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So, here I go.  I have been playing around with the thought of writing for years.  I do it for a whle and then seem to lose interest.  I am hoping to change that trend and this is where I am going to post what I have written.  :)

I have wanted to write a fantasy novel since I was a kid.  I was that kid that always walked around with a notepad, so I could write a new story.  It started because I read the Lord of the Rings, and also the Hardy Boys (yes, I am showing my age).  So as I kid the stories I usually wrote were: Hardy Boy Stories, Godzilla, and a really awful attempt at somethin that was like the lord of the rings.  It was so bad that I tried unsuccessfully to erase it from my mind. 

I have two stories I am thinking about.  Both of them fantasy. 

Story#1 is obviously driven for my love of all things Dresden Files.  I want to write a story about a group of people that can do magic and use it to stop something horrible that is going to happen in modern day NYC.  No vampires or werewolves, faerie courts, or 5 foot girls that can kick everythings ass.  Hopefully a more gritty book about power and how it can be abused. 

Story#2 is more of a medevial fantasy story of a constable that is hunting down a murderer.  A fantasy/mystery novel.  I have only seen it done once, and am excited about it. 

I know they may not seem that original, but I ask you this.  Who is original now?  Most people are taking something they like from somewhere else (mythology, favorite genre) and adding their own spin to it.  :)

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staceyinastoria
Jun. 27th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
Yes, but my biggest pet peeve in literature is going to the book store and seeing about 50 different books with sexy women on the cover, the tattoo on the back, and them fighting werewolves/vampires.
science_cyrano
Jun. 28th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
yeah
I agree. It's like heroines lose their magical powers if their breasts aren't exposed to clear sight. Don't even get me started about Witchblade.
staceyswriting
Jun. 28th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
Re: yeah
I dont mind seeing something where a woman kicks ass. I believe that they can. But it seems like every book follows the Laurell K. Hamilton method of female characterization.
staceyswriting
Jun. 27th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
And i knew you were being sarcastic. :) It is just really a major pet peeve and brings out irrational anger at times.
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