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[identity profile] rosiphelee.livejournal.com
*swipes at the overhanging cobwebs* Well, this place has been a little quiet lately, hasn't it? Some of us have vanished, into other passions or other corners of the internet, some of us have retreated into those little writerly rooms of our own, and others can't seem to write at all. The time we have to write in and the ways we write have changed. Some of us are professionals, some of us happy amateurs, some of us keep staggering back and forth between the two conditions. We're no longer just writing, but also out there proof-reading and editing.

That said, I'm missing the creative energy we had bouncing around here three or four years ago. There are good reasons why we're not sharing much writing with each other any more, from professional concerns to the sheer lack of time most of us have for reading and commenting (damn, being a grown up sucks sometimes ~_^). However, there seems to be a glum silence falling over at least my friends' list, and I know I'm far from the only one suffering from an ever-worsening case of writer's block. There's a lot we can do to help each other as a community of writers without sharing huge chunks of epic.

So, this is my idea... )

So, anyone want to play? Thoughts and ideas welcome. In the meantime, have some Tolkien, from 'On Fairy Stories':

The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as swords. In that realm a man may, perhaps, count himself fortunate to have wandered, but its very richness and strangeness tie the tongue of a traveller who would report them. And while he is there it is dangerous for him to ask too many questions, lest the gates should be shut and the keys be lost.
ext_109654: (Talechasing)
[identity profile] rosiphelee.livejournal.com
Here we go! Last time we got to a total of 164 drabbles ^_^ The previous round is here if anyone wants a refresher on what these things look like.

How it works... )

Opening prompts:

The richest city in the world will burn for you,
Lie on its side and cry into the sand for you
- Christopher Logue, War Music


Letting the cat out of the bag
ext_109654: (Tea)
[identity profile] rosiphelee.livejournal.com
A lot of us have now had a go at the 25 Moods Challenge. This is a post to discuss how people approached the task and to share anything interesting that came out of the exercise.

Discuss anything you want about the challenge, but here's some ideas to get you started:

Why did you choose the character/s you did?
Which moods were hardest and why?
Which were easiest?
Did you stick to the same POV for all moods? Same era?
Did it help you understand the character/s any better?
ext_109654: (Niko)
[identity profile] rosiphelee.livejournal.com
Quick heads up, folks, though I don't think any of us are likely to be caught up in this.

PSA: Journal deletions )

Right, back to creating mayhem now.
ext_109654: (Muse)
[identity profile] rosiphelee.livejournal.com
Anyone want to play at chain-drabbles?

Works like this:

1. I'll post a starting prompt at the end of this entry.

2. Anyone can respond to this prompt by commenting and including in their comment the drabble and a new prompt


Hundred words of dazzling fiction here.

New prompt = lemons

3. Anyone else can then reply to that comment with an answering drabble and another prompt.

4. So, you can't post a prompt without writing a drabble

4a ...and you can't write a drabble without including a new prompt.

5. You can answer any prompt, including your own, even if someone else has answered it already.

6. Prompts can be anything - single words, quotes. pictures, whatever but must be general enough that anyone can answer them.

7. There are no timelimits. Feel free to keep this going indefinitely.

Any questions?

Your first prompt is:

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

I do not think that they will sing to me.
- T. S. Eliot

18 August: As this is now folded up into multiple comment threads, a couple of folks have suggested we label the drabbles to make it easier to find them. [livejournal.com profile] shanra has a nice format, so if you want to copy her and use comment headings, try this:

Prompt being answered /\ New Prompt

Cheers ^_^

[livejournal.com profile] ladylight's list of prompts can be found here. Comment there to let her know any new prompts.
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[identity profile] rosiphelee.livejournal.com
I think most of you have seen most of these but just to round up my scribblings of the last few weeks (two Elfy tickets! Two! What is the world coming to?)

Such A Sleep - the Arthurian thingy. The last moments of Cei, Gwalchami, Lancelot and Bedwyr.
Wallflower and Juniper 1 - NIMBUS! There is more here than was previously up on LJ but it's not finished yet.
Halcyon - Brandi's birthday poem, finally up on Elfy.


Chapters 10 and 11 of Wind's Road. All the chapters are now tagged and if you scroll down my Recent Entries page to the links box there's a nice link which will bring up all the tagged pages. I've done the same for all the Atlantean ibbits on LJ.

Chimaera 2
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[identity profile] rosiphelee.livejournal.com
As my ability to finish anything seems to have vanished I just challenged myself to write against the clock. The result is Chimaera, a scene set in Atlantis, quite possibly the first in a sequence.

Tiger and Ocelot are working undercover, investigating a series of murders. In a party at the British embassy Ocelot discovers their first lead...

ext_109654: (Dhara)
[identity profile] rosiphelee.livejournal.com
Yes, I have finally finished another chapter of The Wind's Road.

*keels over from shock*

It's here. This is the first chapter I've put up under the new filter so if you're expecting to see it and you can't please let me know. I think I've added everyone who asked.
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[identity profile] rosiphelee.livejournal.com
I've had a little update to my Wyvern's page (the first since June). The only completely new thing is Pimpernel which is a little snippet from the Light a Match... period, introducing one of the League team of that era.

I've also put up Ardent and The Darkening Stars which have previously appeared on my LiveJournal and reformatted Sparrow to fix the awful width.


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