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Nayadica

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Nayad Monroe
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Hi there! I don't post here anymore! I hope you'll come over to my new blog instead, or to other pages of mine:



  • Facebook profile.

  • Twitter profile.


  • Older stuff you might like to read:


  • Miscellaneous: My Info Page Quotes - the Repository of Wisdom - Updated April 8, 2008

  • Recommended: Nayad's Favorite Artists - Updated July 22, 2010

  • Recommended: Nayad's Favorite Books - Updated September 28, 2010

  • Recommended: Nayad's Favorite Movies and Plays - Updated June 13, 2010

  • Writing: So You Want to Write Fiction, Eh?

  • Writing: Presentation and First Impressions



  • Some of my favorite authors: Tim Powers, Kage Baker, Sarah Monette, Connie Willis, Jeffrey Ford, Kelly Link, Charles de Lint, Emma Bull, Holly Phillips, Daryl Gregory, and Michael Chabon.


    Some ideas I like:

    "All fantasy screenplays must have a metaphor or else they inevitably run off the rails." - Todd Alcott

    "...fiction teaches us to be human. For me, a good fantasy story does that -- the story is not just about the action, the running around waving swords or spells or magic flutes, but about the human experience, about what happens when we love something too much, too little, or too differently..." - Cat Rambo

    "Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." - Calvin Coolidge


    A note to my LJ friends:

    I hardly ever visit LiveJournal anymore, so I'm not likely to see anything you post here. If there's anything important you want me to know, please send me an email at nayadica@gmail.com.

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