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Nov. 27th, 2008 | 09:47 am
posted by: lynnejamneck in __fantasynovel

Hey everyone,

I'm new here and just wanted to say hullo. I keep notes of whatever it is I'm up to in various places - see the links below.

If you're so inclined, I am currently researching Joan of Arc for the fantasy/sf/spec book I'm writing, and there is a poll at my Word Press blog
where you can cast your vote for your favourite onscreen Joan.

I look forward to reading more from you all!

Strickland Diaries (Word Press)

Lynne's Blog (Blogger)

Strickland Diaries (Blogger)

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Stuart Hill reveals plans for next book - a historical fantasy

Nov. 23rd, 2008 | 01:16 pm
posted by: gpr_ffn in __fantasynovel

I don't know how relevant this is to everybody so I'll delete this post if it's not nessecery, but Stuart Hill - The aurthor of the icemark chronicles - is planning a fantasy book based on the Arthurian legend, where he's decided to write Arthur and Merlin as the "bad" guys. Met him again on Wednesday, lol. Signed my third book as well! Leave a comment if you want to know more or have any questions.

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Have a taste of Blood and Mint Chocolates - now available!

Nov. 13th, 2008 | 12:41 pm
posted by: adriannebrennan in __fantasynovel

Freya’s Bower has released my novella within the Dark Moon series, Blood and Mint Chocolates!

You can learn more about this book and/or purchase it here.

You can also read reviews of this novella here: http://www.adriannebrennan.com/reviews.html

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Love & Magic,

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Nov. 10th, 2008 | 04:17 pm
posted by: gpr_ffn in __fantasynovel

I'm delurking, not been here long though.

Name: Georgina
Age: 14
Favorite fantasy author: Stuart Hill, I met him and he signed my copy, really nice guy!
Favorite fantasy novel: The cry of the Icemark and many, many more
Favorite fantasy creature: Fairies (used to live next to the "Fairy Glen" in Lancaster)
...and share a random something: I've been writing since I was four, and fantasy is something I like to experiment with. Currantly trying to write a novel called "Merlin's Legacy" although the title may change, and when I say I'm writing a novel - you can be sure I'll never finish it.

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Nov. 3rd, 2008 | 11:44 am
feeling: sicksick
posted by: antistrophe in __fantasynovel

Favorite fantasy author: This is tough, I have many depending on my mood. Martin Millar, Neil Gaiman, Charles de Lint. I recently discovered Holly Black (took me long enough) and Cassandra Clare and got hooked. This list can go on...
Favorite fantasy novel: The Good Faeries of New York by Martin Millar.
Favorite fantasy creature: Tree Sprites or Gnomes.
...and share a random something: I'm a Canadian currently working on starting a Fantasy and Graphic Novel Publishing Company based out of Toronto. I'm in the process of being certified in Book Publishing and write fantasy on the side.

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Nov. 3rd, 2008 | 10:20 am
location: my dorm
feeling: bouncybouncy
posted by: amaranth_song in __fantasynovel

Hello all,
I'm new, so I thought I'd introduce myself.

Name: Frost
Age: 19
favorite fantasy author: Jane Lindskold, Anne Rice, and do Poe and Lovecraft count?
favorite fantasy novel: If I have to chose just one, probably Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan.  I'm not sure why I like it so much, but I've read it about eight times.
favorite fantasy creature: Probably any sort of shapeshifter.
...and share a random something: I create all of the races (aside from human) and most of the [fantasy] creatures I use in my work, which is why I don't have a favourite among the already established.

So that's a little about me.  I'm relatively new to this.  I've only been writing for about eight years, so I'm still learning.  Of course, we're all still learning no matter how long we've been doing this.
Blessed be,

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Editing Dread

Oct. 9th, 2008 | 03:52 pm
feeling: blankblank
posted by: awriter12 in __fantasynovel

 Oh how I dread editing, in my eyes it is such a time consuming part when you're all excited about having you're story finished. But alas it is an essential thing.

So if you have not guess by that pretty little sentence there, that I am in the editing stage, for my story that I'm planning on sending out to agents and hopefully getting one but who knows. Anyways does anyone have any tips on editing? Like what to you look for first when you edit? What are you're editing strategies.

See I'm going through this little thing I call Editing dread, and it is much like writers block, in some ways. So I could really use advise and strategies to editing. thanks x

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Terry Pratchett on Alzheimers

Oct. 8th, 2008 | 01:24 am
posted by: comrade_cat in __fantasynovel

Terry Pratchett on Alzheimers


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Blood of the Dark Moon dark fantasy/vampire booksigning @ Mass Morgue 2008 Oct 26th!

Sep. 30th, 2008 | 02:45 pm
posted by: adriannebrennan in __fantasynovel

I will be having my next booksigning event for Blood of the Dark Moon, the first dark fantasy/vampire/paranormal erotic romance book in the Dark Moon series at Mass Morgue 2008 on Oct 26th at 7:30pm.

Out-of-print copies of my book which my original publisher had sent me exist in limited quantities, so if you're local to Cambridge, MA or have a chance at being there be sure to stop by!

If you enjoy dark fantasy, supernatural romance, vampires, and vampire erotica as well as books with pagan, occult, magick, and BDSM themes, you may be interested in reading Blood of the Dark Moon. More information about the book is here: http://www.adriannebrennan.com/botdm.html

You can learn more about the event and its bands and vendors here: http://adriannebrennan.com/mass_morgue_2008.html

Flyer is below the LJ cut:

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New Member....ME!

Sep. 30th, 2008 | 03:18 pm
feeling: curiouscurious
posted by: awriter12 in __fantasynovel

Name:  Ashley

Age:  mid-late teens (thats all you're getting sorry -_-)

favorite fantasy author:    I've got a few ^_^ J.K.Rowling, Christopher Paolini, Stephenie Meyer, Melissa Marr, C.S.Lewis, I have more but those are off the top of my head.

favorite fantasy novel:    Dude this is like way too hard to answer I got so many...Flight of the dragon Kyn, Twilight Saga, Inheritance sequence, Harry Potter series, Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Wicked Lovely, many others as well, again these are off the top of my head.
favorite fantasy creature: Dragons oh wait no Gryphons( or is it griffons?). Umm thats wrong again, Dragons are my most favourite followed closely by Griffons(Gryphons)   

...and share a random something: My mom read Harry Potter to me when I was young, then Lion the witch and the wardrobe, and since a very young age I have been hooked on fantasy, and at a young age I decided to become a writer and I've stuck with that all my life.

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New member!

Sep. 29th, 2008 | 02:06 am
feeling: curiouscurious
posted by: vickie_toria in __fantasynovel

Name:  Vicky

Age:   22

favorite fantasy author:    I don't have just one! I like loads of authors but the ones that I can think of at the moment, off the top of my head, would be: JRR Tolkien, George RR Martin, C S Lewis and Robin Hobb.

favorite fantasy novel:     The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

favorite fantasy creature:     Dragons.

...and share a random something:  

My mum used to read the Narnia books to me as bedtime stories when I was little. So I have liked fantasy almost all my life and have one of the coolest mums on the planet!

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New (ish) Member and an Offering

Sep. 25th, 2008 | 02:20 pm
posted by: ashari in __fantasynovel

Name: Ashari (Kelsey)
Age: 20
Favorite Fantasy Author: J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, Philip Pullman (!!), Stephanie Meyer
Favorite Fantasy Novel: *wince* Do I HAVE to choose ONE? I'd say it's a toss-up between The Lord of the Rings (Return of the King being my favorite of the three volumes), the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (Fires of Heaven being my favorite one of THOSE) and the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman (I like ALL of those).
Favorite Fantasy Creature: the Hobbits of Lord of the Rings and the Fae from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
...and share a random something: Random? Well sometimes my thoughts randomly come out as French or Japanese, even though I'm not fluent in either language; is it any wonder that I'm obsessed with made-up languages? XD

I actually joined this community several years ago but haven't actually POSTED anything...so I figured I'd re-submit my "HERE I AM NEW MEMBER LULZ" application just to let you all know that I'm alive. XD;

I've spent the last few years obessing over fanfiction, but I just recently created my OWN ORIGINAL WORLD and have been writing within it. Eventually it's going to become a novel, but for now I'm just in the "brainstorming and drabbles" stage. XD; Now the whole ORIGINAL thing shouldn't be SUCH a big deal, but it is for me, seeing as most of my writing recently has consisted of fanfiction and roleplay. >.> *shame*

Per my own tradition, I insist that present a "New Member Offering" to you; I never join a new LJ community empty-handed. *nod* I've devised a couple of things for this original world, my world of Aerdus, including a System by which Magic is governed. It can be found on my deviantART page.

Affinity Magic (subject to editing at any time)

I could ramble on and on about Aerdus, and ask for feedback, etc., but for right now I'll leave ya'll with that to ponder and comment as you see fit. :3


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Sep. 25th, 2008 | 12:11 pm
posted by: daslimpet in __fantasynovel

I seem to have ruffled some feathers since I got here yesterday and I'd like to offer an apology and explanation to the community.

I'm sorry if I was a jerk to you in the past 24 hours over comments. I came to this community because I only know one other person who writes fantasy (or rather, writes at all) and I was hoping to extend my contacts and join a haven where people don't just think I'm weird for my ideas.

Two things I have to stand by that have come up in the comments, these are non-debatable:
1) I have difficulty writing from the point of view of women because I don't understand how they tick. As much as some of you find this baffling or immature or idiotic, that doesn't change a thing. I have not obstinately found woman to be the root of all evil blah blah blah, it's just the way I am, especially after having spent a year in Japan where it really is like two different planets over there. I just find it difficult and never once said that I don't try.
2) I believe in the rule of write what you know, so I try to write accordingly. This is a personal belief, one I follow carefully.

These are personal things. Other people are in no way obligated to believe in them. If I made it sound otherwise, I apologize.

I also apologize if I came off sexist??? I realized later that that might have been part of the problem. I am not actually sexist; I treat everybody just the same.

Again, I am sorry. I truly hope to have good relations with this community in the future.

I just wanted to make some friends :(

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call for submissions

Sep. 25th, 2008 | 11:00 am
posted by: comrade_cat in __fantasynovel

Call for Submissions from Chroma, the UK's premier queer arts journal:

The "Utopia" Issue

From Margaret Cavendish's "blazing world" in the seventeenth century to Time Agent Captain Jack Harkness in the fifty-first, the places and people of speculative fiction have given writers and artists an opportunity to speculate about new forms of gender and sexuality -- going beyond queer, pansexuality and transsexualities to imagine the identities and desires of humanoid, post-human and non-human lifeforms. While the culture of mainstream SF, fantasy and comics has often been hostile to women, queer people and people of colour, brilliant science fiction writers since the 60s have aroused, mirrored and incited feminist and queer social revolutions and artistic development -- think of Joanna Russ' The Female Man, Star Trek slash fiction, Samuel Delany's polymorphous postmodern fictions or Kate Bornstein's cyberpunk erotica.

Stories, poems, comics, drawings, photographs, scientific diagrams -- if it could fit into a journal, we want to see it.

See more at:

Please forward widely.

Contact Guest Editor Sophie Mayer on sophie@chromajournal.co.uk


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Sep. 24th, 2008 | 01:45 pm
posted by: baltimoreandme in __fantasynovel

alankria brought up a point in the last post that I think is worth discussing.

For those of you who write fantasy, how have you dealt with gender in your invented worlds? Are your fantasy creatures gendered? Do aspects of your invented worlds address questions of gender, or gender roles/expectations/conventions? Are there bisexual wizards or butch sorceresses? If you've struggled to write male characters, or female characters, what specifically gave you difficulty - and what did you do about it?

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Sep. 24th, 2008 | 12:14 am
posted by: daslimpet in __fantasynovel

Name: Ken
Age: 21
favorite fantasy author: right now I have three: Robin Hobb, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Naomi Novik
favorite fantasy novel: I'm real hung up on Tigana at the moment by Guy Gavriel Kay
favorite fantasy creature: DRAGONS LAWL
...and share a random something: I write a lot of political fantasy and I study politics at school, which helps a LOT, and also I have problems using girls as main or even serious side characters because I just have NO IDEA what they are thinking, ever haha. I also spent a year in Japan recently and visited a handful of other countries, so I try to use the cultures I've experienced in my work.

To be honest, I'm mostly here to stalk this community so you can probably expect to see me all over your comments but never post anything haha.

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New member *waves*

Sep. 21st, 2008 | 07:27 pm
posted by: double_o_sayid in __fantasynovel

Name: Lucy
Age: 21
Favorite fantasy author: That is a majorly tough choice. Right now, my top favorite is probably Patrick Rothfuss.
Favorite fantasy novel: Wicked, by Gregory McGuire, The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss, The Hobbit, by Tolkien
Favorite fantasy creature: I don't really have a favorite, actually. They're all pretty freakin' awesome. XD
...and share a random something: I've got two novel projects in the works right now, both in the fantasy genre and set in the same world.


And also, I have a question. For those of you creating different languages for your different worlds, what's your process? Do you take bits from real languages (English, Spanish, Russian, etc), or do you create it from scratch? I've got several different countries in my fantasy world, but I'm having trouble constructing languages.

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new community

Sep. 21st, 2008 | 03:51 pm
posted by: secret_vice in __fantasynovel

Hi I've just started a new revisionist readers/ writers community on LJ. The community can be found at the following address: http://community.livejournal.com/rwriters/.

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I hope I haven't

Sep. 1st, 2008 | 03:52 pm
feeling: curiouscurious
posted by: gretagarbled in __fantasynovel

arrived on the tail end of all the Breaking Dawn discussion, but what did you think in general? I just posted an entry going on about what I thought; click on the link and comment it with your own opinions or send me a link to your rants.


Love to you all,

authoress girl

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My first published work.

Aug. 19th, 2008 | 05:51 pm
posted by: morgan_craft in __fantasynovel

I'm very pleased to announce that my first professional novel has just been published . A brief synopsis:

For fifteen years, the young prince Morgan Craft was raised among royalty in the angelic kingdom of Moralvia. But a terrible act of betrayal thrusts him into an unfamiliar world where he encounters a group of rebellious citizens bent upon usurping his family’s legacy. Soon, Morgan is made aware of an ancient legend that tells of an angel possessed of divine powers strong enough to reshape the kingdom and bring their creator back to the world. The young prince is forced to make a choice about his own future, which may decide the fate of all angelkind…

Check out the cover art at the Barnes & Noble website, if you're interested:

I'm a new author, so I'm still trying to build up a strong readership. If you're interested, please order a copy. I would appreciate it more than you know. Thanks all! :)

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new member

Aug. 8th, 2008 | 09:51 am
posted by: midnightblooms in __fantasynovel

Name: midnightblooms (business manager by day, writer by night, mom 24/7)

Age: 31

favorite fantasy author: (I have to pick one?!) JRR Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Terry Pratchett, CS Lewis, JK Rowling, Eoin Colfer, George RR Martin, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, and AA Milne

favorite fantasy novel: The Hobbit and Witches Abroad

favorite fantasy creature: the Werecat from C. Paolini's novels, and the phoenix

...and share a random something: I like faerie tales. Not the fluffy-bunny "disneyfied" and "barbieized" ones, but the gruesome, gritty originals. My favorites are "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Frog Prince." I am working on my first book, an epic fantasy.

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