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Amanda O.


Oceanside, CA

Member since:

August 22, 2014

What do you write?

I am trying to fight my first book. It is a fantasy book with a female lead. Sort of my response to the obnoxious "White Savior" troupe. I want to write books that I wanted to read but could never find. I want to twist and flip the cliches constantly pushed at us. I wanted to right a book where both sides think they're the heroes, where the ending of a "Great Battle" is messy and terrible like it would be in real life. I want to/will write books where the day isn't saved but survived. I also am planing a superhero story.

How often do you write?

Sporadically and when I do I either get pages upon pages done or stare at a blank page and curse it for mocking me (and threating both my pencil and paper with burning if they won't do their jobs, never works but fingers crossed!). So I am focused on planning and structure, with random bouts of work thrown in. I do TRY everyday.

Why do you want to join this Merry Band?

I'm lonely and have no write friends. I also think a writers group will be kinda like an excersise group, everyone helping each other through the tough spots and understanding the problems your facing. I also don't want to be writing this same book til I die and have it never finished. I want to build up my skills and have a community to be a part of. I will never admit that though so keep this between you, me, and the internet.....I have an image to maintain. ( -_-) ( -_-)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■) ~~I'm so cool..for school. I'm convincing no one am I? I lied (。_。) I'm not actually cool, I'm awkward an make bad jokes but i'm creative and want to make new friends.

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ヽ(´∇´)ノ (∇´ノ) ヽ(   )ノ (ヽ´∇) ヽ(´∇`)ノ Japanese emoji dancing. Weeeeeeeeeee! My cats say "hi." I have plot bunnies. World building a religios/political civil war is hard and curse my desire to have it make sense! Anyone know anything about ancient Korea? I'm a pretty, pretty princess and i've gone mad with free writing space power! Bwahahahaha! In Soviet Russia table flips you! ノ┬─┬ノ ︵ ( \o°o)\ OH NOOooooOOOoo! The thrilling trilogy --> (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ ┬──┬◡ノ(° -°ノ) (╯°Д°)╯︵/(.□ . \) Okay, got that out of my system, back to business. In all seriousness I want to write complexe stories about complexe people. Stories that portray the cost of greed, that tell us the path to hell is paved with good intentions. Wars where both sides truely believe they are right. Villians that aren't evil, just so dangerous they have to be stoped. I want to see what happens after the chosen one wins, she was just a child soldier, what becomes of her? I want complexe female heros, stories of people.


My name is Amanda and I have recently started writing my first book. It is harder then I thought and I have had no one to talk to about writing. I think that a writers group could really help, it's not fun writing alone and no one to brainstorm with.

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