Silly & Serious in Sweden

Silly & Serious in Sweden

Why a blog?

Why not? I know I like reading about other people's ideas and thoughts - whether silly or serious - and also video blogs - aka VLOGS - on YouTube and such. I'm not going to do anything super fabulous here - merely keep a diary of sorts, show you my favorite links, what makes me laugh or what makes me upset...you know - the usual stuff. I hope you will enjoy! AND I hope you feel like jumping in an commenting on occasion!

Writing - and writing!

My writing!Posted by Gun Brooke Thu, October 08, 2009 18:39:11
My latest manuscript, "Fierce Overture," my latest romance novel for Bold Strokes Books, are now in the hands of the editor, which is giving me a bit of "free" time. I have stumbled upon a new fandom to write about that I really like. It's called "Gelphie" - which stands for Elphaba and Glinda - the two characters from the book/Broadway musical "Wicked." I really love the characters and the actresses that first portrayed them on Broadway: Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth.


I started a fan fiction on the web site Fanfiction.net, where I once took my first stumbling fanfiction steps. If you're curiuos and want to give this UBER-Wicked story called "Stormbound" a chance, then please venture over there. Should you want to write a tiny review at the end of the chapters, nobody would be more thrilled than I!


Stormbound - by Gun Brooke - an UBER-Wicked fan fiction story. (new chapters posted several times a week, sometimes daily!)


Enjoy!!!

September Canvas available for purchase!!! :-)

My writing!Posted by Gun Brooke Thu, July 09, 2009 20:57:12

Click HERE to read a three page excerpt


My new romance novel "September Canvas" is now available for purchase!

You can get it at www.boldstrokesbooks.com or any online bookstore, as well as many real-life bookstores - it if is not on the shelf, ask them to order it for you!

Enjoy and do let me know what you think, if you feel up to dropping me a line!


Gun

Fan fic and uber

My writing!Posted by Gun Brooke Sun, May 17, 2009 08:37:12

I've been contemplating on what to write for my readers who've supported me more or less from day one, when I started out writing Star Trek Voyager Janeway/Seven fan fiction and uber fan fiction. I even emailed my newsletter list, and Janeway7ers at yahoogroups and asked my readers' opinion on what pairings they'd be interested in. I need NEW energy and adventure to kick start the muse. (That little munchkin is a bit reluctant, perhaps due to my recent health situation.)

Several pairings were suggested, but the four names that kept appearing was Jadzia (DS9), Kira (DS9), Samantha Carter (SG-1) and T'Pol (Enterprise)...and any pairing between the four. LOL! So that gives me food for thought and I decided to grab the bull by the horns (or tiger by the tail) and start today.

Thanks to everyone who suggested! I love you for your support and for your loyalty and patience. *hugs!!!*

What's in a name...

My writing!Posted by Gun Brooke Tue, February 24, 2009 12:13:55

I spend quite a few hours picking the right names for my characters. It's darn near like naming a child, since once I've committed to a name - I can't change it, at least not when it comes to a main protagonist. Side characters' names I can change, and often have during the editing process.

So, how do I go about picking the name? Well, I enlist my best friend, and together, via Skype, do we go through two great name sites that I found on the web.

Behind the name - first names

Behind the name - surnames

We make a list of possible, going yeh or neh, whlie reading them out. You can browse names there and pick between different origins, such as English, Irish, Spanish, Native American, African, Asian etc.

Same with the surname. Sometimes we laugh so hard at name combinations that I lose my focus for a bit and have to regroup and start over. I mean - there is nothing WRONG with a name such as Millicent McIntosh... but usually I try for something a bit more slick, or more common. But now I have a feeling that Millicent might show up as a side character one day, since writing her name gave me a strong vision of a tall, gangly woman with a stubborn mind. *grin*

So, you writers of fiction and fan fiction out there - and the ones of your who have children and/or Pets - how do you choose names. It's such an important choice for a child especially - you can make or break'em, according to studies made recently. ||LINK||

Look forward to your comments!