Andre Norton, I, and hundreds more like me, will miss you and will never forget you.
To all other fans of hers, let us not forget her.
In regards to my favorite list. I am trying to bring it down so that I have the best example of each author's work, this way it is easier for people to browse through it and find authors they might like. If your stories have been removed from my favorites list that is the reason. Feel free to browse through any time to review the works of these excellent authors, and I suggest checking out their other works as they all have others I'm sure you will appreciate, and don't forget to review (big grin). Happy reading.