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I'm sorry for not updating T-T, I'm trying to get it done but stuff keeps getting in the way, and I'm having trouble trying to get back into the story and pick up where I left off after stopping for so long. I'll get it up as soon as I can.
So I'm extremely new to fictionpress and haven't had the chance to checkout very many stories that are published here. If any of you want to make some recommendations, that'd be great. I hope to be writer someday so I'm using this as practice to see what other people think of my writing and because I haven't written a story from beginning to end before (if you want me to finish you are going to have to nag me).
About me: I'm female still in highschool. I love to write and I'm good at it (at least thats what my teachers tell me). I also love to read. Some of my favorite authors are Clive Barker, Jonathan Stroud, J K Rowling, and Cornellia Funke. I live in California (no, not in Hollywood, more towards Sacramento) and while I'm here I'm only going to do one story at a time so no new material from me until Millimeia is finished. (7/8/08 that uh, didn't happen since you can clearly see that I started a new story)
Hobbies an Interests: reading, writing(duh), shooting hoops, listening to music, watching TV, drawing (if I am ever able to draw a picture of Millie I will use it as my avatar) and sleeping(aka doing nothing, it's so much fun).
I'm also a huge classic Nick fan, if you are to then check out this video on utube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa9pD4NfU9g and copy and paste the link into your profile to help support this guy and his efforts. GO CLASSIC NICK!
My claim to fame: I go to the same high-school that Starwars creator Gearge Lucas went to (thats right all you Starwars fans envy me!)
My name: Savannah
B-day: August 20th
About Millimeia: I have know clue where I get my ideas from, but I do do get inspired from other books, TV shows, movies, and so on. This particular story I started to write last summer when I was supposed to be doing my summer work for school (yes, when you are in the smart classes like me they give homework during the holidays, all holidays).
Millie's name, came from another story idea I had a long time ago. I ended up hating the story but loving the name, so in short I came up with this entire story just so I could use that name. I do love this story of course, especially all the mystery surrounding our main character, I know I didn't say much in the summery but I promise all will be explained (if you nag me, you have to nag me. I mean just look at the name I chose)
I am working on Ch2. As far as how long this story is going to be, I'm not sure. I do have a plot line in mind so I'm not just making it up as I go along. (sometimes I wonder if some writers will do that). Thanks to those of you who read, review, and even favorite this story. I really appreciate it. :)
About Through the Looking Glass, But Nowhere Near Wonderland: the idea just came to me and begged to be written. I'm not sure how often updates can come so it could be a while. This story is pretty flexible so feel free to give me ideas and tell me what you want to see more of, which characters you like, which characters you don't, which characters you want bad things to happen to (it's a little early for that but later on there might be a few). And no, it is NOT a parody of Alice in wonderland
If you have questions concerning my stories feel free to ask so that I know what concepts will need further explaining in further chapters and what concepts you already grasp.
Leave a review: If you read my stories please leave a review even if it's just a happy face:). I just want to know that you actually read and liked the story. Hit counts tell me squat. Also I really want to improve my writing skills so I would really like criticism. if I'm doing something wrong or you see some thing that could be improved tell me. I won't assume you're flaming and I will actually listen and try to follow your advice.
The Novel Writer's 10 Commandments (did not write, found it on sparknotes)
2. THOU SHALT NOT expect your work to measure up to Shakespeare, Dickens, Woolf or even that tattooed woman in your writing class.
3. THOU SHALT NOT expect yourself to write for three, four or five hours a day.
4. THOU SHALT NOT wonder what your mother is going to say when she sees what you've written.
5. HONOR THY characters by getting to know them as intimately as possible.
6. HONOR THY need for goofing-off time.
7. THOU SHALT NOT forget why you wanted to write in the first place.
8. THOU SHALT NOT postpone writing Chapter 2 until after Chapter 1 is "perfect."
9. THOU SHALT NOT forget that your job is to provide something of value to the reader.
10. THOU SHALT NOT do it for the money. (The money ain't comin'.)
- June Casagrande
Copyright 2006 by June Casagrande
Random Ideas up for Grabs.
these are some random ideas that I think could make good stories. I will not, I repeat, will not use any of these ideas for a upcoming story, hens the 'up for grabs.' Any writer out there is perfectly welcome to use these ideas. you don't have to give me credit but if you do use one let me know so that way I can take it of the list and no one else can use it.
a basic love story in which two people are brought together by the one thing they have in common, both their spouses are frikin cheaters! One woman's husband has an affair with another mans wife. completely unhappy with their now failing marriages can the two find happiness with each other?
My Favorite Poem
PUT SOMETHING IN
Draw a crazy picture. write a nutty poem,
sing a mumble-gumble song, whistle through your comb.
Do a lonny-goony dance 'cross the kitchen floor,
Put something in the world that ain't been there before
- Shel Silverstein A Light in the Attic
And remember: nagging makes the world go round, if people weren't nagged things would never get done.
Hey check out my friend Penny and her story, it's pretty good and has less grammatical mistakes than mine.
OBITUARY FOR THE LATE MR. COMMON SENSE
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense,who has been with us for many years.No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and Maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6 year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get Parental consent to administer Calpol, sun lotion or a band-aid to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing