It’s Alive!

Just a quick message to let everyone know that my new blog (just for writing stories and writing related stuff only) is now set up and ready to be viewed!

The address to the blog is:

echoesofawriter.wordpress.com

or Click Here to go directly there.

After Christmas I shall put some more content up, and as promised I will finish off the Here With Me story also on this blog, but please do be patient on the story front as at the moment I’m currently experiencing a mental block, but I am rereading what I previously done and hoping to continue where I left off in the story.

But yeah, hope to see you guys there and here! 🙂

5 Word Writing Challenge: The Game of Life!

Hi There!

Before I begin, I would like to say that this is not 100 words this time, it was too difficult to condense down. In fact I found myself adding and adding. I tried to make it 100 words, but it didn’t sound as great. So this is a short story near enough to 200 words instead!

The words that got selected this time were:

  1. Internship
  2. Tune
  3. Atmospheric
  4. Dress
  5. Searing

Here is my story I wrote:

Amanda was an internship at a company that created video games. They were making a RPG game.

She stared at the main menu of the game when she saw an avatar clad in armour approach the screen. His hand came through the screen and pulled her in.

Amanda whirled around finding herself stuck in a dark forest. The trees were menacing as they looked ready to claw her to death.

When she looked down at her attire she gaped.

“A dress? I hate dresses!” She moaned.

Out of nowhere an eerie and an atmospheric tune began to play. The kind you hear in horror movies.

Something caught her attention. It sounded like a sword being drawn from its sheath.

Amanda turned around and came face to face with a menacing creature with horns, red skin, almost like a bull, but not a bull. In its hand was a sword covered in spitting flames, the temperature was searing!

“It’s time to fight!” Its voice was deep and demonic, even as it laughed fiendishly at her, showing its superiority.

What did you guys think? I’ll be honest, I had fun writing this one!

5 Word Writing Challenge: The Gnome Wars!

I found an article from my writing magazine subscription and it gave me an idea to keep my creativity inspired. Basically, all I had to do is go through my dictionary and pick 5 random words and then write a little story with those 5 words in the story.

Here are the 5 words I randomly chose:

  • Overboard
  • Foster
  • Making
  • Self-imposed
  • Bossy

I got truly inspired after watching this funny ikea advert to do with gnomes. You can see the advertisement for yourself as it helped me with the 100 word story I’ve written:

Here is my 100 word story:

He was the gnome leader, a fierce warrior. For a leader he was very bossy, commanding his minions to serve him. They shared the garden with the evil humans and their unbreakable tall castles.

When he gave the powerful speech, he fostered his minions with passion for revenge for being tossed aside and considered useless. All his decisions were self-imposed. He was thinking about making history, the little gnomes defeat the unbeatable powerful humans!

His followers quivered at the thought of war, but still they decided to follow him; even though they all thought he was about to go overboard…

I really love the tune in the advert as it really went well with the scenes and made it really dramatic!

Here’s an idea, lets see what you come out with by using the 5 words I’ve used. I would love to read what you come out with 🙂 You can even link back to me if you wanted to and then I can read it that way.

Good Luck!

Song of the Day: Understanding – Evanescence

Today’s song of the day is of course another song for the novel that I am currently writing.

Artist: Evanescence

Song: Understanding

This song is mostly for my main character Emma. The two years living as ghost, she doesn’t remember anything, how she died and who her family is; she wonders if anyone misses her.

“You hold the answers deep within your own mind.
Consciously, you’ve forgotten it.
That’s the way the human mind works.
Whenever something is too unpleasant, to shameful for us
to entertain, we reject it.
We erase it from our memories.
But the imprint is always there.”

This quote from the song is definitely for her. Her main task in the story is to figure out what happened and how she ended up where she is now. Who caused her such terrible injustice and took everything from her.

Hope arises when she meets Joshua, he is the only one that can see her and interact with her whilst everyone else thinks he has lost his marbles. He makes it his mission to help her and they become pretty close friends.

The only thing she does remember is the love she felt for Aaron.

Inside the house, she is afraid of the sky blue door that doesn’t open, she becomes edgy whenever she sees it or stands in front of it. Her soul screams to run away. Joshua believes it might just hold all the answers they are looking for.

Emma however is too scared and decides that maybe being a ghost is much better. As you can see even though she has forgotten everything it is imprinted in her mind and is trying to come up to the surface, but she prefers to ignore it.  Joshua on the other hand doesn’t want her to ignore it, he wants her to find out as he believes this is her unfinished business and cannot move on to the other side.

Whatever she finds she won’t be alone, he will be by her side every step of the way…

Stuck in the Middle!

Recently I’ve been giving a lot of my time in helping a friend for his project. I volunteered because I was looking to get some experience in writing professionally so that maybe one day I could try and do freelance writing. I also volunteered because I wanted too, and get a small portfolio together.

At first I was really enjoying it…but then the enthusiasm slowly began to fade. My mind is going stale and repeating everything over and over again. I’ve still got around eighteen more pages to write!

I think I’ve run out of steam and motivation.

In all of this I found that I didn’t get any time to do my creative writing as by the end of the day I’d feel so sleepy all I want to do is sleep! It is the creative writing that keeps me grounded and if I don’t do it, I start to feel stressed. This is what is happening now. Because writing stories is my escape I feel I haven’t managed to escape from reality and reality is catching up to me.

Also, now I have to help another friend with proofreading. It turns out I have too much on my plate and little time to do it in. I only have till 2pm to myself and most of it is taken by everything else except my stuff. Today I felt the pressure I was stuck in choosing what to do and I lost it and ended up having an outburst!

I love to help friends when I can and it seems like I love to keep giving and giving all the time. But why? Why can’t I never refuse once in a while?

In the end I decided I’m going to have a break and over the weekend I’m going to focus on my creative writing instead. The writing that makes me feel good and happy inside.

So if you ever wondered why I come on and vanish every time it’s because I’ve been busy with my friends project. For this I apologize for the on and off appearances that I make.

Hibernate Mode: On & Off

Recently you might have noticed that I might have dropped off the face of the world for the last few weeks. Well things have just started to get interesting/difficult/and seriously confusing.

Well let’s start from the beginning, since the new year came I decided that I’m no longer going to stick with things that no longer work for me; so in other words out with the old and in with the new. So since my job makes me feel so unhappy, I decided that I would resign. And I have resigned. I feel that if I didn’t take that step I would still be there, stuck there till the day I die, and never leave my comfort zone or become something good that I know is waiting for me.

So ever since then I have been sorting out my resume and starting it from scratch so it is all up-to-date. And I feel proud of myself as resigning is making me push myself for the better. I am starting to feel a lot happier on the inside.

I have been crazily looking into internships! And found a few places I want to try, if it will help to improve my future prospects, then why not?

At the same time, I have been focusing on my writing. My brother also paid for a 3 month subscription to the Writing Magazine (which was a big surprise for me as he got it for me as a Christmas present; and it was the best gift too!) so I get to read about everything related to writing!

The reason why this is also a rather confusing period is because I’m unable to control the way I feel and my emotions, my mind keeps going back to the past when things were so much better and I was better too, but somewhere I seemed to have lost myself and trying to resurrect my old self again. So it is a battle raging deep within me and I really want my mind to guide me for a change. I’ve listened to my heart too much and have gotten nothing out of it.

So this is the reason why I had vanished. And for that I do apologise! I’ll also be uploading chapter 3 of What is it? as well today! I’ll also catch up on the blog reading too 🙂

The vanishing act is over!

Hi there boys and girls!

How are you?

Yes, I’m back after a very long time. I do apologise for the long disappearance act as I was away for the whole month writing my NaNoWriMo novel. I must say, now I know what it is like to be a full-time writer. It is actually quite fun! Although my novel is not yet complete, I’m still going to try and finish it. I’m someone who likes to finish what they start.

I also noticed that some of you have actually missed me. I missed you guys too. I am back now so you we can catch up! Sharmishtha, David Stewart and DreamPunk Geek I missed you guys so much!

I guess this was a little note to say that I am back and the neglect on the blog will gradually fade away. I’ll try to do another post when I get chance, this week is just busy.