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|Wednesday, October 1st, 2014|
Hi everyone! I have just published my first novel on amazon so am shamelessly trying to raise some awareness! The prologue is free on my LJ page. If anyone was to take a look and feel interested I would be happy to send them a free copy in return for a review on amazon. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shadowbound-Will-o---Wisp-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00
Allesha remembered when dying was the worst of her problems. Just six months ago, she had come to terms with the fact that she would be fortunate to reach twenty seven, and the bitterness of it had threatened to consume her. That was before. Now that her eyes were opened those same predictions took on a mocking hue, because the doctors had it wrong; her disease might still advance, creeping through her bones with painful malice but that hardly mattered. It would not be that which killed her. (continued on LJ)http://lstout.livejournal.com/933.html
|Wednesday, August 28th, 2013|
|Saturday, August 10th, 2013|
I don't want to spam, so I guess click on my journal if you want to see anything I mention.
Hi, I write fantasy as Iscah and nonfiction as Kay Iscah, as well as do art and design work...oh and songwriting, though I'm not as active in that. To keep me from going mad with social network overload, I decided to only have one catch all creative blog on LJ.
But fantasy is my first love. I put a fantasy novella out on Kindle at the end of May called Before the Fairytale: The Girl With No Name (about a shapeshifter, not the girl raised by monkeys), and I have a novel coming out before the end of this year called Seventh Night, which is a bit like The Princess Bride but with unicorns and two female leads instead of one. I also have some short stories up on Fictionpress which I may repost here soon.
I'm a nerd for all seasons. I have fairly diverse taste, but I prefer cleaner fantasy and am a bit of a quality snob. Not that it needs to be sterile, but I don't like sex and violence for the sake of sex and violence.
I have over 70 books on my to-be-read pile, so if I don't seem over excited about reading suggestions it's because I need to get through those and make some space on my shelves before I add any to the pile. Reading "The Enchanted Castle" now.
Before the Fairytale: The Girl With No Name is the first in a set of four stories, and I'm posting the second story in the set Horse Feathers as a weekly serial on Fictionpress. While I may repost some of my short stories here, I probably need to keep the serial in one place for ease of editing. I edit before I post, but since it's a weekly serial, the occasional typo slips through. It's much easier to edit one file than try to hunt it down in a blog community for repair.
I think that's long winded enough. Hello, everyone, carry on. Current Mood: curious
|Monday, November 12th, 2012|
I've posted a previous version of this before, but it's been awhile. So I've edited heavily, and I'm finally happy with this bit, I think. So posting in hopes of some constructive criticism.
Warnings: torture, rape, language
Summary: A simple mission goes very wrong.( Here we go againCollapse )
|Sunday, October 28th, 2012|
Trapped in the Middle
Previously: Cloy was on his way home from work one night when he witnessed an extraordinary girl get run over by a van. Instead of waiting for an ambulance, he picked her mangled body up and carried her home. Unable to understand his strange actions himself, what will he do with the fatally wounded girl? Previous chapters HERE
.( CHAPTER 2 MIRACLE OR MIRAGE?Collapse )
|Monday, October 15th, 2012|
Trapped in the Middle
Romance, drama, humor, supernatural...Summary:
Depressed and disillusioned with the world, Cloy prefers his solitude. One day on his way home from work he rescues a strange girl who turns out to be a goddess. She rewards him with the gift of healing, but a special ability like that doesn't go unnoticed. It won't take long until a professor bent on proving her paranormal theories and other less benevolent gods get interested in the new favorite. It seems that they all have an agenda of their own... and what's that about the Titans?( 1 THE GIRL AND THE VANCollapse )
Liked it? Let me know what you thought or follow me
|Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012|
This is my first crack at writing a really long original story instead of just some scribbles. I'd love to hear your thoughts!Title:
Trapped in the MiddleChapters:
None yet, this is a teaser.Genre:
Romance, drama, humor, supernatural...Warnings:
None really. Might be later on.Summary:
One day on his way home from work Cloy rescues a strange girl, who turns out to be a god of light, an angel. She wants to reward his kindness with the gift of healing but warns him that no one should ever learn about his new ability. It won't take long until other, less benevolent gods learn about this new favorite in the human realm. Also a professor bent on proving the existence of divine beings starts to get interested in him after a small incident in a café.( It was terrifying. I saw it all happen.Collapse )
If you liked this little teaser please friend my writing journal crystales_dm
and you'll see the chapters as they come out!
|Sunday, January 15th, 2012|
A young man's journey to his life which he can't
Hello people. I just started this to know if I'm making sense. I'm kind of unusual and I don't really know why. I want to know what you think about anything I'm telling you cause I'm such a confused being.
Please read my post, and help me change my life.This is it. Current Mood: lonely
|Monday, January 2nd, 2012|
#WIP500 Day 1
The first 500 words in this year's attempt at 500 words a day on any WIP. These were added to the vampire novel which, through this effort, will hopefully be finished this year. ( #WIP500 Day 1Collapse ) Current Mood: busy
|Monday, November 22nd, 2010|
Just a little holiday reminder
I try to make this reminder around the holidays. Most of the writers on here are either published or hope to be published. What better way to boost the economy, help your own writing, and make life easier for your friends and family than by asking for a magazine subscription or two?
Small presses can really use your support. As some of you know, Realms of Fantasy closed down not too long ago because it could not afford to stay open. Damnation books has bought the magazine but I fear its fate will be the same if it does not get more subscribers. I'm sure there are plenty more magazines out there suffering the same fate (paper and online).
So, whether you write genre fiction or literary fiction or mainstream fiction, ask for a subscription. If a magazine is free online, it probably could use financial support and memberships usually have perks. Remember, without markets, where will we sell our work?
Also, if you know someone who likes to read short fiction, consider gifting a subscription. Now that is a gift that gives all year round!
|Monday, October 25th, 2010|
Five Short Stories on Japan's Robot Future
I've written a suite of five science fiction stories for my creative honours at the University of Technology Sydney
-- its the first online creative honours project to be submitted at UTS, and I'd love to invite you to be a part of it.
The stories explore the experiences of five different kinds of robots
in aged care, childcare, information service, the sex industry and traditional robots.All the five stories are blogs (five or six short posts each), accessible from the main page here: http://cargocollective.com/humanrobotrelations
To get to the stories from the main page, click one of the five robots, then follow the link on the blurb page (Click "See My Story
" at the bottom of each blurb).
I only have another two weeks before I submit, so it would be great if you guys could read these and leave some comments
in the blogs!
The idea was that the readers would be able to interact directly with the characters.
Thanks guys! Hope to see your comments and contributions!
|Sunday, October 24th, 2010|
Writers Group, Eugene Oregon?
I'm hoping to start/join a fantasy and science fiction writers critique group in Eugene, Oregon for meetups every two or three weeks. I have one lead so far, but nothing has panned out. I usually find a group of three of four regulars is perfect. I'm aware of the Wordos but would like to be in a group that lacks their strong emphasis on traditional publishing.
If you're potentially interested in such a group or have a friend who might be, or if you're in such a group and could use a new member, please let me know! Thanks!
|Sunday, October 3rd, 2010|
A Frequent Traveller's Guide to Jovan
Title: A Frequent Traveller's Guide to Jovan
// (AFTG) to-jovan.net
Length: ongoing serial
Genre: Fantasy, adventure, political drama
The story of two royal brothers. Valentin is 34, a politician and diplomat with a fondness for fortified wine and a dark secret which led the brothers to be exiled to opposite corners of the empire for seventeen years. Cassius is 31, and a sometime commander of the Imperial Army: far too willing to follow Valentin's lead, and with a decided preference for the company of men. When their elder brother the Emperor dies suddenly, his daughter, the young Empress, recalls her uncles to the capital, but discovers that they are more useful (and less trouble) at large, where they face traitors, tyrants, bandits, femmes fatale and perhaps gain absolution for the crime that they committed seventeen years ago.All stories
@ sennalily( Table of Contents )
|Wednesday, July 28th, 2010|
Thought y'all might get some amusement out of this.
|Friday, May 28th, 2010|
|Friday, March 26th, 2010|
Need Some Feedback
So, I've go this vampire story in my head, but I just can't seem to get it out properly.
I have two versions, half-written.
Would anybody mind taking a look at them and see if either A)they're any good and worth continuing and/or B)which one you might like more.
The first version is here.
It's in first-person narrative and a very rough draft. There's a tentative beginning and ending written out. I found it difficult narrating in the perspective of a character who's very different from me. I kept losing his voice, so to speak.
The second version is here.
It's in third-person, but I found it difficult as well. I lost interest in this one even sooner.
|Sunday, February 7th, 2010|
Website Updated Again
I (finally!) updated my website. Sorry I was lax on this, no excuse. Mea culpa.
But I've got lots of new stuff on there, new links for writers, some new editorials, and a brand new sample story "Sailing Through Changpi" which was first published by Continuum SF
in 2004. Hope you like it! :)Updated Website
|Tuesday, January 12th, 2010|
|Monday, January 11th, 2010|
Hold Your Breath
. A short story about a young nurse meeting the spectre of Death.
|Saturday, December 26th, 2009|
T ('adult themes')Summary:
Rebirth. Was that the reason for always feeling out of place? That she used to be a ruthless vampire who fell in love with a werewolf, only to have their respective families kill them? Only one way to find out: hunt down the people who killed them.Link: http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2610218/1/Renastere
I would really appreciate it if someone would give me some constructive criticism. I am not very sure what's wrong exactly... But I spent a lot of time on it and I would like to hear some opinions. Thank you! :)