I'm an aspiring teacher and seamstress just working out what do from here while trying to find a job in the mean time. This NaNo year will be interesting. Within just a few hours I've already altered the style I was going for with this novel. This time instead of drawing upon a specific mythology I'm doing a more paranormal fiction/ horror approach which is pretty strange for me.
The most basic elements of the story are drawn from two sources. My own relationship with my father when I was younger and he was dealing with the demons of being a Vietnam veteran and having bipolar disorder on top of them. Also the nightmares that I had around the same time where I essentially was trying to understand what was happening. In the end I decided that my dad must have been a werewolf and when he got mad or upset that was the wolf talking. Where did I get that idea? Well from Abbot and Costello Meet the Wolfman. I watched it with my dad when I was five and he told me that the wolfman was only being mean because the wolf inside was making him.
Obviously the novel is fiction and fantasy at that so the circumstances or content aren't even semi- biographical. The concept was only loosely inspired by those events but I'm drawing on something entirely new to me and a genre I haven't dealth with much so this will be an interesting experiment for me.
- Salem, OR
- SCA, Anime, Weapons, Photography
- Favorite noveling music:
- Heather Alexander, Leahy, Evanescence, Kamelot, A Fine Frenzy, Tricky Pixie, SJ Tucker, Darling Violette, Rasputina, Nightwish, Within Temptation, Dresden Dolls, Epica, Blackmore's Night, The Green Children, Plumb, Emmy Rossum, Vienna Teng, Idina Menzel,
- Job Seeking
- Favorite books or authors:
- Sunshine by Robin Mckinely, By the Sword by Mercedes Lackey, Heartlight by T.A. Barron, The Once and Future King by T.H. White, The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, I Am Morgan LeFay and I Am Mordred by Nancy Springer, Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory, The Canterbury Tales by Geoffery Chaucer, The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce and really any medieval or chivalry based fantasy I can get my hands on,