Category: Writing

Article: Femnista [July/August 2012]

Posted 1 August, 2012 by Lianne in Writing / 3 Comments

I hope everyone’s been having a wonderful summer so far! Well, here we are at the start of a new month with the latest issue of Femnista! The theme of this issue is Science Fiction and Fantasy–my favourite genres =DDD There’s a ton of different shows and movies featured in this issue, from The Legend of the Seeker (!) to Battlestar Galactica (!!) to Doctor Who (!!!).

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The article I contributed for this issue was a look at Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain (2006). I absolutely fell in love with the movie when I watched it two years ago (evident by my movie review and my recent spotlight on the movie for my 100 Things meme). It’s certainly a movie that does not shy away from tackling a number of major issues and themes (two of which I focused on for this article) but because of the breadth of themes, it does work well in the science fiction genre (that and the awesome spaceship bubble floating silently through space to Xibalba; some of the most gorgeous shots came from those segments). Add in some postmodern storytelling techniques and a dose of mythology and you got yourself quite the story xP Plus, you know, awesome actors and a gorgeous soundtrack =D

Anyways, hope you enjoy the latest issue! =)

Article: Femnista [May/June 2012]

Posted 1 June, 2012 by Lianne in Writing / 3 Comments

So it’s a brand new month (hello June! We’re halfway through the year–who would’ve thought?) and the latest issue of Femnista is out! The theme of this issue is Literary Women (there was an issue last year on the Literary Men). The characters featured is quite a wide range from different mediums, including Shakespeare’s Juliet, Elizabeth Gaskell’s Ruth and Nancy Drew.

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For this issue I chose to write on Jane Austen’s Elinor Dashwood, one of the two Dashwood sisters featured prominently in Sense and Sensibility. I’ve always personally associated myself a bit more with Elinor than any of the other Austen heroines because she was always quite grounded and always took the responsible role even when everyone else was sort of following their own thing. It also made me quite protective of the character, especially when people were calling her unfeeling and cold because hse refused to let her emotions get in the way of what needed to be done. She had to deal with so much without cracking and she never got much thanks for what she did. At the same time there’s a lesson in the way that she handles things, that you shouldn’t bottle up your feelings too much. I wish I was more compassionate and understanding like her, she’s such a great character to look up to.

Anyways, hope you enjoy the latest issue! =)

Writing: Camp NaNoWriMo 2012

Posted 27 May, 2012 by Lianne in Writing / 0 Comments

Alrighty, so in an effort to get myself together and start writing the story ideas that have been popping up here and there in my head, I’ve signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo. It’s like NaNoWriMo in November only…well, it’s in June and in August (there’s an option to participate in either month but I’m going to try to do both, haha). This is me by the way; I didn’t assign myself to a cabin or anything but we’ll see before the event starts.

So yeah, if you look at my profile, you’ll see that the only piece of information about my project is that the genre is in fantasy. I’ve done sci-fi for both NaNoWriMo and ScriptFrenzy so it’s nice to switch gears and focus on my fantasy projects (I also have this contemporary piece that I started working on but alas, I’m actually writing that out by hand so I’m not considering it for either session). I have two open projects that I’ve written down bare outlines for in the past; I’m not sure which one I’m going to write first or which one’s more feasible to hit 50 000 words at a less-than-painful rate, lol. So I guess more details to come?

I’m also debating whether to use Word like I did for NaNoWriMo or to use Celtx (which has a format for writing novels) like I did for ScriptFrenzy…but that’s not as pressing an issue ^_~ Is anyone else participating in Camp NaNoWriMo either in June or August (or both)?

Writing: Script Frenzy — Day 20

Posted 20 April, 2012 by Lianne in Writing / 4 Comments

Day 20 and I have crossed the finish line! *does the happy dance*

I was stuck about a week ago on how to proceed with the script–I had the cliffhanger in mind and everything but it was a matter of getting to where I wanted to be at the end. But somehow I’ve done it and I’ve hit the 100 pages threshold exact. It’s a long script for a television pilot, but considering that I’ve imagined this series to play out over the course of 2-3 episodes a la BBC’s Sherlock or Birdsong, that’s okay.

I also thought it was going to end in a cliffhanger, but it’s not so much as a cliffhanger as an “Okay, now what will happen next?” I had to do it–how else would people tune in to the next episode? =P

Now, I mentioned in a previous entry about Script Frenzy that I may post some fun stuff about my script. So yeah, when I started writing my script, I had a few actors in mind to play the characters, my dream cast so to speak =) Without further ado:

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Writing: Script Frenzy – Day 11

Posted 11 April, 2012 by Lianne in Writing / 0 Comments

Day 11 of Script Frenzy and, well, I’m stuck. I’m about 41 pages into my script and while this is pretty good (I think I’m a bit ahead of the curve at the moment), I’m not sure where to head at this moment as I have 59 pages remaining. I’ve never entirely been good at writing mysteries (especially murder mysteries) because I have a tendency of moving through leaps and bounds, not quite connecting all of the pieces together. But I think what’s also hampering my story a bit is that there is this larger, “conspiracy” (for lack of a better word) at work in this world; the problem is that I haven’t quite decided as to what the conspiracy is. Going back to my rough outline, I am aiming to intersect two character’s storylines in this particular script eventually (I was always planning for this) but until that happens, I need to find a way to keep things interesting.

Gah, this entry clearly is not making any sense, like my ideas at the moment =P I hope to spend some time working on it later after I get through some of my other writing assignments and my Italian language homework.