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    I am a bucket. AgentSparkle's Avatar
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    Talking Hello, I'm new! :)


    My name is Zoey, I'm a professional writer, I write mainly scripts. I used to have a tunnel-vision focus on writing for television, but recently expanded to web series. I've also recently taken to writing novels for fun; I find that writing flowery prose is a nice relief from making minimally-detailed succinct scripts.

    I also read. A lot. I've read City of Bones (but didn't like it), the Immortal Instruments series (I did like that - odd that I'd like one and not the other), I used to own the entire Ranger Apprentice series (so good). There are others.

    I started reading classical literature, as a vague experiment that if I read great things it would improve my writing. So I've read the original Alice i Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass and The Idiot. I rather liked that last one. And my experiment worked, it did make me a better writer (if nothing else but for all the new big words I learned), but it also sucked because all of my characters sounded like they were 1940s Russian Noblemen xD

    I am actively working on two projects, which is surprisingly minimal considering my usual 10 or so; I get bored easily and work a little on each one every night, but maybe that's just saying something about these particular two projects.

    The first is a web series, called "Jam Yesterday", which is supernatural/noir about a would-be detective who annoys an ex-Priest into helping him unravel mysterious happenings in their city. I just finished writing the third episode yesterday, which places the total series page count at around 45 (15-ish per episode).

    The second is an urban fantasy novel, entitled "No Mans Land", about a post-apocalyptic world where the land is divided in half - one side owned by Vampires and one side owned Werewolves, with a no mans land in between. Things get stirred up when a human (who are thought to be extinct) crosses over into Werewolf territory asking for help.

    But yes! Anyways, I'm very friendly so feel free to say hi!

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    Both sound interesting. Hi and welcome to the asylum!
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    Thankyou, thankyou, aaand thankyou

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    Hello, fellow Newbie! I see you like to keep yourself busy!

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    practical experience, FTW Rockweaver's Avatar
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    Hi Zoey welcome to the group
    2 projects to write
    3 projects to edit
    7 days a week that i work
    Needs a real day off

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    One evil little baby step at a time Griffin Hayes's Avatar
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    Hi Zoey! Welcome to AW.

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    practical experience, FTW Violets's Avatar
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    Hello and welcome!

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    Hi there, and welcome. If you are into paranormal fantasy, then you should definitely read the Jim Butcher series - it's really good genre material. Otherwise, hope you have a great time in the forums and good luck with your efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenebaker View Post
    Hi there, and welcome. If you are into paranormal fantasy, then you should definitely read the Jim Butcher series - it's really good genre material. Otherwise, hope you have a great time in the forums and good luck with your efforts.
    Jim Butcher does the Dresden series, yes? I've read that too. But thank you for the rec! I'm always looking for new stuff to devour, especially urban fantasy (that is not set around a romantic triangle with vampires, lol). I recently ordered 'Sixty-One Nails' from amazon, so fingers crossed that's good stuff there

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    Welcome, Zoey!


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