I LOVE CHILDREN STORIES.
I am... not quite sure why I didn't notice this before, but I've finally started reading The Neverending Story
, and there's just something appealing about the way it's written that I don't normally come across in adult stories. I'm also thinking about Ursula Leguin's Earthsea
series here, because I think that's another one where the style is beautiful and simplicity
shines out more effectively for me than any convoluted plot in your normal novel. Then again, something like the Lord of the Rings,
with language so suited to being read aloud, strikes me in the same way, so maybe the key isn't so much the target audience after all. Maybe it's the nostalgia.
The only adult novel I've read recently that I've found so effective is Patrick Rothfuss' Name of the Wind
(which I do recommend to everyone), which peace so much attention to language and really is such a brilliant piece of meta-literature, since it's more an exploration of what a hero actually is than anything else.
ANYWAY, Yuletide reveal. Probably pointless, since I don't feel like unflocking this till May, but I wrote A Questionable Pursuit
and then A Burden No More
. Both in the Sandman fandom, because I am lame like that.( YuletideCollapse )
Aaaaand, a year ending meme stolen from tunasaladsonnet
For all the writers out there: go through your writing account (whatever you use)( Naruto, Golden Sun, Bleach, Kingdom Hearts, Sandman, Heroes, Slayers, Death Note, FireflyCollapse )
1. Pick ten of your fav! fictions you've
ever written written this year. Name why.
2. List them in order from oldest to newest--10 being oldest, one being newest.
3. Actually read the fic. Have you changed much as a writer? - Explain things you lol'd about and such.
Tag three other people to do this meme.