(Karina is a
regular in the chatroom. You think you know her, but do you really?)
Karina Fabian is a
mild-mannered writer for Top Ten Reviews and mother of four.
But in her other lives, she's a snarky dragon detective, a nun doing
dangerous rescue missions beyond Mars, a psychic driven insane by
his abilities, a zombie exterminator… Her rich fantasy life has
compelled her to become a writer, and she has written 9 science
fiction, fantasy or horror novels and has stories in dozens of
anthologies and magazines. She's won multiple awards for her
fiction, but the best reward is when an editor or fan asks her to
write some more.
Because her imagination
suffers from "squirrel!" syndrome even worse than the dogs in
UP, she alternates her writing efforts among multiple universes. She
the last novel in the Mind Over Trilogy and wrote a novella to marry
off two of the main characters. Her serial novella coming out in
Liberty Island in November features zombie Exterminators Neeta Lyffe
and Ted Hacker as they take on skiing zombies on the slopes of Utah.
Neeta Lyffe's first book, Neeta Lyffe: Zombie Exterminator, is now
out in audiobook as well. She has two science fiction novels with
publishers for consideration and is working on the next DragonEye,
and maybe… SQUIRREL!
also writes about the lives of the saints for a Catholic service
called SaintConnection, plus homilies for FAITH Catholic. And, of
course, her new full-time job is writing reviews of small-medium
business services like
eCommerce and social media monitoring software. In addition to
writing, Karina has taught online classes on aspects of writing and
marketing from worldbuilding to time management and even
housekeeping for writers.
Wouldn't it be great to get a critique
from a bunch of other writers? This is your chance!
We'll be doing critiques right in the
chatroom for this chat. Details on how to get in on the action will be
emailed to all subscribers the Friday before the chat. Make sure you're
signed up for the mailing list, and get your short (300 word max)
submission polished up! (Sign up for our mailing list
here. ) DON'T submit until you get the email!
I strongly suggest you
submit polished work. Most of our chatters are aiming for
publication. To get there, you have to be able to handle honest
critiques. I will not allow personal attacks, but problems in the
writing will be openly discussed.
If you are not in
attendance, your submission will be skipped. It's a waste of
everyone's time to critique something if the author isn't there to
essay, query letter...it doesn't matter. I recommend trying to get an entire scene
into 300 words. Full scenes get better crits.
Why only 300 words? More
than that will scroll off the screen too quickly. People need to be
able to read it, to give a good crit.
(Triple your fun! Tonight, we will have three m/m
Lowelllikes to create worlds and throw people in them
to see how they get along, usually while laughing evilly. Her
tastes in books and writing are eclectic; she reads everything
(with the possible exception of western) and she writes whatever
looks fun. The challenge of creating a world that hangs together
logically in the mind of the reader, and characters that the
reader cares about and wants to know better, is easily as
thrilling as any of the in-person risks she’s taken in her life.
And if things get dull, well…she can always blow something
interest in hot guy-on-guy action was first sparked by reading
scandalous Japanese mangas. A dirty secret she couldn’t resist.
In a long bout of insanity – also known as her life — she
decided to learn the language and escape to the land of sushi,
sumo, and yaoi. She’s since moved back to Europe to be with the
love of her life – delicious European chocolate.
Now she resides in the sunny part of Germany where she fills
her days chasing her dreams and writing about men in complicated
relationships. Her family believes she’s writing “erotic manga
stories.” She’s pleased they got the erotic part right, at
Zoe X. Rider spent her
malleable late-teen/early-twenties years never very far from a
pool table—billiard halls, rec rooms, dorm common rooms,
barracks. At one point, she lived upstairs from a pool hall,
which is pretty much what she imagines being in heaven is like.
She has a pool table in her living room these days, which is
almost as good. When she’s not practicing rail shots, she writes
fiction, chases her favorite bands from one small dark venue to
another, and loses herself in other people’s books.