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My name is Katie, and I am not a serious writer by any means. In fact, I just graduated from college with a BFA for Graphic design. I have a story that has been with me for at least those last four years of school, but it kept getting put on the back burner because of it. Now that I have the time, I would like to work on it more, pending any job that I get. I envision this story getting published some day, even if it is only a single copy for myself or a few copies for family and friends. My intention is also to design the book cover, pages, and even have illustrations within them. I also want to create a concept art book as a companion piece, and possibly a promotional website. I am a very visually expressive person, and I can picture many of the scenes in my head, so this is something that I really want to do, even if it is not necessary for the telling of the story. I already have quite a few sketches and other artworks of the characters, so it just seems like the natural progression of the project.
I'm not sure how much of this story I want to post online though. I'm mainly doing this to get some feedback and constructive criticism early on to see how I'm doing so far with the writing style, interest, development of the story and its characters, etc.
Story Update: 8/27/13
I have slightly re-worked the usage of the word "Gard," which will be more thoroughly explained in chapter 4. Because of this, the sentence in chapter 2, The area was toxic due to radiation...and place a report to the authorities, namely Damon's Gard" has been changed to The area was toxic due to radiation...and place a report to the authorities, namely Damon's GARD" to keep this chapter up to date with the consistency of the usage which will now carry through the rest of the story.
Story Update: 8/22/13
Replaced chapter one. There was a single word in the final paragraph that slipped in there by mistake. The sentence I changed read originally as: "It was the only time that Jonah, strong and courageous military man that he was, had ever broken down..." It has been changed to: "It was the only time that Jonah, the strong and courageous man that he was, had ever broken down..." The reason it has been changed is because prior to this point in time in the story, Jonah has never been involved in the military. In Chapter 3, a pretty big deal is made about him entering the military, so I think I was a bit confused when I wrote that sentence originally. I struggled for a long time trying to figure out the right way to word that sentence too, so it makes sense.
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