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Below are the 11 most recent journal entries recorded in Writers Writings' LiveJournal:

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006
11:30 am
[theauthoress]
FLASH FICITON
I really loved my best friend. I hate that I had to kill her.
Here's my first attempt at flash fiction. I'm probably going to expand it into a story anyway.
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I’m not sure when it actually happened…when she began to change. All I know is that one day she was tapping at my window, all teeth and hunger, and I had to make a choice.
I chose life. My life.
She was still beautiful, no matter how deadly she was. If anything, she was more beautiful than before, and that scared me. No one should be that beautiful. It was a painful beauty, for I knew what it meant. It meant that she was a vampire.

We met in the seventh grade, right before I got boobs and the woman’s curse. She helped me get through all of it, and I was grateful, but not eternally. I would not sacrifice my humanity, even for her.

She was more than my best friend, although were we not lovers. I loved her as if we were though. I thought I would do anything for her. She had long, blonde hair and green eyes that could pierce right through to your soul. It was her eyes that made me fall for her. Those eyes that could melt steel. They turned a silvery grey when she became a monster.

She broke through the window and came after me like a shot. I barely had time to grab my broom and break it in half. When she came forward, I plunged it into her chest. It was awful.

Apparently, though, I wasn’t fast enough. I noticed the bite marks last night. She somehow managed to get to me, though I didn’t feel it at the time. I feel it now. I’m changing, too. Tonight might be my last night as a human. It funny, but I don’t feel bad. Just different. Actually, I feel pretty damn good.
Saturday, October 8th, 2005
10:25 am
[theauthoress]
Cross Posted, PEM!
Does anyone know
1) how to write a good press release?
2) has experiance writing good press releases?
3) if they'd like to write a press release for, and about, me?


Please reply if you answered "yes" to all 3 questions, or please refer me to someone who can do all of those things. Prettly, pretty, please?

Thanks!
Monday, April 4th, 2005
9:06 am
[theauthoress]
I'm so sorry this community isn't doing better.... any suggestions?
Thursday, November 11th, 2004
1:13 pm
[theauthoress]
Here's another idea:

Start a FAKE journal.
In it, you can write what you wish had happened that day (or, even stranger, what you wish would never, ever happen!) Or make up a character and write his/her/it's journal. Go wild. In fact, you may even want to go as wild as you can get!
11:44 am
[theauthoress]
Okay people.. I know I haven't been doing much to get this community going, and I am sorry for that.
I probably *still* won't be doing much, as my disease has increased in intensity and I am in and out of hospital regularly. That being said, here's an optional assignment if you choose to do it:

Pick one of the following and write about it:

- Describe a bully you encountered in your past. If possible, create a short, short story from a specific incident.

- Describe an event that made you realize you were "growing up."

- Describe what your childhood "play area" was (playground, vacant lot, etc.) and the games you played there.

Or you could be really industrious and answer all three!
NOTE: Make it an entry of your own, not a response to this one.
Wednesday, September 29th, 2004
12:50 pm
[theauthoress]
I know I haven't handled this whole community thing very well, as you can see by virtue of how many posts there are in here! So, if you have any comments or questions, suggestions or "what if's" -- just go ahead and plop 'em down in here -- not as a reply to this entry, but as an entry of itself. And tell all of your "literary obsessed, pen pushing and/or glued to keyboards" friends about this community and invite 'em in! (lol)

Also, for those who don't have my poetry book, I thought I'd go ahead and put my 3 sample poems in here/ First, know that these poems can be violent and graphic; they are also intentionally overly melodramatic and were written anywhere from 10 to 4 1/2 years ago (my age equivalent: 18 - 23 years old.)
I'd like for you to tell me what you think of it, you likes or dislikes as specifically as possible and how it made you feel, if anything all --- and if you *really* want to go deep, tell me what your interpretation of it is and tell me what you thought I meant?

Sample Poems from Awaiting FullnessCollapse )
Monday, September 13th, 2004
12:34 am
[brankauti]
My first post

I wrote this this evening after my grandfather visited for lunch.  I'm not entirely sure if this is what the community is looking for as far as stories goes - this one is true.  You can comment if you like.  No title yet, but if anyone has a good idea, let me know.  Here it is:

 

My StoryCollapse )
Thursday, August 26th, 2004
9:48 am
[theauthoress]
duchess_webb found this great site -http://www.angelfire.com/ok/freshenglish/journaltopics.html- (one of several) that lists one hundred topics for personal entries. I would suggest that you go to the site and copy all the ideas and begin doing your own "Morning Papers" on them.. or you could always look beneath the lj-cut cut!
;)

You still need to copy and paste the list of ideas so that you have them all!Collapse )

Current Mood: summer school teacher-like
Wednesday, August 18th, 2004
10:06 am
[theauthoress]
Consider THIS as your first exercise/assignment!
(And if you can't see it, let me know -- it probably means that you aren't on my own journal's WRITINGS filter)
Wednesday, August 4th, 2004
2:05 pm
[theauthoress]
The following are the first three "tasks" in Vein of Gold, along with a commitment contract.

~ Task: Morning Pages ~
Each day, every day, get up early and write your Morning Pages. Again, remember that they are not meant to be art. (In fact, they need not even be legible to anyone but you.) They should not be like a journal, but more along the lines of complete stream of conscious writing. Do your best to fill three, one-sided, single-spaced notebook pages *by hand. * Do not use a tiny little notebook. It will crimp your thoughts. A hardbound, eight-and-a-half-by-eleven notebook serves nicely - although some people prefer spiral-bound.

~ Task: Walk ~
Twenty minutes is enough. You may just want to get off the transit system one stop early or walk one stop before you get onto it at night. Walk at least once a week, preferably as many as three times a week.
Your walk can be a part of your lunch hour, the way you start or unwind from your day. When you do it and how you do it matters less than that you do it! (Treadmills and Stairmasters provide exercise, but they do not provide an image flow. Consider them a last resort.

~ Task: Do a Weekly Artist Date ~
Each week, or every two weeks if prefer (but again, at least once a month), take your creative consciousness out on a pre-planned, festive expedition. Again, remember that this need not be "high art." It is more important that this be soul food for you, however you define it. Remember that art is an image using system and that you are to use this time to consciously stock your imagination.
Think of it like a pond, filled with deep and swirling images. You want to keep it stocked so that when you go to draw upon it, it will not be overfished.


(Note from theauthoress: if you need more explanation or examples for the above three tasks, email me. What is presented here is exactly what is written in Vein of Gold under “Tasks.” More in depth explanations/examples are included in the book and I can answer your questions from the remaining text.)
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CREATIVITY COMMITMENT
In launching into your journey, it often helps to commit yourself in an official manner. You may wish to use this contract or devise one of your own making. Print it, sign it, date it, amend it if necessary:
I,_____________________, realize that I am entering a rigorous inner process which will both test and liberate me. I commit myself to the three pivotal tools of creative self-care: Morning Pages, Daily Walks, and Artist Dates.
I,_____________________, acknowledging a responsibility for spiritual balance as the tools of this book, raise and resolve issues and emotions, commit myself to adequate sleep, nutrition, exercise, solitude, and personal compassion.
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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004
9:57 am
[theauthoress]
Obligatory First Entry
If you have not looked at writers_writing information page, please do so now.

I will begin granting membership to those who have emailed requests to join on or about August 16, 2004.

I will also be posting writing exercises from the book "The Vein of Gold" by Julia Cameron and I encourage all members to complete these exercises and post them as replies to the given task. This, of course, is not mandatory - in fact, I will probably not post my task results in this community but rather in my own journal under a WRITINGS filter.
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