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{September 29, 2010}   Un Post en Español

Tengo un blog. Lo hizo en 2008. Estoy escribiendo cuentos y hablo de ellos en mi blog. Tambien escribo ensayos. Los titulos de mi cuentos son los nombres de las muchachas en los cuentos.

Uno de los cuentos se llama “Okay”. Se trata de una muchacha que tiene veinte años. Ella se llama Kay Thomas. Ella vive en Flounder County en Main Brooke. Kay es una espía. Su vida es muy peligrosa. Ella debe de luchar todo el tiempo. “Lyssi” es otro cuento. Se trata de una niña que tiene dieciseis años. Ella es terca, descortés y exigente. “Gita” se trata de una maestra joven.  Ella tiene diecinueve años y trabaja con niños pequeños.

Me gusta escribir cuentos con niñas dominantes. Entonces el diálogo y los situaciones pueden ser divertidos.


{September 23, 2010}   Quick Announcement

Due to popular demand, the story posted on this site is now password protected. If you would like the password, please leave a comment and I will e-mail it to you. I require an e-mail in order for you to leave a comment, so you don’t have to  type your e-mail in the comment itself; your e-mail address will then remain private.

 Excerpts from all my stories will soon appear on this site. If you would like to be updated or receive the actual long story files, again, please leave a comment and I will e-mail it to you. Specifiy whether you would like to read the story from your e-mail inbox or if you would like a downloadable version of the long stories.

Thanks for reading!


{September 22, 2010}   Staggering Expectations


These are my favourite types of figures of speech. Playing with words until they could mean almost anything; there is almost nothing I enjoy more than that. I try to incorporate puns, metaphors and oxymorons as much as I can when I write. Ooh, and sarcasm; musn’t forget the queen of the bunch!

My books are coming along nicely. With the encouragement of my friends, families, and accomplished authors, I am pushing forward. The fact that they expect me to be consistent makes it almost impossible for me to be lazy – but still, I manage it enough. By Christmas time, I will have at least one novel ready for publishing. Kudos to me!

So, here is the update on the writing of my main novel, which will be published locally:


   Word Count:  37, 042    Main/Secondary Characters Count: 35     Chapter Count: 24

I’m sooooooo excited! Not being lazy really has it’s perks. I can’t wait until I finish “Okay”. I can probably even write a sequel; that’s how much I adore the story and the spy world. I promise, next week, I’ll include the updates on all my long stories, including the one posted on this site. Visit max4love again.

       Love, read, hope – Maxine “max4love”

{September 18, 2010}   Oh, Crap…

I promised myself that I would work on this blog more often, and I really believed I would. Until, of course, I randomly remember that my last post was September 2nd. My dedication is truly admirable.

For those following me here, I’ve changed my mind about which story I would publish online here. I’ve swapped “Audrey” with my ingenious “When You Don’t Know Something”, accurately named as I truly could not think of something to name it. I did not have a plot idea, or anything for that matter, when I first started. Just the character Lyssi Stavidri and a new word document. Kudos to me, it is now four chapters long, and three of those are already here.

“Audrey” will join “Lyssi”, just for the sake of me being productive. Currently, I’m supposed to be working on five novels. “Okay” is named after the main character. You will notice that I do that a lot. Actally, “Okay” is about Kay Thomas, a secret agent on my fictional island Main Brooke. So far all of my stories have occurred there. Another story is “Gita”, a nineteen year old teacher who thinks too much for her own good. I haven’t touched that file in a while either. You think I would learn by now? Writing is like a fire slowly burning within me; new ideas are like wood for the flame. I start stories which seem really promising (at least to me), then I let my schoolwork or my laziness distract me, and I leave the story collecting dust for a little while. I honestly need some encouragement.

“Audrey”, of course, is the third story I’m supposed to be writing and editing. I hope you’ve noticed the key word ‘supposed’. In addition to “When You Don’t Know Something”, I’m supposed to be writing a soul-themed novel with my best friend whose Capoeira name is Supresa. I’ll add something every Thursday, then.

Okay, these words are now on the web, permanent in my eyes. Hopefully, I’ll keep up that promise. On to the world of writing and studying.

Peace always,

       Maxine “max4love”

{September 2, 2010}   New Decisions

As of this week, I will start posting information on authors I’ve found online, artists I’m listening to and books I’m writing. I will begin with the story “Audrey”, which one of my friends think I should abandon – and I probably should. Maybe comments you give me will help make it into something readable.

I realise I haven’t done this in a while. But I’ve been rusty to begin with. I’m rolling up my sleeves and digging into the work. You are obligated, as a reader, to visit again. Well, not really. But I don’t want to beg yet.

Anyway, this is just the beginning. The only way we can go from here is up. Let’s start the engines!

       Peace always, max4love

et cetera