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A walk into my mind

Something people tend to forget (myself included) is that I originally started this site for my writing. So I guess I need to spend a bit more time letting out the words that fill my head on a daily basis. If you normally visit for technical content, this may be a bit confusing. But if you …

Introducing (Callicore) Writer

It's been a month since I've written, more actually. And I have been busy. I like to be organized. I think it has something to do with the fact that my brain is, well, mush most of the time. I have four kids, two cats, and a husband to keep track of, plus all the household …

Shitennou.com Ficathon is Complete

Ah, I'm such a good girl I finished on time...well after a seven day extension (hey, I spend a week in arizona with four kids...) And I even kept the story under 10,000 words! How did I manage that? Well I kind of "pushed" the ending a bit but it was just a short story so.... …

Shitennou Ficathon

I'm not sure if anybody reading is interested, but for your information shitennou.com is having a ficathon again.

Why I love wikipedia...

I'm currently suffering from a form of Writer's Block, both in my original fiction (which I haven't touched in forever) and my fanfiction. Why do I love wikipedia? Don't use Wikipedia as an excuse to procrastinate.

Google Books

I used the google book search for the first time today, I was doing some costuming research - undergarments in the early 1900's, especially for children. And the search works great and it's nice to see the books but I find it annoying that for most of the items scanned you see one or two pages …

Books eat my brain

I'm a rather voracious reader. Since I was a child I've averaged a book a day (and no, not berstein bears books :) It's something I've managed to pass onto my oldest child (the only one currently of reading age) which I find kind of remarkable because I'm NOT that good at remembering to read to …

Tie-ins vs. original fiction

Read an interesting article on how Tie-in books (e.g. star wars, star trek, et al) are gradually crowding out original stories.

Mary Sue Test

Mary Sue Test

Inspiration in strange places

I was just browsing through ff.net the other night and thought back to some of the really great stories that have influenced who I am and the way I write. So in this short piece I'll highlight some of the varied stories that have made my day.

A bit of my mind...

They’re just words…spoken in the heat of a moment…after a night in the sack, after a good movie or dinner, and yet when you get right down to it…they can be such a lie…and yet for every lie that comes out of the mouths of some there are others that speak the truth…others that weasel their …

Vignettes

I have a series of partial one piecers on my computer that I've been posting the last couple of days and I find it hard not to expand them into big fat stories. It's just a built in mechanism, I like big fat stories in my mind I guess. I've also had an unprecedented three story …

Where's my brain?

Ugh, for some reason I'm having a really hard time just sitting down and writing. I know that seems...well...silly. But for some reason whenever I sit down and want to start working on one of my stories my brain freezes up like I've eated a gallon of ice cream. I don't know whether it's just nerves …