About Me

Name: Svetlana Belkin

Bio:

I was born in Moscow, Russia in 1991, but I moved to Ohio, USA in 1993.  Don’t ask me if I remember anything about my homeland and I haven’t gone back to it. I been living in Ohio for the rest of my years, but I lived in Cincinnati from 1993 to 1998, then in West Chester – I still do live in West Chester.   I’m a student at University of Cincinnati (go Bearcats!) and my major is clinical lab sciences.

Writing:

My parents were never authors/writers in their life.  My dad owns his own business and does market analytics.   My mom, on the other hand, is a researcher and an inventor.  Both of them are Russians, but they’re bilingual.  I think my mom is the right brained and my dad is the left brained.  Due to genetics, I think I was born whole brained.  Most of the time I’m very organized and I’m good with math and science (and I love them too)— that’s the left brained part.  For the right brained part: I can draw not as well, but I can.  Also I’m able to get rather creative ideas quickly.

The idea for World of Torzukarr started as an idea in the summer of 2008.  The first thing that came to my mind was the Dragzard race.  Almost the real idea of the race was created.  The only thing I wasn’t sure about was if the idea was the same basic idea of a draconian.  But my idea is very different from the basic idea of a draconian.  See this post for the info about Dragzards.

The idea kept on bugging me from summer of 2008, till I first wrote in the summer of 2009.  Now, I’m hooked on writing fiction about World of Torzukarr.   Hopefully I can get my works published.  🙂

I’m also on these sites:

Edited: May 17, 2010, January 20, 2011, April 8, 2011, July 14, 2012

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Responses

  1. are you a fan of jr tolken? (spelling?)

    • Nope, but I have read high fantasy, which what he made popular. In fact, I haven’t read any of his books. 😦

  2. my son mentioned to me he wanted to be a writer, i know nuthun about it. oh , im dan,im in your group, the smithy, congrads on your win ,from the scandinavian , maybe we can chat some time. havva great day

    • First of all, thank you for visiting my blog and for the congratulations on the win.

      You can get him some books on it. For example, for my creative writing class (fiction), we had to read Making Shapely Fiction by Jerome Stern. Also you can find him some exercises from the web or from books. Or you can get him a notebook where he can brainstorm ideas and a blinder for his stories and other things he writes down. I have a thee-inch binder full of things that I have written and some of them to be typed up and a notebook full of brainstorms. Another suggestion is take walks with him and talk about things. One last suggestion is to download some episodes of Writing Excuses, a podcast and let him listen to them. You can do all of these things (minus the walk ’cause I said to do it with him) with him. Just find a time and talk about what he did for writing (sorry for the bad grammar, lost my thought on how to say that).

      How old is your son? Because some of the things that he can do below are for older kids (16+).

      He can do things on his own too (minus the walk). If he wants to be a fiction writer, he could get some books and exercises himself. Or he can roleplay on a text-based multi-user dungeons (MUD’s). Most of these MUD’s are nearly 20+ years old. For example, the one that I play on, Armageddon MUD, started in 1991, but players got to play it in ’92. I don’t recommended this for a younger person (under 16) because some of the players do some crazy things and say the f word. But still, that game is fun. These MUD’s can help him to image better and find other ways to do an action. For example, his character sees a another person. He wouldn’t just look at them, he would do it some way. Example: The lithe, ebony haired man walks in the room. And his character would do this: casting a glance you look at the lithe, ebony haired man. If he wants to play the one that I’m on, he can e-mail me and I can get him started.

        Note:

      Anything in bold (minus this one) are links and they are safe sites.


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