Intro + short story

Hello folks : ) I just joined the community and saw fit to introduce myself. The name's Raine, I'm a nineteen-year-old woman from Finland. ...Studying to become a professional violinist, in case anyone should be interested. Music is my life, but other than that I love writing, drawing/painting, studying languages and being outside. And yeah, that is me quite aptly summarized xD Pleased to meet you all.

I write practically anything from fanfiction and short stories to novels and essays. Oddly enough I write only in English nowadays, but I suppose people like to use the language they've gotten used to : )

Anyhow, in my first post I shall bestow you with a short story of mine. It has been written for the theme 'Fear'. Please let me know what you think :3

View it in my journal

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Last poet standing!

I'm joining a poetry community that looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. Every week there will be a prompt to write a different type of poem. The winner even gets a prize!

They need some more folks to join before they can get started though. Please consider joining.

Do You Like To Write?

Like to write? Love writing poetry? Great! There is a new challenge, called lastpoetstandng, where you write a a poem every week based on a different style of poetry prompt! Then they get voted on and the person with the least votes is out that week and the person with the most is safe the next week till you have one author standing who wins! What do you win? A snazzy graphic and a $10 GC to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. You don't even need to be a GREAT writer!

..who will come out on top?
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Charloft presents - 100 Drabbles of Summer writing challenge!

Join me at charloft for the 100 Drabbles of Summer challenge!

Read the rules, then sign up for the challenge! Can you write 100 100-word stories in three months? There's only one way to find out!

100 Drabbles of Summer begins on Memorial Day ( May 31st) and ends on Labor Day (September 6th)

Writers and roleplayers of all kinds are welcome to come and write with us!

About Us:
In addition to the 100 Drabbles of Summer challenge, charloft has been providing a daily character development prompt since October 2008. We also have live character / writer discussion and roleplaying chats, NanoWriMo support, and other fun activities! Our talented mod team is made up of veteran writers and roleplayers who provide you with quality prompts daily. There is no application process or hoops to jump through to be a member of Charloft - just join the community and you're in. Writers of fiction, fanfiction, original or characters from any canon are all welcome to come write and play. We'd love to have you write with us.
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Okay, so I'm new to this. I've had my LJ acct. for a over a year and am still unsure of how to use LJ. I have many questions regarding post to my journal. Does my journal title have to be the same as an article? How do I view other members and their work? Any way to access members in my area? Etc.
So, if you've got time click on my site and give it a quick read, drop me a line and maybe we can correspond to share tips and LJ know how (which I currently possess little).

А вы хотите зарабатывать с блога?

Всем привет!

Недавно заметил в блоге Игоря Бигдана рекламный баннер, где он предлагает рекламу в своем блоге. И тоже задумался над тем, как бы получить хотя бы небольшую копеечку со своего увлечения.

Наткнулся на форуме блоггеров на раздел о монетизации блогов, там обсуждаются многие вопросы, смысл которых мне непонятен. Тем не менее, некоторые из участников озвучивали цифры, и у некоторых якобы доход с блога был такой, что с основной работы можно было уйти... я бы тоже так хотел...

Особенно заинтересовала тема: Как начать зарабатывать на блоге? В ней новичкам, в т.ч. и мне, объясняют как найти рекламодателей для блога, какими способами вообще можно заработать... короче интересно блин и перспективно, как мне кажется.

А вы что думаете об этом?
charloft mod

Charloft Halloween Contest! Win books!

charloft provides daily prompts for novelists, roleplayers, NaNo writers, fiction writers, and fanfic writers. If you've got a character that just won't get out of your head, come on down and let them roam in the Charloft! Participate as often or as infrequently as you like. No pesty application - just join up and you're ready to go.

Best of all, Charloft will offer awards and prizes for some of our activities. These will range from banners and badges for your user info to actual prizes like books on writing and paid LJ time. Check out our current contest to win some books by writing a Halloween themed story with your characters! We will also have a NaNoWrimo themed contest in November, and some special activities for the upcoming holidays.

We allow for roleplaying, character questions, and other interactive activities outside of prompts - so there's always something to do at the Charloft!

Over 200 members in our first week and growing - come join the fun!
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Research help needed! Monkee fans?

If any of you happen to be Monkees fans, please take a moment to fill out all or part of this survey . I'm particularly looking for firsthand accounts of those who attended the Monkees 20th anniverary tour. It plays a part in my novel, and I'd like to get some good details researched before I begin.

Also, if anyone would like to see the novel in progress , please feel free to join summerslast as I will be writing it there and posting friends only. This is the method that brought me success in 2006 (you can still read my complete 2006 novel by joining tequila_sunset)

Anyone else do their writing publicly? Let me know and I'll join up to read your projects, too!
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Crit: Moderate

Ways to leave him

I would leave him in an airport
I would leave him in the middle of the night after we made love;
he would wake up with my sweat in his mouth coughing from the staleness.
I would leave him on a wednesday after our usual
dinner of dead air and suffocating space.
I would leave him on a train
I would leave him in the ocean,
swimming off to some distant island and he'd write
long verses about his vanished lover
and I could live on in books and song.
Most of all
I'd leave him in the street and blend into the crowd
like a bird in a flock
migrating for the winter.

Crit: moderate

Ray, a mute sixteen-year-old, heads over to Sammy's house in hoping of having a normal day of skating in the cold city, but when he arrives, he immediately notices that something is wrong. In the meantime, Ryan can't find his meth stash, and he's ready to lash out at whoever stole it from him.

The World Has Ears 


I'm having trouble relating to my character. Do you guys happen to know any movies with a character similar to the one I'm about to describe? That might help me out a bit and I would really appreciate it.

My character is apologetic, sniveling, listens to all orders given to him yet secretly longs to be the boss he listens to, scared to try out new things, and self-conscious. But at the same time he's sympathetic and tries to help others out, but gets bossed around too much. He has good ideas but no one listens.

Any help here?