Falkner
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Joined 05-31-01, id: 74991, Profile Updated: 10-20-10
Author has written 5 stories for Fantasy, and General.

Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality. . . ~ Jules de Gautier

It's hard to write a profile description. I mean what can I honestly say in this brief little blog that cannot be determined by a reader through the stories I have posted? I love to write and can't seem to stop working on a story even when it's supposed to be done. I love reviews and feedback (especially constructive criticism) because I really don't know if my writing is any good. I think it is, but then I could be a little more than slightly biased on that since I genuinely love my stories and characters, but that's beside the point.

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. ~E.L. Doctorow


Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

SUMMARIES:

STORIES OF SIGNIFICANT LENGTH:

THE POWER OF MAGICK: BOOK 5 BEING UPLOADED (I'm still working on it, but Book 5 is taking longer than I'd anticipated) The Power of Magick is a story about a boy named Jarod who discovers that he posses magick. However, his isn't a tale of power bringing about amazing success; in fact, it's almost the complete opposite. The path he travels through life is riddled with strife, and early on, Jarod is forced to chose sides in a war he doesn't understand. That choice sets wheels in motion that he would have preferred remained inert, but as the years progress he comes to accept his position in life and decides to do what he can to change the state of Kura. - This is the story that started it all for me. I began writing it almost 11 years ago now and since then it's been through several massive overhauls and edits, getting progressively longer in the process.

POWER STRUGGLE: BEING UPDATED W/ NEW EDITS Cameryn and Tristan are different than most people, and it is those differences that make them so important to their enemies who are hell bent on their capture. With a world divided in an unfair and unjustified civil war, they must learn to rely on more then just their own strength to survive, but it's not just survival that they are interested in. . . they both dearly want to change the world. However, there is one problem that has proved to be quite troublesome for Cameryn, Tristan, and their beloved Resistance. Who can you really trust when most of the world is set against you?

SHORTS:

UNEXPECTED: FINISHED A man finds himself left facing the painful reason he's now alone.

SERENITY: FINISHED A woman struggles to find serenity and happiness by confronting her father for the first time.

WISDOM: FINISHED A short story about what it means to survive. I had posted another version of this story (WISDOM) on the site, but after careful thought and the incentive of a creative writing class, I have edited and removed the old story. Hopefully this one is a bit weirder and more reader friendly.

STATE OF THE UNION: FINISHED It's the year 2018 and the President is about to surprise the nation with some kind of announcement in his State of the Union address. Unfortunately, things don't go like anyone would have ever imagined.


SoMe InTeReStInG qUoTaTiOns

Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. - Gene Fowler

The book can produce an addiction as fierce as heroin or nicotine, forcing us to spend much of our lives, like junkies, in book shops and libraries, those literary counterparts to the opium den. -Philip Adams

I learned that you should feel when writing not like Lord Byron on a mountaintop but like a child stringing beads in kindergarten--happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another. -Brenda Ueland

But it takes an awful long time to not write a book! -Douglas Adams

You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it. –Neil Gaiman

If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. -Toni Morrison

Do not put statements in the negative form.
And don't start sentences with a conjunction.
If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a
great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
De-accession euphemisms.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
- William Safire, "Great Rules of Writing"

Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody's looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you're misunderstood. -Charles Swindoll

The truth of the matter is that you ALWAYS know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. - Norman Schwartzkopf

It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion. - Anatole France

We are the hero of our own story. - Mary McCarthy

Falkner
Veritas vos liberabit.

The Power of Eight by Orion Phoenix reviews
Eight teenagers from around the world are brought together in order to save earth and everything that's important to them. But, as powerful as they're told they'll be, living a normal life and saving the world will not be easy. *Updating*
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 207,577 - Reviews: 382 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 7/22/2011 - Published: 2/19/2003
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Power Struggle reviews
New Edits - I'll post the chapters again as I finish editing - Cameryn and Tristan have powers they've never asked for, and sadly, those so called gifts do nothing but cause them trouble. Now, they're both on the run from the powers that be. R&R!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 8 - Words: 33,286 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/5/2010 - Published: 2/6/2005
Wisdom reviews
Two people trying to find their way in a world that doesn't take kindly to life. An update and improvement on the older Wisdom story. Please R&R.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,820 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 10/20/2010 - Published: 4/8/2007 - Complete
Unexpected reviews
Life alone is never easy, especially when one is forced to relive that which destroyed his life. As the title suggests, this story was rather unexpected and came about after watching a few too many Westerns. I don't really know what to say other than that
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,333 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/10/2009 - Complete
Serenity reviews
A young woman struggles to find serenity by confronting her father.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,924 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/4/2008 - Complete
State of the Union reviews
It's the year 2018 and the President is about to surprise the nation with some kind of announcement in his State of the Union address. Unfortunately, things don't go like anyone would have ever imagined. Please R&R. It's better than the summary, I think.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,347 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/20/2007 - Complete