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The first novel I attempted to write was a children’s’ fantasy called ‘Jenny & The Mystical Land’. I was about 10 years old, and I loved making up my own worlds and creating unusual and unique creatures. The story was about a young girl who discovered a portal behind a locked door in her house and she was transported into a mystical land full of dryads, shape shifters and a heap of other mythical creatures. She was then sent on a journey by the fairy queen to retrieve a stolen object. Throughout her journey she made new friends and discovered secrets about her life that had been kept from her. I never finished writing the story, but I’ve written about 5 different variations of the beginning of the novel.
I attempted my next novel when I was 13. It was a horror/adventure story called ‘Shadowfire”. It tells the story of a teenage girl, Allira, who discovers she’s one of the seven guardians of these extremely powerful stones. The guardian of the Shadow Stone, Sirus, becomes consumed by the dark magic in his stone and becomes power hungry for the other stones. So Allira, with the help of the guardians Azalea and Zane, hunt down the other guardians to protect them and rise up against Sirus’ power. I never finished this novel either, but it has become a personal favourite of mine and I hope to one day finish it.
I started the last novel I attempted to write with the help of my friend Grace. It was an adventure/fantasy called ‘Tangled Thorns’ and is the longest novel I’ve written so far. It tells the story of a young werewolf girl named Vanita who is tortured by her village when they discover what she is. Vanita is then saved by a nearby Alchemist, who takes her back to his hut, to help her recover. The alchemist’s daughter then has a vision of an oncoming war between the humans and the mythical creatures and it is up to them to stop the war before it comes to pass.
For my JuNoWriMo novel I am going to write a collection of short stories in a range of different genres, but mainly horror. I have currently written two short horror stories for school assignments, ‘Ice Shard’ and ‘Lurking Shadows’, which I’m going to re-write and add to the collection. I hope to have about 10 short stories when I’ve finished and the 50,000 word count, but I’ll be happy with 25,000. ‘Ice Shard’ starts off with young adult, Genevieve, walking home from work in the snow when a man comes out of the forest begging her to help him find his friend. Genevieve agrees to help and as a twist in the story, she and her sister are were-creatures that had attacked and killed his friend, with him next on the menu.
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