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Being in Saeli’s head

Posted by nightphoenix on April 29, 2010 in Novels, Output |

…is an experience I’m enjoying. I think part of the reason she’s such a hard nut to crack is because of how much she holds in. First person lets all that come out, while preserving her facade. Part of it is her own personality: she’s a private and introverted soul by nature, and opens up […]

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Change of POV

Posted by nightphoenix on April 23, 2010 in Novels, Output |

I’m thinking of swapping the point of view in Shades from third person to first person. I figure, hey, since I’m planning on dismantling the beginning yet again, this is the time. The only head we’re ever in is Saeli’s anyway, so it won’t be as big of a switch as it could be. The […]

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And then the post just started being about sex

Posted by nightphoenix on March 22, 2010 in Output, Process |

Let’s start with one of those hello, I’ve always been a writer at heart moments. I was making soundtracks long before I chose to focus on writing. My playlists have to tell a story or I’m not satisfied with them. I’ve made two new playlists over the last week…really just gathering music that seems to […]

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Haven’t updated

Posted by Mistress of Feathers on March 15, 2010 in Input, News, Output |

Eli has been out of school with a cold since last Friday (which is only actually two days: Friday and today), which means that my ability to get anything done is hampered by various mommy duties. The cold is getting better, finally…it was one of those that gets into the eyes and makes them produce […]

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All fun and games until someone gets hurt

Posted by nightphoenix on February 24, 2010 in Novels, Output |

Sorry, all you over on Facebook, but this is going under the user-only cut. Go visit the actual blog if you’re really interested. http://nightphoenix.com Please Login or Register to view more.

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Today

Posted by nightphoenix on February 18, 2010 in Input, Output |

Today I managed to write a pretty good chunk of Shades. I got Saeli started in the portal form, and brought the first of my obstacles, Geris, onto the scene. Today I almost managed to write myself into a corner, when the established rules of magic in my world prevented me from doing something the […]

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Art!

Posted by nightphoenix on February 4, 2010 in Art, Output |

It’s Thursday! Here’s a drawing I did a while ago of my main characters from Shades.   And, perhaps a couple of maps. It’s funny, I actually didn’t draw these until the first draft of the story was almost done, when I finally needed to know exactly where things were.     Here’s the world […]

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Raphel is afraid of the dark

Posted by nightphoenix on January 9, 2010 in Novels, Output |

Did that get your attention? It got mine. Blame Saeli for the revelation. Please Login or Register to view more.

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Love and Shades

Posted by nightphoenix on December 6, 2009 in Novels, Output |

I had read somewhere that a writer must love her characters. Seems pretty logical, because if the author doesn’t care about the lives of the people she’s creating, why would anyone else? I got to thinking about this in conjunction with Shades. Do I love these characters? Actually, there was only one character in Shades […]

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Reinvisioning parts of Shades

Posted by nightphoenix on November 2, 2009 in Novels, Output |

The revision process continues. Please Login or Register to view more. Anyway, I have precisely three months to get this story done and polished before the conference. (Technically, I may have a little longer, because even if I get a bite at the conference, there will still be a period of days or weeks of […]

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