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Looking for Cretive friends. . .

Name: Becky
Pen name: Rebekah
Age: 27
Location: Lorain, Ohio
Writes about: Horror fiction: Occult, ghosts, witches, Tarot, Vampires and the number 13. . . and a little romance, but it's mostly realistic or dark romance
http://rebekah1213.livejournal.com/87631.html a blog: I posted about books for those who have writer's block.

I am looking for more friend who enjoy writing and are encouraging, because it is easy to get distracted and writing isn't always easy.


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My Writing Style Survey

I am happy and I feel I accomplished I filled out this survey. I am also working on my boyfriend's book with him. I am also super happy and grateful I have draft one of my first book finished.

My Writing Style
May 15, 2009 by marina72

Questions snagged from Faye L. Booth

1. Are you a “pantser” or a “plotter?”

2. Detailed character sketches or “their character will be revealed to me as a I write”?

3. Do you know your characters’ goals, motivations, and conflicts before you start writing or is that something else you discover only after you start writing?

4. Books on plotting – useful or harmful?

5. Are you a procrastinator or does the itch to write keep at you until you sit down and work?

6. Do you write in short bursts of creative energy, or can you sit down and write for hours at a time?

7. Are you a morning or afternoon writer?

8. Do you write with music/the noise of children/in a cafe or other public setting, or do you need complete silence to concentrate?

9. Computer or longhand? (Or typewriter?)

10. Do you know the ending before you type Chapter One?

11. Does what’s selling in the market influence how and what you write?

12. Editing – love it or hate it?

Bonus questions

13. Why do you want to write?

14. Do you want to publish your work? Why?

15. Do like to write alone or do you like to work with other? Why?

For my answers click http://rebekah1213.livejournal.com/74230.html


What would you do if you were given $84,600? Would you pay off your bills? Buy a new car? Put a down payment on a house? Throw a chunk in your 401K? Start looking at stocks? Go on vacation?

Most of us would, in some way or another, invest at least some of it. Buying a newer car that gets better gas millage and requires less maintenence, putting a down payment on a home, saving for your retirement - all of these are ways in which we can improve the quality of our lives.

Unfortunately it is highly unlikely that anyone will show up at our front door with a check for $84,600 to do with as we please. However, what we are given is 84,600 seconds in a day. Knowing this you should now ask yourself - am I spending those seconds, or am I investing them?

If you're handed just under $85k and told that you can do whatever you want with it, then it's doubtful that anyone would hold it against you for blowing a chunk on a relaxing vacation and a new TV or computer. But it would be awfully silly, in a time when most of us barely make enough money to live comfortable lives (and some don't even come close to that), let alone extravagant ones, to spend it all on non-necessities.

So the point that I am trying to make is this: Every day - take some time for yourself to goof off and do whatever you feel like doing. You deserve it. But also make sure that you spend at least a portion of that day investing in your future. Meditation, exercise, reading non-fiction, doing math puzzles like Sudoku, learning about a new subject to expand our knowledge and understanding of the world...these are all ways in which we can painlessly improve the quality of our lives. And with 84,600 seconds in a day, who can afford not to use up 1800 of those (only 30 minutes!) in the pursuit of a better tomorrow?

Good Weekends

Badgers won against Michigan!

Packers are seriously kicking the asses of the Vikings!

I have cute kitties who do adorable things and then sit patiently while the silly humans take pictures of them. ^_^

Soup is yummy when it's cold outside, and I make darn good soups.

Weekends rock. I don't want this one to end.


A quote worth reflecting upon...

It's tempting isn't it? It's so much easier to see what's wrong with yourself and your life than to take advantage of what's right. The problem is, too much focus on the negative can affect your attitude and opinion of yourself. It's a quick road to burnout. While it's important to pay attention to things you can improve, your best bet for a breakthrough lies in maximizing what you're already good at. The secret is to use those strengths to help boost yourself up where you need the help. What are your major talents? What do you have a special knack for? Set specific goals to improve those talents and don't fret as much about your weak spots. They'll get the extra help they need as you climb higher.

Because we all could use a laugh...


Happy Endings

I always wanted a happy ending... Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
~Gilda Radner


Change is the natural order of the world. When something tries to stand against the force of change, it's eventually destroyed. Cliffs are eroded, trees are uprooted, granite cracks. People can crack too. For us to grow and live--to flourish--it takes adaptation and learning. Stubborn attachment to a single set of "knowledge" or way of doing things leads to stagnation of the mind and spirit. Remember to keep an open mind to new people and new ideas. Challenge yourself to always be learning something new. Focus on the possibilities of a fresh start, instead of hanging on to old frustrations. Sails are made with cloth for a reason. When they're stiff, winds beat against them until they tear. But if the sails are relaxed and workable, the wind can take you to places you've never been before.



A coworker just said to me:

"All you have to do is just shove it in there and move it around a bit."


She was referring to writing with your feet, but still...that was hilarious.


Daily Quotes

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
~Leo Tolstoy

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."
~Lucille Ball