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Name: Lindsey



Age: 31

Location: Southeastern US

About Me: Jill of all trades, mistress of some? Four cats. Married. Work part time at a college. Going to grad school in the fall. Left leaning feminist. Cook, baker, candlestick maker (okay, I haven't tried that yet). I'm trying to teach myself guitar. I'm a gamer (I don't do MMOs). I have too many hobbies and distractions and that leads to my being a procrastinator. Currently mildly obsessed with: Supernatural, Dishonored, Fallout: New Vegas, Skyrim.


About My Journal: I've been absent for a while, because I live on a variety of social media. I grew upon Livejournal and moved over to DW about the time I stopped blogging quite as much. But I've recently consolidated my main and fanfiction journals, so I'll probably be posting more often.


What I Write: What I like. Dark fantasy, urban fantasy, with the occasional jaunt into other genres (particularly horror, erotica). I write original fiction as well as fanfiction (I'm a slasher and a shipper but no, I don't do shipwar bull). My original fiction (that I share) mostly ends up on blogger (I link to it).


What I Don't Write: Westerns. Um...crime? General fiction or "literary." (Sometimes this changes.)


What I Read: A little bit of everything. Fantasy, horror, non-fiction, literature classics.


What I Don't Read: Westerns, crime/legal/thriller type stuff, high fantasy. (Sometimes this changes.)


Could I Edit Someone Else's Work: If I have time (so, the shorter the work the more likely I can give you an assist). My undergrad is in English. But don't let that freak you out. I'm not going to smack you with a ruler if you misspell something and I break the rules of grammar often.


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[personal profile] perfectworry
Name: Frances J., or Meep

Age: 20something

Location: Tokyo, Japan

About Me: I'm a twentysomething queerish girlwoman expatriate librarian-at-arms. I eat books and bleed poetry.
… er, that's what it says on the Twitter account that I admit to at work, but I'm writing this from a mattress on the floor and eating an ice cream in my pajamas on a Friday evening, in between shuffling my new tarot cards and watching trashy movies. (The Twitter account I don't admit to at work is [twitter.com profile] transpacifique.)

About My Journal: This is where I post any writing worth sharing. (If you're on LJ, my "journal"/diary is [livejournal.com profile] meepalicious.)

What I Write: I write stories for my friends. I love to co-write or share a 'verse and characters, so most of my recent work is collaborative stuff or my half of a story, or my characters' side of something. I like writing about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances, or extraordinary people trying to live ordinary lives. I like fantasy (high and, especially, urban), historical, contemporary and, yes, romance. I like to write underrepresented queer romances; expect to see a lot of queer women, ménages à trois, gender nonconforming and/or asexual characters. 
I'm an active participant in [livejournal.com profile] writerverse, so many of my stories are challenge responses. Sometimes I dabble in [community profile] rainbowfic.
I'm starting to dabble in poetry and creative nonfiction.

What I Don't Write: I don't write horror, smut, or hard sci-fi.

What I Read: I'm a children's librarian, so I read a lot of kidlit. Online, I'll read most anything, except for what I don't. (See below.) I like to read (and write) about happy, stable queer relationships, the kind of people  I might like to be friends with if I met them, and fuzzy warm feelings. 

What I Don't Read: I don't read what I don't write, but I might make an exception for hard sci-fi.

Could I Edit Someone Else's Work: Sure! I'm a bit rusty, but I used to spend hours a day copy and content editing for friends online. I would be happy to be a beta reader and critique partner; that's actually what I'm here for. I mean, I hope we will be friends, but I'd love to meet some creative collaborators!

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[personal profile] k_a_webb
Name: Kayleigh

Age: 24

Location: England, on the South Coast

About Me: I'm a crowdfunded writer, attempting to make a living doing wht I love; I live with my boyfriend of seven years in a room that we've been renting for just over six months; I'm a pagan; and I make friends much better online that I do in real life, because I'm a hundred times better at writing than I am at speaking.

About My Journal: my writing journal is [personal profile] kajones_writing, which is where I mirror all the fiction I post at my website. There I post original fiction and the occasional piece of fanfiction, although that's normally fanfic set in another crowdfunded writer's original world. I love worldbuilding, so I also have a wiki for everything I currently have written about my worlds and a lot of empty pages.

What I Write: fantasy mostly, although I'll try my hand at pretty much anything

What I Don't Write: non-fiction, but I would love to at some point, and hard sci-fi, because I have a creative brain rather than a logical one

What I Read: fantasy, historical fiction, and pretty much anything if something about the story really interests me. One of the things I hate is sex for the sake of sex when I'm reading a fantasy or urban fantasy story, although I do like a gd bit of erotica.

What I Don't Read: I don't know. I'll try pretty much anything. It's mostly stories I don't like, rather than genres.

Could I Edit Someone Else's Work: I could, although I'm better at typos and grammar than I am at storyline stuff.

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

Hello.

Dec. 29th, 2012 12:56 pm
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[personal profile] pointedulac
I'm new to DW but I'm an old school LJ girl, so hopefully I don't mess this up too much.

Name: Tori

Age: 30

Location: Seattle, WA

About Me: I'm an aspiring author (I bet most people here are, yeah?) I love cheese, tea, I watch far too much television, and I have two cats. I'm a huge nerd.

About My Journal: I just started it but I suspect it will be more about my writing (word counts, prompt challenges, memes) than personal stuff, although I'm an open book and I can never help rambling about my personal life so I'm sure that will be there too, with a smattering of fangirling over TV/books/etc.

What I Write: Mostly YA Urban Fantasy, although I'm always trying new things. The bulk of my work is YA though.

What I Don't Write: Well, I don't want to say I'll never write it, but I don't usually write contemporary fiction. Reality is all right but I love magic, demons, vampires, other worlds, and super powers.

What I Read: I'll give anything a shot. I tend to love fast-paced UF like October Daye and Harry Dresden. I'm usually partial sarcastic guys, unique voices, and again, magic and fantastic elements. But I read far more contemporary than I write.

What I Don't Read: I'll read paranormal romance and I like things with romantic elements, but I have little interest in straight-up romance. Nothing against it, it's just not my cup of tea. I also don't usually love historical fiction, especially WWI&WWII era stuff.

Could I Edit Someone Else's Work: I can beta! I'm happy to beta read things for people. I'm not so awesome at line-editing but I'm happy to do larger-scale editing suggestions and such. :)

Intro!

Mar. 31st, 2012 09:51 am
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Name: Jessica Steiner
Age: 33
Location: I live in a smallish city outside of Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada!)

About Me:

I've actually just finished law school at the University of British Columbia, passed the bar, and will be sworn in as a lawyer officially in about a month and a half.

So clearly what I need to do now, is kick off my writing career. Because obviously I don't have enough to do.

So during the day, I work for my mother as a family law lawyer, mostly working with victims of domestic violence, drug addicts, and other people with low incomes. We do custody/access/divorce cases as well as help people who for whatever reason have had their children taken into foster care by the government.

By night, I fly about the city in my batsuit and--

Um.

Well, actually by night I'm a huge video game and anime geek, and I spend hours and hours writing fantasy and science fiction novels, and also occasionally pretending to be an alien computer nerd in certain online roleplaying games.

About My Journal:

My writing journal - this one - is actually a reboot of a wordpress blog I started about a year ago. The wordpress blog didn't really work out for me because of the format and the volume of spam, so I've brought all the posts over here for a fresh start.

I do reviews of podcasts and audiobooks I've listened to, and books I've read. I also blog about my writing process and about various other topics that make me want to ramble incessantly in some fashion that might possibly assist someone else. Occasionally, I might write about work.

What I Write:

I write a variety of fantasy and science fiction. Currently I'm at the cusp of finishing a final draft edit of a book called The Sleeping Death where a journalist falls in love with Death and winds up helping her fight evil mages and the personification of Order to free the world - and War - from their tyrannical rule.

I've also written the first draft of a book called OtherWhere, which is about an evil MMORPG.

I'm in the midst of a book tentatively called The Dreaming where a lawyer gets transported into a strange, magical world every time he falls asleep...and then gets stuck there, causing havoc to his career and marriage.

I'm also prodding at ideas for novels ranging from a steampunk alternate history set in ancient Japan, to a series about a human getting sent to an alien flight school in space and getting attacked by terrorists - sort of a Harry Potter/Enders Game mashup with tentacles and teenage romantic angst.

Most of my books are slashy and don't necessarily perfectly fit either the fantasy or the science fiction mould. I tend to write things that excite me, and I hope they excite other people, too.

What I Don't Write:

I'm not sure how to answer this question. I don't write historical novels (except I might in the case of that Japanese steampunk idea), because I don't know enough about history. I don't think anything I've written would count as outright horror or a thriller, though I enjoy reading both genres, and I hope that bits of my books are either horrible (in the good way!) and/or thrilling.

I don't write literary fiction or poetry. I don't tend to read either of those genres either.

What I Read:

I'm in the midst of working my way through Terry Pratchett's collected works, in order. I love epic fantasy, urban fantasy, any other kind of fantasy, science fiction, horror, thrillers, and mysteries. My most recent new loves are Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, and Naomi Novik. If you haven't heard of any of them, go forth and google, then read. They're fantastic.

Could I Edit Someone Else's Work:

Another tricky question! I don't have any editing credentials and I'm not yet making money with my work. I also have a lot on my plate.

That being said, I'd be happy to exchange with someone, in some kind of arrangement where we each read the other's book and give feedback. Or if you want to pay me, I'd be more than willing to devote many hours to polishing your work.
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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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