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The Adventures of VampTiki
VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-02-03 11:41 pm   Permalink

I am only getting started on this, but wanted to share as I progress. Just trying to improve my webskills and in the process, thought I would use a few pages to publish some short stories. I always have too many projects going at the same time, but figured when I publish new material I will let you know here. Sorry for such a short beginning, but not sure if this is even worthy of your viewing. Let me know what you think...I will try to write fairly regularly.

VampTiki
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-02-03 11:46 pm   Permalink

I like it, Indiana Jones like tiki tale.

 
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greentikipat
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Joined: Oct 08, 2006
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From: st. pete fl
Posted: 2007-02-08 7:21 pm   Permalink

very nice. smooth pace, already exciting.

 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-02-08 8:37 pm   Permalink

Thanks so much....I added a little more to that short story. Once I play around some more on my site and figure out how to link pages, I will set it up to have links to each short story I write and I will publish an entire short story before posting that new stuff is on the site. I am not finished with the first one yet...just trying to get everything set up to work out well in the series. Hope you all enjoy and sorry for being so slow right now.

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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3483
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2007-02-09 1:01 pm   Permalink

What? Short story? I want a paper back novel to read on the beach...right now!

This Vamp Tiki is an interesting character, her world of international tiki art is strange and unusual. I like the villain's BBG organization too. It's got great possibilities! I love that you're keeping it close to a sort of "Dr. No" feel. Maybe it all has a James Bond/Johnny Quest/60's time period. OR, not sure if it's our modern day, or a alternate reality where Tiki Style never went away, but got more important instead? Cool! There are a ton of adventure novels out there, but nothing quite with this flavor of tiki. Just keep it unique. So many tales fall into the trap of cliche because the writer gets tired of inventing.

Have you read "the Writer's Journey"? It's a great guide to the main elements of myth i.e. what makes good stories. It talks about the human need in hearing a story. Quite interesting.

So, like who will the really strange and bizarre villains be who work for the BBG? Ruthless mystic freaks and overly smooth lounge lizards? Who are Vamp Tiki's friend's, lover, ex-lover, rivals, or even a mentor on some deserted tropical isle?

And I was sort of even hoping that Vamp Tiki's name actually hinted at a supernatural aspect to her, making her the undefeatable herione she is. A dark side she struggles aganist in her journey to do right?

Oops! Just trying to help. Ah, I worked in Hollywood for the last ten years storyboarding scripts with directors and banging on plots was sort of my job. Old habits dies hard.

Anyways, what ever happens don't stop writing! If you get a great Vamp Tiki novel done I'll paint you a brilliant cover!
Good luck!
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-02-09 2:22 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all the encouragement and ideas. I actually started writing (something totally different than the VampTiki genre) on the side, last year, as I think I can make a few bucks at it. Been a nurse many years and got many to go...but I need to find a hook for income when I get close to retirement age. I love writing (I do a lot of clinical curriculum development and editing in my real life) so have the basics down for layout and such. I hope to also expand my vocabulary when writing, but know to keep it somewhat simple as the average person in the United States reads at an 8th grade level. I think the VampTiki character will grow on people...afterall, she is into tiki...how bad can that be.
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-02-09 2:40 pm   Permalink

I just ordered the book you mentioned tiki shark....figure one book on writing will expand my mind. Other wise, think I will just rely on my imagination. I am going to have to figure out how to get my other book (that I am still writing) published. It is a female hero thingy too!!! I do have a few books about getting published, so hopefully that can happen for me this year. VampTiki will just be my gift to the tiki community...she has lots of adventure in her blood so may have to figure out how to get my stuff copyrighted. Any suggestions on this would greatly be appreciated.
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2007-02-09 3:46 pm   Permalink

How'd I miss this? Nice scribin Vamp. Write a modern day "Joan D. McDonald" novel already! Nicely done!


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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-02-09 5:16 pm   Permalink

Thanks McT

 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-02-10 06:12 am   Permalink

I love It! Blackbeard was my nickname back in my misspent sailor youth. Great story, wanna see it as a graphic novel/comik book.

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TikiLaLe
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Joined: Feb 09, 2006
Posts: 891
From: Largo, Floriduh
Posted: 2007-02-10 4:07 pm   Permalink

Let's put some 'sex' in this story ..... sex sells !!!!

 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2007-02-10 6:02 pm   Permalink

TikiLaLe = Hussie!


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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-02-10 7:24 pm   Permalink

I can see that the natives are restless...you will just have to wait....I got lot's of plans!!!
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