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Hi! I'm magyargirl3 , and I'm a college student who loves to write.

Right now, I'm working on a story that involves a civil war in a fictional country called Vorlan. A teacher, his family, and some of his students band together to help fight, and that is the center of the story. It's a story I've been working on for a few years, but, being a student, I can't always get around to writing on it. Plus, I had a lot of trouble figuring out how to tell the story (settled on epistolary narrative), and the characters were hard to figure out, for various reasons. I even gave up on the story for a few months.

Now, I'm back in the game, and I'm glad to find a group that supports writing and lots of it!


Oct. 8th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Oh I see - hmm, I'm not really sure what you would call that then. It's not really alternate history since it's a fictional country...

Gothic literature sounds really cool. And teaching it sounds like a great "day job" for a writer :) Do you have any favorite gothic writers?
Oct. 8th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
I like Poe a lot, obviously, since he's the biggest. But, I have to say that Daphne duMaurier has to be my all - time favorite, because _Rebecca_ is such a fascinating read. I was hooked until the very end...unlike the movie, where they ruined a major plot point (won't say it on here if you haven't read the book or seen the movie, because it's really central to the whole story) because of the stupid Hayes Code.

And the short story "The Birds" should've gotten a movie. The only way that and the movie are similar is that birds attack people *grumblegrumble*

Ok, I'll quit pointlessly ranting on that.

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