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  • Posted August 5, 2009

    A Book That Makes You Want To Write

    I tend to believe that, sometimes, reading about writing is a way to avoid writing. A book like this puts that fear to rest. It is well worth the time. If you are having problems with a character, this book will give you the tools to help solve it. The time you save will more than compensate for the time spent reading. And it's a joyful and exciting book! You'll come away with so many ideas you'll WANT to write. Can't recommend it enough!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013


    Wow... very well written. I feel so bad! But please continue!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Dawnwillow of Ashclan

    Its fgreat so far!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    Lightnings journey.....Part 1

    The wind rushed through the leaves and every step was like thunder. A flash of white shot forward and hooked a mouse on their claw. They ran off quickly, covering their trail and scent carefully. "You crossed the border again!" A concerned yet angry hiss sounds. "Lighting, how many times have I told you not to!?" Lightnings head drops. "Im sorry Wind. But no food was to be found here!" Wind shakes her head. "You know i care about you lightning, thats why i don't want you to leave!" Lightning nods. "I care about you to wind. But thats why i go. So that i can get food to help you live." Wind sighs. "Than next time, at least bring me or Storm." Lightning nods. Of course. He nudges the mouse to her then leaves the hollowed log and enters a nearby cave, pushing through the vines hiding it and curls up in his nest. The sun woke him later. He padded to Storms den, a small sheltered alcove. There was no sight of her. "Storm?" He exits and heads to winds nest. "Wind?" Her scent was fresh. He followed, the scent slowly faded as he passed through thicker undergrowth. But were was the other two scents? He then felt a fkash of recognition. "Fox!" He ran forward. There was Storms scent. Blood was strewn on the ground were he stood. "No!" He kept running. A lifeless cat lay nearby. "Wind!!" He screamed. A fox jumped out snarling. Theor jaws snapped right by his throut. But a flash of gray fashes and Storm was there, claws in the foxes throut. "Hi lightning. I guess i got to save your life after all." Storm was always trying to prove her worth seeing as they met when lightning saved her life. Lightning smiles a little untill noticing a large gash on her underbelly. "I wonder if i'll go to the upper forest." Storm murmers, growing weak. "No! You cant! Dont leave me on my own!" Lightning yowls. Storm draws in a shakey breath. "B-bye Lightn-ning" A final breath is taken then she lies still. "No!" Lightning sad yowl sounds. "Over here!" A toms vioce sounds. Lightning jumps up, startled at the sudden appearance of a patrol. "Intruder!" A black she cat hisses. "Look! A fox!" A ginger and white she yells. Lightning does nothing but then looks at the cats, hiss eyes dull. "Let me leave. I have no reason to be here. Let me leave with my friends." The tom who first saw him looks at Storm and Wind. "They should have known better then to flee into lightclans territory." Lightning hisses. "They were chased here! You think thy wanted to be here!?" The ginger calmly replies. "We wish you no harm, but you are an intruder. This must be left to Froststar." The tom shoulders lightning forward. "Move!" Lighting stands and does as said. He looksback one last time at the clearing in which his friends lie, before turnng away. Ready to face any consequences.

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