Dreaming

Feb. 21st, 2010 11:03 am
pameladlloyd: Alya, an original character by Ian L. Powell (colorful cats)
Do you dream in stories?

While some of my dreams are clearly linked to my everyday life, I am also sometimes blessed with dreams that feel like stories. These dreams are peopled by characters I've never met and are set in in places I've never been. I may be present only as a watcher, or I may enter the dream through a viewpoint character, but I am rarely present in such dreams as myself.

Sometimes, when I'm lucky, my dreams can serve as the kernel for a written story, although often the things which made so much sense in the dream would be difficult to incorporate into something written for others to read. Still, I usually enjoy such dreams immensely.
pameladlloyd: Alya, an original character by Ian L. Powell (reading fairy)
[livejournal.com profile] asakiyume announces that her story, "Traces", has been published in the current issue of Three Crows Press.

It's a wonderful story. Enjoy!

ETA: There's a review of Shadow Unit, too. A very good review. Yay! for the Shadow Unit team, which includes [livejournal.com profile] coffeeem, [livejournal.com profile] willshetterly, [livejournal.com profile] truepenny, [livejournal.com profile] stillsostrange, and Technical Director Stephen Shipman. If you haven't already discovered Shadow Unit, you're in for a treat.

Updated, per [livejournal.com profile] mmerriam's comment. :)
pameladlloyd: Alya, an original character by Ian L. Powell (Kitty Call Out)
I'm sure I'm still behind, but more people on my flist have had good news to report, so here's another gold star for all of you:



In the News )
pameladlloyd: Alya, an original character by Ian L. Powell (read or die)
Coyote Wilds' YA edition, which was edited by [livejournal.com profile] sartorias and has stories by multiple LJ people, including several people on my flist, has been reviewed by The Fix. Congratulations to everyone associated with that issue of the magazine. It was excellent and the reviews are quite positive. All the writers, and the editor, did themselves proud. Here's a gold star for all of you.



(My first grade teacher used to stick foil stars to our foreheads. I loved getting them and wore them proudly home.)
pameladlloyd: Alya, an original character by Ian L. Powell (princess and ??)
During the autographing session at TusCon, a gentleman came around passing out bookmarks advertising a new website: Storycasting. The basic conceit, as I understand it, is that authors and fans can suggest the actors that they think should be cast, should a book be made into a movie.

I'd almost forgotten about this until I came across a reference to the site in [livejournal.com profile] athanarel, when [livejournal.com profile] lady_notorious posted a link to the story cast for Sherwood Smith's ([livejournal.com profile] sartorias) Crown Duel.

Exploring the site a bit, I discovered that a number of authors and their works are listed, but have not yet had casts assigned. Out of curiosity, I checked for works by Lois McMaster Bujold and Emma Bull ([livejournal.com profile] coffeeem), but neither had been cast, yet. I'm not enough of a movie buff to feel comfortable suggesting a cast for any of their books, but maybe some of you will have some ideas.
pameladlloyd: Alya, an original character by Ian L. Powell (library stairs)
[livejournal.com profile] cloudscudding recently recommended The Grammarian's Five Daughters, by Eleanor Arnason, which I enjoyed very much. So, I, in turn, recommend it to you.

Enjoy!
pameladlloyd: Alya, an original character by Ian L. Powell (dangerous for your health)
Okay, it's not a serious addiction, I don't even indulge in it every day, but I do love other people's words. :)

Today, while scrolling though My Favorite Sayings, Quotes, and Thoughts I found the following:

"The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins." Oliver Wendell Holmes

I grew up with that one, and I've always felt it a pretty good measure of civility. We all have the right to our own opinions and actions, just so long as we aren't harming others.

I was also amused to find these:

"I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat!" Will Rogers

"If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?" Will Rogers

By the way, it's been up for a very long time, but I just discovered tonight that Elizabeth Bear ([livejournal.com profile] matociquala and [livejournal.com profile] elizabethbear) posted a podcast of her story "The Chains That You Refuse" as a "bedtime story" and thought I'd share. I hope everyone has (or had) a lovely evening.

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