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#1 Raveneye


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:43 AM

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#2 Alatariel


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:11 PM


Hi, I'm Alatariel!

I've been a member of LF for just over a year, participated in all of the contests so far, written an article for the e-zine and am the Non-Fiction and Writing Questions Forum Leader.

On another note, I love acting and theater and am receiving my degree in Theater soon. I love writing fantasy, sci-fi, horror and urban fantasy.

Uh...what else??

I love food! :chef:

I'm always around and would love to help you get to know Legendfire. It's a really great place and a wonderful resource.

Okay, I have to run- PM me if you would like to chat!
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"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?...There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you...It is not just in some; it is in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others." --Marianne Williamson











#3 The_Wolf


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Posted 21 June 2011 - 03:52 AM


Hi there!

I'm The_Wolf :wolf:

I have been a member of LF for around nine months now and I really appreciate the forum and everyone on it. I am also the General Discussions forum leader. I am also planning to have my first novel published by early 2012; a World War II historical fiction novel following an RAF Coastal Command squadron that undertakes secret missions against German U-boats and battleships.

I have also done drama (for eight or so years) and love writing anything to do with historical fiction, war, romance, action/adventure and supernatural themes. I am currently at university doing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media & Communication, History and English.

I also love cranberry chicken pizza! :love4u:

I will be around most days and if you need any help at all, just shoot me a PM and will try to help you as best I can.
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#4 Bird


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:55 PM

I thought I posted as a mentor to this thread? I am so absent-minded sometimes. Maybe I dreamed it. Anyway, Raveneye, I can be a mentor too. Here's my spiel:


Hi, I'm Bird, the resident Shredder forum leader and the leader of Writing Resources. I'm in my late twenties and am a recent college graduate in physics (with a minor in music composition). I have an incredibly fluffy cat, who loves sitting in windows, who I named Quark - yes, named after a subatomic particle in the particle physics.

When I'm not doing physics, I write. I write science fiction and dabble in fantasy, cyberpunk, and apocalyptic fiction. My main speciality is in world-building, where I spend a lot of time building planets, solar systems, cultures, languages, and other fun details of the worlds of my stories.

Some hobbies of mine include:
  • biking
  • sculpting things with clay
  • creating technology designs - most of them are space ship designs in a vector art drawing program.
  • reading - all sorts of fiction but primarily science fiction and fantasy; for non-fiction I read science books, philosophy, and poetry.
  • drawing maps - specialize in topographic and city maps
  • composing music - mostly instrumental but I do write lyrical songs as well.
  • playing video games - I prefer role-playing games, action/adventure, strategy and 4X games, and puzzle games.
I may seem formidable as the Shredder dictator, but I'm a playful soul who enjoys intellectual discussion and humourous ancedotes. Check out my Table of Contents in the Writing Resources that I've been slowly compiling if you're interesting in resources to help with anything involving writing, world-building, and research. If you need any other help, feel free to shoot me a PM.

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Taken from If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland (used only the first (and sometimes second) lines of each point to simplify list):

If you want to write:
1. Know that you have talent, are original and have something important to say.
2. Know that it is good to work. Work with love and think of liking it when you do it.
3. Write freely, recklessly, in first drafts.
4. Tackle anything you want to.
5. Don't be afraid of writing bad stories. To discover what is wrong with a story write two new ones and then go back to it.
6. Don't fret or be ashamed of what you have written in the past.
7. Try to discover your true, honest, untheoretical self.
8. Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated perhaps...
9. If you are never satisfied with what you write, that is a good sign. It means your vision can see so far that it is hard to come up to it.
10. When discouraged remember what Van Gogh said: "If you hear a voice inside of you saying: you are no painter, then paint by all means, lad, and that voice will be silenced, but only by working."
11. Don't be afraid of yourself when you write.
12. Don't always be appraising yourself, wondering if you are better or worse than other writers.

#5 Elise


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 01:29 PM

 Hi, my name is Elise.


Although I'm an LF member for just over a year I've written and submitted for over fifteen years in every genre except porn.


With a sold story ($10 for 750 wds) I'm also a published writer.


I'm a retired Medical Laboratory Scientist and my hobbies include:


In addition to my diploma: EKG and Lung function certificates, Basic Microbiology diploma and a courses in Blood Group Immunology and Tropical Pathogenic Parasitology.


science (esp. haematology)


cooking (Indonesian)


music (listening: anything but rap, house or hardcore)


music (playing: played heavy metal for twenty years as lead guitarist.)


reading & writing (mostly SF and F but anything printed will trigger my reading addiction)


astronomy (ground my own mirrors & lenses)


photography (semi pro level & darkroom for B&W)


As a writer I like short stories (abt. 5K words) in, as I said, any genre.


Also, I speak Dutch, German and a smattering of Portuguese.


Being fiercely independent I am a solitary Wiccan.


I like to make my own furniture and, as a single, drive my own household (NO Telly!).







I have and like a wicked sense of humour!

For more info please see my profile.

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I firmly believe in vampires, faeries, honest politicians and other mythical creatures.

The art of good writing is knowing what to leave out.

If it was important enough to write it, it's certainly important to read it.

Everyone agrees that time heals old wounds but nobody mentions that the scars that keep hurting.

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