Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Updates, Updates, Updates...

Well I know it's been a while since last I've posted.  For those of you who are following the first chapter contest, there is a new entry on the page titled "The Song of Leira".  I've read the first part of it and so far it's really good!  So go and check that out.  There is still time to get your chapters in before the deadline of Oct 25th.  The deadline's coming fast though, so let's not wait too long!  And please feel free to post about it on your blog: let's spread the word!  The more people know about this contest, the more fun it will be! :D

And... Stop the Presses! What is this?  There's a new prize on the line!  Yes, that's right... there will now be three winning slots to fill!  The prize I'm adding to the list is a copy of "Watership Down".  If you haven't read it yet, you really should.  The book has become (in my own oppinion) quite a classic in anamalistic fantasy (think a mixture of Brian Jaques and Tolkien.)  All the more reason to enter the contest!  But please don't let this oppertunity slip by... polish up those first chapters and send them to me.  Let's show the world what we're made of... or (ahem) what our worlds are made of. :D

And on that note, I know I haven't been posting in a while (mostly due to the dreaded homework of a college student) but I'm hoping to make up for some lost time within the next few days.  So be on the look out for book reviews (and perhaps even a movie review) along with the second entry to my "Elements of Story" series.  (hopefully... I'm still working on that part. ) 

And on a completely different note entirely, me and some friends at school have started throwing together a fanfiction for Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" and I'm considering posting bits and pieces of it for review.

Well, that's all the exciting news for now.  Hope to recieve some really awesome first chapters in  the near future. :D



Squeaks said...

Oh I love Watership Down! I have a copy; It's really really good XD I read it when I was around 10 or 11 and loved it...hehe mind you I was weird then; I also read "Wuthering Heights" then too (yeah...I'm really weird; I re-read it last year and still love it just as much...if you haven't read it yet and aren't reading it for college I suggest you do; I don't know why people say it's such a tough read XD )


Star-Dreamer said...

Hmmm... No, I haven't read it, but it does sound interesting, doesn't it? I'll have to look into it. Thanks! :)

Yeah, I was wierd too. At 12 I read C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy, and I'd read Watership Down sometime before that. LOTR at 14... My life has basically revoloved around reading. Is it any wonder I became a writer? *grin*

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Jake said...

Eragon at age eight. XD LOTR at ten, I think. :D LOL.

Sorry I'm taking so long! My revision is taking forever. :P

Squeaks said...

LOL! Now you guys have me thinking about what I've read at what age...lemme think...

LOTR - 8, 10, and onwards
Watership Down - 10 or 11
Wuthering Heights - 12
Mom and Dad's collection of theological books - 11
Saint Maybe - 16
Romeo and Juliet - 11
The Left Behind Series - 13
Anything pertaining to Aurthurian legends - 8-now XD

Oh golly, there are tons more...man, I think I'm going to have to do a post on this :P


Galadriel said...

I will not even pretend that this is a complete list... Also ages are rough
10ish Narnia
11 Redwall
12--Anne Frank
14 Don Quixote
14 Silmarillion
15 Divine Commedy
16 Paradise lost

Gillian said...

Hmm, let's see. Well, I read the LOTR at 7, and Narnia books at 8! Tons of other books in and around there, but out of all the hundreds I read, I can't think of when I read them right now.

Yeah, it was definitely the books I read that made me want to take up writing!

Star-Dreamer said...


7-10 Nancy Drew and Trixy Beldon (I was really into mysteries)
12-14 Jannet Oaks
10-now Narnia
12 Space Trilogy
13 Redwall
14 LOTR (I didn't even know it existed until the movies came out)
15-16 Frank perreti books and Ted Dekker. Eregon.
17-18 Dragon Keeper Series

There are tons more. The ages I read these books were the ages I discovered them... It's interesting to look back like that... :)

Star-Dreamer said...

Jake: You were only 8 when Eregon came out?

I didn't even know it existed until I was 15, but I don't think I'm THAT much older than you...

♥Bleah♥Briann♥ said...

I love your blog... I'm following.

Love, Bleah

Star-Dreamer said...

Awesome Bleah! Nice to meet you! :)

Seth Skogerboe said...

"What are worlds are made of." I may just have to quote you on that. :) Well said.

Star-Dreamer said...

Seth: feel free to! :D