I can't believe this you guys I ACTUALLY GOT A DD! On this piece:
in which I basically poured my entire soul into the paper (as it were). So having that recognized is just....beyond amazing. Thank you so, so much to ^neurotype
for suggesting and ^Beccalicious
for featuring! Also thanks to all of YOU beautiful people, watchers old and new (Hi new watchers! Happy to see you!) for supporting me and my writing. You're all awesome.
So because of this, basically all day yesterday I had messages trickling in from people telling my I made them cry. I'm not really sure how I feel about that. As a writer, I'm glad my piece had an effect on people, but as, like, a person, I don't exactly want to make people cry.
I also need to draw attention to other wonderful things fellow deviants have been doing for me. Such as this journal:
by the gifted poet =AzizrianDaoXrak
in which she says very kind things about me. Thank you Azi. Again and again.
And of course my secretly-conjoined
randomly sent me a print of this:
by the ever-astonishing *AkuBaka
. It is now hanging on my wall. =Evlydia
has also been posting lots of fun journals in my group #Rose-Shadow-Trilogy
, where she poses as my characters and answers questions from readers. She also has up blogs discussing action vs. character development and asking for predictions for the next book(s). So those of you who follow by books should check it out! If you do, she has some fun stuff planned for after the contest, that will never happen if we don't get some participation!
Some of her journals:
Ask a character something!Through this journal, you're getting the chance to have a conversation with any of the characters. You can ask them anything you like, or just bring up idle conversation. They might even respond back. Just make it clear on who you're speaking to.
Rain, don't jump out of bed and murder me for posting this without asking I'm just terriably bored and it's just a bit of harmless fun! Also, does this skin appear normal for you?
PredictionsWe all have probably tried to predict what happens next in a movie, book, video game, or anything else that has a story. Not only can predicting be fun, but it can also provide the author with good feedback. Readers predictions can help an author to know if they walk the fine line of good forshadowing which sits between the overly obvious and the too obscure.
Do you have any predictions for MOWs? Feel free to answer even if you are only on the first chapter, just remember that there may be book one spoilers in the comments. I also ask that you do not specifically tell a person if their book one prediction is correct, unless they ask for it.
I can not make any predictions as that would give away book two.
CharactersI really hope this ends up to right group.
Hello, you can call me =Evlydia or Caitlin, or really what ever you like as long as it's polite. With Rain's permission I've started a weekly discussion that will not only be fun, but hopefully provide Rain with some good feedback. We're starting off our discussion with talk about characters. Good characters are an essential part of creating a novel. They can determine the quality of the writing and dictate how well the reader relates to the story. This brings up some questions concerning Rain's novel. Warning, for those of you have not finished the whole book there may be spoilers in the commonts or below!
In The Maiden of Woodland Secrets triology:
Who are your favorite characters? Why?
Which character is most like you and why?
Who are your favorite couples or characters you wish were in a relationship together? Why?
Action vs. Character DevelopmentIt has become a reoccuring thing in young adult books to have far more action, rather than character development. Books such as these tend to sell better to teens, earning young adult an infamous name for being fast paced and underdeveloped. It also can be a challange for young adult authors to publish a book which does not have the higher ratio of action to character development. Authors find themselves changing their works of literature to suit what the publishers want out of books. This keeps young adult books stuck in it's infamous circle of infamy and publishers profit.
When reading a book, do you perfer more action than character development, even amounts, or more character development than action?
How well does Maiden of Woodland Secrets fit your desired ratio between these two things?
Are the better authors those which make a profit from fitting the publishers expectations, or are the better authors those who write from the heart and soul y
Go forth and comment!
He's also very active in submitting to the
(which you should check out if you haven't!) including this masterpiece:
I suppose that's all I have to say for now. I've been doing good lately, actually. Actually making it to my chiropractic appointments, so I've been feeling better. Still some stressful stuff going on but I've been avoiding it mostly. I need to get to editing my first book thoroughly. I also need to find a way to get my kitty more exercise. She's lazy because I'm lazy and she wants to be just like me.
I'm running some contests, as you probably know. My :icon-rose-shadow-trilogy: contest ends March 31st. But please let me know if you'd like an extension. We're still rather low on submissions. The prizes are huge.
contest ends April 25th. Please check it out if you haven't already. All you have to do is create a literature work based on visual art, or vice-versa:
Since it's been a while, I'll give you guys a small feature too. Enjoy!
Oh, and I know I'm hopelessly behind on comments, especially now. Keep leaving them. I read them all immediately and WILL respond to them in time.