Blue Ash Crisis: Chapter 1 WIP FIRST DRAFT Black pavement shines brightly in the luminescence of red and blue strobing lights. “Woooo” cries the sirens while a crowd of people is kept at bay with wooden roadblocks. Several officers surround the scene walking from their cars talking with each other covered by the sound of the loud howling sirens. A store front shines in the neon city lights shadowed by its inner darkness. A police officer holds out his gun carefully walking through an open flat glass door. Outside the shop owner cries out “Please, officer, please do not damage anything.”The police Sergent standing beside the shop owner says “This is not of our concern. The only concern we have is getting that thing out.” Causing the shopkeepers face turning a shade paler.As the officer slips inside the building, he discovers the lights still flicker inside an almost supernatural inky darkness that reminds him of some sort of deep depth.
Blue Ash Crisis: Prologue WIPPrologue: The Crisis“Okay looks like we got everything established. Let's get going with the Mantra-Tech systems check.” said a female voice over the radio.People work vigorously inside their offices framed by large paned glass windows. Just below at a shopping center, well-dressed customers make the roulette through carousel doors.A male voice comes over the radio with subtle static. “We have, light. Ready and waiting.”People walk through the city slums surrounded by litter. It is dull, a monochrome brown. Torn posters line the walls of events long past. A man drops a few coins into a beggar's hands. He smiles up as the man just keeps walking.“Let's begin with the Core Check.” replied the young woman.Billboards line every street. They shine down a dull haze of light while cars bustle through heavy traffic. A group of school children walks close to their teacher through a crosswalk.“Core 1,
So You Want To Be A Writer?! So you want to be a writer? A topic I must cover before I start doing my writing tutorials is what it means to be a writer. While the last topic I covered “Why Not To Be A Writer” was a little tongue and cheek this is more of a serious tone. This is what you really have to do, and give up, to be a writer. I will be borrowing quite a bit from “Techniques of the Selling Writer” by Dwight V. Swain (which I highly suggest you get a copy of for yourself) The things that you are really going to need to know according to Dwight are: “How to group words into motivation, reaction units.” “How to group motivation reaction units into scenes and sequels.” which we will go over. “How to group scenes and sequels into story patterns.” and “How to create the kinds of characters that give stories life.” These are the four things he actually says on what an author n
Why You Should Not Be A Writer!Why not to be a writer! I think you outta know this. I figured before I started my little writing tutorial series I might give you a little warning. That is right! This job should come with a warning. This is a little list of reasons I think you should not be a writer. I know funny isn't it.The firs thing really is depression, loneliness, solitude for months out of the year. Financial uncertainty for the rest of your life. You will never have free time again, and when you do, at 2AM, you are going to wish that you didn't because you are going to be writing.Other writers will always tell you that your writing is shit. That you did something wrong or somehow you messed up or that you are not following proper structure. You will quickly come to learn that other writers are assholes because other writers are assholes.If you tell anyone you are a writer they are going to ask you to write them a story or they are going to say tha