Corn chips, coffee, mangoes, Mary Ann, little restaurants with bad atmosphere and spicy food, the smell of old books, mountains, roller coasters, craft beer, and a certain cheap hotel on the Pacific coast of South America on the afternoon the owner's niece wore her yellow bikini and read a book in the courtyard.
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breath on her damp skin
Odd, pretty Jordan from Real Genius.
Pass, but I'll buy you a beer.
I get that sinking feeling that I won't finish it and it'll all be a waste of time. That's why I'm thinking of doing some short one off stories. I can well imagine it took that long, I've been at mine for 3 months and it's only the first part. I've not even got to any nudity yet! Do it, then. Write shorter things that you aren't so invested in. Let people see what you're capable of, and find out yourself what you're capable of. There are parts of writing that do require just sitting down, gritting your teeth, and pounding it out, but these stories... they're not Pulitzer prizewinning stuff. They're supposed to be fun to read and fun to write. Anything that undermines that is ultimately counterproductive.If anyone points out my three dangling participles, I'll... threaten them.
That is the most ludicrous thing that's been posted in this thread! That's like saying only authors should comment on other stories! You aim your work at readers not other authors ergo you give them the right to comment and give their opinion. You on the other hand, who's posted 5 chapters this month, have the right to ignore those comments and opinions. What you can't see is that it took three years to write the content I've posted here in the last month. I owe my readers another two chapters at least in one of my series and I'm afraid they're going to have to wait a while. Readers are free, of course, to comment on how the writing itself affects them, what they love or hate about my stories, and I welcome that kind of input. Criticism about the release times... not so much.I post chapters (episodes, really) as I write them because, frankly, it's fun and I need some affirmation both to know that I'm on the right track and to know that anyone cares. You say that you won't post until you're finished, and that's fine too. I hope that readers love your story and make it worth your long wait.
When people complain about long waits between chapters or stories I check their profiles to see if they are authors themselves. The right to complain about story frequency is earned by contributing stories to the community. My hunch is that once a writer goes through the 10-15 hour process of actually writing a story and posting it, that writer will be much less keen to criticize anyone else's pace.
I think it would be cool on the "My Stories" page to have statistics for views, comments, and score for each story.
I hadn't heard of mood boards before- what a great idea! Thanks.
I have trouble remembering the names of minor characters (and occasionally I'll flip major characters' names around at the beginning of a story). One time I published a story with a character's name spelled three different ways. Embarrassing.
When you're creating characters for your stories, do you find photos to represent those characters? Where do you find your photos? I use references, especially for my female characters and I usually find them either on modelmayhem.com or gettyimages.com. Both sites will allow you to be very specific about the look of a model (i.e. 24 year old female, shoulder length black hair, blue eyes, tanned)
Nathan sat in a booth across from Emily in the warm dimness of a local pub and smiled at her. She scowled back. "If you were expecting to fuck me tonight, you can forget it." She was wearing a black leather jacket over a red and white striped tank top and frayed denim shorts. The jacket had slipped off her right shoulder. She left it that way. "What I expect," he said, his smile only fading...
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Rebecca sat cross legged on the couch with Jason's laptop in front of her, typing their daily report. She felt small in his clothes, and the sleeves fell over her hands. Jason sat next to her, concentrating on sewing the button back on her grey dress. Hunched over the cloth, with an endearingly earnest air, and she saw that he had some skill. He had matched the thread to the other...
Added 07 Jan 2014 | Category First Time
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The email from Professor Denton was waiting for Jason when he woke up the next morning. Jason, Your report from last night was very complete and Professor Suarez and I are pleased with the results. We realize now that we should have let you know that the kinds of exercises we are asking you to complete could result in sexual attraction. While we believe that the kinds of...
Added 04 Jan 2014 | Category First Time
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This is a continuation of the story that began with Amnesty Program. ---- Jason had forgotten how long it takes jeans to dry. Emily had burst in, just as Rebecca had predicted, her freckled face flushed from running and her wavy red hair windblown. She had been disappointed to find Jason and Rebecca calmly huddled over Jason's laptop, apparently working on a project. Jason was...
Added 03 Jan 2014 | Category First Time
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Professor Sandra Suarez opened a file folder and put her elbows on her desk. "Your academic record is exceptional, Rebecca. You're a good candidate for the Amnesty program. You understand that this is an experiment, correct?" Rebecca shifted in her seat across from Professor Suarez. She had kept her backpack on her lap, and she found it awkward, but she thought it would be awkward to put it...
Added 02 Jan 2014 | Category First Time
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Steve's alarm went off at 7:00 on Saturday. It was unusual for him to get up earlier than 9:00 on the weekend, but he had signed up to teach English to immigrants at the library once a month and today was his first day. He rolled out of bed, checked his email. Nothing yet. A shower and breakfast and he was on the road. Thirty minutes later and he was helping a group of three elderly...
Added 27 Dec 2013 | Category Exhibitionism
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Dieter was at the gym at 7:00 a.m. on Friday working out hard. The week had been a hard one. He wasn't a spectator type and it had been frustrating to sit on the sidelines. The weights he was lifting hurt, but he enjoyed the feeling of the strength in his muscles, the competence of his body when faced with the simple physical challenge. Friday watched him from a stationary bike across the...
Added 23 Dec 2013 | Category Exhibitionism
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The daily email came in the middle of the afternoon. Hello boys, It's not every day I feel like I need to wash my hands as much as Lady Macbeth. Wednesday's naughty little prank last night has earned her Jill Kill status for the rest of the week. It's going to be a very long couple of days for her. Sorry our little letter is coming to you so late in the day. We had been hoping to keep...
Added 20 Dec 2013 | Category Exhibitionism
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This is a continuing story that begins with "Darkroom - Monday." ---- Steve arrived at the mall about half an hour after it opened. Monday hadn't told him what time to be there, and he didn't feel like waiting. She had said she was going to break the rules, and he fervently hoped she wanted to break them thoroughly. He was skipping his physics class for this meeting. The massage kiosk...
Added 18 Dec 2013 | Category Exhibitionism
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The email didn't come in until one o'clock, but the guys had been taking turns monitoring their inboxes, so they all went running for their computers when Justin yelled. This one was like the last one, addressed to all five of them by name. Hi Anthony, Steve, Gabe, Dieter, and Justin, Well boys, we think last night was a smashing success, even though it went quite a bit beyond...
Added 17 Dec 2013 | Category Exhibitionism
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