Topic How long does it take you to write a story?
15 Jan 2012 19:03
It depends on how strong the inspiration is. If the inspiration is strong, the words come pretty quickly and I just have to formulate them and edit the story. My more recent stories haven't taken more than a few hours to write.
I'm expecting inspiration to strike tomorrow ;)
04 Jan 2012 17:08
I don't feel intimidated at all. I love to see what people think of what I submitted. I give them a piece of my one-track world LOL.
Topic Lush V2
26 Oct 2011 17:10
Welcome Back Lush!
(I can breathe again!!)
Topic Happy Birthday Nicola
14 Jul 2011 17:15
Happy Birthday Nicola!!!
Thank you for such a wonderful site!
Enjoy your special day!
Topic Caption the Kitteh
29 Jun 2011 18:15
"I told you to put the air conditioning on! See what you made me do!"
Topic Police State Much?
18 Jun 2011 13:25
I think we can agree that there are corrupt, incompetent people in any profession. Speaking only for myself, I am pro-cop. I have been pulled over by the police- as my husband has and found the officers to be nothing short of polite and professional. I've never had a problem with those in authority.
I feel safe wearing a cross or other religious icon and I don't feel as if my rights are imposed upon or threatened. I'm not saying abuses don't and can't happen, I'm stating that by my personal experience, I've never felt intimidated or threatened by law enforcement.
I live in the USA.
Topic vancouver 2011 riot
17 Jun 2011 19:13
I truly hope the police are able to identify those that are on camera. Bring them in, make them talk, get the rest.
Topic Lush at work?
08 Jun 2011 03:25
Thank goodness for mobile devices!
22 May 2011 18:08
It would be super difficult to write using someone else's characters. When an author imagines characters, they imagine things about that character they aren't explicitly going to state in the story. That person comes to life in their head as full fledged person. I have no idea about the character Rachel from any other stand point of just reading your story and hearing your limited (that's a relative term, in this case relative to actually having thought of the character myself) description.
Anyone who asks to use a character, would only really be using the name, and the association others held with the name. The new author would be completely redoing an entire character. So much to the point that it wouldn't even be the same character.
This is why novels that are translated from books are always better if the author has some sort of creative participation, they are able to give the casting directors insights into what they imagined the character to be outside of what was written.
Doll's post intrigued me.=D
Exactly, I never wanted my stories embellished. I know how I see my characters and I'm quite possessive of them- if there is such a thing as being possessive about a fictional character.