Author has written 12 stories for Fantasy, General, Fable, Essay, Thriller, and Action.
*For those of you still viewing, I'm not dead, just incredibly busy writing Thesis. I'll ninja reply to reviews when you least expect it.*
Ah, the empty page. Just waiting for me to type something on it...
Ahem. I'm Calli Scribbles, if you couldn't tell from my username, and you can call me Calli or Scribbles, I don't mind. I'm a college student. I'm also a science major, and I'm putting that out there because people always think I'm an english major. I wonder why...
About my stuff: well, it's here. My policy with my stuff is: read, review, share, laugh, cry, eat - I don't care what you do with it as long as you don't claim it. It's mine, and it stays here. Or on your kindle or whatever if you like it that much. Constructive criticism is good. Uncontrollable squeeing is also good. For flames and trolls I have a fire hose.
Oh, stuff is also here, at my Live Journal:(Copy and paste it.) It's a little behind lately, but it's also got extra material, including book reviews and question and answer stuff. It's also the place for drabbles, pointless shorts and other fluff. You know, things that Fictionpress is kind of strict on. Friend me if you want, I promise to fill your f-lists with nothing but storytelling-type material. :)
I (often, depending on my schedule, so about 90-99% of the time) return reviews and can usually be counted upon to pop in and say hi, so sit down and introduce yourself, I'm sure we'll get along.
Updates: When I'm working on a long story, it usually means I'll update every one to two weeks. At least, on this account I can more or less guarantee that. Short stories usually pop up in my head one day and end up here in all their semi-confusing glory.
Policy: I receive constructive criticism, try not to wear out your suspension of disbelief, and I occasionally give cookies.
What I Write: Fantasy, mostly. Of course, it's cross-genre fantasy as often as not, so it is often part steampunk, adventure, action or mystery. Romance occasionally crops up in the story, but I wouldn't classify or even cross-classify most of my stories as romance, as that's usually not the main point.
Ninety-nine percent of what I write will be rated T. In most cases this is a safety precaution due to bloody action scenes, scattered swearing, and anything else you can come up with that isn't really kids material, but isn't exactly rated M, either. Some stuff will probably be K, or K but I don't see me writing anything that's M in the near future.
-- Stories --
Silver in Eillen (Complete): The opening of a new silver mine in Renua would be an excellent opportunity for the small, unimportant Duchy, except for one fact. Their duke, Varinius, is too inexperienced to sucessfully negotiate a trade deal with the neighboring city of Eillen, and too stubborn to understand that fact. Of course, that's not to say that he can't send a representative...
Letters in Messian (Not Updating): Although Renua may be enjoying newfound wealth and political advantage, thanks to their current business arrangements, the small Dukedom must consider it's duties as a vassal state in the Nereonic Empire. And if the duke can kill to birds with one stone by sending away troublesome members of his nobility as emissaries of goodwill to Messian, the capitol of the Empire, then so much the better.
Prodigal (Complete): It has been years since Leah returned home and saw her family, and despite the past she is welcomed back with open arms. But it isn't just Leah who has changed, or the addition of her traveling companion, Ellie, into the family gathering that is putting people on edge...
Fiction Savvy (Updates whenever I feel like it): Private Detective Wise Guy has always known that a beautiful woman would get him into trouble some day. What he didn't know is just how over his head he would be when a lovely stranger lands him in a conspiracy that reaches far beyond everything he's ever known.
This is updated on a very rigorous "when I finish chapters" basis, which can be anywhere from days to several weeks. It's not abandoned, it's just difficult to put together on a schedule.
-- Shorts --
Cricket Symphony: A young woman contemplates her life while waiting for the arrival of a mysterious nomad.
Drink of Me: She will pay for all those silent years in the dark.
Before the Light: The thing about ghosts is that they don't realize that they're dead. Convincing them is hard.
-- Resources --
I currently take requests for writing tutorials, at least if I feel confident I have something useful to share on the subject. Feel free to submit them, I'll give you reasons if I don't take them. They're being updated in no particular order.
The Great Summary Advice Tutorial: Like my summaries? Here's how to create your own. Also advice on how not to be that one person whose summary is blank...
The Great Name Building Advice Tutorial: Never rely on a random fantasy name generator again. Good for other genres too.
The Great Getting Un-Stuck Tutorial: A short essay on how to break the writing doldrums and get something done, even if it's not what you'd originally planned on.
The Great Character Tutorial: This is a series of tutorials on how to make great, or at least better, characters. It's also long enough that it had to be split by topic.
Mary Sue Psychology: How to avoid making one, how to deal constructively with people who have, and why they happen so often in the first place. Also some good advice on making realistically developed characters and settings in the first place. Warning: contains concentrated information, and should not be applied to the easily-offended glory-hound type of reader or author. All resulting fires caused by not following these directions can be put out by a quick dunk in the sea of reality.
Act Your Age: How to write realistic characters of all ages, not just whatever age you happen to be. Also, lots of advice on how to balance characters so that they read as the right age even if they are smarter than the average bear or have special training.
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