January 12th, 2010

Buffy - red and terrible and red

Original Fiction

So I have lots of ideas in my head for original fiction.  And I was just tapped today to be the head of this creative writing club which made me motivated to actually write one of these ideas.

So here's an intro to a story about a teenage girl in high school who finds herself pregnant at the beginning of her senior year.  Pregnant and alone.  She faces ostracization, peer pressure, family disownment, everything that a teenage girl on the brink of adulthood isn't ready for.  The father was a boy she met at a summer bible study and yes, they did naughty things.  But when it comes to paying the price, truly the girl stands alone.  And she stands tall.
Collapse )
Buffy - red and terrible and red

I have a computer again!

First off, yay!  I have a computer again!  Wheeeeee! 

Which means that I can get back on my writing schedule for TYSK finally.  Speaking of TYSK, I've had the worst summary ever for what happens in the story.  I've just now revised it and wondered if anyone would give me some feedback.  Or does anyone reading maybe want to take a crack at writing a teaser summary for my TYSK Chapter Index?

As it stands, it now reads:

"You can run from the truth, you can bury it deep, or you can face it, embrace it and be whole again." 

Buffy is busy leading her Slayer army when she receives a letter Spike sent before the final battle in Not Fade Away. What happens when Spike returns to her life after a long absence and Buffy must confront the betrayal surrounding her? 

Romance, Angst, Action, Humor - +90,000 Words - Rated R for violence, language and adult situations - Comics-Compliant
Buffy - red and terrible and red

Questions in Fic Summaries: Yay or Nay?

So in talking about fic summaries with penny_lane_42 , she noted how many people hate fic summaries that are phrased as questions. That it's annoying and turns some readers away immediately. What do you think?

How do you feel about summaries phrased in the form of a question?

They're nifty? They build up anticipation and interest in the plot.
I revile them and wish to unleash Dexter upon them, so sayeth I.
I have no opinion either way. Why are you bothering me with this inane poll whereby you question me about questions? Is this supposed to be ironic? You're annoying me. Please leave.
If you do hate them, please elaborate in the comments! I'm dying to know. ;-)
Buffy - red and terrible and red


I just wanted to share that ladyofthelog  wrote me a lovely Season 8 fic Three Jewels set during the Retreat arc.  It's subtle and perfectly sets the mood.  And it has the wonderfully appealing Buffy/Oz hint of a deeper connection.  Go read it!  It's wonderful.  It's left me feeling all teary and sad yet oddly hopeful.  She writes with the lightest touch and catches you with the loveliest turns of phrase, creating a mood of Tibet with delicate brush strokes.  Lovely lovely lovely.