I'm new to WritersCafe and am just beginning to explore. I love Fantasy so naturally I came to this forum. It seems a little inactive... perhaps we could give it a shove by telling everyone what we are doing. I'll start...
After 30 years I finished my fantasy novel Dark Tidings and got it published. I generally describe it as 'Ancient magic meets the Internet'. I've included the blurb at the end of this post for anyone who are interested. I'm now working on the sequel - hopefully it won't take another 30 years!
It would be great to know what everyone is working on/reading/doing?
The thief, the wizard and the computer hacker.
Way back in the medieval mists of time, a thief and a disgraced wizard are thrust together in an executioner’s dungeon. In the darkness, the wizard reveals an incredible secret about a legendary spell. They use the great spell to escape their prison cell... and eventually their century.
Catapulted into the 21st century, their lives collide with a computer hacker who has plans to wipe out the world’s largest bank. But dangerous people are tracking their every move…
What happens when ancient magic meets the internet? One thing is sure, modern life will never be the same again.
That's certainly original. Good job on getting it published.
As for the forum, it is rather slow for one reason or another. I was surprised to see how slow it was myself, since this seems to be one of the top three most popular writing communities the web.
At the moment I'm working on a few things. A short story that I'm looking to publish with a new ebook company, as well as a novel that will take me quite a bit longer. I have a number of chapters uploaded here on WC, it's called ...
... Children of Solus, and it takes place on a future Earth, where unexplained celestial events have razed the planet. It now lies a wasteland, ruled over by lawless thugs and warlords who fall as soon as they rise up. Twisted creatures scour the wastes, solar storms flay the flesh from hapless travelers. It's a dark tale, but all the while there are fantastical qualities, where energy has become tangible, and emotions do more than touch the heart.
A work in progress for sure, still in the first draft, but chapters are regularly added. Unfortunately, books just do not receive a great deal of attention on this site (nor does the forum).
I just joined too. I'm a few weeks away from being 18 and finished the rough draft of a novel last summer. I posted it on here so I might get some feedback on it before publishing.
It's a young adult fantasy novel, about--- well--- I hope this doesn't sound lame--- mermaids. It's the first book in a series and I hope it can attract some people older than 12. It's definitely not written for 12 year olds. The series is going to just keep getting darker and more mature.
Sorry for the ramble but that's what you get coming from me =)
This is the full summery:
When Cassie moves from the oceanless Rocky Mountains to a small fishing town in California, she expects the worst. But when she sees the ocean she immediately feels it calling to her. Not long after her first swim in salt water, she learns that not only can she hold her breath for six hours, she has grown a tail!
Cassie is a mermaid and after awhile it becomes apparent that something bigger is at play. Desperate to find the truth about her birth parents, she searches for answers. Discovering sunken ships and stone tablets written in ancient Greek is only the beginning. With the help of her friends and her newly found powers, she just might figure out what's going on, before it's too late. . .