Author has written 4 stories for Fantasy, and Young Adult.
Claymore D. Ashborne
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I've been training to be a storyteller unofficially since I was very young. Visual, written word, and spoken word methods of telling others my stories has always been a fun and free way expressing myself. I love to draw, design, write, and literally spend hours just coming up with ideas for characters, plots, and worlds. When I was younger, I believed that I wanted to be an animator. Now that I'm older and growing more experienced and knowledgeable in the world my concept of a long term career has shifted.
I want to be a producer and a production manager. I want to help organize, plan, and push creative projects whether for T.V., film, video games, animations, or at a publishing house. My goals are to first understand what the jobs of the creator is so that I might have a kind of empathy for the people I work with in the future. Don't get me wrong, I love story telling. I've just learned that there are those out there that are better suited for the task.
Does this mean I've given up on story telling? Lord no! I still want to write and draw my own stories like every other entertainment loving fool out there. I have plans on getting a short independent reader series of mine published just like most of you. I simply want to manage and organize even more than that. Being a producer is my big career dream! That doesn't mean I don't want to recognized as a good writer or artist.
So, in order to help me improve as a storyteller, I would like all of you to take the time to read ad review at least one chapter of anything on my page. Honest feedback gives me a chance to improve on my work and positive feedback boost my optimism and helps me keep working! I'd also like to get links to some of your pieces.
A List of Favorite Writers, Movies, and More (just naming a few)
Authors: Garth Nix, Steven King, David Clemet Davis, J. K. Rowling, Philip Ardagh, C. S. Lewis., Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Movies: The Game, Old Boy, Big Fish, Buried, Hunger, Milo and Otis
Animation: Nightmare Before Christmas, My Neighbor Totoro
Games: Silent Hill (franchise), Parasite Eve (12), Galerians, Balder's Gate
Studies: Mythology and Theology, Sociology, Psychology, Art Design and Animation, Entertainment, Business and Marketing Research and Application
How I Define
“Short Shorts” or Short Short Fictions = under 1,000 words
Drabble = 100 words or less
Ficet = 100 – 550 words
One-Shot = 550 – 1,000
Shorter Fictions = 1,000 - 40,000 words
Short Story = 1,000 – 7,500 words
Novelette = 7,500 – 17,500 words
Novella = 17,500 – 40,000 words
Full Story = 40,000 – 50,000
Novel = 50,000 – 100,000
Complicated Novel = 100,000 – 150,000
Convoluted Novel = 150,000