The Darkest of Lore

Blog of Author/ Editor Lori Titus

Archive for October, 2011

Marradith Ryder Hits #1 On Muse’s Success

Muse’s Success is a listing of online web novels. They catalog, rate, and list reviews for serialized fiction online. Their goal is to help readers find quality reading material online without having to use search engines to do it.

Marradith Ryder has been listed with them for quite a while, but it wasn’t until recently that I found out the series is rated number one in both horror and suspense.

You can have a look at all the stories listed here:  http://muses-success.info/browse/listing/1/Horror/all

DREAM WALKING

Sometimes you hear a story that sounds so fictional it can’t be anything else but real. This is one of those cases:

http://gawker.com/5852132/the-armys-plan-to-cure-nightmares

The NaNo Challenge

I have never done NanoWriMo before.

This yearly contest challenges writers, newbies and experienced, to try their hand at pumping out one whole novel in thirty days. There’s no money involved, it’s for the experience.

Now, for me, this is a departure from how I usually do things.  I can work on a deadline, and I have done it before. But a whole novel. In one month?

One of my friends is doing it this year, and after he talked about it, I thought it might be a good idea to join, too. I have an idea that has been in my head for a few weeks now, but I have the feeling it’s going to have to be laid out in an unconventional way. So what better way to start than attacking the page and doing the clean up later?

The thing that’s funny is you grow so accustomed to self editing every few paragraphs (and sometimes, every few words). It’s going to be hard to turn that off. But I am hoping it will also be liberating.

In the meantime, I will try to post here more often, and keep ahead a few episodes on the Marradith series.

And speaking of Marradith, I received the final edit of the novel this week. So now it’s a matter of getting together a book cover and formatting. Exciting stuff!

For any of you who are writers, are you signing up for this year? And if so, are you doing it for fun, or do you think you’ll make something of the manuscript when it’s done?

Rhiannon’s Mantra

Ready for a truly disturbing piece of fiction? Jodi MacArthur promises to serve up her fiction raw, and this story is no exception. Hop over to All Due Respect and read her story here:

http://all-due-respect.blogspot.com/2011/10/issue-16-october-2011.html

 

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