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Name: Skye

Age: 27

Location: United States 

About Me: I'm a twentysomething (obviously) writer (obviously) with vague aspirations of maybe publishing something someday somehow? I have a degree in Creative Writing from WKU in Kentucky. They named me Outstanding CW Major of the 2012 class, which baffles me to this day. (That isn't false modesty (she said, making it seem more like she was being falsely modest). I am genuinely surprised that they gave me that award.) I have a lot of interests outside writing and reading, but those have been two of my primary passions for much of my life.

About My Journal: Mostly general life updates, but since I've been writing a lot lately, that includes updates on how my latest writing venture (a lengthy TRON fanfic) is going! There may be snippets here and there, so keep a weather eye out. I am trying to update on the regular, but we'll see how long that lasts. I love to get comments, and I try to give them in return if I feel I have something to add to the conversation.

What I Write: Fanfiction, generally for sci-fi-ish fandoms. This is weird, because when I write original fiction, it tends to follow a fantasy bent. I've written modern fantasy, urbanish fantasy, historicalish fantasy... lots of fantasy. Most of it's been YA-focused as well, because I just think teenagers make for more interesting characters.

What I Don't Write: I seriously cannot imagine writing something without some element of the fantastical. I don't write romance very much because I have little experience in that arena and I just don't find it that interesting. Also since what I write is aimed at teenagers, I feel like they need to have more voices telling them that their story can be complete without a romantic counterpart.

What I Read: YA fantasy, regular YA, fantasy, sci-fi (need more of it in my reading diet), urban fantasy. Authors include: Robin McKinley, Tamora Pierce, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Garth Nix, Seanan McGuire, John Green, Maureen Johnson.

What I Don't Read: Contemporary or so-called "literary" fiction. Romance. Erotica of any kind. Very much fanfic at all, even though I write quite a bit of it. (I am vast; I contain multitudes, etc.) I can't stand love triangles.

Could I Edit Someone Else's Work: Could, yes. Would... is another question entirely. I feel like I've got enough on my plate as it stands, unfortunately.

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Name: saintbounty

Age: 25

Location: Pennsylvania, USA

About Me: What about me? 25 year old queer cyber-witch, re-immersing herself in journaling as a practice and still piecing together my online writing community. I was on LJ as a young adult and I miss the vibe. I have deceptively little chill.

About My Journal: Mostly personal, but also some writing, and some talking about writing and books and TV. My day job in tech support and small electronics repair takes up a lot of my energy, and I got a few irons in the fire.

What I Write: Personal essays, poetry, genre fiction (read: fantasy, I guess!).

What I Want to Write: Romance, creative non-fiction, comics.

What I Read: Essays, poetry (I get like 10 poem-of-the-day emails), literally any fiction story with lesbians, a gaggle of web and print comics, newsletters about the future.

What I Want To Read: Better fiction stories with lesbians, and more nonfiction. I'm always down for good sci-fi and fantasy, and I have a soft spot for YA, as I suspect many folks do.

Could I Edit Someone Else's Work: I'd love to.

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Name: kathkin

Age: 23

Location: Edinburgh, UK

About Me: Unpublished and over-educated (just finished my creative writing masters), unemployed, lesbian, fannish. Love classics, animation, baking.

About My Journal: Largely a personal blog, so frequent ramblings about whatever I'm writing at the moment, fannish stuff, and just whatever's happening in my life.

What I Write: Dabbled a bit in everything, but primarily SF/fantasy, often queer.

What I Don't Write: Poetry, largely.

What I Read: Again, a bit of everything. Currently: slogging my way through A Song of Ice and Fire, reading all of Sarah Waters' novels in chronological order (just finished Fingersmith and seeing her at a book festival later in the month, eee), doing a 2014 reading bingo, and reading every interesting-sounding translation of Euripides' Hippolytus I can get my hands on. On my to-read shelf atm is Gormenghast and a selection of classic SF novels I feel like I ought to read. I have a Goodreads!

What I Don't Read: What doesn't interest me. Not so much into non-fiction, horror, crime and romance but will dabble if it comes recommended.

Could I Edit Someone Else's Work: If I have time/energy and it's reasonably short.

Mar. 30th, 2013 09:28 am
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name: Frances J., or Meep
age: 24
location: Tokyo, Japan (formerly Boston, USA)

about me: I am not an aspiring writer, just a hobbyist. I am a feminist (who isn't, these days?), a queer, an assistant teacher, and an expat. I live in Tokyo and research Shinto in my spare time.

about my journal: This is my writing journal. My personal journal is [livejournal.com profile] meepalicious, and if you still use that sinking ship of a site, you are welcome to add me there if you're looking for a friend.

what I write: (in no particular order): original (urban fantasy, magical realism, shoddily researched historical fiction, worldhopping/multiverses), fanfic (including, but not limited to, Harry Potter and TSUBASA: RESERvoir CHRoNiCLE) & you can expect to find f/f, some m/m, kidfic, and schmoopy romance mixed into all of the above, most of it quite short (but I'm working on that)

what I don't write: generally (scary things (e.g., horror or apocalyptic), sexy things)

what I read: fanfic for my fandoms/pairings (see profile(s)), urban fantasy & magical realism, short fic (books)

what I don't read: see, what I don't write

could I edit someone else's work: absolutely, I would love to give (& receive) feedback and critique

What ho!

Jul. 10th, 2012 08:33 pm
[personal profile] doomjazz
Name: I don't give out my name, sorry.

Age: 20

Location: Australia

About Me: I'm a uni student. Studying psychology. I want to write a book. I am trying to ease back into writing.

About My Journal: I'm not sure what it's going to be yet. Probably personal musings and writing snippets and excercises. I might also post some book and film reviews.

What I Write: That's hard to say. I just love creating characters, telling an interesting story, and playing with worldbuilding, genres and conventions.

(At the moment, I'm taking it slowly. I've had a creative block for the last year and a bit and am trying to find the fun in writing again. My first novel has been pushed aside, and I'm tentatively beginning a new project with no idea where it'll take me.)

What I Don't Write: I wouldn't completely rule out any genre. But at the moment I don't write: Historical, hard-sci-fi, romance/erotica, chick-lit, poetry, biography, non-fiction.

What I Read: I'm open to reading anything, as long as it's good. At the moment, I tend to be drawn to speculative fic, horror, suspense, lit fic, magical realism, paranormal,  drama/mystery, cyberpunk (and variations), urban fantasy,and dystopian science fiction. (On the lighter side, I also like comedy - eg. Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, P.G. Wodehouse.)

What I Don't Read: The same old story recycled. I got sick of reading high-fantasy with elves, dwarves, and "The Chosen One" a looooong time ago. I also avoid memoirs, biographies, romance, and contemporary drama.

Could I Edit Someone Else's Work: I don't have official editing skills, and I'm busy. BUT I'd be happy to give casual feedback and constructive criticism. I also wouldn't mind doing a "swap deal".

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[personal profile] auguris
Name: Gabe

Age: Late 20's

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

About Me: Introvert, INTJ, I read and write voraciously, watch a small number of TV shows regularly (and far too much random Youtube crap), play videogames obsessively, gorge on politics until it becomes too depressing and I have to look at kittens, and repost far too much dreck on my Tumblog.

About My Journal: I'm not very active, although I'm trying to change that. (I say this all the time.) I tend to post articles I find interesting, funny or necessary, little bits and blobs that I need to purge from my brain, and bits and pieces of my work that feel finished.

What I Write: My two main projects fall under the broad category of speculative fiction. Universe Lost could be called soft sci-fi, and Ghost Sight is pretty definitely urban fantasy. I have a side-project that's post-apocalyptic, but I'm having trouble making it work. In general I stick to fantasy/sci-fi with horror mixed in.

What I Don't Write: Poetry, because I'm terrible at it. Modern lit, because there aren't any spaceships or wizards. Comedy, because I'm only ever funny by accident. I may or may not write fanfic, but I'll never post it.

What I Read: Fantasy, sci-fi, horror, modern lit, non-fiction on just about any subject.

What I Don't Read: Memoirs and auto/biographies of politicians. The rhetoric is already thick enough, I don't need to go diving into the sludge.

This all sounds incredibly formal because a) these things always make me nervous and b) I've been mainlining BBC's Sherlock and English mannerisms are leaking into my brain.

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